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CEBC Director Delivers Plenary Lecture at International Conference

Monday, August 30, 2010

Prominent researchers and industrial practitioners from around the world recently met in Philadelphia for the 21st International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering.

As part of the three day event, Bala Subramaniam, Dan F. Servey Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and director for the Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, presented a plenary lecture about designing new chemical processes with minimal environmental impact.

“It was quite a privilege and honor to be invited to highlight CEBC research accomplishments at this premier conference,” said Subramaniam.

Subramaniam’s lecture described how researchers at CEBC are combining novel catalysts with new nature-friendly solvents to revolutionize production processes for important industrial chemicals.  He also emphasized that quantitatively comparing new technologies to conventional processes is essential for both guiding research and making informed business decisions.

Four other CEBC researchers attended and presented at the meeting.


21st International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering
Sunday June 13th - Wednesday June 16th, 2010, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Bala Subramaniam, plenary lecture titled Exploiting the Synergies between Catalysis and Neoteric Solvents for Sustainable Chemical Reaction Engineering: Opportunities and Challenge.

CEBC Calendar

March 4, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Allyn Kaufmann, US Whitespace & Innovation Lead
"Serial Innovation in Consumer Heathcare - Intersection of Chemistry and the Consumer"

March 10, Wednesday - Mandatory Safety Meeting 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Mandatory for all CEBC researchers working at 1501 Wakarusa

March 25, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Nikola Juhasz, Global Technical Director, Sustainability
Sun Chemical Corporation, Carlstadt, NJ
"Sustainability of Packaging Industry"

April 1, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Sagar Sarsani, Project Leader
Sabic, Sugarland, TX
"Chemical Industry R&D Career Pathways"

April 12 & 13, Monday & Tuesday - Spring Advisory Boards Meeting
& Project Evaluations

1:00-3:00 p.m. each day, via Zoom
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