Panel Discussion: Chemical Process and Product Design Careers

Cox, K. R., Rice University
Krishnan, S., Clarkson University
Deshpande, K. T., The Dow Chemical Company
Wang, M., Procter & Gamble
Emanuel, K., Exxon Mobil
Pollard, M., Dow Chemical Company
Vennavelli, A., Koch-Glitsch LP
Tiwari, S., The University of Utah

Should you consider academia or industry jobs? Let's discuss! This panel forum is for graduate students to learn about a career in chemical process and product design and make individual choices over academic vs. industrial careers. The panelists are from a diverse backgrounds, at various stages of their careers, covering both the academia and the chemical industry. The following key questions will be discussed. 1. What is a typical career track of an academic career in chemical process and product research? What does a day look like? 2. What is a typical career track/choices of an industrial career in chemical process and product R&D? What does a day look like there? 3. Skill sets required by both academic and industry career? 4. Should I consider academic or industry? What are the key factors one should consider in making that choice?



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