2015 NorCal AIChE Symposium

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 8:30am-4:30pm PDT
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Dylan Webster
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Program information is now available, and registration is open for the 2015 NorCal AIChE Symposium, centered on the topic of Entrepreneurship and Chemical Engineering! Read below for the outline of the day, including technical topics supporting entrepreneurial efforts in Northern California Chemical Engineering, a vendor table top trade show, opportunities for networking and recruiting, and--of course--sessions for The Entrepreneurial Chemical Engineer. Check back soon for more announcements, and be sure to download our detailed agenda!

2015 NorCal AIChE Symposium

The Entrepreneurial Chemical Engineer

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Program Details

8:00 am - 8:30 am  |  Registration

8:35 am - 11:00 am  |  Chemical Engineering Topics Supporting Entrepreneurial Efforts

8:35  Going beyond sugar as a carbon source: Development of novel biofuels and bioplastics from “waste” carbon sources including digester gas, flue gas and municipal wastes Bill Orts Western Regional Research Center, USDA
8:55 Liquid fuel production through oxidative coupling of natural gas Joel Cizeron Siluria Technologies
9:15 Create possibilities. Prepare yourself. Achieve and succeed. Courtney Vella Genentech
9:35 Networking break    
9:50 Bioconversion of methane: An entrepreneurial approach to commercialization Bryan Yeh Intrexon
10:20 Extreme performance of CVD diamond materials Brooke Locklin Element Six Technologies
10:40 Solving social and environmental issues through innovation and entrepreneurship Daniella Russo; Gregory Baxter Think Beyond Plastic

11:00 am - 11:15 am  |  NorCal AIChE Awards: Presentation of the Awards Committee

11:15 am - 1:00 pm  |  Northern California Chemical Equipment Vendor Table Top Trade Show: Lunch and networking in a table top display setting

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  |  The Entrepreneurial Chemical Engineer

1:00 The art of being an entrepreneur Monem Alyaser Enventix
1:30 Entrepreneurial Perspectives Ricardo Levy; Howie Rosen [See detailed agenda]
2:00 Legal matters: Intellectual property, contracts, POs, agreements, and licensing Monica Winghart ROL Group
2:30 Networking break    
3:00 Developing the data sets, getting the work done: Bench, pilot, full scale, EOs, KLRs, and measurement metrics Christina Borgese PreProcess, Inc.
3:30 Another perspective on an entrepreneurial approach Ron Elsdon Elsdon Organizational Renewal

Registration Information

To register for the 2015 NorCal AIChE Symposium, please follow the links below to our PayPal system:

Please note that all registration fees have increased by $15, as we are within two weeks of the event!