Note: Meeting Date has changed to Thursday April 10, 2014
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
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.
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.
Thursday April 10, 2014
Registration and Networking 6:00 PM
Dinner 6:30 PM
Program 7:30 PM
Snuffy’s Restaurant Mountain and Park Avenues, Scotch Plains www.pantagis.com
(250 Park Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076, phone 908-322-7726)
Members and Guests …………………..………..$25
Unemployed/Retired Section members………. $15
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)
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
Tuesday March 11, 2013
Registration 6:00 PM
Dinner/Networking 6:15 PM
Program 6:45 PM
Fiber Optics Auditorium (FOA) Fiber Optic Materials Research Building
101 Bevier Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
(parking for the event will be in lot 59, and 68 http://rumaps.rutgers.edu/location/lot-59 )
No Charge –
(Donations from actively employed AIChE members graciously accepted to assist in supporting the student awards program)
Call Andy Soos at (908) 604-2670 or e-mail at email@example.com 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.
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.
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