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Section Early Career Chemical Engineers


Upcoming events

05 September 2023: Election of Chair

07 September 2023: Section Board Members meeting

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

  • 18 September 2023: Pubquiz in Berlin
  • 19 September 2023: Inauguration meeting
  • 20 September 2023: Plenary Lecture of Early Career Awardee Maria

22 September 2023: Section General Members meeting

11 October 2023: Section Board Members meeting


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

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

27 September 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.

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

02 November 2022: First meeting of Section General Members recurring last Wednesday every second month and shifting the meeting of Section Board members to first Thursday every month

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

31 May 2023: Spotlight Talk on Open Science organized by Early Career ChemEng Section!



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.


Section members


Name Section Role Affiliations
Gabriele Verrecchia Section member Haleon, IT
Guillaume Hopsort Section member Université Toulouse III, FRA
Laura Pirro Section member Yara International, NL
Maria Gonzalez Martinez Section member IMT Mines Albi, FRA
Paul Jenkinson Section member Metropolitan, UK
Silvie Müller Section member 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
Sofia Garcia Fracaro Section Chair Merck KGaA, GER
Andres David Pina Martinez Section member ENSIC-University of Lorraine, FRA
Patrik Furda Section member Slovak University of Technology, SK
Alper Koyuncu Section member Middle East Technical University, TUR