Next Meeting: Monday, May 19th, 2014 Reserve Now 1 PDH Credit applied for

Due Diligence, Business Decisions, and Chemical Engineers

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

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• Monday, May 19th Dinner Meeting - The theory behind due diligence holds that performing this type of investigation contributes significantly to informed decision-making by enhancing the amount and quality of information available to decision makers and by ensuring that this information is systematically used to deliberate in a reflexive manner on the decision at hand and all its costs, benefits, and risks, according to the law firm of C.E. Chapman & Co. in their 2006 book, “Conducting Due Diligence“ (Practicing Law Institute).

In May, Dr. Herbert W. Cooper, President of Dynalytics Corp. and Chair of the local Section, will offer his advice on how chemical engineers should conduct due diligence investigations and make business decisions, and weighing what information is critical for these determinations.
1 PDH Credit applied for NY Professional Engineers.

Speaker: Dr. Herbert W. Cooper, President at Dynalytics Corp.
Dr. Herbert W. Cooper has more than 50 years of United States and international experience working at the intersection of economics, technology and regulatory requirements. This includes the applications and production of advanced materials, thermal coatings, steels, hydrogen and synthesis gas, asphalt, petrochemicals, as well as oil refining, independent power production and other industrial operations.

His expertise includes numerous applications of statistical- and probability-based approaches to optimizing the efficiency and economic performance of these facilities during their process- and mechanical-design, construction and operational phases. Technological, environmental, health and safety, and regulatory constraints are included in Dynalytics’ optimizations to help assure that the facilities could be operated in the sustainable manner required in today’s world.

As Founder and President of Dynalytics Corp. since 1969, Dr. Cooper has been intimately involved in all aspects of development and design of multimillion-dollar projects. Dynalytics Corp . is a small, highly regarded, independent consulting company, whose clients include major engineering firms, equipment vendors, oil & chemical, and aerospace companies.

Dr. Cooper received his BChE (1958) and MChE (1961) degrees from the City College of the City University of New York. After several years of industrial experience he obtained a Doctorate in Engineering Science (1967) from Columbia University , where he specialized in thermodynamics.

In addition to his industrial activities, Dr. Cooper is an active member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers as Chair of the Metro New York Section. In this capacity he provides leadership for the Section, including its program planning and outreach activities.

5:30 - 7:30 pm (5:30-6:30 pm: Networking & Buffet Dinner; 6:30-7:30 pm: Presentation).

Venue: Pfizer Building, 219 East 42nd Street, New York NY. Enter via 235 East 42nd Street (Pfizer HQ building), to pick up your badge. You must be pre-registered to gain access to this meeting. Map.

Costs: for Networking, Buffet, and Presentation. Reserve Now.
• $25 for AIChE, Metro NY Members; • $35 for Non-Members / Guests;
PDH Credit: $10 additional (Please pay for PDH registration when you register via credit card.)
• $10 for Master’s or Graduate Students;
• free for all Undergraduate Students.
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If you are not a Member of this Section, you can apply the $10 additional amount paid as a Guest to a full Membership for 2014. Please notify Treasurer Joel Kirman that you wish to be a Member.
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Save the Dates: 2014 Meeting Dates

Monday, May 19, Dinner Meeting at the Pfizer Building (5:30 - 7:30 pm)
Dr. Herbert W. Cooper, President of Dynalytics Corp.
Topic: Due Diligence, Business Decisions, and Chemical Engineers.

: Eighth Annual Energy & Resources Conference (originally set for 5/23) has been rescheduled for Monday, Sept. 15th.

Monday, Jun. 16, Dinner Meeting at the Pfizer Building (5:30 - 7:30 pm)
Christopher Bentley, Senior Engineer, Con Edison, Inc.
Modernizing Steam-Generating Facilities (A Case Study in Reducing Hazards and Emissions, and Adding Improved Control Systems)

Monday, Sept. 15, Eighth Annual Energy & Resources Conference. A full day technical conference on Advanced Materials at the Con Edison Building, New York City.

Monday, Oct. 20, Annual Meeting at Ukrainian East Village Restaurant, 140 Second Ave (just south of East 9th Street), Manhattan. (5:30 - 7:30 pm)
Topic and Speaker:
to be determined. At our Section's past Annual Meetings, we had a global leader examine either the the past or future of chemical engineering, and offer views of what we can expect of the field or how a chemical engineer can lead in other areas affecting the wider world.
Presentations are available from last year’s Seventh Annual Energy & Resources Conference
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Outreach: AIChE, Metro New York Section will be at the 11th Annual Engineering Expo on Sunday, March 30th at White Plains High School. ( Photo from last year’s expo.

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