NJAIChE Meeting April 8, 2014

Note: Meeting Date has changed to Thursday April 10, 2014

JOINT MEETING: 
NEW JERSEY and NORTH JERSEY SECTIONS of AIChE, with the North Jersey Chromatography Group of the American Chemical Society

Great Inventions that Changed the World

 

Dr James Wei

Abstract:

We have made tremendous progress in the last two million years, in comparison with the natural condition of mankind which is said to be “nasty, brutish, and short”.  Great inventions began with the stone axe two million years ago, to supplement the meager teeth and claws that we were given by nature; the latest are the computer and internet, which connect us well with friends and the world.  Inventions and technology are the most dynamic forces of change and progress in the world today.

Our expectations of a future with increasing prosperity and better quality of life are dependent on a continued stream of new inventions.  We are besieged by shortages of resources like water and energy, by natural calamities of hurricanes and earthquakes, by epidemic diseases such as malaria and AIDS, and by the dread of terrorists and nuclear wars.  We clamor for new inventions to solve these problems.

Every citizen of the world would benefit from the knowledge of how inventions were made, how they can change the world by intention or by surprise, and from discussions on how to use and manage inventions wisely.

Speaker:

James Wei received his Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1952, M.S. and Sc.D. in Chemical Engineering from MIT in 1954 and 1955 (with a minor in Fine Arts from Harvard).  He also has a degree in Advanced Management from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1969.

He began his career as a Research Chemical Engineer for Mobil Oil Research in 1955, and advanced to Manager of Long-Range Analysis by 1969.  From 1971-1977, he was the Allan P. Colburn Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware.  He joined MIT in 1977 where he served as Department Head of Chemical Engineering until 1988, and was the Warren K. Lewis Professor from 1977-1991.  Between 1991 and 2002, he was Dean of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University.  From 1991-2010, he was also Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor of Chemical Engineering at Princeton University.  He is now Emeritus Professor.

Dr. Wei has published more than 130 research papers on chemical kinetics, catalysis, reaction engineering, and cancer chemotherapy.  He is the author of many books, including “Product Engineering” with Oxford University Press in 2007, and “Great Inventions that Changed the World” with John Wiley in 2012.  He served as the president of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in 1988.  Among Dr. Wei’s honors are:  Member of the National Academy of Engineering, 1978; Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1982; Member of Academia Sinica, 1982.

 

Meeting Logistics

Date:

Thursday April 10, 2014 

Agenda:

     Registration and Networking 6:00 PM

     Dinner 6:30 PM

     Program 7:30 PM

 

Location:

Snuffy’s Restaurant Mountain and Park Avenues, Scotch Plains www.pantagis.com
(250 Park Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076, phone 908-322-7726)

 

Price:

Members and Guests …………………..………..$25

Unemployed/Retired Section members………. $15

Students………………………………………….…No Charge

NJAIChE Meeting March 11, 2014

Special Joint Meeting With Rutgers Student AIChE

Held at Rutgers University

Including Rutgers Student Awards

Tuesday March 11, 2014

Finding the Perfect Job for You!

(Note: a look ahead to meetings in April are posted at the bottom of the message)

 

Abstract:

How do you find that perfect job, the one that will lead to a long and satisfying career? Forget about the discussions about all of the cool jobs for chemical engineers – “perfect” is really about the right fit between your interests, skills and personality and the requirements of the job.

Come meet Loraine Huchler, P.E., CMCÒ, President, MarTech Systems, Inc., – a licensed chemical engineer, management consultant, entrepreneur, and business owner – who worked for: the U.S. Navy, testing gas turbine engines for their carrier-based aircraft, General Dynamics, upgrading engines for the F-16 fighter aircraft, Betz Laboratories, marketing chemical products for water treatment in refineries, electrical power plants and paper mills and, for the last 17 years, has served as the President and Founder of an engineering consulting firm.

Join us for this thought-provoking exploration of how to match “Who you are” with the “Perfect job.”

 

 

About the Speaker:

Loraine Huchler, P.E., CMCÒ  President, MarTech Systems, Inc. – an engineering consulting firm

Loraine Huchler is the founder and president of MarTech Systems, Inc., a firm that assesses and manages risk in water-related utility systems in industrial and commercial facilities.  Other services include conceptual process design, conducting water conservation and water reuse projects, training operations personnel and serving as an expert witness in patent infringement and equipment failure litigation.

She previously worked in the Technical Marketing Group of BetzDearborn Water Management (now GE Infrastructure, Water and Process Technologies) to support industrial water chemical treatment products.  Prior to entering the water treatment industry, she worked in the defense industry designing F-16 fighter jet aircraft and testing aviation gas turbine engine lubricants for conformance to military specifications.

Ms Huchler has presented and published numerous technical papers.  She currently publishes a quarterly column, “HPIn Water Management,” for an international trade journal, Hydrocarbon Processing and has published her first of a series of four books, Operating Practices for Industrial Water Management, Influent Water Systems, Gulf Publishing, Inc.. The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) honored Ms Huchler with the 2012 Entrepreneur Award and as a Distinguished New Engineer in 1994. She was also named as one of the “Best 50 Women in Business by New Jersey Biz in 2013 and a “Top 40 Business People Under 40” by Business News New Jersey in 2000.

Ms Huchler has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.  She is licensed as a Professional Engineer in the states of New Jersey and Maryland and has qualified as a Certified Management Consultant.  She currently serves as Chair and CEO of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) USA and as the Counselor for the student SWE section at Rutgers University. Ms Huchler belongs to several technical societies including AIChE and NACE and has served three terms as the president of the New Jersey section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

 

SPECIAL NOTE:  Members of AIChE will also be available for a panel discussion of careers in chemical engineering

 

Date

 Tuesday March 11, 2013

Agenda  
                                    Registration                             6:00 PM 

                                    Dinner/Networking              6:15  PM

                                   Program                                     6:45  PM
Location

Rutgers University

Fiber Optics Auditorium (FOA) Fiber Optic Materials Research Building

Bush Campus

101 Bevier Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854

(parking for the event will be in lot 59, and 68 http://rumaps.rutgers.edu/location/lot-59  )

Price

No Charge –

(Donations from actively employed AIChE members graciously accepted to assist in supporting the student awards program)

Reservations

 Call Andy Soos at (908) 604-2670 or e-mail at rsvp@njaiche.org by Friday 3/7/14. 

Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee meeting for February will be held on March 4 th at Paisano’s Pizza at 6:30 pm. All members are welcome.

Sponsorship

Some meetings of NJAIChE have been sponsored. If you would like to sponsor this meeting or a future meeting please let us know.  Many levels of sponsorship are available.

Future Meetings

Have you heard someone speak that would be of interest to our group?  Would you like to speak?  We’re interested in both technical and general interest presentations. Let us know.

Professional Development Hours

PDH credits will be awarded when applicable

 

NJAIChE February Meeting Notice

Artificial Neural Networks

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February 11, 2014 

JOINT MEETING: 
New Jersey Section of AIChE

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“Application of Artificial Neural Net Technology to Process Data ”

Dr. Weixian Shi 
 
Abstract:
With modernization in pharmaceutical processing, data that was originally sparsely recorded on paper becomes more easily and frequently recorded in electronic format for the purpose of real time monitoring and control of process, especially with use of process analytical technology (PAT) tools. The availability of such huge amount of data opens up paramount of opportunity for extracting valuable process information which we were not able to do before with limited data recorded on paper.  Artificial Neural Net or ANN is one of the most powerful tools that can assist us in better use of the data.  In fact, ANN has a wide area of application where high volume of data exchange occurs, such as face identification; object recognition; pattern, gesture, speech, or text recognition; weather forecasting; and stock performance prediction.

Roller compaction is used in a variety of industries, such as foods, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, where dustless free flowing granules or shaped briquettes of materials are needed.  In order to understand the relative performance of ANN compared to the more traditional type of data analysis, we have derived empirical models with a set of Design of Experiment data from a roller compaction study using both ANN and the statistical method.  The result suggests that ANN has similar performance in term of ranking factors for importance and the quality of the data model.  The advantage of ANN over the statistical method is that it does not require data transformation or parameter adjustment before a meaningful model can be identified. This is especially valuable when the data is generated in free form experiments (i.e., combination of data from various DOEs with different factors) or the data pool may violate certain statistical rules, such as normality.
 
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Speaker:
Short Biography for Dr. Weixian Shi

Weixian Shi has a BE and MS in Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University and a Ph.D. from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Weixian is currently a drug development scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb.  He’s a member of AICHE and chairs the Mixing and Segregation Sessions in AICHE annual meeting. He has extensive experience in solid dosage forms covering formulation selection and optimization, powder mixing, roller compaction, tabletting and film coating.  His expertise includes process design, control, transfer and scale up using risk assessment and QbD principles. He has presented his work in various forums, such as AIChE, AAPS and IFPAC. Recently, he published an article on Powder Technology regarding a novel method to characterize cohesiveness of material and to measure blendability of powder mixing apparatus.
 


Meeting Logistics
Date:
Tuesday February 11, 2014
 
Agenda
Registration and Networking 6:00 PM
Dinner 6:30 PM
Program 7:30 PM
 
Location
Snuffy’s Restaurant Mountain and Park Avenues, Scotch Plains www.pantagis.com
(250 Park Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076, phone 908-322-7726)
 
Price
Members and Guests …………………..………..$25
Unemployed/Retired Section members………. $15
Students………………………………………….…No Charge
 
Sponsorship
Some meetings of AIChE local sections have been sponsored. If you would like to sponsor this meeting or a future meeting please let us know. Many levels of sponsorship are available.
 
Future Meetings
Have you heard someone speak that would be of interest to our group? Would you like to speak? We’re interested in both technical and general interest presentations. Let us know.
 
Professional Development Hours
PDH credits will be awarded when applicable
New Jersey Section Information:
Reservations
Call Andy Soos at (908) 604-2670 or e-mail at rsvp@njaiche.org by Friday 2/7/14.
 
Executive Committee Meeting
The Executive Committee meeting will be held on March. 4th
at Paisano’s Pizza www.paisanoswatchung.com at 6:30 pm
(1511 U.S. 22, Watchung, NJ 07069 at the Watchung Square Mall).
All members are welcome.

ACCE Meeting January 2014

Dear NJAIChE Memebers,

Another meeting on fracking you may be interested in from our colleagues at ACCE:

 

Association of Consulting Chemists & Chemical Engineers, Inc.

Scientific, Engineering, Business and Management Consultants

 

P.O. Box 902                                                              Murray Hill, NJ  07974-0902

Telephone: 1-908-464-3182                                       Fax: 1-908-464-3182

www.chemconsult.org                                                            accce@chemconsult.org

 

MEETING NOTICE FEB. 4, 2014

 

Date/Venue:      February 4, 2014   Snuffy’s in Scotch Plains, NJ

Time:                   6:00 pm Networking     6:30-8:30 pm Dinner and

 

Presentation Topic:            “SUSTAINABILITY”

 

Speaker:   Dr. Phillip N. Eisner

                             Dr. Eisner has a BS from MIT and a PhD from NYU, both in Physics.  He has had an extensive industrial and academic career.   

 

Presentation

 

      Dr. Eisner casts the issue as a battle of Nature versus Technology, caused by our exploding population, exacerbated by primal human drives.  He will examine industrial pollution, waste disposal, agricultural problems, water use and the destruction of wilderness.  Ultimate sustainability of civilization requires the mobilization of political, economic and technological resources of many future generations.

 

The registration fee for members and non-members is $30 which includes dinner.. Prior reservations are requested by January 30, 2014.. Thank you.

 

Please contact Dr. John Bonacci at ACC&CE: email: accce@chemconsult.org, phone or fax: 908-464-3182 or regular mail: P.O. Box 902, Murray Hill, NJ  07974-0902.

 

Note: there will not be a Council meeting at 4:00 p.m.:

January 2014 Dinner Meeting

Capital Equipment

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 NEW JERSEY and NORTH JERSEY SECTIONS of AIChE

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Lifecycle Costs for Capital Equipment Projects

 

Abstract:

So, you’ve been given a project? As all of us who manage projects of varying sizes know, there is a lot more involved than just installation costs. Operation costs, maintenance costs, decommissioning costs and (the often overlooked) down-time costs all need to be considered early on in the implementation of the project. Attendees of this meeting will be presented with an overview of Lifecycle Cost Analysis (LCC), and the types of things that must be considered in order to make the best decisions and minimize total project costs

Speaker:

Peter Sibilski has over 30 years of experience in project management, product development, and energy management in the process-chemical and pharmaceuticals industries. He has led diverse, cross-functional teams in achieving business-driven goals for projects of significant dollar value. Peter has a proven track-record of successful and award-winning product development and project implementation providing significant cost savings, increased operational efficiencies, and enhanced competitive position. He received his BSChE in 1981 from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and has an MBA – Technology Management from The University of Phoenix. Peter is a licensed PE in New Jersey, and is also a Certified Energy Manager (CEM)

 

Meeting Logistics

Date:

     Tuesday January 21, 2014 

Agenda:

     Registration and Networking 6:00 PM

     Dinner 6:30 PM

     Program 7:30 PM

 

Location:

The Essex House

525 Northfield Ave

West Orange, NJ07052

Phone 973-731-2222

                                                                                                 http://www.essexhouserestaurant.com/ 

Price:

Members and Guests …………………..………..$25

Unemployed/Retired Section members………. $15

Students………………………………………….…No Charge

 

Sponsorship:

Some meetings of AIChE local sections have been sponsored. If you would like to sponsor this meeting or a future meeting please let us know. Many levels of sponsorship are available.

 

Future Meetings:

Have you heard someone speak that would be of interest to our group? Would you like to speak? We’re interested in both technical and general interest presentations. Let us know.

 

Professional Development Hours:

     PDH credits will be awarded when applicable

New Jersey Section Information:

Reservations:

     Call Andy Soos at (908) 604-2670 or e-mail at rsvp@njaiche.org by Friday 1/17/14.

 

Executive Committee Meeting:

     The Executive Committee meeting will be held on January 7 at Paisano’s Pizza www.paisanoswatchung.comat 6:30 pm

     (1511 U.S. 22, Watchung, NJ 07069 at the Watchung Square Mall).

     All members are welcome.