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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.

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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

September 13, Wednesday - Mandatory Lab Safety Meeting
All researchers at 1501 Wakarusa Dr. must attend

9:00 a.m. in Building B seminar room

September 19, Tuesday - CEBC Colloquium
Dr. David Sholl, Chair of Georgia Tech School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
"New Nanoporous Materials for Practical Applications Using Computation Modeling - How Close Is the Dream to Reality?"

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 1501 Wakarusa Drive, Building B seminar room
10:00 a.m. discussion with students

October 16 & 17, Monday & Tuesday - CEBC Fall Industry Advisory Board Meeting
Registration is Open - click here!

Monday 12:00-7:30 p.m. at the Adams Alumni Center, 1266 Oread Avenue, Lawrence
Tuesday 8:30-noon at the CEBC Complex, 1501 Wakarusa Drive, Lawrence

November 7, Tuesday - CEBC Industry Colloquium
Dr. Brandon Emme, Cellulose Team Leader, ICM, Inc.
"Title TBA"

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 1501 Wakarusa Drive, Building B seminar room
10:00 a.m. discussion with students

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