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Executive Board members (EFCE Charity Trustees)


EFCE President

Professor Rafiqul Gani
Technical University of Denmark - DTU
Dept. of Chemical  and Biochemical Engineering
Soltofts Plads 1, Building 229
2800 Lyngby
Tel: +45-45-25 2882
Fax: +45-45-93 2906

EFCE Executive Vice-President

Professor Mike Considine
ChemRisk Ltd.
3, The Alders
West Byfleet Surrey KT14 6PB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44-1932402328

EFCE Scientific Vice-President

Professor Jean-Marc Le Lann
Université de Toulouse
4 allee Emile Monso
31030 Toulouse Cedex 4
Tel: +33-6-83162930




EFCE Leadership

EFCE President and Vice-Presidents  (EFCE Officers)


Professor Rafiqul Gani (EFCE President)
(first term of office: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015, second term of office: 1 January 2016 - 31 December 2017)

Prof. Rafiqul Gani, Denmark, was elected by the General Assembly in April 2013 to succeed Professor Richard Darton in the position of EFCE President from 1 January 2014 for a two-year term of office. He was re-elected for a second two-year term of office with effect from 1 January 2016.

Rafiqul Gani graduated with BSc in chemical engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, in 1975. From 1976-1980, he studied at Imperial College in London for his MSc in chemical engineering, DIC and PhD. Prof. Gani spent the period 1980-1985 as a senior researcher at the Planta Piloto de Ingeniería Quimica (PLAPIQUI), an Argentinian institute devoted to teaching, research and development of technology in chemical engineering, followed by a year as visiting researcher at the Department of Chemical Engineering at DTU. In 1986, he joined the same department as assistant professor, and in 2000 he was appointed a Professor in Systems Design.

Prof. Gani's research interests are focused on: Multiscale modelling for managing the complexity in process-product design; Sustainable process design and analysis, including process intensification; Computer aided product (molecule and formulation) design; Development of systematic computer aided methods & tools; Development of predictive models for estimation of properties of chemical systems.

Professor Gani has been a member of the EFCE Executive Board since 2005 and a member and past chairman (2001-2007) of the EFCE Working Party on CAPE.  In 2010 he was awarded the prestigious Recent Innovative Contribution in CAPE Award of the Working Party. From 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2013 he served as EFCE's Scientific Vice-President.


Professor Mike Considine (Executive Vice-President)
(first term of office: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015, second term of office: 1 January 2016 - 31 December 2017)

Prof. Mike Considine, United Kingdom, succeeds Dr. Wridzer Bakker, who held this position for four years (2010-2013); he also holds the role of EFCE Treasurer.
At the recent EFCE General Assembly in Nice, France, he was re-elected for a second two-year term of office with effect from 1 January 2016.

Prof. Considine is Professor of Process Safety and Loss Prevention at Sheffield University, and founder and director of ChemRisk Ltd, providing process safety consultancy services.


Professor Jean-Marc Le Lann (Scientific Vice-President)
(first term of office: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015; second term of office: 1 January 2016 - 31 December 2017)

Prof. Jean-Marc Le Lann, France, succeeds Professor Rafiqul Gani, who held this position for two years (2012-2013). At the recent EFCE General Assembly in Nice, France, he was re-elected for a second two-year term of office with effect from 1 January 2016.

He was the dean at ENSIACET, Toulouse.

Le Lann-photo

Professor Richard Darton  (EFCE Past President)

A Fellow of Keble College, Professor Richard Darton is currently Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, and co-director of the Oxford Geoengineering Programme.

Prominent in the international chemical engineering community, Richard Darton is a past president of IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) and has spent periods as a visiting lecturer at the Mendeleev University and Kurnakov Institute in Moscow and also at the University of St. Petersburg. He has worked at the University of Sydney, Australia and at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He is an Honorary Member of the Czech Chemical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. 

His research areas include dynamic surface effects at gas/liquid interfaces and he chaired the EFCE Working Party on Fluid Separations from 2001-2007. He is also a leading thinker in the concept of sustainable development.

In 2011, Professor Darton received the Order of the British Empire (OBE)  in recognition of his service to the engineering community and to chemical engineering in particular. The OBE is awarded by Her Majesty the Queen to individuals  for distinguished service and achievement in their field.

Professor Darton succeeded Professor Jiri Drahos, Czech Republic, who held this position for four years (2006-2009).

In September 2011, Richard Darton was re-elected for a second term of office (1 January 2012 to 31 December 2013).

Richard Darton representing EFCE:

RCD speaking at Santander meeting 2013 with Bob Grubbs in background-web
Photo: Presentation at the meeting of the Royal Spanish Chemical Society in Santander in September 2013; in the background is Bob Grubbs, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
RCD photo July 2010





EFCE Management Committee


  • EFCE President (Prof. R. Gani)
  • Executive Vice-President (Prof. Mike Considine)
  • Scientific Vice-President (Prof. Jean Marc Le Lann)
  • Representatives of the three General Secretariats (Ms. Claudia Flavell While; Prof. Willi Meier, Ms. Ines Honndorf; Mr. Jean-Pierre Dal Pont, Dr. Martine Poux)


EFCE Executive Board Members (EFCE Charity Trustees)

(term of office: 1 January 2016 - 31 December 2017)

Mr. I. Bülent Atamer  (co-opted)
Terralab Laboratory Equipment, Wear Manufacturing & Trading Co., Cetin Emec Bulvari 1328, Sokak No:14/9,  06460 A.Ovecler Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90-312 472 7396; Fax: +90-312 472 7398

Dr. Wridzer Bakker 
Armhem, The Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Jerzy Baldyga
Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering, ul. Warynskiego 1, 00-645 Warszawa, Poland
Tel: +48-22 234 6376; Fax: +48-22 825 6037

Prof. Dr. Michael (Mike) Considine    (Executive Vice-President)
ChemRisk Ltd., 3, The Alders, West Byfleet Surrey KT14 6PB, United Kingdom
Tel: +44-1932402328

Mr. Jean-Pierre Dal Pont     
Société Francaise de Génie des Procédés - SFGP, 28 rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris, France
Tel: +33-1-53 59 02 10; Fax: +33-1-45 55 40 33

Prof. Dr. Jiri Drahos
President of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Narodni 3,
117 20 Praha 1, Czech Republic
Tel: +420-2-24 229 610; Fax: +420-2-24 240 512

Dr.-Ing. Hermann J. Feise   
BASF SE, GOI Innovation Management/E-B001, Carl-Bosch-Str. 38, 67056 Ludwigshafen, Germany
Tel: +49-621-60 55175; Fax: +49-621-60 48990

Ms. Claudia Flavell-While
The Institution of Chemical Engineers, Davis Building, 165-189 Railway Terrace,
Rugby CV21 3HQ, United Kingdom
Tel: +44-1788-53 44 13; Fax: +44-1788-55 09 04

Prof. Dr. Rafiqul Gani    (EFCE President)
Technical University of Denmark - DTU, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Soltofts Plads,
Bygning 229, 2800 Lyngby, Denmark
Tel: +45-45-25 28 82; Fax: +45-45-93 29 06

Prof. Dr. Emilia Kondili  (co-opted)
Piraeus University of Applied Sciences (T.E.I. of Piraeus), Mechanical Engineers Department,
Optimisation of Production Systems Laboratory, P. Ralli and Thivon Str. 250, P.C. 122 44 Egaleo, Greece
Tel: +30-210 53 81 430

Prof. Dr. Jean-Marc Le Lann  (Scientific Vice-President)
Université de Toulouse, Director, INP-ENSIACET, 4 allee Emile Monso, 31030 Toulouse Cedex 4, France
Phone: +33-6-83162930

Prof. Dr. Flavio Manenti
Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento CMIC "Giulio Natta", Centre for Sustainable Process Engineering Research (SuPER), Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy
Tel: +39-02 2399 3273; Fax: +39-02 7063 3280

Prof. Dr. Willi Meier 
DECHEMA e.V., P.O. Box 15 01 04, 60061 Frankfurt, Germany
Tel: +49-69-7564 143 ; Fax: +49-69-7564 201

Prof. Dr. Carlos Manuel Negro Alvarez
Complutense University of Madrid, Rectorado de la Universidad Complutense, Avda. Complutense s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Tel: +34-91 3944 242; Fax:+34-91 3944 243

Mr. François Nicol
VEOLIA Environnement, Centre de Recherche de Limay, 291 Avenue Dreyfous Ducas, Zone Portaire de Limay, 78520 Limay, France
Tel: +33-1-3098 1396; Fax: +33-1-3098 5591

Dr. Bent Sarup
Alfa Laval Copenhagen A/S, Vegetable Oil Technology Business Unit, Maskinvej 5, 2860 Söborg, Denmark

Dr.-Ing. Andreas Schreiner
Novartis Pharma Stein AG, PharmOps Switzerland, MS&T, WST-110.1.414, Schaffhauserstr., 4332 Stein, Switzerland
Tel: +41-62 865 9082

Prof. Dr. Eva Sorensen
University College London, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Torrington Place,
London WC1E 7JE, United Kingdom

Mr. Giorgio Veronesi
Techint E&C, Via Monte Rosa, 93, 20149 Milano, Italy

Prof. Dr. Bruno Zelić
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Marulicev trg 19, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel: +385-1 4597 281; Fax: +385-1 4597 260


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