2015 Featured Lectures and Panels | AIChE

2015 Featured Lectures and Panels

Stay on top of the thinking shaping the future of chemical engineering in 2 new panels.

Broaden your perspective in lively, informative and relevant discussions and presentations addressing today’s timeliest issues in chemical engineering. Be sure to grab a seat at two new panels, "Graduate Student Education" and "Understanding the Brain: A Chemical Engineering Perspective Panel" where you will hear from industry innovators and experts.  

Graduate Student Education 

Research universities are encouraged to bring in research grants and produce PhDs. Explore how the growth in industrial research has kept pace — and may even be declining. Panelists include:

  • Gayle Gibson, DuPont
  • Joe Helble, Dartmouth College
  • Pramod Khargonekar, National Science Foundation
  • Phil Westmoreland, North Carolina State University

This session is co-sponsored by the Council of AIChE Fellows, Council for Chemical Research (CCR), and AIChE.

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Understanding the Brain — A Chemical Engineering Perspective Panel

Examine the chemical engineer’s role in understanding brain structure and function along with opportunities to carry out this research. Panelists include:

  • Shu Q. Liu, Northwestern University
  • Rajakkannu Mutharasan, National Science Foundation
  • Amina A. Qutub, Rice University
  • Thanassis Sambanis, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Mikhail G. Shapiro, California Institute of Technology
  • Rajanikanth Vadigepalli, Thomas Jefferson University

This session is sponsored by the AIChE Foundation.

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Plus, hear noted speakers at this year's featured lectures:

Additional Invited Sessions