Next (virtual) Meeting: Monday, May 9th
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Topic: Global Warming: An Engineering Perspective.

: Global warming results primarily from the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.  This presentation describes the physics of global warming and its consequences, but also engineering solutions that can address the problem.

Key Words: Global Warming, Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases, GHGs, Engineering Solutions.

Speaker: Dr. Mark Holtzapple, Professor, Chemical Engineering Dept., Texas A&M University.

: Mark Holtzapple received his chemical engineering degrees from Cornell University (B.S., 1978) and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D., 1981).  After his formal education, he served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Natick R&D Center, and worked on a miniature air conditioner for soldiers wearing chemical protective clothing.

In 1986, he joined the faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University.  He has received many awards for teaching and research, including the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the President and Vice President of the United States.

His research focuses on sustainability including conversion of waste biomass to fuels, chemicals, and animal feed; high-efficiency engines and air conditioners; conversion of waste heat to electricity; high-torque electric motors; water desalination; energy storage; carbon capture; flying cars; advanced ship propulsion; and building materials made from sequestered carbon dioxide.

Times: Meeting (via Zoom) will begin at 5:30 pm ET with member networking. Presentation will begin at 6:30 pm ET. [Need help with Zoom. Details here.]

Costs & Registration
: This event is free, but pre-registration is required. Register now.

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Future Local Section Events (format may be virtual, unless otherwise indicated)

In general, meetings will be held on the 2nd Monday of the month, unless that date is a holiday.


Other Past Presentations are available for download:

November 2018 on Emergence of the 'Me' Enterprise - A Blueprint for Leadership in the 21st Century.

: Ashok Shah is a former President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Global Professional Services organization. Download Presentation.

September 2018 on From Laboratory Research to Startup Company - A Case History (Commercialization of the Rechargeable Manganese Dioxide - Zinc Alkaline Battery Chemistry).

: • Dr. Alexander Couzis, Chief Technology Officer at Urban Electric Power. Also, Professor of Chemical Engineering at CCNY's (City College of New York) Grove School of Engineering. Download Presentation.

March 2018 on Refineries Refineries - Impact of Hurricanes Harvey & Maria, Flood Vulnerability and Mitigation Techniques, and Digital Technology Changes Coming Down the Pike.

: • Richard K. Ladroga, P.E., Director – Energy at DeSimone Consulting Engineers andLeonardo P. Garzon, P.E., Director at DeSimone Consulting Engineers. Download Presentation.

May 2017 on Process Safety Education Using Simulators.

: • Dr. Robert G. Bozic, Columbia University andDon Glaser, President, & Matthew Garvey, Project Engineer, Simulation Solutions, Inc.
You & Your Chemical Engineering Career Link.
A note of interest to Young Professionals, as well as those who soon will be embarking on a Chem. Engineering Career. You and Your Chemical Engineering Career: The Next Steps is some advice and thoughts from Past local Section Chair Herbert W. Cooper.

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