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Section Early Career Chemical Engineers


Upcoming events

9 February 2024, 5 pm CET: Section Board Members meeting

28 February 2024, 6 pm CET: Section Members meeting

8 March 2024, 5 pm CET: Section Board Members meeting

27 March 2024, 6 pm CET: Section Members meeting

recurring meetings in different subgroups


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! (Flyer, Recording on YouTube)

05 September 2023: Election of first official Chair of the Section

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

10 November 2023: Section Board Members meeting

29 November 2023: Section General Members meeting. Successful general meeting with 21 participants. We welcomed 10 new general members! 


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 community 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 Affiliations Section Role
Sofia Garcia Fracaro Merck KGaA, GER Section Chair
Silvie Müller Merck KGaA, GER Section Vice-Chair
Morgane Poser IMT Mines Albi-Carmaux, FR Section Board member
Florencia Arrosio Diversey, GER Section Board member
Alper Koyuncu Middle East Technical University, TUR Section Board member
Sara Marchini Technische Universität Dresden, GER Section Board member
Sijin Saji Xampla, UK Section Board member
Agnese Musacchio University of Pisa and AIDIC Giovani, IT Section Board member
Chioma Udeozor NEPIC, UK Section Board member
Alexandr Zubov University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, CZ Section Board member
Anna Vanluchene Ghent University, BE Section Board member
Célia Pedro Eco-Oil, PT Section Board member
Ilaria Ceteroni Institute of Chemical Technology (UPV-CSIC), ES Section member
Gabriele Verrecchia Haleon, IT Section member
Laura Pirro Yara International, NL Section member
Paul Jenkinson Metropolitan, UK Section member
Carla Esch RWTH Aachen, GER Section member
Daniel Albrecht University Duisburg Essen, GER Section member
Joseph Agnew Nouryon, SWE Section member
Kristina Zentel TU Darmstadt, GER Section member
Laura Grindey Eternis, UK Section member
Andres David Pina Martinez ENSIC-University of Lorraine, FRA Section member
Patrik Furda Slovak University of Technology, SK Section member
Luigi Piero Di Bonito Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", IT Section member
Bianca Thoms kjVI group of VDI-GVC, GER Section member