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  • Chemical Engineering Approaches to Challenges in Energy and Biomedicine

    Friday, March 30, 2012 | 8:45 AM - 6:00 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by the Chemical Engineering Discussion Group

    Scientific advances fundamentally affect the way we live, contributing solutions to pressing problems as well as creating some challenges for society. Two areas in which this phenomenon has never been more evident are in energy and healthcare. The ability to harness the energy of coal, natural gas, and petroleum enabled the development of the highly complex societies of today. At the same time, the recognition of the growing problem of climate change has pushed scientists to find better ways to work with these natural resources as well as to harness alternatives. Similarly, the development of vaccines, drugs, and other medical treatments has increased the human life span to such an extent that diseases that disproportionately affect older people, such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, have replaced infectious diseases as the leading killer in many societies.

    The field of chemical engineering—poised at the interface of chemistry, engineering, and biomedicine—is well positioned to solve these challenges. This symposium will review the role of chemical engineering in energy and healthcare research as well as focus in on cutting-edge research in alternative and traditional energy, drug formulation, and biomaterials.

    Registration Pricing

    Member $25
    Student / Postdoc / Fellow Member $10
    Nonmember Academia $60
    Nonmember Corporate $80
    Nonmember Not for Profit $60
    Student / Postdoc / Fellow Nonmember $40


    Registration for this event includes admission to the full-day program as well as the reception and poster session.

    The Chemists' Club is a proud sponsor of the Networking Reception for the "Chemical Engineering Approaches to Challenges in Energy and Biomedicine" symposium. To register to attend ONLY the Networking Reception, please click here.

    Platinum Sponsor




    Gold Sponsors

    • The City College of New York
    • The Columbia University School of Engineering


    Bronze Sponsor

    • AIChE
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