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Section Early Career Chemical Engineers


Upcoming events

06/04/2023: next meeting of Section Board members
29/03/2023: next General Meeting of Section members

May - June 2023: EFCE Spotlight Talks

17/09 - 21/09/2023: ECCE14&ECAB7 in Berlin, EFCE Event No. 782

Current activities

starting 25/01/2023: Shifting General Meeting of Section members to the last Wednesday of every second month

08/11/2022: Publication of Section Logo (can be found here)

starting 03/11/2022: Section Board meetings on the first Thursday of every month

starting 02/11/2022: General Meeting of Section members on the first Wednesday of every second month

19/10/2022: Finalized Memorandum (incl. Erratum) of the new Section is published

14/10/2022: Second official meeting

27/09/2022: First official meeting of the new Section 'Early Career Chemical Engineers', launching plans for Spotlight Talks in April and for ECCE&ECAB conference in September 2023.

21/08/2022: EFCE Executive Board approved the Memorandum of the new Section

08/04/2022: EFCE Executive Board approved the Preparatory Committee of the new Section


Nothing to see here yet. The Section was established in 2022.


We are the Early Careers Chemical Engineers Section of the European Federation of Chemical Engineers (EFCE). This section aims to inspire, inform, upskill and influence our community members to choose a lifelong career in chemical engineering.

We do this by:

  • Advocating and showcasing the importance of this profession in the advancement of society.
  • Promoting top-level chemical engineering science developments,
  • Sharing innovations in the field,
  • Informing about new strategic technologies,
  • Discussing interdisciplinary items
  • And much more!

We intend for our activities to help forge an active early career committee for our members to develop their present and future capabilities. We do this by bridging the gap for graduates stepping into industry and bringing together the wide range of diverse experiences and interests of Early Career Chemical Engineers through interdisciplinary meetings, conferences and workshops.


Name Section Role Affiliations
Gabriele Verrecchia Section Chair Haleon, IT
Guillaume Hopsort Section Board member Université Toulouse III, FRA
Laura Pirro Section Board member Yara International, NL
Maria Gonzalez Martinez Section Board member IMT Mines Albi, FRA
Paul Jenkinson Section Vice-Chair GTC, UK
Silvie Müller Section Board member and Secretary Merck KGaA, GER
Carla Esch Section member RWTH Aachen, GER
Daniel Albrecht Section member University Duisburg Essen, GER
Joseph Agnew Section member Nouryon, SWE
Kristina Zentel Section member TU Darmstadt, GER
Laura Grindey Section member Eternis, UK
Oyin Solala Section member Thames Water, UK
Sofia Garcia Fracaro Section member Merck KGaA, GER
Andres David Pina Martinez Section member ENSIC-University of Lorraine, FRA
Patrik Furda Section member Slovak University of Technology, SK