Celebrating NorCal’s 70th Anniversary | AIChE

Celebrating NorCal’s 70th Anniversary

  • Wednesday, November 16 - PST

    Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA, Yosemite C
  • 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 in the Bay Area and challenges related to safety, health, and environment. The session will be followed by a reception. Reception tickets are available as a ticketed event.

    For the latest information, please contact Dilek Alkaya (2016 Annual Meeting's General Arrangements Chair & NorCal Past Chair) and Cawas Cooper (Session Chair & NorCal Director-at-Large).

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    Session Chairs:


    3:15pm Introductory Remarks
    3:20pm NorCal Section Historical Perspective
    Emmett Miller, NorCal Advisor & Historian
    3:50pm Process Safety Management Now and in the Future
    Randall L. Sawyer, Chief Environmental Health & Hazardous Materials Officer, Contra Costa County Health Services
    4:20pm Lessons from a 41-year Career and Why Diversity Matters
    S. Shariq Yosufzai, Vice President for Global Diversity, Ombuds, and University Partnerships & Association Relations, Chevron
    4:50pm Contributions of Catalysis to the Production of Transportation Fuels - Past and Future
    Alexis Bell, The Dow Professor of Sustainable Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
    5:20pm Biotechnology Innovations and Contributions from Chemical Engineers
    Brian Kelley, VP, Bioprocess Development, Pharma Technical Development, Genentech
    5:50pm Concluding Remarks


    Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
    Purchase a ticket for the reception when you register for the conference.

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