AIChE Chicago: Midwest Regional Conference 2020

Wednesday, March 11-12, 2020, 7:30am CDT
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Azita Ahmadzadeh
3241 S Federal St
Chicago, IL 60616
United States

The AIChE Midwest Regional Conference (MRC) continues into its 12th year. Organized by the AIChE Chicago Local Section with support from AIChE Technical Programming and hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology, the MRC provides an opportunity for engineers and scientists in the region to learn about new technologies and network with others in the field. A particular objective of the conference is to build technical relationships between industrial practitioners and researchers in the governmental and academic spheres. The technical program includes:

5 Keynote Lectures:

• Jeff Garascia, Chief Innovation Officer, Marmon Holdings

• Matthew Tirrell, Dean, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago

• Michael J. Graff, CEO, American Air Liquide

• Keith A. Couch, Senior Director, Honeywell UOP

• Kurt Thiede, Regional Administrator, US EPA Region 5

The conference contains 17 technical sessions featuring over 80 oral presentations as well as 3 career development sessions. The Thursday evening program is combined with the AIChE Chicago Local Section Monthly Meeting.

The conference also features a Student Outreach Program, where Chicago-area high school students will become acquainted with the various facets of the chemical engineering profession. The outreach program features Lester McCarroll (TBA) as keynote speaker and includes a special luncheon where students can interact with practicing chemical engineers.

On behalf of the conference planning committee, we welcome you to the 10th Annual AIChE Midwest Regional Conference and hope you will take advantage of all the opportunities it has to offer.

Jeffrey Zalc

Conference Chair

BP Refining Technology & Engineering