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Programme (Morning)


European Early Career Activities (Plenary Presentation)
9:00 - 12:00 CET

Chair: Carla Esch
Moderator: Hilke Lorenz

9:00 - 9:10 Introduction to EFCE
Hermann Feise, EFCE President
9:10 - 9:20 PhD Student Workshop of the EFCE Working Party Polymer Reaction Engineering
Kristina Zentel
9:20 - 9:30 EURECHA: Student Competition and Educational Activities
Seyed Soheil Mansouri
9:30 - 9:40 Jornadas de Engenharia Química - science is not for professors, only
Magda Dias
9:40 - 9:55 discussion
9:55 - 10:10 ChemCar and chemPLANT student competitions and kjVI Youth Programme
Silvie Müller, kjVI
10:10 - 10:20 VDI-GVC Young Professional Congress
Florian Mueller
10:20 - 10:30 Networking for early-career scientist in #ChemEng: opportunities and challenges
Gregor Wehinger
10:30 - 10:45 discussion
10:45 - 10:55 YEuCat: a pan-European network for young researchers in catalysis
Emanuele Moioli
10:55-11:05 Young AIDIC - Activities
Marco Formisano
11:05-11:20 discussion
11:20 - 11:50 Chemical Engineering: A curriculum update
Deema Khunda, Sameen Barabhuiya
11:50 - 12:00 Conclusion - invitation to Workshops
Carla Esch, Gabriele Verrecchia

Workshop Programmes (Afternoon)

Early Career Round Table Discussion (14:00 - 15:30 CET)

Chemical Engineers have a diverse skill set ranging from mathematical aptitude, problem solving and data modeling. This leads to a variety of possible career paths within R&D, engineering design and Operations across multiple industries helping to shape the future of the European industrial landscape. The main goal of this workshop is to gather examples of Early Career ChemEngs in order to support the Early Career Community to stay connected, raise awareness of development opportunities and share best practices in areas of expertise.

14:00 - 14:05 Introduction
Gabriele Verrecchia
14:05 - 14:15 PoliMi SuPER Team
Andrea Galeazzi
14:15 - 14:25 R&D in the Yara Global Plants and OE
Laura Pirro
14:25 - 14:35 Panel discussion
14:35 - 14:45 An Overview of Engineering Design Projects
Andres Mansilla
14:45 - 14:55 Production Team Leading at Lonza Specialties Ingredients
André Rossbach
14:55 - 15:05 Global Technology at BASF Petrochemicals
Michael Imle
15:05 - 15:30 Panel discussion and closing
Joseph Agnew
Global Perspectives on Sustainability  (15:45 - 17:30 CET)

The Sustainability Workshop will feature early career engineers and leaders of sustainable engineering from across the world to give their perspectives on how engineers can create a sustainable future.
The workshop will be led by Soheil Mansouri (Professor at DTU - Technical
University of Denmark) and Thomas Kavanagh (PhD Student Imperial College London, Founder of Global Engineering Futures).

15:45 - 15:55 Impulse I from IChemE ECC, Global Engineering Futures, & Global Engineering Futures                                                                    
Thomas Kavanagh
15:55 - 16:05 Impulse II from EFCE Sustainability Section
Soheil Mansouri
16:05 - 16:15 Impulse III from Industry (BASF)
Marvin Kramp
16:15 - 17:05 Panel Discussion
Panel speakers (see below)
17:05 - 17:15 Questions & Answers from Audience
Panel Discussion

The event will be focused on the answering the following topics which are subject to slight change:

  • How can chemical engineers develop sustainable solutions? Including examples from panelists own research and work;
  • How can chemical engineers work together across the world to achieve a sustainable future? What challenges and solutions will this pose?
  • How can chemical engineers work to develop future generations of engineers so that sustainability becomes a key value?
  • What initiatives exist to ensure sustainability? Examples from panelists that will inspire the audience.

Panel Speakers:

  • Aida Rafat (Founder of Dye Recycle; Africa Ambassador, Global Engineering Network, Global Engineering Futures)
  • Mark Nicholas Jones (CEO, Molecular Quantum Solutions Aps)
  • Heather Williams (Senior Process Engineer, WSP)
  • Hajara Kabeer (Founder Girl in STEM; Africa Ambassador, Global Engineering Network, Global Engineering Futures)
  • Thaddeus Anim-Somuah (Engineering Projects Manager, Croda; Advisory Board Member, Global Engineering Futures)
  • Michelle Watiki (Trustee, Engineering Development Trust)
  • Paola Saenz (PhD Researcher, Imperial College London; Mexico Ambassador, Global Engineering Network, Global Engineering Futures)
  • Titi Oliyide (Safety Engineer, Siemens; Diversity & Inclusion Department, Global Engineering Futures)
  • Chingakham Chinglenthoiba (John) (Microplastics Researcher; India Ambassador, Global Engineering Network, Global Engineering Futures)