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Exhibitor Workshops

Join us for exhibitor workshops, where companies and universities will provide you with an opportunity to learn about the most cutting edge developments in chemical engineering technology that can help you in your current and future positions. Sponsored workshops provide high-quality, technical...

Join us for exhibitor workshops, where companies and universities will provide you with an opportunity to learn about the most cutting edge developments in chemical engineering technology that can help you in your current and future positions. Sponsored workshops provide high-quality, technical information on a specific area of chemical engineering.

Exhibitor Workshops

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law: Master of Science in Law (MSL) Degree

Exhibitor Workshops

ANSYS, Inc.: System-Level Modelling and Simulation for Chemical and Process Engineering

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

12:30-1:45 PM

Hilton, Union Square 15/16

The chemical and process engineering industries are being challenged by global drivers —  such as climate concerns, regulations and sustainability,  — and new technology drivers —such as the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), additive manufacturing and predictive analytics.  These drivers  require engineers to switch from working in single silos to participating in  cross functional projects, at the same time focus of these projects is increasingly shifting from component design to system-level performance. 

Attend this  workshop to learn the elements of system-level modeling, and get an overview of recent developments in computational physics. Example for fluid mechanics will include applications for reaction and combustion, flashing, fouling, erosion,  particulate systems and electrochemistry. As well as structure mechanics modeling of nonlinear systems, fatigue and  failure analysis, sensors, and  instrumentation and control systems.  This presentation by industry experts will benefit current uses of engineering simulation software as well as group leaders, managers, professors and graduate students interested in learning  about the latest advances in physics-based simulation software.


CD-adapco: Better Process Design & Development, Faster!

Wednesday, November 16th

12:30-3:00 PM

Hilton, Yosemite C

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and particle modeling with Discrete Element Method (DEM) have been identified as key enabling technologies in finding solutions to many of the challenges that surround scale-up, efficiency and quality in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry; capable of reducing operating costs across manufacturing and quality divisions.  

A common hurdle in performing CFD simulation of mixing for engineers new to simulation is the enormous time required to set up geometry, a reasonable mesh and adequate physics for the set-up. Even for experienced simulation experts, creating geometry and mesh and applying changes to it to explore the design space can be time consuming. But for these hurdles, process development engineers can using simulation more effectively and efficiently.

We will introduce a new mixing-specific tool used to accelerate the process of CFD-based mixing simulations. Please click here for more details.


Monday, November 14th, 2016

12:30 - 1:45 PM

Hilton, Sutter

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

3:15-4:30 PM

Hilton, Continental 3

Professors in Chemical Engineering departments worldwide have communicated to us for many years that they want to teach “engineering” and not “process simulator usage.”  Students need to understand the tools they will use in industry, and have an interest in a well-rounded resume/CV. So in response, Chemstations has curated a library of materials suitable for use in academic curricula.

Chemstations would like to invite professors, students, and all other interested parties to learn more about our new CHEMCAD Essentials for Simulation Education program.  We will present a half-hour overview (repeated twice during each session period) of the materials available to professors and students, including example simulations, recorded videos, presentation slide decks, and even our second annual, world-wide student competition.  Between our formal presentations, Chemstations staff will be available to answer questions and go into more detail on all of the available resources.


COMSOL: From Reaction Kinetics to Modeling of Nonideal Reactors

Monday, November 14th, 2016

3:15-5:45 PM

Hilton, Continental 9

Through modern modeling tools for chemical engineering it is easier than ever to create simulations and streamline the workflow.

In this workshop you will learn how to quickly model chemically reacting systems. Starting by simulating kinetics in perfectly mixed systems as ideal reactors we move on to more advanced modeling. Extending the first model to to nonideal 3-dimensional reactors, in this example a catalytic converter for NOx reduction of exhaust gases will give you an insight in real-life models. You will round off by learning how to calibrate models to experimental data and use externally imported themodynamic data and and kinetics. Finally, you will learn how to quickly make an app of your model.

Master of Science in Law (MSL) Degree - Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Monday, November 14th, 2016

8:30-10:00 AM

Hilton, Plaza B

Prepare for a career at the intersection of law, business, and science/technology with a Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.  The one-year MSL is designed exclusively for chemical engineers as well as others with STEM degrees and provides practical, focused, business-centered legal training in IP & Patent Design; Business Law & Entrepreneurship; Regulatory Analysis & Strategy; and Professional Skills Development.  The hands-on  and innovative curriculum teaches students how to communicate across disciplines, bring ideas to market, protect and manage intellectual property, and navigate the legal and regulatory structures that exist in STEM settings. Full- and part-time options available.

This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the MSL program including detailed information on the faculty, curriculum, student leadership opportunities, professional development support, and career paths. Visit us online www.law.northwestern.edu/msl.