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11/8: Airborne Transmission of COVID-19: Evidence and Implications for Engineering Controls. Speaker: V. Faye McNeill, Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University.

A Startup Case Study - Cresilon: From Dorm Room to Commercialization. Speaker: Joe Landolina, CEO, Cresilon, Inc.

2/17: [
MESC's Annual Engineers Week Dinner Meeting] The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Providing Engineering and Construction Services to the Nation and the World. Keynote Speaker: Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Tickner, Commanding General and Division Engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) North Atlantic Division.

No further events were scheduled in 2020, after March, due to Covid.

3/16: [This event was scheduled, but did not take place due to the first lockdown for COVID-19. It is now re-scheduled as a virtual event for Sept. 13th. Details.] Startup Case Study - Cresilon: From Dorm Room to Commercialization. Speaker: Joe Landolina, CEO, Cresilon, Inc.

2/13: [MESC's Annual Engineers Week Dinner Meeting] From Moonwalks to Spaceplanes - A History of the Space Shuttle. Keynote Speaker: Burton Dicht, CAE, Director, Student & Academic Education Programs, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

1/21: Rethinking Pharmaceutical Manufacturing. Speaker: Valentin Tarasenko, Director, Process Engineering & Innovation Coach at Pfizer Inc.

Note: No Dinner Meeting in December 2019.

11/18: Mastering Office Communication - How to Communicate Any Message to Anyone. Speaker: Vandad Pourbahrami, Humor and Business Consultant, Humor That Works.

10/24: AIChE Career Day at the Chem Show. Keynote Speaker: Suzanne A. Shelley, Principal/Owner, Precision Prose, Inc. and Co-Author of book, Careers in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Download Keynote Address. Panel Discussion with Panelists: Oluwatosin Jolaoso (goes by Tosin), Con Edison, Inc. Derya Karatas, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Con Edison, Inc. Ciera Lowe, Data Engineer, Ocrolus. Nicholas Randazzo, Environmental Engineer, AMC Engineering, PLCC. Renee Scarpaci, Associate Engineer, Scientific Design Company. Jasmin Torres, EIT, Assistant Chemical Engineer, New York City Dept. of Environmental Protection. Download Flyer

10/21: 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).

9/17: 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.

8/12: Addressing the Challenges Facing the Engineering Profession. Speaker: Salvatore Galletta, P.E., Engineering Auditor at NY City Department of Transportation, and an active member of the Metropolitan Engineering Societies Council, a New York group which also focuses on promoting the Engineering Profession.

Note: No Dinner Meetings in May-June 2019.

4/15: Green Pastures — A Fresh Look at (Traditional & Non-Traditional) Career Opportunities for Chemical Engineers and Biomolecular Engineers. Speaker: Suzanne Shelley, Contributing Editor, Chemical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Commerce magazines and Principal/Owner, Precision Prose, Inc. (New York, NY). [Note - Suzanne Shelley will the Keynote Speaker at the upcoming Career Day at the Chem Show (Wednesday, 10/23) discussing a different aspect of the book that she co-authored with Victor H. Edwards (cover of the book pictured to the left).]

3/18: Advances in Biorenewables. Speaker: Sarah Boisvert, Consultant, Energy and Chemicals Advisory, Nexant (White Plains, NY).

2/19: When Chemical Plant Accidents Happen: A Case Study on a Chemical Spill and Implications on Drinking Water Safety (A Film Screening and Panel Discussion). This event was hosted by the Dept. of Chemical Engineering at the City College of New York (CCNY). Panelists: Mary Albani at Enviro-Sciences Inc., providing services for Novartis Business Sevices, HSE&BC (Health, Safety and Environment and Business Continuity) • Ariel Czemerinski, P.E., Principal Engineer, AMC Engineering PLLC Brian Deutsch, EH&S Manager, Con Edison Rickey Johnson, Principal Risk Engineer - Energy & Construction, Liberty International Underwriters. Moderator: Weronika Patycka, President of the CCNY AIChE Student Chapter.

1/22: Simulation Sciences - A Technology Update. Speaker: • Wendy Young is a Business Development Manager at Chemstations, Inc. She provides process simulation solutions through the CHEMCAD suite of products.


Note: No Dinner Meeting in December 2018.

11/19: Emergence of the 'Me' Enterprise - A Blueprint for Leadership in the 21st Century. Speaker: Ashok Shah is a former President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Global Professional Services organization. He spends his time serving as an advisor or as a member of the Board of Directors for a collection of public and private businesses and universities. He is the Founder and President of CEPS Consulting LLC (Warren, NJ). He is Co-author (with Ross Kelly) of the book,Emergence of the ‘Me’ Enterprise.Download presentation.

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10/21: ACS National Chemistry Week at the New York Hall of Science. The local Section participated in this ACS (American Chemical Society), Metro NY Section's event for its seventh year. Pictured are AIChENY volunteers at our exhibit (from left to right): Ming Hu (Stony Brook University student), Pablo Henriquez (recent Stony Brook graduate), and Mary Lynch (Con Edison, and current Chair of the local Section). Also volunteering were local Section officers James Galloway (Pfizer, Inc.) and David Deutsch (Vista Marketing & Financial). Details.

10/15: Cybersecurity in the CPI (Chemical Processing Industries. Speaker: Daniel Garrie, is Executive Managing Partner of the global management consulting firm Law & Forensics leading the cybersecurity, privacy, forensics, and e-discovery consulting teams; Professor of Law at Rutgers School of Law in Cyberwarfare, Cybersecurity, and GDPR; and, Co-Head of Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP, Privacy and Cyber Security legal practice.

9/25: From Laboratory Research to Startup Company - A Case History. 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. Download presentation.

Note: No Dinner Meetings in May-June 2018.

4/21: Chemical Cleaning of Utility Boilers. Speaker: Jason Chandler, Senior Engineer – System Engineering at Con Edison (Consolidated Edison, Inc.)
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3/19: 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 and • Leonardo P. Garzon, P.E., Director at DeSimone Consulting Engineers (Southwest, Caribbean, and Latin America). Bios. Presentation.

Process Safety
2/20: Update on Process Safety Education and Certification for Chemical Engineers. Speaker: Dr. Anil Gokhale, P.E., Director of Projects at AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers). Bio. Presentation.

1/16: Strategic Metals – Staring down a Cliff? Speaker: Bodo Albrecht, Director, Nitric Acid Group at Sabin Metal Corp.

Waste Mgmt Hierarchy
11/20: Transforming Waste Materials to Energy and Chemicals: An Update on Sustainable Waste Management. Speaker: Dr. Marco J. Castaldi, Professor, Chemical Engineering, City College of New York, and Program Director of Earth System Science and Environmental Engineering, and the Earth Engineering Center at CCNY. Bio.

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10/16: Design of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities Meeting Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Regulations. Speaker: Dr. Leonid Shnayder, P.E., Industry Professor, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Program, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology. Bio.

Annual Meeting

9/19: A Diverse Career as a Chemical Engineer - A Case Study. Speaker: Michelle Bryner, Lead Engineer, Facilitation Process Manager at the AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers). Bio.

5/22: Process Safety Education Using Simulators. Speakers: 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. Bios.

March for Science NYC
4/22: No Local Section Meeting in April. Instead, we urged for individual participation in the March for Science New York City, Saturday, April 22nd (Earth Day). Details.

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3/20: Innovation in Oxo Alcohols Catalysts. Speaker: Sarah Boisvert, Senior Analyst at Nexant. Bio.

2/21: Advances in Biomedical Engineering: A Case Study - A CRISPR/Cas9 Application for Drug Delivery using Pentablock Copolymers. Speaker: Pratish Adhikari, Iowa State University. Bio.

1/17: Doing a World of Good: The AIChE Foundation’s Impact on Our Profession. Speaker: Dr. Peter B. Lederman, Past Chair of the AIChE Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Bio.

12/19: What is Innovation? Speaker: Valentin Tarasenko, Director, Process Engineering & Innovation Coach at Pfizer Inc. Bio.

Project Management
11/16: The Concept is Complete, Now What? What it Takes to Get a Project Constructed. Speaker: John Sasso, Project Manager at RRT SIGMA Engineering. Bio.

10/17: Project Management - A Case Study examining a successful Chem-E-Car Team’s activities at work. Speakers: Yejoon Seo, Vice President of the AIChE, CCNY (City College of New York) Student Chapter, and Riliwan Sanni, Chem-E-Car team member. Bios.

Chemical Engineering
9/21: The Chemical Engineer in Today’s World. Global Opportunities, New Technologies, plus Salary Survey Update. 2016 Metro NY Section's Annual Meeting.

Speaker: Kristine Chin, Director of Conferences, American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Bio.

5/16: A Chemical Engineer's Guide to Insurance for Processes, Equipment and Facilities. Speaker: Bob Shine, Chief Underwriting Officer, XL Catlin – Insurance, Americas Bio.

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4/23: Young Professionals Picnic at Central Park. The AIChE Central Park Picnic was a networking event that aimed to help students and young professionals get to know one another better. This event aims created a relaxed atmosphere in which students can learn from professionals about their career paths, and learn from the experiences of fellow students in different AIChE chapters in the area.

3/21: The FDA Drug Approval Process. Speaker: Clif Hotvedt, Vice President, Global Director, Medical & Scientific Affairs, Ketchum, Inc. Bio.

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2/16: Process Safety - It’s Not Just for Refiners and Chemical Companies! Speaker: Richard W. Sarnie, Director, CCPS Projects at the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), AIChE Bio.

Climate Change
1/19: Panel Discussion: Climate Change - What Does It Mean for Chemical Engineers?
Panelists: William V. Slade, Emerging Issues Specialist, EH&S (Environmental, Health & Safety) Executive & Policy Manager, Consolidated Edison of New York Bios of Panelists.

Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park, Director of Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, and Lenfest Chair in Applied Climate Science, (The Earth Institute Dept. of Earth and Environmental Engineering), Columbia University

Venetia Lannon, Regional Director at the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation for Region 2, which comprises the five boroughs of New York City.

Dr. Herbert W. Cooper, President, Dynalytics Corp., and Chairman, Consolidated NanoTech Corp.

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11/19: Career Day at the Chem Show Download presentation. Keynote Address.

Keynote Speaker: Jessica Stinson, Senior Consultant, Energy & Chemicals Advisory, Century Associates Executive Search. Bio

Panel Moderator: Andrew Sung, AMC Engineering, PLLC. He is an Environmental Engineer. Bio

Panelists: Sudeep Deb, New York City Department of Environmental Protection. He is an Assistant Environmental Engineer. Bio
Umesh Goswami, Roche Group. He is Senior Manager, Corporate Environmental and Safety Affairs.
Olabisi Kenku, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. She is an Environmental Engineer. Bio
Kevin Lee, IHS Chemical. He is a Chemical Consultant. Bio
Eve Rubin, Accenture, Information Technology and Management. She is a Senior Analyst. Bio
Anthony Tantuccio, Bristol-Myers Squibb. He is a Principal Technical Investigator, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Science & Technology. Bio

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10/19: Staying Competitive in a Feedstock Driven Market. Download presentation. If using information from this download, please attribute to Nexant Inc.

Speaker: Marisabel Dolan, Senior Consultant, Energy & Chemicals Advisory, Nexant Inc.

9/29: Future of Chemical Engineering 2015 Metro NY Section's Annual Meeting.
Speaker: Dr. Cheryl I. Teich, Reaction Engineering Expertise Leader in Dow Chemical’s Engineering Solutions Technology Center. Also, 2015 AIChE President.

7/13: Sustainability: Managing the Triple Bottom Lines Download Presentation.
Speaker: Marc Karell, P.E., CECM, EBCP of Climate Change & Environmental Services, LLC.
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6/15: Chemical Engineering Careers in Nanotechnology (The Semiconductor and Related Industries)
Speaker: Alvaro E. Neira, North American Distributor - Optical Components, Blue Bean Optical Tech. Inc.
5/18: Vaccines: A Brief Comparative History Speaker: Will F. Waterfield, Ph.D., Senior Director at Pfizer Bio-Manufacturing Science Group.
2/17: Tax Update 2015: Your Health and Your Wealth Speaker: David J. Deutsch, Tax Associate at H&R Block.


1/20: LNG Update. Speaker: Mickey Kwong, Senior Director, International Gas at PIRA Energy Group.



12/18: Development of Ships – From Primitive Vessels to the Modern Steam Ship. (Joint Meeting with the Metropolitan Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).)

11/21: Your Future Career Path - A Panel Discussion. (Our first meeting at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.)

10/26: Celebrating American Chemical Society’s (ACS) National Chemistry Week event

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Mr. Met (left) and Local Section Chair Mary Lynch at the AIChE table (right) at the 2014 ACS National Chemistry Week local event at the Hall of Science.

10/21: Annual Meeting: Is Engineering a Scientific Endeavor?

url Speaker: Dr. Stuart Kurtz

9/15: 8th Annual Energy & Resources Conference: Advances in Engineering Materials


Speakers and Presentations for this full-day conference.

Modernizing Steam-Generating Facilities

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(A Case Study in Reducing Hazards and Emissions, and Adding Improved Control Systems)

Speaker: Christopher Bentley, Senior Engineer and Janul Hernandez, Control Systems Engineer, at Con Edison, Inc.

Due Diligence, Business Decisions, and Chemical Engineers

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Due Diligence - Putting All the Pieces Together to Get the Full Picture

: Dr. Herbert W. Cooper, President at Dynalytics Corp.

In-Situ Soil Remediation
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Speaker: Michael Wagner, P.E., Project Manager at ERM (Environmental Resources Management)

3/17: The New OSHA HazCom Standard

Speaker:  Mary K. Lynch, Senior Instructor for Con Edison. Download the Presentation (4.7 MB PDF file).

2/11: Batteries Today - A Discussion on Technological Advancements, including Lithium-Ion Battery Applications" (A Joint Event with The Electrochemical Society).

Panelists: • Dr. Subhas Chalasani, Deka Battery • Dr. Amy C. Marschilok, Professor, Chemistry Dept., Stony Brook University, and • Dr. Bruno Scrosati, Chair of the 2014 International Meeting on Lithium Batteries, and co-author of the book "Lithium Batteries: Advanced Technologies and Applications" (Unfortunately, Dr. Scrosati was unable to attend.)

: • Dr. Roland Stefandl, Founder, Director and Managing Partner of Poly-Chem Systems.
1/13: Specifying the Optimum Chemical Pump
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Speaker: Nancy Westcott, President, GoatThroat Pumps.

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Presentation (6.8 MB PDF file).

12/19: Technology Museums Across the World
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Joint Meeting with the Metropolitan Section of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers Web). Speaker: Conrad Milster, Chief Engineer at the Pratt Institute.

12/10: Career Day at the ChemShow
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Keynote Speaker: Jess Stinson, Senior Consultant, Executive Search at Century Associates. Hear from an Executive Recruiter on Career Insider Trading – Insights on Getting the Best Return on your Job Search Investment”. Download Flyer. Download Keynote Presentation.

Panelists: (from left to right) • Dr. Daniel H. Lepek, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at The Cooper UnionAnthony Tantuccio, Senior Scientist, Global Drug Product Manufacturing Science & Technology at Bristol-Myers SquibbBianca White, Result Supervisor at Con Edison and • Brian Deutsch, Scientist, Environmental, Health and Safety Field Services at Con Edison.

11/18: The Maturing (Slowly) Nanoengineered-Materials Industry

Speaker: Dr. Samuel Brauer, Founder of Nanotech Plus, LLC

10/21: Optimum Decision-Making When Faced with Uncertainties
Speaker: Dr. Herbert W. Cooper, President, Dynalytics Corp. and Chair, Metro New York Section of the AIChE

Great Inventions
9/17: Great Inventions that Changed the World

Speaker: Dr. James Wei is Emeritus Professor and former Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University, and the Author of “Great Inventions that Changed the World”

Seventh Annual Energy & Resources Conference - Challenges and Opportunities in Climate Change
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Presentations from the Conference.

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Beyond the B.S. - P.E. (first step - F.E.), or M.S./Ph.D, or M.B.A.?
Speakers: Michael Wagner, P.E., Program Manager at ERM (Environmenal Resources Management) and Dr. Daniel H. Lepek, Asst. Prof. of Chemical Engineering at the Cooper Union.
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2/19: Advances in Tissue Engineering
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Speaker: Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic is the Vice-Chair of Columbia University’s Biomedical Engineering Dept. and the Director of Columbia’s Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering

Biorenewable Opportunities: "Climate Change Drives Technology Change"
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Speaker: Eric Bober is Director – Biorenewables at
Nexant’s Energy & Chemicals Consulting.

2012 11/13: Your Future Career Path - A Panel Discussion with chemical engineers from a wide range of experience from industry and academia. Don't miss your exit!
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Panelists: J. Patrick Abulencia, Ph.D. - Asst. Prof. of Chemical Engineering, Manhattan College

Jaime Cacheiro - Operations Specialist, Pfizer Inc.

Nicholas Musolino, Ph.D. - Quantitative Developer, Tower Research Capital

Roland Stefandl, Ph.D. - Founding Partner, PolyChem Systems, Inc., and President of The Chemists' Club

Alisa Vasilenko, Ph.D. - Senior Scientist, L'Oreal USA

Michael Wagner, P.E. - Program Manager, Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

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10/27: National Chemistry Week: We celebrated this annual event with the American Chemical Society, NY Section and the NY Hall of Science. Pasted Graphic
Photo: (from right to left: Mary Lynch, Vice Chair; Ariel Czemerinski, Director; and, David Deutsch, Webmaster of the Metro New York Section, AIChE.)

This year's National Chemistry Week theme: "Nanotechnology: The smallest BIG idea in science!" Venue: Hall of Science, Flushing, NY.

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Vice Chair Mary Lynch with Dennis Walcott, Chancellor of the New York City Dept. of Education. For additional photos from the National Chemistry Week event at the Hall of Science, see the ACS photo link.

Process Safety Case Study: A Review of the Bayer Investigation – the Root of the New Chemical Safety Board's Inherently Safer Video. A Review of the Bayer Investigation
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Speaker: Dr. Rafael Moure-Eraso, Chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB).

9/12: Air Pollution Health Effects - for our section's Annual Meeting, we will have a global leader examine the fields of human-exposure assessment and air-pollution health effects.
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Speaker: Dr. Morton Lippmann, Professor in the Dept. of Environmental Medicine at NYU's School of Medicine.

6/18: Cleantech in the Tri-State Region - it's about chemistry, physics, biology, software; also public relations, politics, education, business, intellectual property, and profits
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Speakers: David Kalow, Founding Partner of Kalow & Springut, LLP and Ran Kohn, Executive Director at Cleantech Corridor Inc.

May Plant Tour: Newtown Creek Wastewater Plant - Cancelled (to be rescheduled, date to be determined)
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4/16: Patent Law Changes Details Pasted Graphic

Speaker: Barry J. Schindler, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP. Download presentation.

March Student Events: Local Section Officers and Members made the rounds in the Metro NYC area to inform students (of all ages) about career opportunities in chemical engineering.

The Lower Hudson Valley Engineering Expo, White Plains HS (3/25) Details

Local Section Vice Chair Mary Lynch (right), member Ogo Ugeh (center), and former Chair Ariel Czmerinski (left) at the AIChE, Metro New York table at this annual event, which informs students about career opportunities in engineering.
Careers in Chemical Engineering event at the Cooper Union (3/22)

Local Section Director Chris Bentley (left), Vice Chair Mary Lynch, and former Chair Brian Deutsch joined Cooper Union professors Benjamin Davis and Daniel Lepek (neither shown) at this student meeting.
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) event at Poly Prep HS (3/11)
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Local Section Vice Chair Mary Lynch and NJIT students chapter members (next table to right) helped high school students.

Upward Bound at NYU (3/10) No photo available.

Competitive (Technical) Intelligence: Its Place in Technology Development Organizations Details radar-screen3

Speaker: Martha R. Matteo, Ph.D., Consultant and Advisory Board member in the field of Competitive Technical Intelligence. Download presentation.

1/17: From the Manhattan Project to Global Warming (CO2 GHG Mitigation Technologies) and Beyond Details

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Speaker: Meyer Steinberg, Former Senior Chemical Engineer at Brookhaven National Laboratory, where he was Head of the Process Sciences Division of the Department of Applied Science at BNL and also as a Consultant to the Department of Advanced Technology.

12/8: Sixth Annual Energy & Resources Conf.
"Our Crucial Water Supply; Ensuring its Future" 2.5 PDH credits available (for NYS PEs) Details
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2011 Career Day at the Chem Show

Venue: Chem Show, Jacob Javits Convention Center

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Panelists: Dr. Dan Lepek (The Cooper Union), Lauren Deitch (AIChE), Rachel Friedman (Con Edison) and Keynote Speaker: Anthony Fasano, P.E. (Powerful Purpose Associates). Additional photos of Student Leaders accepting AIChe, Metro New York's $500 grants for student chapter development.

10/17: Ultra Clean Hydrogen From Biomass to Generate Combined Heat and Power using Fuel Cells

Venue: Campus of Stony Brook University, SUNY
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9/19: What are chemical engineers and why do we need them? Archived mtg. ann.
Sources: Google Books and Ai Control Systems
6/18: Plant Tour of New York City’s Croton Water Filtration Plant, Bronx, NY Archived mtg. ann.
Details on this past event from the AIChE's ChEnected blog.

Lead, or fade away: why your business can not ignore Social Media

Speaker: Bodo Albrecht, Co-Founder and President of BASIQ Corp. LinkedIn discussion on this event.

Lapses in Process Safety .... and
Their Catastrophic Consequences

Speaker: Gregory Hounsell, former Principal Process Engineer at Pfizer, Inc.

4/3: AIChE, Metro NY exhibited at (for Middle and High School students, White Plains, NY)

Officers attending: (from left to right) Greg Hounsell, Ariel Czemerinski (in both photos), Umesh Goswami, and Mary Lynch.

3/21: Members' Benefits

Speaker: Felicia Guglielmi, Director of Volunteer and Membership Activities, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

2/22: Chemical Engineering Careers

A panel discussion with seven active Chemical Engineers describing what they are doing now, and what they expect to be doing over the next ten years.

Panelists (Sector):
Dr. Herbert W. Cooper, President, Dynalytics Corp. (Petrochemicals)
Ariel Czemerinski, Principal, AMC Engineering, PLLC (Environmental)
Umesh Goswami, Safety, Health and Environmental group, Roche (Energy and Carbon Management)
Sabrina Hawkins, Chemical Engineer, ATK (Alliant Techsystems Inc.), Advanced Programs Group, Propulsion & Controls Div. (Transportation/ Propulsion)
Gregory Hounsell, formerly Principal Process Engineer, Pfizer (Pharmaceuticals)
Mary K. Lynch, Senior Instructor, Con Edison (Steam & Electric Utilities)
Roxy Schneider, Project Engineer & Operations Leader, AIChE, Center for Chemical Process Safety (Professional Societies / Process Safety)

12/9: Fifth Annual Energy & Resource Conference

11/15: Career Options for Undergraduate Chemical Engineers (Student Event)

10/18: Plant Tour - Con Edison Steam Facility

Host: Rachel Friedman, Project Manager for a Demineralized Water Purification System at Con Edison

9/20: The Future of Chemical Engineering

Source: Washington Univ. in St. Louis Dept. of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (WUSTL)

Speaker: June Wispelwey, Executive Director, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

E-Recycling - Recycling of Electronic Devices

Speaker: Fred J. Dufek, President / CEO / Managing Director, e-Green Management

5/17: Mini-Conference Details

• Biomass: Alternative Feedstocks for Fuels, Chemicals and Polymers
Speaker: Howard Blum, Industry Consultant • Distributed Production of Advanced Biofuels from Biomass Waste Speaker: Prof. Niyi Lawal, Stevens Institute of Technology • Intellectual Property Issues Speaker: Barry Schindler, Greenberg Traurig • Bio-Plastics Market and Products: What's the Fit? Speaker: Bob Williams, Cereplast Inc. • Biomass-Derived Materials, Chemicals and Fuels Based on the PHA Platform Speaker: Oliver Peoples, Metabolix

4/19: Process Safety - Inherently Safer Technologies Download Presentation (2.4 MB PowerPoint file) Speaker: Dennis C. Hendershot, Staff Consultant, AIChE's Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)

3/15: Nuclear Power - Engineering Nuclear Power for the 21st Century Speaker: Howard L. Sobel, P.E.

2/24: Engineers' Week Dinner - AIChE, Metro NY Section will be a co-sponsor of this event

1/19: Nanotechnology - What is it? Any concerns? What about the future? Speaker: Dr. Shaun Clancy, Director of Product Regulatory Services for Evonik Degussa Corp. Download Presentation