Virtual Local Section

The Virtual Section functions much as any local section does, we hold monthly meetings to encourage the professional growth of chemical engineers, we provide opportunity for networking with meeting attendees, and we serve our local communities, states, country and world using our hands, heads and hearts. The virtual section isn't limited by geography so geographically isolated ChEs can be supported. But there are some differences that make us unique... Read more about us, join the VLS and follow us on LinkedInFacebook & Twitter.

Upcoming Events

Chemical Fuels in a Carbon Neutral Energy System

Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 9:00pm-10:00pm EDT
Posted by Paul Wissmann
Chemical Fuels in a Carbon Neutral Energy System Mitigating climate change necessitates stopping net carbon dioxide emissions within the coming decades. Part of this transition requires moving from fossil fuels like coal and natural gas to renewable power sources to meet our electricity needs...Read more

Automation of process simulation and data analytics with MATLAB

Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 9:00pm-10:00pm EDT
Posted by Paul Adamson
When undertaking the upfront design or studying routes to optimization of a production plant, the workflow typically requires manual transfer of data between different process simulators (Eg. Aspen Plus, HYSYS) and other process modeling environments (PMEs). This procedure is inefficient, due to...Read more

Recent Events

Biomimicry: Green Chemistry Innovations Inspired by Nature

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 9:00pm-10:00pm EDT
Posted by Paul Wissmann
Abstract: We may assume that the functions required by commercial chemicals and materials are different from the functions required by organisms. Upon closer look, however, the overlap of common functions may surprise you–everything from non-stick coatings to lightweight polymeric materials. Not...Read more

Impactful Online Meetings

Thursday, April 29, 2021, 9:00pm EDT
Posted by Paul Wissmann
Impactful Online Meetings Join us for tips on making your online meetings impactful, as Emil Kresl from UT Austin shares concepts to ensure rewarding and productive virtual meetings. Working remotely can be logistically and psychologically difficult. Virtual meetings seem to be taking an especially...Read more