Smart Manufacturing Panel: Where is it leading for Chemical Engineering?

Monday, March 27, 2017, 3:30pm-5:00pm CDT

Smart Manufacturing enables all information about the production/manufacturing process to be available when it is needed, where it is needed, and in the form it is needed across the entire manufacturing value-chain to power smart decisions.  Learn about future of production and manufacturing from Smart Manufacturing experts.  Hear firsthand experiences about setting strategies, supporting technologies, and lessons from implementation.

Session Chairs:

  • Paul Evans, PE, Director of Manufacturing Technologies, Southwest Research Institute
  • Jimell Erwin, PhD, Director of Chemical Engineering Department, Southwest Research Institute
  • Dean Schneider, PhD, PE, TEES Center Fellow, Director of Operations, Gulf Coast Regional Manufacturing Center Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, Texas A&M Energy Institute, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station


  • Lloyd Colegrove, PhD, Data Services Director, Fundamental Problem Solving Director, Analytical Technology Center, Dow Chemical
  • JIm Davis, PhD, Director of Technology, Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute
  • Pete Sharpe, Director, Industry Solutions Application Development, Emerson Process Management