This agenda is a DRAFT and is subject to change.

8:00 am Coffee
8:05 am Welcome - Professor Ravindra Datta
8:10 am Welcome - Provost John F. Carney
8:15 am Morning Session Chair - Professor William M. Clark
8:20 am New Frontiers in Chemical Engineering: Impact on Undergraduate Education
Keynote Address, Esin Gulari, Division Director, Chemical and Transport Systems, National Science Foundation
  • 8:55 am Discussion and Questions
9:05 am Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering
  • 9:05 am - "Chemical Engineering in the Biotech Industry," D. Davidson Easson Jr., Vice President, Manufacturing & Process Development, Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • 9:35 am Discussion and Questions
  • 9:45 am - "Biomaterials for Medical Devices and Drug Delivery: Advances and Opportunities," Arthur J. Coury, Vice President, Biomaterials Research, Genzyme Corporation
  • 10:15 am Discussion and Questions
10:25 am Coffee Break
10:40 am Sustainable Energy
  • 10:40 am - "The Chemical Engineer of the Future in the Oil and Petrochemical Industry," Michael J. Dolan, Deputy President, ExxonMobil Global Refining and Supply Company
  • 11:10 am Discussion and Questions
  • 11:20 am - "Hydrogen Economy and Fuel Cells," Robert A. Sinuc, Vice President, Engineering, Plug Power
  • 11:50 am Discussion and Questions
12:00 Lunch
1:00 pm Afternoon Session Chair - Professor David DiBiasio
1:05 pm Process Information Systems and Automation
  • 1:05 pm - "Process Automation," Stephen E. Rubin, Founder, Intellution, Inc.
  • 1:35 pm Discussion and Questions
  • 1:45 pm - "New Vistas for Process Systems Engineering: Integrating Physics, Computation and Communication for Better Business Decision Making," B. Erik Ydstie, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2:15 pm Discussion and Questions
2:25 pm Molecular Perspectives in Chemical Engineering
  • 2:25 pm - "Molecular Modeling in Chemical Industry R&D," Brian K. Peterson, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
  • 2:55 pm Discussion and Questions
3:05 pm Coffee Break
3:20 pm ChE Curriculum Reform Thinking at WPI - Anthony G. Dixon, Professor, WPI
  • 3:50 am Discussion and Questions
4:00 pm Open Discussion of ChE Curriculum Reform - Professors David DiBiasio and William M. Clark - Moderators
5:00 pm Adjourn
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