Next Meeting: Monday, Dec. 19th - Dinner Meeting at the Pfizer Building. Venue.

Please reserve early as these events sell out. Reserve Now. Students.


What is Innovation?

: Valentin Tarasenko, Director, Process Engineering & Innovation Coach at Pfizer Inc.

Our December speaker, Valentin Tarasenko, will offer a hands on approach to try to explain how innovation methods and tools can be applied by Chemical Engineers in a practical way.

He will share some of the innovation techniques used by his organization and show the innovation value by a few case studies.

Val Tarasenko Pfizer Innovation
Bio: Valentin Tarasenko is a Chemical Engineer, holding Bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University. He has been an active AICHE member since 1978.

At Pfizer Inc., his current role is a Director, providing process engineering support, and as an active innovation coach. In 2014, he was awarded “Innovation Coach of the Year” by his fellow coaches and manufacturing leadership Teams. He was part of the Team that received the ISPE (International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering) facility of the year award 2016 for equipment innovation: PCMM (Portable, Continuous, Minature, and Modular).

Valentin is married and has three daughters.

His motto is: “I like to see people light up once they see a solution”.

Costs: for Networking, Buffet, and Program. Reserve Now.

* Members of AIChE, Metro NY Section: $25

* Non- Members and Guests: $40

* PDH credits for New York State PEs (when offered): an addit. $10

* Undergraduates - Free for undergrads. You must
register. Seating is limited, so please reserve early.

* Graduate Students - $10. Please
reserve here. Also, please register.

Registration: ALL attendees MUST pre-register before the meeting... by Thursday, Dec. 15th, 5 pm.

Program Details: The event begins at 5:30 pm with a Networking Event that includes a buffet supper (arriving at 6:00 pm) and with the presentation from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  Attire: Professional casual attire is suggested. Please note the meeting room should be available about 5 pm - so early attendance is encouraged.

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If you are not a Member of this Section, you can apply the $15 additional amount paid as a Guest to a full Membership for 2016-17. Please notify Treasurer Andrew Sung that you wish to be a Member. Register Now.
Save the Dates: 2016-17 Meeting Dates

Dec. 19th Dinner Meeting

What is Innovation
Monday, Dec. 19th
Topic: What is Innovation?
Speaker: Valentin Tarasenko, Director, Process Engineering & Innovation Coach at Pfizer Inc.
Where: Pfizer Building, 219 East 42nd Street, Manhattan. Map

2017 Dates Save the dates for these future Meetings:
Tuesday, Jan. 17th
Tuesday, Feb. 21st
Monday, Mar. 20th
Monday, Apr. 17th
Monday, May 15th
Monday, Jun. 19th

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