Next Dinner Meeting - Tuesday, February 20th at the Pfizer Building (Venue).

Topic: Update on Process Safety Education and Certification for Chemical Engineers

Speaker: Dr. Anil Gokhale, P.E., Director of Projects at AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers). Bio.

Abstract: The AIChE’s Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) has long held that exposure to process safety subjects in the undergraduate curriculum will benefit both chemical engineering students and industry. On February 20th, Dr. Anil Gokhale, P.E. will provide details on AIChE’s Process Safety Education programs for both students and practicing engineers, as well as other member benefits.

Process safety related courses are being developed for the Safety and Chemical Engineering Education (SAChE) certificate program for ChE undergrads. The program’s process safety courses have been developed to supplement and coordinate with a standard Chemical Engineering curriculum, so that instructors can enhance their course with process safety subject materials. These courses, which started in 2016, have been given a brand new look and have been designed now to be interactive.

CCPS is also offering an opportunity for practitioners to become credentialed in process safety. It requires both breadth and depth of process-safety-related experiences and is based on risk-based process safety (RBPS). To date, 134 practitioners have become certified CCPSC.

The February presentation will also offer an introduction to membership benefits, such as access to technical resources through Knovel, and the professional development opportunities (PDH requirements) available on eLearning.

Dr. Gokhale will discuss these process safety programs, including a sample demonstration of one of the new certificate courses.

Fees and Deadlines: varies by professional category.
Members and Guests:
* Members of the Local Section $25;
* Guests and Non-Members: $40.
Note: PDH credits (when offered): an addit. $10.

Please note that this event has traditionally sold out.
Reserve now.

: Students: Undergraduates - Free. Seating is limited, so please register early. How to Register.

Graduate Students
: $10. Please reserve here. (Please also register after paying by credit card.)

: No reservations taken after Friday, February 16th at 5 pm ET.

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If you are not a Member of this Section, you can apply the $15 additional amount paid as a Dinner Meeting Guest to a full Membership for 2018. Please notify Treasurer Andrew Sung that you wish to be a Member. Register Now.
Save the Dates: 2018 Meeting Dates

2018 Dinner Meetings at the Pfizer Building
• Tuesday, Feb. 20th / • Monday, Mar. 19th / • Monday, Apr. 16th / • Monday, May 21st / • Monday, Jun. 18th

Monday, March 19th Meeting

Topic: Refineries - Impact of Hurricanes Harvey & Maria, Flood Vulnerability and Mitigation Techniques, and Digital Technology Changes Coming Down the Pike

Speakers: from DeSimone Consulting Engineers, Richard K. Ladroga, P.E., Director – Energy, and Leonardo P. Garzon, P.E., Director - Southwest, Caribbean, and Latin America.

Questions: Contact David Deutsch at or call (917) 684-1659.

2018 MESC Engineers Week Celebration Dinner - Thursday, Feb. 15th
Metropolitan Engineering Societies Council (MESC) (Download flyer)
(AIChE, Metro NY Section is a MESC member)

Topic: The New NY Bridge Project Across the Hudson River

Speakers: from HDR, the Project’s Lead Designer: Elena Barnett, VP, Project Mgr; Marco Buyson, PE, Project Mgr; Kumar Samthosh, PE, Project Mgr

When/Where: Thursday, Feb. 15th, 5:30 - 8:45 pm at the Headquarters of District Council 37 (AFSCME AFL-CIO), 125 Barclay St. (betw. Greenwich and West Sts., near the World Trade Center), New York, NY.

Costs: $50 – mailed reservations and check required by February 8th. No "At Door" payments accepted.

PDH Credits: 1 PDH (expected) for this meeting

For additional information, contact: Wasyl Kinach, or phone: (212) 669-2203.

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