2014 Spring Meeting and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety

March 30 - April 3, 2014

The AIChE Spring Meeting is the year’s key technical conference for practicing chemical engineers. A wide range of subjects relevant to the current needs of industry is covered. Plus, the Global Congress on Process Safety covers the critical needs of process safety practitioners more broadly and deeply than any other conference.

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Technical Program


Gas Utilization Topical Conference Keynote Speech Luncheon

This luncheon will include a keynote presentation made by Harri Kytomaa , Corporate Vice President of Exponent. Keynote Presentation: The Past, Present and Future of LNG Abstract: In one decade, the gas prospects in North America have gone from dire to exceptional. In 2004, we were scrambling to...

Featured Speakers

William F. Banholzer

In the fall of 2013 Banholzer joined the University of Wisconsin following a 30-year career in industrial research.  At UW Banholzer has appointments in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, Chemistry Department, the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery, and the Wisconsin Energy Institute. At UW his interest is to develop unique teaching materials focus on education about industrial chemistry.  He retired from Dow Chemical where he was an Executive Vice President leading Dow’s Venture Capital, New Business Development, Licensing activities, and served as...Read more

Michael Millard

Mike Millard is the Sr. Vice President and General Manager for the Catalyst, Adsorbents & Specialty sector of UOP.  In this role, Mike has worldwide P&L accountability for seventy different UOP Catalyst and adsorbent products.  The activities include preparation of the strategic, annual operation plan, market plans for each product line to support new product launch strategies and VOC based stage gate business cases to guide R&D programs and ISC capital planning.  Market communications plans are developed to align with segment strategies and brand image.

During his thirty...Read more

Phillip R. Westmoreland

Phillip R. Westmoreland is Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State Univ. (NCSU) and Executive Director of the NCSU Institute for Computational Science and Engineering. His chemical engineering degrees are from NCSU (BS, 1973), Louisiana State Univ. (MS, 1974), and MIT (PhD, 1986). He worked in coal research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (1974–1979), as a ChE faculty member at the Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst (1986–2009), and as a program director at the National Science Foundation (2006–2009).

An AIChE Fellow, Phil began service as public...Read more


Proceedings of the 2014 Spring Meeting & 10th Global Congress on Process Safety are now available: