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// Join us for AIChE NorCal's flagship event of the year: our 57th Annual Symposium presented by our Gold Sponsor Chevron, and our Silver Sponsor, Pentair


Friday April 19, 2019 09:30am - 4:30pm at Hyatt House -  Emeryville

Our theme this year is Emerging Technologies in Chemical Engineering and will be a mix of guest speakers followed by a hands-on interactive workshop on the impact of new technologies on the profession. Full program coming soon.

Join your fellow Chemical Engineers on an full day of discussion and idea sharing on new approaches to chemical engineering and innovation, and introductory overviews of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and the Internet of Things.

Registration details now live on our Eventbrite page and our program agenda is below.  More info on our two featured speakers is also below.

We hope to see you next week in Emeryville!

Mohan S. Iyer, COO Whole Biome

Mohan is currently Chief Operating Officer of Whole Biome, a leading startup in the microbiome field. He started is career as a biochemical engineer at Genentech in the mid-80s, when the biotech industry itself was comprised of start-ups. In a career spanning over 30 years in biotech, he has held various executive level positions in both business and technical functions at several venture capital funded start-ups in the San Francisco Bay Area including diaDexus, Tethys, and Second Genome. He has also spent stints as a management consultant with a special focus on market entry strategieis, as well as a biotech investment banker assisting with complex partnering and M&A transactions. He serves on a variety of advisory boards as well as an independent board member at start-up companies. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering (Tennessee), an MS in Biomedical Engineering (Duke) and an MBA (Yale).


Chris Davis, PhD, Research Fellow, Impossible Foods

Chris Davis is a Research Fellow in Impossible Foods' research and development labs with a focus on long term research and alliances. Before joining Impossible, Chris was at Codexis, Inc., where he held a variety of technical leadership positions engineering proteins and strains. He is an inventor on 24 US patents. Chris holds a B.S. in Chemistry & Biochemistry from the University of Southampton and a D.Phil in Organic Chemistry from Oxford University.

09:30 AM - Welcome & Opening Remarks
10:00 AM - Featured Speakers from Impossible Foods and Whole Biome 
11:30 AM - Facilitated Panel Discussion on Emerging Technologies in Chemical Engineering
12:00 PM - Lunch + Student Scholarship and Recognition Ceremony
1:00 PM - A Chemical Engineer's Introductory Overview to Emerging Technologies: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things
1:30 PM - Emerging Technologies Workshop & Group Discussions
4:00 PM - Wrap Up and Next Steps
4:30 PM - End of Symposium


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Join us next month in Emeryville for AIChE Northern California's 57th Annual Symposium, our section's premier event of the year. Our theme this year is Emerging Technologies in Chemical Engineering and will be a mix of guest speakers followed by a hands-on interactive workshop on the impact of new...Read more