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2014

9/15: 8th Annual Energy & Resources Conference: Advances in Engineering Materials

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Speakers and Presentations for this full-day conference.

6/16:
Modernizing Steam-Generating Facilities

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(A Case Study in Reducing Hazards and Emissions, and Adding Improved Control Systems)

Speaker: Christopher Bentley, Senior Engineer and Janul Hernandez, Control Systems Engineer, at Con Edison, Inc.

5/19:
Due Diligence, Business Decisions, and Chemical Engineers

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Due Diligence - Putting All the Pieces Together to Get the Full Picture

Speaker
: Dr. Herbert W. Cooper, President at Dynalytics Corp.

4/21:
In-Situ Soil Remeditation
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Speaker: Michael Wagner, P.E., Project Manager at ERM (Environmental Resources Management)

3/17: The New OSHA HazCom Standard

Speaker:  Mary K. Lynch, Senior Instructor for Con Edison. Download the Presentation (4.7 MB PDF file).

2/11: Batteries Today - A Discussion on Technological Advancements, including Lithium-Ion Battery Applications" (A Joint Event with The Electrochemical Society).

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Panelists: • Dr. Subhas Chalasani, Deka Battery • Dr. Amy C. Marschilok, Professor, Chemistry Dept., Stony Brook University, and • Dr. Bruno Scrosati, Chair of the 2014 International Meeting on Lithium Batteries, and co-author of the book "Lithium Batteries: Advanced Technologies and Applications" (Unfortunately, Dr. Scrosati was unable to attend.)

Moderator
: • Dr. Roland Stefandl, Founder, Director and Managing Partner of Poly-Chem Systems.
 
1/13: Specifying the Optimum Chemical Pump
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Speaker: Nancy Westcott, President, GoatThroat Pumps.

Download the
Presentation (6.8 MB PDF file).



2013
12/19: Technology Museums Across the World
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Joint Meeting with the Metropolitan Section of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers Web). Speaker: Conrad Milster, Chief Engineer at the Pratt Institute.

12/10: Career Day at the ChemShow
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Keynote Speaker: Jess Stinson, Senior Consultant, Executive Search at Century Associates. Hear from an Executive Recruiter on Career Insider Trading – Insights on Getting the Best Return on your Job Search Investment”. Download Flyer. Download Keynote Presentation.

Panellists
Panelists: (from left to right) • Dr. Daniel H. Lepek, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at The Cooper UnionAnthony Tantuccio, Senior Scientist, Global Drug Product Manufacturing Science & Technology at Bristol-Myers SquibbBianca White, Result Supervisor at Con Edison and • Brian Deutsch, Scientist, Environmental, Health and Safety Field Services at Con Edison.

Nanotech
11/18: The Maturing (Slowly) Nanoengineered-Materials Industry

Speaker: Dr. Samuel Brauer, Founder of Nanotech Plus, LLC

Uncertainty
10/21: Optimum Decision-Making When Faced with Uncertainties
Speaker: Dr. Herbert W. Cooper, President, Dynalytics Corp. and Chair, Metro New York Section of the AIChE

Great Inventions
9/17: Great Inventions that Changed the World

Speaker: Dr. James Wei is Emeritus Professor and former Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University, and the Author of “Great Inventions that Changed the World”

5/30:
Seventh Annual Energy & Resources Conference - Challenges and Opportunities in Climate Change
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Presentations from the Conference.

3/18:
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Beyond the B.S. - P.E. (first step - F.E.), or M.S./Ph.D, or M.B.A.?
Speakers: Michael Wagner, P.E., Program Manager at ERM (Environmenal Resources Management) and Dr. Daniel H. Lepek, Asst. Prof. of Chemical Engineering at the Cooper Union.
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2/19: Advances in Tissue Engineering
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Speaker: Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic is the Vice-Chair of Columbia University’s Biomedical Engineering Dept. and the Director of Columbia’s Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering

1/22:
Biorenewable Opportunities: "Climate Change Drives Technology Change"
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Speaker: Eric Bober is Director – Biorenewables at
Nexant’s Energy & Chemicals Consulting.

2012 11/13: Your Future Career Path - A Panel Discussion with chemical engineers from a wide range of experience from industry and academia. Don't miss your exit!
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Panelists: J. Patrick Abulencia, Ph.D. - Asst. Prof. of Chemical Engineering, Manhattan College

Jaime Cacheiro - Operations Specialist, Pfizer Inc.

Nicholas Musolino, Ph.D. - Quantitative Developer, Tower Research Capital

Roland Stefandl, Ph.D. - Founding Partner, PolyChem Systems, Inc., and President of The Chemists' Club

Alisa Vasilenko, Ph.D. - Senior Scientist, L'Oreal USA

Michael Wagner, P.E. - Program Manager, Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

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10/27: National Chemistry Week: We celebrated this annual event with the American Chemical Society, New York Section and the New York Hall of Science. Pasted Graphic
Photo: (from right to left: Mary Lynch, Vice Chair; Ariel Czemerinski, Director; and, David Deutsch, Webmaster of the Metro New York Section, AIChE.)

This year's National Chemistry Week theme: "Nanotechnology: The smallest BIG idea in science!" Venue: Hall of Science, Flushing, NY.

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Vice Chair Mary Lynch with Dennis Walcott, Chancellor of the New York City Dept. of Education. For additional photos from the National Chemistry Week event at the Hall of Science, see the ACS photo link.










10/15:
Process Safety Case Study: A Review of the Bayer Investigation – the Root of the New Chemical Safety Board's Inherently Safer Video. A Review of the Bayer Investigation
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Speaker: Dr. Rafael Moure-Eraso, Chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB).

9/12: Air Pollution Health Effects - for our section's Annual Meeting, we will have a global leader examine the fields of human-exposure assessment and air-pollution health effects.
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Speaker: Dr. Morton Lippmann, Professor in the Dept. of Environmental Medicine at NYU's School of Medicine.

6/18: Cleantech in the Tri-State Region - it's about chemistry, physics, biology, software; also public relations, politics, education, business, intellectual property, and profits
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Speakers: David Kalow, Founding Partner of Kalow & Springut, LLP and Ran Kohn, Executive Director at Cleantech Corridor Inc.

May Plant Tour: Newtown Creek Wastewater Plant - Cancelled (to be rescheduled, date to be determined)
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4/16: Patent Law Changes Details Pasted Graphic

Speaker: Barry J. Schindler, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP. Download presentation.

March Student Events: Local Section Officers and Members made the rounds in the Metro NYC area to inform students (of all ages) about career opportunities in chemical engineering.

The Lower Hudson Valley Engineering Expo, White Plains HS (3/25) Details
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Local Section Vice Chair Mary Lynch (right), member Ogo Ugeh (center), and former Chair Ariel Czmerinski (left) at the AIChE, Metro New York table at this annual event, which informs students about career opportunities in engineering. Lynch Czmerinski
Careers in Chemical Engineering event at the Cooper Union (3/22)
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Local Section Director Chris Bentley (left), Vice Chair Mary Lynch, and former Chair Brian Deutsch joined Cooper Union professors Benjamin Davis and Daniel Lepek (neither shown) at this student meeting.
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) event at Poly Prep HS (3/11)
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Local Section Vice Chair Mary Lynch and NJIT students chapter members (next table to right) helped high school students.

Upward Bound at NYU (3/10) No photo available.

2/21:
Competitive (Technical) Intelligence: Its Place in Technology Development Organizations Details radar-screen3

Speaker: Martha R. Matteo, Ph.D., Consultant and Advisory Board member in the field of Competitive Technical Intelligence. Download presentation.

1/17: From the Manhattan Project to Global Warming (CO2 GHG Mitigation Technologies) and Beyond Details

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Speaker: Meyer Steinberg, Former Senior Chemical Engineer at Brookhaven National Laboratory, where he was Head of the Process Sciences Division of the Department of Applied Science at BNL and also as a Consultant to the Department of Advanced Technology.

2011
12/8: Sixth Annual Energy & Resources Conf.
"Our Crucial Water Supply; Ensuring its Future" 2.5 PDH credits available (for NYS PEs) Details
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11/1:
2011 Career Day at the Chem Show

Venue: Chem Show, Jacob Javits Convention Center

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Panelists: Dr. Dan Lepek (The Cooper Union), Lauren Deitch (AIChE), Rachel Friedman (Con Edison) and Keynote Speaker: Anthony Fasano, P.E. (Powerful Purpose Associates). Additional photos of Student Leaders accepting AIChe, Metro New York's $500 grants for student chapter development.

10/17: Ultra Clean Hydrogen From Biomass to Generate Combined Heat and Power using Fuel Cells

Venue: Campus of Stony Brook University, SUNY
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9/19: What are chemical engineers and why do we need them? Archived mtg. ann.
Sources: Google Books and Ai Control Systems
6/18: Plant Tour of New York City’s Croton Water Filtration Plant, Bronx, NY Archived mtg. ann.
Details on this past event from the AIChE's ChEnected blog.

5/23:
Lead, or fade away: why your business can not ignore Social Media

Speaker: Bodo Albrecht, Co-Founder and President of BASIQ Corp. LinkedIn discussion on this event.

4/26:
Lapses in Process Safety .... and
Their Catastrophic Consequences
(PDH-PS003822)

Speaker: Gregory Hounsell, former Principal Process Engineer at Pfizer, Inc.

4/3: AIChE, Metro NY exhibited at (for Middle and High School students, White Plains, NY)

Officers attending: (from left to right) Greg Hounsell, Ariel Czemerinski (in both photos), Umesh Goswami, and Mary Lynch.

3/21: Members' Benefits

Speaker: Felicia Guglielmi, Director of Volunteer and Membership Activities, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

2/22: Chemical Engineering Careers

A panel discussion with seven active Chemical Engineers describing what they are doing now, and what they expect to be doing over the next ten years.

Panelists (Sector):
Dr. Herbert W. Cooper, President, Dynalytics Corp. (Petrochemicals)
Ariel Czemerinski, Principal, AMC Engineering, PLLC (Environmental)
Umesh Goswami, Safety, Health and Environmental group, Roche (Energy and Carbon Management)
Sabrina Hawkins, Chemical Engineer, ATK (Alliant Techsystems Inc.), Advanced Programs Group, Propulsion & Controls Div. (Transportation/ Propulsion)
Gregory Hounsell, formerly Principal Process Engineer, Pfizer (Pharmaceuticals)
Mary K. Lynch, Senior Instructor, Con Edison (Steam & Electric Utilities)
Roxy Schneider, Project Engineer & Operations Leader, AIChE, Center for Chemical Process Safety (Professional Societies / Process Safety)

2010
12/9: Fifth Annual Energy & Resource Conference

11/15: Career Options for Undergraduate Chemical Engineers (Student Event)

10/18: Plant Tour - Con Edison Steam Facility

Host: Rachel Friedman, Project Manager for a Demineralized Water Purification System at Con Edison

9/20: The Future of Chemical Engineering

Source: Washington Univ. in St. Louis Dept. of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (WUSTL)

Speaker: June Wispelwey, Executive Director, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

6/21:
E-Recycling - Recycling of Electronic Devices

Speaker: Fred J. Dufek, President / CEO / Managing Director, e-Green Management

5/17: Mini-Conference Details

• Biomass: Alternative Feedstocks for Fuels, Chemicals and Polymers
Speaker: Howard Blum, Industry Consultant • Distributed Production of Advanced Biofuels from Biomass Waste Speaker: Prof. Niyi Lawal, Stevens Institute of Technology • Intellectual Property Issues Speaker: Barry Schindler, Greenberg Traurig • Bio-Plastics Market and Products: What's the Fit? Speaker: Bob Williams, Cereplast Inc. • Biomass-Derived Materials, Chemicals and Fuels Based on the PHA Platform Speaker: Oliver Peoples, Metabolix

4/19: Process Safety - Inherently Safer Technologies Download Presentation (2.4 MB PowerPoint file) Speaker: Dennis C. Hendershot, Staff Consultant, AIChE's Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)

3/15: Nuclear Power - Engineering Nuclear Power for the 21st Century Speaker: Howard L. Sobel, P.E.

2/24: Engineers' Week Dinner - AIChE, Metro NY Section will be a co-sponsor of this event

1/19: Nanotechnology - What is it? Any concerns? What about the future? Speaker: Dr. Shaun Clancy, Director of Product Regulatory Services for Evonik Degussa Corp. Download Presentation