Next Meeting: Monday, May 15th - AIChE Metro’s Dinner Meeting at the Pfizer Building. Venue.

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Topic: Process Safety Education Using Simulators

Speakers (Bios below): • Dr. Robert G. Bozic, Lecturer in Chemical Engineering and Director of the M.S. in Chemical Engineering Program in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University

• Don Glaser,
President, Simulation Solutions, Inc.

• Matthew Garvey,
Project Engineer, Simulation Solutions, Inc.

• Dr. Robert G. Bozic Dr. Robert G. Bozic, Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (Retired), is a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering and Director of the MS in Chemical Engineering Program in the Dept. of Chemical Engineering at Columbia University.

He teaches Chemical Engineering Design and a Graduate Elective in Chemical Engineering Process Safety, and Graduate Chemical Engineering Math as well as Individual Research Courses. He retired from the U.S. Army in September 2014 after 29 years of continuous service as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Most recently, he served as an Associate Professor and Deputy Director of Chemical Engineering in the Department of Chemistry and Life Science at the U.S. Military Academy (West Point, NY).

He is a life member and senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and was the faculty advisor to the West Point, AIChE Student Chapter for 5 years. Currently he has been working on research in the area of how chemical engineering process safety is taught using simulation. He has previously conducted research in the area of electrochemical sensors and fuel cells.

Robert is a 1989 graduate of U.S. Military Academy at West Point from which he holds a B.S. in Chemistry. He also holds a M.E. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Engineer Officer Basic Course, Advanced Course, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

• Don Glaser, President, Simulation Solutions, Inc. Don Glaser is the President of Simulation Solutions, Inc., a leader in providing PC-based dynamic simulations and related programs for use in training process operators since 1980. They have been used in over 230 locations in 28 countries on six continents.

Don has spent his entire career developing Operator Training Simulators. His company was the first to bring dynamic simulation to the personal computer, and now is the first to market a simulator that includes a virtual reality 3D training station

Don has authored many articles on training applications of dynamic simulation and has delivered numerous training courses to both instructors and operators. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College (Easton, PA). He is a member of the AIChE, the Greater N.J. Process Technology Association, and the Society for Computer Simulation. In addition, he has served as a 8-year member of the U.S. Military Academy’s Chemical Engineering Department’s ABET Advisory Board, as well as the Middlesex County College (NJ) PTEC Advisory Board since 2010.

• Matthew Garvey, Project Engineer, Simulation Solutions, Inc. Matthew Garvey is a Project Engineer for Simulation Solutions, Inc. He joined SSI in 2014, after graduating from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.

Matthew has traveled extensively for SSI throughout the US and Canada, and also to the Middle East, Europe and Africa. He has conducted training courses for operators and engineers at Marathon Petroleum, Phillips 66, MOL Group, and U.S. Oil & Refining. Additionally he has trained process and power technology professors and Instructors at numerous universities and technical colleges, including Columbia Univ., New Mexico St. Univ., Northern Oklahoma College, and many others.

Matthew has developed curriculum, exercises, and exams in teaching a four-credit Process Technology course that introduced students to real-world refinery operations at Middlesex County College (Woodbridge, NJ). He was also a co-author and co-presenter with Columbia University of “Integrating Simulation of Chemical Engineering Operations into Process Safety Education.” at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting.

He is an AIChE member, and serves on the U.S. Military Academy’s Chemical Engineering Department’s ABET Advisory Board and the Middlesex County College PTEC Advisory Board.

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, May 11th, 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 2017. Please notify Treasurer Andrew Sung that you wish to be a Member. Register Now.
Save the Dates: 2017 Meeting Dates
Monday, May 15th
Monday, Jun. 19th

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