Next Dinner Meeting - Tuesday, January 16th at the Pfizer Building.

Topic: Strategic Metals – Staring down a Cliff?

Speaker: Bodo Albrecht, Director, Nitric Acid Group at Sabin Metal Corp.

Bodo is a precious metals executive with deep roots in all related industries, as well as in rare earth elements and strategic metals. He had twenty years of experience with Degussa AG (the original company, now known as Evonik). Subsequently, he ran his own consulting firm, BASIQ Corp., for fifteen years.

Today, Bodo is the Director, Nitric Acid Group at Sabin Metal Corp. (East Hampton, NY). He is also a writer at KITCO News (a precious metals news source), a conference speaker, U.S. liaison for Tradium GmbH (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) for strategic metals, and Chairman of the Board of Directors at the International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI).

He has a Diplom-Kaufmann (FH) (the equivalent of an MBA) from AKAD University (Rendsburg, Germany).

Abstract: Strategic metals are, broadly speaking, those with unique properties that make much of today’s modern technologies possible. However, they are economically available (for large-scale uses) only from a few sources, generally not located in the United States.

This conglomerate of precious metals, rare earth elements and technology metals, have made headlines this year, with supply shortages and dramatic price increases for some.

The presentation will illuminate the supply situation and dependencies, shifts on the demand side, and an outlook on the applications that drive it. It will also look at short-term and medium-term scenarios for these trends, their implications on price, and possible substitution, and some of the technical, economic, and political challenges that engineers face in this field.

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 Thursday, January 11th 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, Jan. 16th / • Tuesday, Feb. 20th / • Monday, Mar. 19th / • Monday, Apr. 16th / • Monday, May 21st / • Monday, Jun. 18th

Questions: Contact David Deutsch at info@aiche-metrony.org 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,
info@mescnyc.org or phone: (212) 669-2203.

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