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). He has more than 30 years of experience in engineering, process safety, and process automation. Most recently, Anil served as Senior Vice President at DEKRA Insight, with responsibility for the company’s Process Safety business across the Americas. He previously worked for companies including Siemens, Honeywell, Rockwell Automation, and Raytheon.

He has published technical articles in publications including the
Oil & Gas Journal and Hydrocarbon Processing, and he has presented on a variety of technical topics for organizations including AIChE, the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA), and the International Society of Automation (ISA).

Anil earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Mumbai, and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Oklahoma State University.

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. Full abstract.

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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