NJAIChE Meeting September 10, 2014

Plant design and operation

September  Meeting
September 10, 2014

Botulinum Toxin – Production of a Deadly Poison – From Warriors to Wrinkles

Over 60 years ago, under high confidentiality, a small plant was built to produce a crude botulinum toxin. The presentation discusses some of the unusual features and typical operation of this facility. The  toxin is considered by many to be the most poisonous material known. BOTOX is an extremely dilute form of this toxin.

 About the Speaker:

Phil Messina received a B. Ch. E. from Cooper Union, M. Ch. E. from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and Business Degree from McCoy College of Johns Hopkins University.  He served in the military during both World War Two and the Korean Conflict. Phil is a fellow of A.I.Ch.E. and Emeritus Member of A.C.S. with over 50 years of service in both groups.

Meeting Logistics

Date:

     Wednesday September 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

 

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

 

Executive Committee Meeting:

The Executive Committee meeting will be held on Oct. 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.

NJAIChE Meeting June 20, 2014

Plant Tour


Meeting for 
June 20, 2014 

Phillips 66 Refinery
Linden, NJ

 

5-18-2014 3-20-28 PM

NOTE REGISTRATION WILL BE LIMITED TO 50

Members attending section meetings regularly will have precedence
All others on a first come first served basis.

 

Reservations:

     Call Andy Soos at (908) 604-2670 or e-mail at rsvp@njaiche.org by Friday 5/30/14.

 

 

Meeting Logistics

Date:

    Friday June 20, 2014 

Agenda:

     Plant Tour 2:00 PM

    

Location:

Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery
1400 South Park Avenue
Linden, NJ  07036

Community Contact
Carol Ziegler, (908) 523-6041

 

5-18-2014 3-30-25 PM

Price:

.…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 5/30/14.

 

Executive Committee Meeting:

The Executive Committee meeting will be held on August 19 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.

NJAIChE Meeting May 14, 2014

Data Visualization

May Meeting
May 14, 2014

Data Visualization in Pharmaceutical Research and Development

The continued evolution of the regulatory landscape in the pharmaceutical industry has recast the role of chemical engineering in the development of processes for the large-scale manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. The expectations from the global health authorities have increased regarding proven demonstration of adequate process performance, process robustness, and quality control across development and manufacturing scales. These expectations require a high level of process understanding and have substantially increased the demands of experimental data collection and  data analysis. To address these requirements the utilization established and emerging automation, data aggregation, data visualization and modeling have been leveraged as powerful tools to gain process understanding. This presentation will describe the implementation of Data Exploration Analysis to results obtained with automated parallel experimentation for batch reaction characterization.

About the Speaker:

Jose E. Tabora is a Research Fellow in the Engineering Development Department  at Bristol Myers Squibb where he has worked in process development since 2007. Prior to BMS Jose worked in the research and development organizations of Eli Lilly and Merck. Jose completed his Ph.D. at The University of Virginia. His research interests lie in the area of statistics and modeling. In recent years, he has focused on better techniques for establishing and evaluating the design space of pharmaceutical processes.  Jose is also an adjunct assistant professor at Manhattan College where he has been teaching courses in reaction kinetics and reaction design since 2010.

Meeting Logistics

Date:

     Wednesday May 14, 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 5/9/14.

 

Executive Committee Meeting:

The Executive Committee meeting will be held on May 6 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.

You may also be interested in: 

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 May 13, 2014

Date/Venue:        Tuesday May 13 , 2014  
GRAND SUMMIT HOTEL- Hat Tavern Restaurant
Springfield Ave. near Morris Ave in downtown Summit.

Time:4:00 pm. Council Meeting
                                   6:00 pm Dinner and speaker
                               
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.

Fixed price dinner with choices at $35
New location—please try and reserve your attendance

Please contact Dr. John Bonacci at ACC&CE: email:above
phone or fax: 908-464-3182 or regular mail: P.O. Box 902, Murray Hill, NJ  07974-0902. Also John’s cell no. is 908-230-8488

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