Upcoming Dinner Meetings - Tuesday, September 17th at the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant and Monday, October 21st at the Pfizer Building. Download latest flyer.

Final Days to reserve for Sept. meeting. Deadline to RSVP: Friday, Sept. 13, 4 pm ET. You must be registered to attend this meeting - no walk-ins. Please note that this event has traditionally sold out. Reserve Now.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17th. Topic: Petrochemicals: The Disrupting Technology. Speaker: Peter H. Spitz, Founder and former President of the respected international consulting firm, Chem Systems Inc., and author of three books on the chemical industry. His most recent (May 2019) is "Primed for Success: The Story of Scientific Design Company" (How Chemical Engineers Created the Petrochemical Industry). [Book Review.] Venue: Ukrainian East Village Restaurant, 140 Second Ave (just south of East 9th Street), Manhattan. Reserve Now. Student Registration.

Date: Monday, Oct. 21st. Topic: Consulting as an Expert Witness. Speaker: David M. Manuta, Ph.D., FAIC, Founder and Principal, Manuta Chemical Consulting, Inc. and President, Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers (ACC&CE). Venue: Pfizer HQ Building, 235 East 42nd Street, Manhattan. Full bio below. Meeting Details and Registration information in due course.

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Annual Meeting

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 17th - AIChE Metro’s Annual Meeting. Dinner Meeting at the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant. Venue.

At the Section's Annual Meeting, we have a global leader examine 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. Past Topics have included: • “Is Engineering a Scientific Endeavor?” • “Great Inventions that Changed the World” • “Air Pollution Health Effects” • “What are Chemical Engineers and Why do We Need Them” • “The Future of Chemical Engineering (in 2010)”. Details.

Date
: Tuesday, September 17th. The Local Section's Annual Meeting.

Spitz Petrochemicals book cover
Topic: Petrochemicals: A Disruptive Industry.

Speaker: Peter H. Spitz, Founder and former President of the respected international consulting firm, Chem Systems Inc., and author of three books on the petrochemical industry. His most recent (May 2019) is "Primed for Success: The Story of Scientific Design Company" (How Chemical Engineers Created the Petrochemical Industry). [Book Review.] The cover of his first book (1988) is shown to the left.

Peter spent his entire career in the chemical and fuels industry. Graduated from MIT with an M.Sc in chemical engineering, he was a Group Leader at Exxon Research and Engineering, headed Process Licensing at Scientific Design Company, and then founded Chem Systems Inc., a leading global consulting firm advising companies on growth strategies and technology innovation.

Abstract: Petrochemicals: A Disruptive Industry. The organic chemical and plastics industry in the 1930s was largely dominated by German chemistry, based on coal, wood, and alcohol feedstocks. As U.S. refiners developed catalytic cracking processes to produce higher octane gasoline, chemical researchers seized on the byproduct olefins and aromatics to develop new chemical molecules and thermoplastic polymers. A brand new industry was created in World War II to produce synthetic rubber and various chemicals and polymers, now almost exclusively based on hydrocarbons. After the war was won, this became what we now know as the petrochemical industry.

When: Tuesday, Sept. 17th. (5:30-6:30 pm: Registration, Networking & Buffet Dinner; 6:30-7:30 pm: Program). Reserve now.

Venue: Ukrainian East Village Restaurant, 140 Second Ave (just south of East 9th Street), Manhattan.

Deadlines to register: Registration ends on Friday, 9/13 at 4 pm ET. Reserve Now. Student Registration.

Fees and Deadlines: varies by professional category, and for the students.

Members and Guests:
Members of the Local Section $50.
Guests and Non-Members: $65 (includes local section membership for 2019-20).
Note: PDH credits (when offered): an addit. $10.

Students: Undergraduates - $10. Seating is limited, so please register early. Pay Now. Also, please register. How to Register.

Graduate Students: $15. Please pay now. (Please also register after paying by credit card.)

Questions: Contact David Deutsch at info@aiche-metrony.org or call (917) 684-1659.
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Save the Dates: 2019-20 Meeting Dates  

• 2019 Special Events
Tuesday, 9/17 (Annual Meeting) at the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant.

Sunday, 10/20 AIChE, Metro NY to participate at the local ACS National Chemistry Week Event at the NY Hall of Science.

Thursday, 10/24 (Career Day at the Chem Show) at Jacob Javits Center. (Note: The date previously listed was Wednesday, 10/23.)


• 2019-20 Dinner Meetings at the Pfizer Building

October - December (3rd Monday of each month)
10/21; 11/18; and, 12/16.

January - February (due to National Holidays, 3rd Tuesdays)
1/21; and, 2/18.

March - June (3rd Monday of each month) 3/16; 4/20; 5/18; and, 6/15.

Questions
: Contact David Deutsch at info@aiche-metrony.org or call (917) 684-1659.
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Other Past Presentations are available for download:

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

Speaker: • 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.

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

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

May 2017 on Process Safety Education Using Simulators.

Speakers: Dr. Robert G. Bozic, Columbia University. • Don Glaser, President, & Matthew Garvey, Project Engineer, Simulation Solutions, Inc.
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You & Your Chemical Engineering Career
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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