PROGRAM

CHEMICAL SEPARATIONS:
REFOCUSING CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

May 27 - June 1, 2001
The "Il Ciocco" Hotel and Conference Center
55020 Castelvecchio Pascoli (near Barga, in Tuscany), Italy
Tel: +39-0583-719-204 - Fax: +39-0583-723-197

Conference Chair:
E.L. Cussler
University of Minnesota, USA

Co-Sponsored by:
AIChE
European Federation of Chemical Engineers
and

United Engineering Foundation, Inc.
3 Park Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10016
T: 1-212-591-7836 - Fax: 1-212-591-7441
Email: engfnd@aol.com - Website: www.engfnd.org/1bc.html

Sunday, May 27, 2001

17:00 - 18:00 Registration

17:30 - 18:00 Opening Remarks
Ed Cussler, Conference Co-Chair
Herman Bieber, UEF Liaison

SESSION I: TWO POSSIBLE FUTURES
Session Chair: Ed Cussler, University of Minnesota, USA

18:00 - 19:00 Industrial Scale Millisecond Reactors
Lanny Schmidt
University of Minnesota, USA

19:00 - 20:00 Chemical Analysis on a Chip
Mark Burns
University of Michigan, USA

20:00 - 22:00 Opening Dinner followed by welcome social hour

Monday, May 28, 2001

07:30 - 08:15 Breakfast Buffet (Dining Room)

SESSION II: HOW THINGS ARE CHANGING
Session Chair: David Savage, ExxonMobil, USA

08:30 - 09:30 Our Changing World & What We Should do about it
Calvin Cobb
Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, 2001 AIChe President, USA

09:30 - 10:30 Research on Commodity Plastics
William Ward
G.E., USA

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00 Designing New Biocatalysts: Status and Perspectives
Andreas Bommarius
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch Buffet

13:30 - 17:30 Ad hoc Sessions and/or free time

17:30 - 19:30 Poster Session with Afternoon Coffee

20:00 - 21:00 Dinner

21:00 - 23:00 Poster Session / Social Time

Tuesday, May 29, 2001

07:30 - 08:15 Breakfast Buffet (Dining Room)

SESSION III: INTENSIFICATION AND DESIGN
Session Chair: Anton Middelberg, Cambridge University, UNITED KINGDOM

08:30 - 09:30 Process Intensification - What, Why, How
Roshan Jachuck & Colin Ramshaw
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UNITED KINGDOM

09:30 - 10:30 Product Design
Art Westerberger
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00 Chemical Engineers as Tissue Engineers -
The Challenge of Small,
Complex, Bioproducts

Nick Medcalf
Smith and Nephew Group Research Centre, UNITED KINGDOM

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch Buffet

13:30 - 17:30 Ad hoc Sessions and/or free time

SESSION IV: BEYOND THERMODYNAMICS
Session Chair: Don Green, University of Kansas, USA

17:45 - 18:45 Application of Physical Chemical Principles to Pharmaceutical Delivery
Dwayne Friesen
Bend Research, Inc., USA

18:45 - 19:45 The Need for a Third Paradigm for Chemical Engineering
Julio Ottino
Northwestern University, USA

20:00 - 21:30 Dinner

21:30 - 23:00 Poster Session / Social Time

Wednesday, May 30, 2001

07:30 - 08:15 Breakfast Buffet (Dining Room)

SESSION V: ARE PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES DIFFERENT?
Session Chair: Susumo Nii, Nagoya University, JAPAN

08:30 - 09:30 Partnering for Success: Chemical Engineering in Pharmaceuticals Process R&D
Kathleen Barton
Pharmacia,

09:30 - 10:30 Regenerating Amine Absorbents
Art Cummings
MPR Services, Inc., USA

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00 From Molecule to Product Through the Process - Will The Future Paradigm be Different?
Christos Georgakis
Lehigh University, USA

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch

13:30 - 17:30 Ad hoc Sessions and/or free time
Optional Trip to Lucca -Boxed lunch will be provided for those going to Lucca

SESSION IV: EXTENSIONS TO NON-TRADITIONAL AREAS
Session Chair: Joe Cramer, AIChE, USA

17:45 - 18:45 Generic Drugs for Menopause
Jeff Tate,
Natural Biologics, USA

18:45 - 19:45 Silver Bullets for Zebra Mussels
Geoffrey Moggridge
University of Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM

20:00 - 21:30 Dinner

21:30 - 23:00 Poster Session / Social Time

Thursday, May 31, 2001

07:30 - 08:15 Breakfast Buffet (Dining Room)

SESSION VII: EXTENDING TRADITIONAL AREAS
Session Chair: Geoffrey Stevens, University of Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

08:30 - 09:30 Rythmic Hormone Release from Pulsating Hydrogels
Ron Siegel
University of Minnesota, USA

09:30 - 10:30 Ecological Process Industry
Jin Yong
Tsinghua University, CHINA

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00 Between the Chip and the Blast Furnace: Process Intensification in
Industry and in Academia
Andrzej I. Stankiewicz
DSM Research & Delft University of Technology, THE NETHERLANDS

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch

13:30 - 17:30 Ad hoc Sessions and/or free time

SESSION VIII: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?
Session Chair: Mattias Kind, University of Karlsruhe, GERMANY

17:45 - 19:00 Redefining the Profession
T.W. Fraser Russell
University of Delaware, USA

19:30 - 23:00 Dinner (Banquet) "Rustic Dinner on the Mountain"

Friday, June 1, 2001

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast Buffet (Dining Room)

09:00 - 09:15 Closing Remarks

09:30 09:15 Conference Adjournment and Departure (by bus to Pisa)

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