Prospect of Chemical Looping Technology – Ionic Transfer, Solids Flow and Process Scale-up*
Prof. Liang-Shi Fan
The Ohio State University, USA
LIANG-SHIH FAN is Distinguished University Professor and C. John Easton Professor in Engineering in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Ohio State University. He is the U.S. Editor of Powder Technology and has served as a consulting editor of ten other journals and book series, including the AIChE Journal, I&EC Research, and the International Journal of Multiphase Flow. He has authored or coauthored four books, 350 journal articles, and twenty five patents, and has received a number of awards in recognition of his research and teaching, including ACS’s E. V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry and the AIChE’s Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, an Academician of the Academia Sinica, and a foreign member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Engineering New Vaccine Processes
Prof. Anton Middelberg
University of Queensland, Australia
Anton Middelberg is the 2010 Queensland Smart Futures Premier’s Fellow at The University of Queensland, and the Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He researches the science of chemical self-assembly processing, to define new bio-inspired products and methods for their economic manufacture. His current focus is on developing new technology for rapid and cheap vaccine manufacture. Professor Middelberg has previously held tenured academic positions at Adelaide and Cambridge Universities, a Fulbright fellowship at UC Berkeley, and he was elected Fellow of Selwyn College Cambridge and Fellow of the Cambridge-MIT Institute. He has received a number of awards including the Brodie and Shedden-Uhde medals of the Institution of Engineers Australia, and in 2008 was named as one of the 100 most influential engineers in Australia. He has published more than 150 refereed papers at the interface between biology and engineering, and has editorial roles on leading journals including Chemical Engineering Science (Editor-in-Chief) and Trends in Biotechnology.
Process Safety: Great Britain HSE Regulator Approach
Judith Hackitt CBE
Chairperson Health and Safety Executive, UK
Judith was appointed Chair of the Health and Safety Commission with effect from 1 October 2007 for a term of 5 years and became Chair of the Health and Safety Executive when the two organisations merged on 1 April 2008. Judith previously served as a Commissioner between 2002 and 2005. She was awarded her CBE for services to health and safety.
Judith worked in Brussels for the European Chemical Industry Association (CEFIC) in 2006/7. She worked at the Chemical Industries Association as Director of Business and Responsible Care (1998 – 2002) and Director General (2002 – 2006).
Judith began her working career in 1975 with Exxon Chemicals where she spent 15 years in various process management roles at Fawley. She was subsequently European Operations Director of a speciality pigments business before becoming Group Risk Manager at Elementis PLC with world-wide responsibility for health and safety, insurance and litigation. She also served for three years as a non-executive Director of Oxfordshire Health Authority.
Judith trained as a Chemical Engineer at Imperial College, London and is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, an Ordinary Member of Council of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, a Fellow of the City and Guilds Institute and an Honorary Vice President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. She was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in July 2010.
Judith was appointed as a non-Executive Director of the Energy Saving Trust in January 2009. She became a Trustee of the National Coal Mining Museum for England in June 2009.
Judith has also been named as the president-elect of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) for 2013/14. She will take up the role of deputy president in 2012-2013.
Engineering Considerations in the Design of Energy Storage Materials
Prof. Jim Yang Lee
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Lee Jim Yang is Professor and Head of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NUS. He also holds a concurrent appointment with the NUS Graduate School and an Adjunct Scientist appointment at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE). He graduated from the then University of Singapore with first class honours, and received his Master and PhD degrees from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChe), American Chemical Society (ACS) and The Electrochemical Society (ECS).
Professor Lee researches on new materials for lithium-ion batteries and room temperature direct alcohol fuel cells for portable applications. He is well cited for his works on carbon-tin composite anode materials for lithium ion batteries, carbon-nanotube supported anode catalysts, fuel-tolerant cathode catalysts and alcohol-blocking polymer electrolyte membranes for direct alcohol fuel cells. He also works on shape- and size-controlled synthesis of nanoparticles and “green synthesis” of metal nanoparticles with simple micro-organisms and small biomolecules. His new interests include photolysis of water and microbial fuel cells. He has coordinated several energy-related initiatives for the Faculty of Engineering at NUS.
Critical Role of Leadership in Preventing Major Accidents in Chemical Process Industry
Principal Lead Consultant, ABB Consulting, UK
Graeme Ellis is a Principal Lead Consultant with ABB Consulting based in the UK. He has a Process Engineering background and 32 years experience in the process industry previously with Kellogg, Hercules and ICI. Graeme trained as a hazard study leader and has worked as a Process Safety Consultant in all sectors of the process industry since 1994. His main areas of work are Process Safety management and risk assessment, particularly with major accident hazard sites in the UK. Graeme is a member of the Energy Institute Process Safety committee, and the ‘expert panel’ developing standards for Process Safety Leadership training, supported by UK HSE and chaired by the Chemical Industries Association.
Nanostructured Materials for Biomedical, Catalytic and Energy Applications
Prof. Jackie Y. Ying
Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore
Prof. Jackie Y. Ying graduated with B.E. summa cum laude from The Cooper Union, and received her Ph.D. from Princeton University. Prof. Ying was Professor of Chemical Engineering of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been the Executive Director of the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology since 2003. Prof. Ying has published over 280 journal articles, has over 140 patents issued or pending. She has been recognized with a number of awards, including the American Ceramic Society Ross C. Purdy Award, David and Lucile Packard Fellowship, Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, American Chemical Society Faculty Fellowship Award in Solid-State Chemistry, TR100 Innovator Award, and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Allan P. Colburn Award. She was elected a member of the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina. She was named one of the “One Hundred Engineers of the Modern Era” by AIChE in its Centennial Celebration. Prof. Ying is the Editor-in-Chief of Nano Today.
How Good are Block Copolymer Membranes?
Prof. Edward Cussler
University of Minnesota, USA
Edward L. Cussler, currently Distinguished Institute Professor at the University of Minnesota, received his B.E. with honors from Yale University in 1961, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1963 and 1965, respectively. After thirteen years teaching at Carnegie-Mellon University, Cussler joined the University of Minnesota in 1980. He has written over 230 articles and five books, including Diffusion, Bioseparations, and more recently, Chemical Product Design. Cussler has received the Colburn and Lewis Awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), for whom he served as Director, Vice President, and President. He has received the Separations Science Award from the American Chemical Society, the Merryfield Design Award from the American Society of Engineering Education, and honorary doctorate degrees from the Universities of Lund and Nancy. Cussler is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Quorum-Sensing Control of Gene Expression: Taming a Gene Regulatory System for Synthetic Biology
Prof. E. Peter Greenberg
University of Washington, USA
Prof. Greenberg received his Bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University, a master’s from the University of Iowa, PhD from the University of Massachusetts. After a postdoctoral at Harvard he joined the faculty at Cornell University, eventually moved back to the University of Iowa and finally returned to the Pacific Northwest his boyhood home as a member of the University of Washington School of Medicine Microbiology faculty. Dr. Greenberg has spent his scientific career studying microbial social behavior. He has focused in communication and coordination of social activities in Proteobacteria. Bacterial communication controls virulence in a variety of pathogenic bacteria and has thus become a target for development of new therapeutic strategies. Bacteria have also become models for studies of selection for and evolution of cooperative behavior. The work carried out by members of the Greenberg research group has been recognized by his election as a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Microbiology.