2012 AIChE Annual Meeting

Cleaner Energy, Stronger Economy, Better Living
October 28 - November 2, 2012

The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. 

New for 2012

  • Accelerating Fossil Energy Technology Development Through Integrated Computation and Experimentation
  • Sustaining Water for Future Generations
  • Biomedical Applications of Chemical Engineering
  • Collocation with the A&WMA for the Joint Workshop: Shale Oil & Gas Exploration & Production - Water Challenges & Opportunities

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2012 Annual Meeting Interviews

During the 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA members of the AIChE staff sat down with conference award winners to talk about their work and their conference presentations.

Featured Speakers

Frank Bates

Frank Bates is a Regents Professor and Department Head at the University of Minnesota. He is also Principal Investigator for the Bates Research Group whose research involves thermodynamics and dynamics of polymers and polymer mixtures.Read more

Aris Candris

Dr. Aris Candris is a senior advisor and a member or the Westinghouse Electric Company Board of Directors. He is the former president and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Company, a position he held from July 2008 to April 2012.
Prior to his role as president and CEO, Dr. Candris served as senior vice president, Nuclear Fuel, from 2006 to 2008, providing oversight of fuel fabrication, components and services to commercial nuclear power plants worldwide.

Dr. Candris formerly served as senior vice president in charge of the Nuclear Services business unit. He first held this position in...Read more

Guy B. Marin

Guy B. Marin  is professor in Chemical Reaction Engineering at  Ghent University (Belgium) and directs the Laboratory for Chemical Technology.  He received his chemical engineering  degree from Ghent University in 1976 where he also obtained his Ph.D. in 1980. He previously held  a  Fulbright fellowship at Stanford University and  Catalytica Associates (USA) and was full professor from 1988 to 1997 at Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) where he taught  reactor analysis and design.  The investigation of chemical kinetics, aimed...Read more

Charles McConnell

Charles “Chuck” McConnell is the Executive Director of the Rice University Energy and Environmental Initiative.

Prior to joining Rice University, McConnell was Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy at the U. S. Department of Energy with responsibilities for office operations and managing the oversight of Fossil Energy's Research and Development program (encompassing coal, oil and natural gas) and the U.S. Petroleum Reserves.

McConnell has served as the Chief Operating Officer in the Office of Fossil Energy at the U. S. Department of Energy. As COO, McConnell managed the daily...Read more


Proceedings of the 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting are now available:
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