Panel Session on Effective Industry-University Partnerships | AIChE

Panel members will discuss the following topics:

  • How to find academic or industry partners and forge the relationship
  • Various types of research and consulting interactions
  • Various types of industry-funded university research centers
  • Involvement in pre-competitive research
  • How to be successful in a university-industry research partnership
  • Keys to sustaining a university-industry partnership
  • Involvement with university department Industrial Advisory Boards
  • Types of industrial funding opportunities
  • Writing a research proposal targeted towards industry
  • IP and licensing technology
  • Special university-industry educational partnership programs (e.g., the Dow Safety Program, etc.)
Panelist Affiliation
Shawn Feist Senior R&D Leader, The Dow Chemical Company
Joseph Powell Chief Scientist, Chemical Engineering, Shell
Mark Shiflett Senior Research Associate, DuPont
Kanwal Jit Singh Senior Process R&D Technologist, Intel
Gintaras "Rex" Reklaitis Burton and Kathryn Gedge Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
Brent Shanks Mike and Jean Steffenson Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University
John Van Zee Department Head of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Alabama