2017 Process Development Symposium

Scaling Up Processes: Solving Common Challenges
June 6-8, 2017

The 2017 Process Development Symposium is a place to exchange wisdom, knowledge, tips, and personal experiences in the development and scale-up of chemical and related processes. This symposium, planned jointly between AIChE and its Process Development Division and Fuels & Petrochemicals Division, is held on a yearly basis in June. The Process Development Symposium is offered as a means for development professionals to discuss experiences in the hope that, collectively, we can refine our predictive abilities and optimize results. 

Proceedings for the 2017 PDS have been posted. Click here to view

Why attend 2017 PDS?

The 2017 Process Development Symposium (PDS) is going back to its roots with a focus on the chemical engineering basics.  The theme of this year’s symposium is “Scaling up Processes: Solving Common Challenges” and it will cover topics that are relevant to all industries that are served by chemical engineers and chemists.  When chemical processing experts gather to discuss the solutions to chemical engineering challenges, the conversations are endless and the vibe is enthusiastic.  PDS is a meeting that specifically sets aside time to allow for communication and networking with fellow experts in industry and academia, along with a single track of presentation sessions.  The symposium will feature speakers from the chemical engineering profession sharing their wisdom, knowledge, tips, and personal experiences related to process development.  A few examples of specific sessions are: taking processes to commercialization, economic evaluation, risk mitigation, and process optimization.  Also included will be an evening poster reception and an interactive session where seasoned veterans will share their process development and scale-up “war stories.”  The venue this year is aimed to please and will be located in exciting downtown Toronto.

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Interested in PDHs? Attendees can recieve up to 13 Professional Development Hours. 


2017 Symposium Keynote Address

We are delighted to announce that Ravi Gukathasan, CEO, Digital Specialty Chemicals, will be delivering the keynote address at this year's symposium.

XRCC Plant Tour

Looking for something to do before the Welcome Reception kicks off on Tuesday? This year, attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a Tour of the XRCC Plant Facilities!


Proceedings of the 2017 Process Development Symposium are now available: