Symposium & Welcome Reception

Front entrance to the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, a one-story light brown brick building with a bronze statue of a man with a horse out front by some plantsThe centennial symposium will host panels, speakers and interactive presentations to showcase the department’s impact over the past century and how we are leading world-changing engineering education and research for the future.

The event will take place Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center from 7:00am-5:00pm with a welcome reception to follow. The reception will host a casual poster session providing attendees the opportunity to learn more about department research and to speak with graduate students about their work.


Program Schedule


Symposium Speakers’ Biographies

7:00am   Registration and Breakfast

8:00am   Introduction

  • Welcome, Greg Fenves, President UT Austin
  • Centennial Overview, Tom Truskett, Department Chair

8:40am   Energy, Water and Separations

Moderator: Chris Quinn (PhD ’95), VP Research and Development, Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry LLC

  • Richard L. Stover (BS ’86), Executive VP, Desalitech
  • Jose Bravo (MS ’81), Former Chief Scientist, Shell
  • Charles Campbell (BS ’75, PhD ’79), Rabinovitch Endowed Chair in Chemistry, Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering and Physics, University of Washington

9:50am   Coffee Break

10:10am   The Future of Chemical Manufacturing

Moderator: Gregg Goodnight (BS ’73), Principal Consultant, TZMI

  • Sam Smolik (BS ’75), Senior Vice President Manufacturing Americas, LyondellBasell
  • Tom Yura (BS ’89), Senior Vice President & General Manager, BASF
  • Mike Zeglin (BS ’79), President, Chevron Phillips Chemical Qatar
  • Michele Mahoney (BS ’93), NAO General Manager, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP

11:20am   Functional Materials & Nanomanufacturing

Moderator: Chris Quinn (PhD ’95), VP Research and Development, Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry LLC

  • C. Grant Willson, Rashid Engineering Regents Chair, University of Texas at Austin
  • Stephanie Watts Butler (PhD ’91), Technology Innovation Architect, Texas Instruments

12:00pm    Break for Lunch

1:00pm  Address from Sharon L. Wood, Dean, Cockrell School of Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

1:05pm   Chemical Engineering and Human Health

Moderator: François Baneyx (PhD ’91), Charles W.H. Matthaei Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering and Department Chair of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

  • Michael Pishko (PhD ’92), Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Wyoming
  • Adam Heller, Research Professor & Ernest Cockrell Sr. Chair Emeritus in Engineering, UT Austin

1:40pm   Novel Therapeutics and their Manufacture

Moderator: François Baneyx (PhD ’91), Charles W.H. Matthaei Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering and Department Chair of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

  • Tae-Han Kim (PhD ’88), Chief Executive Officer, Samsung BioLogics
  • Hongming Chen (BS ’92), Chief Scientific Officer, Kala Pharmaceuticals

2:20pm   Snack Break

2:40pm   Chemical Engineering from Perfumes and Flavors to Film and Storytelling

Moderator: François Baneyx (PhD ’91), Charles W.H. Matthaei Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering and Department Chair of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

  • Yves Boisdron (MS ’68), Chairman of Firmenich’s Board of Directors and former Group Executive Vice President of Strategy of Rhodia
  • David Long (BS ’97), Program chair of the digital cinema degree in RIT’s School of Film and Animation, Academy Award winner
  • Troy Campione (PhD ’85), Creative Director and Founder, Cineteller Productions

3:45pm   Entrepreneurship in Chemical Engineering

Moderator: François Baneyx (PhD ’91), Charles W.H. Matthaei Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering and Department Chair of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

  • Dana Sellers (BS ’75), Chief Executive Office, Encore
  • Janet Lowe (BS ’79), co-founder and principal of LTI LLC

4:25pm   Closing Remarks

5:00pm-7:00pm    Poster Session and Welcome Reception


 

Symposium Location Information

Etter-Harbin Alumni Center
2110 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX 78712
Map of inside the venue

 

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Centennial Corporate Partners

Title-Level Partners

Phillips 66 Provenance Consulting BASF Eastman Chemical

Silver-Level Partners

LyondellBasell

Bronze-Level Partners

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