Last week, I attended the VisiMix International Conference in Boston, MA. Held at the Colonnade Hotel, the conference focused on the influence of mixing unit operations in your process and featured presentations by well-respected leaders in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries on topics including: Continue reading →
My colleague, Rodrigo Maciel, and I had the opportunity to attend the Mary K. O’Connor Process Safety Center 2010 International Symposium October 26 to 28 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. This process safety conference had about 400 attendees, which included representation from government agencies (OSHA, Chemical Safety Board), Chemical Engineering Professors from around the globe, Safety Consultants, and Process Safety Managers and Scientists from Petrochemical and Chemical companies. The event featured 106 presentations and 20 exhibitors. Continue reading →
“Meeting the world’s demands for energy, food, water and medicine – in a sustainable way, while protecting the environment – requires development of new technologies and advanced materials. The theme of this symposium is to capture the essential role that chemical reaction engineering plays in addressing these challenges. The symposium will feature communications of recent research on CRE fundamentals, enabling technologies, and advanced materials such as catalysts, membranes and solar cells.”
Looking at the agenda, It surprised me to see in how many different areas chemical reaction engineering and new technologies play a crucial role in addressing the challenges of sustainability, energy independence, and environmental stewardship. I look forward to learning more at the 21st ISCRE Conference.