2017 AIChE NorCal Annual Symposium


Every year AIChE NorCal Chapter holds the 1-day symposium to bring across a discussion forum on topics effecting the Chemical Engineering Society. For the symposium this year, we had a blend of lectures from industries, university professors, and researchers who are currently addressing this topic (or) can share ideas, which could influence the nexus.  The details for this past symposium can be found at the following webpage:

Symposium Event Page

Archived pictures from this years event are located at the following wepage:

Symposium Photo Album

Our speakers this year were:

  • Ranil Wickramasinghe, Professor at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville - Addressing the Food Energy Water Nexus through Aquaponics
  • John Wind, CEO at Partners in Sustainability Integration - Sustainability at the Energy-Water-Food-Climate Nexus
  • Abhishek Shrivastava, Senior R&D Manager at Dow Water and Process Solutions - Desalination Energy Efficiency: Future Opportunities and Innovation Roadmap
  • Evan Hatakeyama Lead Research Engineer in Separation at Chevron Energy Technology Company - Reducing freshwater usage in Oil & Gas applications
  • Baoxia Mi, Assistant professor at University of California Berkeley - Novel 2D nanomaterials for sustainable water supply
  • Young-Hye Na, Research Staff Member at IBM Almaden Research Center) - Clean Fresh Water: Materials Innovation
  • David Blume, CEO at Blume Distillation - Optimizing food waste for Bioethanol fuel and High-Return Co-Products
  • Mike Fero, CEO at TeslaGen - Automatic Protocol Generation for Synthetic Biology Applications in Industry
  • Chuck Coronella, Professor at the University of Nevada-Reno - Nutrient Recovery from Waste Streams