Keynote Speakers: Amos Avidan (Bechtel), Mauricio Futran (Rutgers University), and Eric Toone (U.S. Department of Energy)Presented by the Chemical Engineering Discussion Group
Reported by Craig Hardgrove | Posted May 3, 2012
As the human population continues to grow, demand for more energy and for high quality healthcare increases. At the forefront of tackling both of these issues are chemical engineers, who are crucial to meeting the energy demands of the future and whose innovations promise higher quality healthcare for our growing population. Chemical engineers gathered at the New York Academy of Sciences on March 30, 2012 for the Chemical Engineering Approaches to Challenges in Energy and Biomedicine symposium to discuss new and innovative ways to harness the Earth's energy resources through natural solar or biochemical processes as well as to generate creative solutions to healthcare problems. Importantly, this symposium represents the first such meeting of chemical engineers in the New York metropolitan area, bringing together individuals from academia, industry, and government sectors.
Speakers from the energy sector discussed the current state of energy usage and production in the United States. Several researchers discussed their own exciting projects that aim to improve biofuels and to extend the lifetime of traditional batteries. Speakers on the topic of biomedical engineering presented several ways that high-tech analytical techniques can be used to improve large-scale production of tablet medicines. Additionally, researchers discussed their innovative work on improving stem cells for therapeutic applications and on designing biologically-inspired molecules.
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Presentations available from:
Treena Arinzeh, PhD (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Scott Banta, PhD (Columbia University)
Mauricio Futran, PhD (Rutgers University)
Rohit Ramachandran, PhD (Rutgers University)
Dan Steingart, PhD (The City College of New York, CUNY Energy Institute)
Eric Toone, PhD (U.S. Department of Energy, ARPA-E)
Raymond S. Tu, PhD (The City College of New York)
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