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Let's Talk Thermal Energy! Webinar

Friday, May 29, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm PDT
Posted by Monica Torralba
Join AIChE NorCal for our first virtual meeting with a presentation by David Coletta of Thermal Energy International! Sign up though our google form Here and we'll send you an email invite to join the Zoom webinar meeting. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here . Schedule: Friday...Read more

[REGISTRATION LIVE] PLANT TOUR in Redwood City - Nov 13, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 5:30pm PST
Posted by Austin Lin
*REGISTRATION NOW LIVE! SEE YOU ON NOVEMBER 13, 2019 IN REDWOOD CITY, 5:30PM* == Join us for an upcoming plant tour of Silicon Valley Clean Water in Redwood City and discuss the use of bioreactors in water treatment applications. Food will be included as part of the event. Registration is now live...Read more

AIChE Student and Professionals Networking Event

Monday, October 7, 2019, 7:00pm-9:00pm PDT
Posted by Austin Lin
NorCal AIChE will be hosting an event with Stanford's student chapter of AIChE at Stanford University. The event will allow students to network with working professionals in different industries. Please register HERE: more

AIChE NorCal 57th Annual Symposium

Friday, April 19, 2019, 9:30am-4:30pm PDT
Posted by Austin Lin
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

Tour of the LBNL Advanced Biofuels Lab in Emeryville

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 5:30pm-7:30pm PST
Posted by Austin Lin
AIChE NorCal invites you to join us the staff of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's Advanced Biofuels and Bioprocess Demonstration Unit for a guided pilot plant tour. // What Networking & Refreshments (5:30-6:30 pm) ABPDU Pilot plant tour (6:30-7:30 pm) // Where Lawrence Berkeley National...Read more

2018 AIChE NorCal Symposium

Friday, May 11, 2018, 9:00am-2:00pm PDT
Posted by Nathan Hanna
Join AIChE NorCal for our 56th Annual Symposium focusing on some of the challenges and opportunities in process scale up. We invite you to hear insights from professionals in industry and academia, honor our student and service award winners, and network with fellow NorCal chemical engineers. Time...Read more

AIChE March 8, 2018 Section Meeting and Plant Tour in San Francisco

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6:00pm-9:30pm PST
Posted by Austin Lin
**REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED** Join us in SF/ Hunter's Point for a combo evening of factory tour and presentation on small business consulting as a chemical engineer. // Need-finding and Independent Consulting with Small Businesses Greg Dudish consulted for the SF Mead Company to...Read more

AIChE NorCal February 2018 Meeting @ South SF

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:00pm-8:00pm PST
Posted by Austin Lin
// From Environmental Consulting to Construction: Chemical Engineers Can Do It All! *Sponsored by Dome Construction* Curious about what other industries ChemEs are making an impact? What types of technical problems are encountered in one field with lessons learned reapplied in others? Come hear the...Read more

January 2018 AIChE Section Meeting in Downtown Berkeley

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6:00pm-9:00pm PST
Posted by Austin Lin
Dear NorCal Members, Start 2018 off with a focused, interactive workshop about supercharging your career as a chemical engineer using entrepreneurial thinking. The interactive workshop will discuss the skills and technology you should sharpen to maintain a competitive edge, and how to balance...Read more

December 7 - Happy Hour and Social Networking @ Sunnyvale

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:30pm-9:30pm PST
Posted by Austin Lin
Come Join Us for an alternate "Thirsty Third Thursday" in December! ASME SCVS presents December happy hour on 12/7/2017 to respect your holidays. Co-sponsored this month with the South Bay Sub-section of AIChE. ASME Santa Clara Valley invites you to join us for drinks and appetizers (free...Read more

Dec 6 - Year End AIChE In-Person Dinner Meeting @ Walnut Creek

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:00pm-9:00pm PST
Posted by Austin Lin
Hi NorCal Chemical Engineers! For our last meeting of 2017, we'll be gathering in a Spanish tavern overlooking Walnut Creek for tapas, camaraderie and a chance to meet other AIChE and CSPE members in an intimate rooftop setting. Together we'll participate in a career development focused...Read more

2017 AIChE NorCal November Meeting

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:30pm PST
Posted by Nathan Hanna
2017 AIChE NorCal November Meeting This Week! Hi NorCal Chemical Engineers! Join us this week in Silicon Valley for a talk on the engineering of new battery technologies. Independent consultant Prashanth Jampani will be speaking to us about the energy density of lithium sulfur battery systems...Read more

2017 AIChE NorCal June Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 6:00pm-9:00pm PDT
Posted by Nathan Hanna
Program consists of: Networking & Refreshments (6:00-6:30 pm) Introductory Remarks by Todd Pray, Program head, AB-PDU (6:30-6:40 pm) Eric Sundstrom talk & Q/A (6:40-7:10 pm) Murthy Konda talk & Q/A (7:10-8:00 pm) ABPDU Pilot plant tour (8:00-8:30 pm) De-risking process scale-up for...Read more

2017 AIChE NorCal May Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6:00pm-8:30pm PDT
Posted by Nathan Hanna
Synopsis of the Presentation: Mango Materials is a Bay Area-based start-up that uses methane gas to produce biodegradable biopolymers that are economically and functionally competitive with conventional, oil-based plastics. Mango Materials produces powder or pellets of poly-hydroxyalkanoate (PHA),...Read more

2017 AIChE NorCal Symposium on Food-Water-Energy Nexus

Friday, April 28, 2017, 8:00am-4:30pm PDT
Posted by Mahnaz Firouzi
Symposium Description: Key challenge facing the world is how to ensure sufficient food, water and energy security. Both industry and academia along with the developed/developing countries will have to work together to tackle this challenge. The solution will have to be synergistic and only then a...Read more

March 2017 NorCal AIChE South Bay Meeting

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:00pm-8:00pm PDT
Posted by Mahnaz Firouzi
Join us for an educational evening centered around two Bay Area Chemical Engineering faculty members. Drs. Rosenfeld and Cargnello will share their scholarly interests and research advancements with the group - get ready for a night of learning and networking! Liat Rosenfeld, Ph.D. Dr. Rosenfeld is...Read more

2017 AIChE NorCal March Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6:00pm-9:00pm PST
Posted by Mahnaz Firouzi
Synopsis of the Presentation: Relaying his own experiences of starting a consulting firm as a young entrepreneur in the chemical engineering field. The talk will include: How to be an entrepreneur as a chemical engineer - even if you think you are too young! Basic strategies for entrepreneurship/...Read more

AIChE NorCal and the AIChE South Bay Sub-section Presents

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:00pm-8:00pm PST
Posted by Mahnaz Firouzi
Join us for a great opportunity to network with Chemical Engineers in the South Bay and Peninsula. Learn about upcoming outreach events and society meetings and help shape future South Bay Sub-section activities. Non-alcoholic drinks and light appetizers will be provided. Contact: Meredith Sellers...Read more

2017 AIChE NorCal January Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6:00pm PST
Posted by Mahnaz Firouzi
Lessons Learned the Last 50+ Years in Process Safety and Industry Best Practices So You Won’t Relearn Them in Your Production or R&D Facilities by Jerry L. Jones, PE and AIChE CCPS Staff Consultant and Process Safety Instructor "Recipient of 2016 NorCal AIChE Chemical Engineering...Read more

AIChE NorCal 70th Anniversary at AIChE Annual Meeting

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 3:15pm-10:00pm PST
Posted by Mahnaz Firouzi
Description: AIChE's Northern California (NorCal) Local Section will be celebrating its 70th year anniversary at the Annual Meeting. The program will include a session where prominent industry and academic speakers will present past, present, and future of the ever changing face of technology...Read more

2016 AIChE NorCal October Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 6:00pm-9:00pm PDT
Posted by Mahnaz Firouzi
Improve the Energy Efficiency of Fired Heaters with Big Data - by Ronald Wright, Ph.D., Mohammad Shahini, P.E. & Saleh Sedighi Enersimp, LLC More than 60% of all fuel consumed in refineries is used in furnaces (fired heaters) and boilers and represents the largest energy consumers in petroleum...Read more

September 2016 AIChE NorCal Meeting

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:00pm-9:00pm PDT
Posted by Mahnaz Firouzi
"NorCal AIChE periodically honors one of its members with the Professional Progress Award (PPA). Created in 1982, it is the highest tribute so given by NorCal in recognition of service to the Section, to our profession and for personal career achievement. This year, Ignacio Martinez has been...Read more

NorCal AIChE/ACS Young Professionals June 30 Meeting

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 6:00am PDT
Posted by Thomas Fogwell
Don't miss out on the next CalACS Younger Chemist Committee and NorCal AIChE Young Professionals Event: Properties and Applications of Bioinspired Adhesive Polymers Presented by Phillip B. Messersmith, PhD Register Early: Early Bird Pricing ends June 23! *Tickets include 2 drink tickets and...Read more

June 2016 NorCal AIChE Meeting

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 6:00pm PDT
Posted by Thomas Fogwell
Synopsis of Presentation: Dr. Desmond (Des) King, Chevron Oronite president and a past president of IChemE, will talk about the concept of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus and discuss some of implications for the global population. He will use case studies from around the world to highlight some of the...Read more

Career Pathways: PhD or PE

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 6:30pm PDT
Posted by Thomas Fogwell
For both chemists and chemical engineers beyond the bachelors degree, one of the first major career decisions is whether to continue on in academia or to pursue opportunities in industry. This panel will bring together working chemists and chemical engineers who have pursued doctorates in their...Read more

2016 NorCal AIChE Symposium

Friday, April 8, 2016, 8:00am-5:00pm PDT
Posted by Thomas Fogwell
2016 NorCal AIChE Symposium on Environment and Biotechnology Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center (map) Friday, April 8, 2016 Symposium Description: The morning session of the symposium will focus on the topics of Environmental Science and Engineering, and Health and Safety. Presentation topics will...Read more

March 2016 NorCal AICHE Meeting

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 6:00pm PDT
Posted by Thomas Fogwell
Synopsis of presentation: In the Bio Pharmaceutical industry, upstream unit operations such as cell culture conducted in large bioreactors and subsequent separation and product recovery steps via filtration, large scale chromatographic separation, ultrafiltration, are clearly the domain of the...Read more

NorCal AIChE Young Professionals Networking & Brewery Tour

Thursday, March 17, 2016, 6:00pm PDT
Posted by Thomas Fogwell
NorCal AIChE Young Professionals Networking & Brewery Tour March 17, 2016 6:00pm Come hang out with AIChE and ACS Young Professionals to learn about what we're up to this year followed by a private tour and tasting of San Francisco's historic Anchor Brewery. *Must be 21 to register,...Read more

February 2016 NorCal AIChE Meeting

Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 6:00pm PST
Posted by Thomas Fogwell
February 2016 NorCal AICHE Meeting “The Brilliance of Beer” Prof. Charlie Bamforth Tuesday, February 23 E. J. Phair Brewing Company 300 Cumberland St. Pittsburg, CA 94565 Join us for a great presentation and guided brewery tour. Synopsis of presentation: With tongue very much in cheek,...Read more

January Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 6:00pm PST
Posted by Thomas Fogwell
The next event of the Silicon Valley Engineering Council, of which the NorCal section of AIChE is a member, will be held in Sunnyvale on Wednesday 3 February. The webpage that announces the meeting is Our next NorCal AIChE meeting will be on Tuesday 23 February at E. J. Brewing...Read more

November 2015 Meeting - SVEC Open House Reception at Google

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 5:30pm PST
Posted by Thomas Fogwell
SVEC Open House Reception, Tuesday, November 17, 2015 The SVEC wants to welcome you to our complimentary Annual Open House event! Please pass this invitation along to others you think may be interested. Join us for a complimentary light buffet and an evening of exciting information and engineering...Read more

October 2015 NorCal AIChE Meeting

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 6:00pm PDT
Posted by Thomas Fogwell
Synopsis of presentation: Natel Energy, Inc. produces a new hydropower product enabling cost-effective production of low impact, distributed baseload energy from existing low dams, irrigation canals, and other low head hydropower resources. This is accomplished by the use of an innovative, patented...Read more

September 2015 NorCal AIChE Meeting

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 6:00pm PDT
Posted by Thomas Fogwell
September 2015 AICHE North Bay Meeting Bioconversion of natural gas to iso-butanol : Engineering considerations for commercialization Bryan Yeh, PE Vice President, Research & Technology Industrial Products Division Intrexon Corporation Tuesday, Sept 22 6:00 to 8:30 PM Two Mile Wines 477 25th St...Read more

August 2015 AICHE North Bay Meeting

Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 5:30pm-8:30pm PDT
Posted by Dylan Webster
Dr. Ranil Wickramasinghe Tuesday, Aug 25th ABPDU 5885 Hollis Street, 3rd Floor Emeryville CA Join us for great presentations and guided site tour Special thanks to our speakers and ABPDU for hosting this event As chemical engineers perhaps the best known membrane based separation process is reverse...Read more

Engineering Brandy

Monday, July 20, 2015, 6:30pm PDT
Posted by Dylan Webster
AICHE Young Professionals and ACS Younger Chemist Committee present: Engineering Brandy A high level walkthrough of the brandy making process, from receiving grapes to distillation Speaker Konrad Miller, PE Process Engineer E&J Gallo Winery Event Schedule Social time: 6:30 pm Talk: 7:30 pm...Read more

June 2015 AICHE North Bay Meeting

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 6:00pm-8:15pm PDT
Posted by Dylan Webster
Join us to meet PPA Award winner Jean Bender Continuous Centrifuge Characterization and Scale Down Model Development Continuous centrifugation is widely used as the primary clarification step for cell culture. Centrifugation followed by depth and sterile filtration is an effective means to remove...Read more

2015 NorCal AIChE Symposium

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 8:30am-4:30pm PDT
Posted by Dylan Webster
Program information is now available, and registration is open for the 2015 NorCal AIChE Symposium , centered on the topic of Entrepreneurship and Chemical Engineering! Read below for the outline of the day, including technical topics supporting entrepreneurial efforts in Northern California...Read more

March 2015 AICHE North Bay Meeting at Chevron

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 6:00pm-8:30pm PDT
Posted by Dylan Webster
Advancing Technology in Petroleum Fuels In response to a request from the U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu, the National Petroleum Council (NPC) recently completed a study titled "Advancing Technology for America's Transportation Future". The Secretary asked the NPC to analyze...Read more

Lubrication Fundamentals and Fluid Management Seminar

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 8:45am-5:00pm PDT
Posted by Dylan Webster
Practical and theoretical topics will be presented allowing you to walk away with information you need to improve your company’s understanding of lubrication fundamentals and the general principles of managing fluids to maintain their performance. This is a multi-instructor education event,...Read more

February 2015 AIChE North Bay Meeting

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 5:30pm-8:00pm PST
Posted by Dylan Webster
February 2015 AICHE South Bay Meeting Cell Squeeze - Armon Sharei, Ph.D. Tuesday, February 24th Hs Lordships, Berkeley Marina Cell Squeezing: A Vector-Free Microfluidic Platform for Intracellular Delivery Manipulating cells through intracellular delivery of active macromolecules has many potential...Read more

January 2015 AIChE South Bay Meeting

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 5:30pm-8:00pm PST
Posted by Dylan Webster
Best Practices in Process Safety--Lessons Learned and Re-learned the Last 50+ Years and Applicable to Manufacturing, Pilot Plant and Lab Activities In this presentation Mr. Jones will discuss lessons learned and relearned over decades in the chemical process industry on preventing and mitigating...Read more

AIChE NorCal Young Professionals Mixer

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:00pm-8:00pm PST
Posted by Dylan Webster
Are you looking to meet other Chemical Engineering Young Professionals? Looking to meet people that can get you a job? Trying to fill a job? Just want to meet some people with common interests? Then come to the upcoming AIChE event! Cost: Free – some food and beverages to be provided by AIChE...Read more

Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) Open House

Friday, November 21, 2014, 5:30pm-8:30pm PST
Posted by Dylan Webster
Please join the Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) at their annual Open House event Friday November 21st to share contacts, ideas and engineering camaraderie. SVEC is partnering for the event with Paypal's TechXploration Meetup group. The event begins with a networking reception and hors...Read more

October 2014 AICHE Meeting at Genentech South San Francisco

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 5:30pm-8:00pm PDT
Posted by Dylan Webster
Dear Norcal AICHE members Please join us for plant tour of Genetech - Event is free and space is limited to the first 30 who register. Founded more than 35 years ago, Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients...Read more

Feel the Power of the Dork Side

Friday, August 8-10, 2014, 8:00pm PDT
Posted by Thomas Fogwell
"Feel the Power of the Dork Side" is coming to the Bay Area August 8-10, 2014. A one-man show written and performed by Dr. Pete, the World's only engineering professor by day and stand-up comedian by night, it is a hilarious & educational look at science & technology and their...Read more

2014 NorCal Process Development Symposium

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:30am PDT
Posted by Thomas Fogwell
Who should attend this one day event: Those who work in areas of product and process development are expected to learn new and useful approaches for meeting the challenges of project success. To register for the symposium, click here . The keynote address will be "Role of Pilot Plants in...Read more

Young Professional Mixer

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:00pm PDT
Posted by Thomas Fogwell
Are you looking to meet other Chemical Engineering Young Professionals? Looking to meet people that can get you a job? Trying to fill a job? Just want to meet some people with common interests? Then come to the upcoming AIChE event on April 16! • Young Professional Mixer. • Time:...Read more

January 2014 Meeting

Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 6:30pm-9:30pm PST
Posted by Thomas Fogwell
Title: "Reach out and touch someone: Understanding the role of mechanics in cellular function" The ability of cells to generate and respond to mechanical cues is an essential aspect of stem cell biology, tissue engineering, and our senses of touch and hearing. However, how exactly cells...Read more

Meeting with MIT Club of Northern California

Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 6:30pm-9:30pm PST
Posted by Thomas Fogwell
Energy & Clean Tech Series What are the real risks? Hear first-hand from expert, George King, P.E.! One time only Bay Area appearance! George King, P.E. Dinner: 6:30-7:30pm Program: 7:30-9:30pm Please note later start time! Register $30 MITCNC members; $45 non-members Join the Club! Buy your...Read more