Chemeca 2009 will commence on Monday, 28 September at the Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth, Western Australia.
It will consist of two and a half days of Plenary and Keynote addresses, concurrent and poster sessions. The annual Chem-E-Car Competition will be held on Tuesday, 29 September.
At the conclusion of the Conference, a variety of technical tours will be offered.
> Sunday, 27 September - Welcome Reception
> Monday, 28 September - Happy Hour
> Tuesday, 29 September - Conference Dinner, including a presentation by the Chemeca Medal Winner
The Conference Exhibition will be open to delegates from Monday, 28 – Wednesday, 30 September.
Abstract themes will be:
1. Bioprocessing and nanotechnology
2. Environmental science and technology
3. Fuels and energy
4. Oil and gas
5. Mineral processing and particle technology
6. Modelling, simulations and control
7. Industrial best practice and innovation
8. Education, community and people
Professor Ian Cameron
Ian Cameron is the former head of Chemical Engineering at The University of Queensland, an inaugural Senior Fellow of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council and ALTC Discipline Scholar in Engineering and Technology. He has received numerous engineering and education innovation awards since joining UQ. He worked for 10 years for the CSR Group and consulted full-time and part-time for UNIDO over a period of 9 years. His research is in the area of process systems engineering, covering dynamics, particle systems and risk management.
To view Ian Cameron's presentation from Chemeca 09 please click here
Professor Ravindra Datta
Professor and Director, Fuel Cell Center, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Presentation title: Learning to Deal with Complexity in Reaction Mechanisms
Ravi Datta has been a Professor and Director of WPI Fuel Cell Center since 1998, and served as Chemical Engineering Department Head until 2005. Before this, he was at the University of Iowa since 1981. Ravi's research interests are in fuel cells, hydrogen catalysis, and renewable fuels. His recent work has focused on reaction network analysis, novel catalysts, fuel cell membranes, and novel fuel cells.
Professor Duong Do
Presentation title: The Role of Monte Carlo Molecular Simulation and Monte Carlo Integration in Adsorption Science and Characterization of Porous Media
D. D. Do is a Professor in Chemical Engineering at The University of Queensland since 1991. He has received a number of awards, including the Esso Award Excellence in Chemical Engineering and the Teaching Excellence Award. He maintains an active research in the area of adsorption and characterisation of porous materials, and has published extensively and delivered many keynote lectures in the area of adsorption science.
Professor Keisuke Fukui
Presentation title: Impurity inclusion in crystal during crystallization
Keisuke Fukui graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering of Himeji Institute of Technology, Japan, in 1972, obtained Ph. D. from Kyoto university in 1982, and served as associate Professor, Professor in the University of Hyogo (previous name: Himeji Institute of Technology ). His research interests are in industrial crystallization and transport phenomena.
Professor Wei Ge
Prof. Wei Ge got his Ph.D degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 1998.He is mainly engaged in multi-scale simulation of particle-fluid two-phase systems. He proposed the so-called "pseudo-particle" model which enables simulation of macro-scale flow phenomena from microscopic physics through large-scale parallel computation. As project leader, he is now devoting to the establishment of a multi-scale HPC system to bridge simulation of molecular details to reactor performance. He is author of over 70 journal papers and 3 monographs.
Professor Ric Pashley
Presentation title: Applications of the Unusual Properties of Water
Professor Pashley has held various positions at the Australian National University over 28 years, including Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Dean of Science. In 2001 he was awarded a Citation Laureate Medal by the Institute of Scientific Information, Philadelphia. He moved to Murdoch University at the end of 2006.
Dr Jenny Purdie
Presentation title: Driving Sustainable Business Performance through Business Improvement
Dr Jenny Purdie began her career in the petrochemicals industry in 1987, before joining Comalco Aluminium in 1990, working first in industrial research and later in site-based technical and leadership roles. She joined Alcoa in 2000 as Portland Aluminium Technical Manager and later Electrode Manager, and in 2005 was appointed to the role of Operations Manager at Alcoa's Pt Henry Smelter. In 2008 Jenny joined Rio Tinto Alcan as General Manager - Business Improvement and Technology for the Pacific Primary Metals Business.
Jenny has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical and Materials Engineering and a PhD in Engineering from Auckland University, and an Executive MBA from Mt Eliza Business School-University of Queensland. She is married with 2 children.
Presentation title: Delivering Energy for the Future
Russell Scott, Managing Director of Uhde Shedden Pty Ltd, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and with offices throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region, joined the company in October 1999 following senior appointments at Davy McKee (now Aker Solutions) and more recently at Kinhill Engineers (now Kellogg Brown & Root) as Director of Mining and Process.
Russell has over 30 years experience in engineering and project delivery for the broad process manufacturing and resources development industries, with particular emphasis on general management, business development and the delivery of major capital works programmes.
Russell holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) Degree from Monash University, Melbourne and is a Fellow, Institution of Engineers Australia and Fellow, Institution of Chemical Engineers Australia. Russell was Chair of IChemE in Australia Board during 2008.
Dr Andrew Shook
Presentation title: Embracing Reality: Dynamic Simulation of Metallurgical Processes
Andrew Shook was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He received his BE in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 1983 and his MASc (1987) and PhD (1992) in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. Andrew has worked for BHP (now BHP Billiton) since 1992 in a variety of roles in steel, copper and research. Technical areas of interest and experience are smelting, process simulation and process control. He led establishment of BHP Billiton's Perth Technology Centre (2005) and is currently Chief Technology and Information Management Officer for BHP Billiton's Uranium Customer Sector Group.
Mr Ian Shott
Presentation title: Presidential Speech
Ian Shott is the founder, majority owner and CEO of Excelsyn. This is a fast growing integrated Contract Development and Manufacturing Services business focused exclusively on the global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain.
Ian built his career in the International Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Industries over 25 years in senior executive leadership positions in the UK, France, Switzerland and the U.S.A for ICI, AstraZeneca, Lonza, Chirex and Rhodia.
Ian became Technical VP of the Institution of Chemical Engineers in May 2004, and Deputy President in May 2008, and Chairs the Board of the Centre of Excellence for Life Sciences.
He is a visiting professor and on the council of Newcastle University, and is on the Industrial Advisory Boards for Chemical Engineering at Imperial College and Engineering Sciences at Oxford University as well as the Strategy Advisory Board of the American Chemical Society.
He joined the Innovation Strategy Board for the Chemical Innovation-Knowledge Transfer Network in early 2007, has chaired the UK's Innovation Growth Team for Industrial Biotechnology since October 2007 and joined the Ministerial Advisory Group for Manufacturing Strategy in early 2008.
Mr Laurence Stonehouse
Presentation title: Building on a Solid Base - The Requirements for a Successful Best Practice Transfer Programme
Laurie has worked for Alcoa Inc for 30 years in a variety of technical and operating positions, including Refinery Technical Manager, R&D Manager Global Refining, Refinery Manager, Vice President Technology Global Refining and Vice President Manufacturing AWA Atlantic. He has worked in Brazil, the USA and Australia.
From February 2008 Laurie has been Vice President, Manufacturing Excellence and Global Refining Support, Alcoa Global Refining. In this position he is responsible for setting up systems and processes to drive the 9 refineries of the Alcoa system along the path to Manufacturing Excellence. This includes Best Practice transfer, operating problem resolution, identification of opportunities and driving the implementation of a holistic operations management system.
Laurie holds the degrees of BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Western Australia, BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from Curtin University of Technology and BEc from Murdoch University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
Dr Philippe Tanguy
Dr Philippe A. Tanguy, BScA (Paris), PhD (Laval) is Vice-President, R&D Programs, Partnerships and International Relations, of the international oil company Total. Before joining Total, he was Professor and Director of the Research Centre in Industrial Flow processes at École Polytechnique of Montreal. He is the author of 185 articles and 11 patents in process engineering and he has supervised 95 postgraduate researchers. Dr Tanguy is the president of the 8th World Conference on Chemical Engineering (Montreal, August 2009).
Environmental Challenges in the Energy (and Mining) Sector
A Chemical Engineering Perspective
The supply of energy in sufficient quantities and the access to clean water for every human are among the most significant challenges to address in the decades to come, as these are key elements of well-being and development. The present energy system is clearly reaching its limits in terms of sustainability, and the "business as usual' scenario is no longer acceptable. New approaches have been proposed based on much improved energy efficiency, development of renewable and new energies, and carbon capture and sequestration for fossil resources. The industrial deployment of these alternate scenarios is intrinsically related to that of water at large scale, and its use for human consumption, food production and industrial usage. A typical example is given by the exploitation of Athabasca tar sands by open pit, and the production of synthetic crude. Because the access to freshwater is getting scarce in many countries, the recycling and reuse of grey water (where it is possible), and the desalination of brackish and sea water are the most likely technologies to emerge for the supply of industrial water. Chemical engineering is the enabling discipline that will make the evolution possible.
In this communication, we will first begin with a brief description of our present energy system based on fossil resources, a legacy of the industrial revolution. We will then review the main drivers supporting the energy and water demand, and the constraints they are facing. In a next step, we will explain some of the tasks that chemical engineers will have to address in dealing with the energy-environment nexus in the future. Several examples will be used to illustrate the close interactions between clean energy production and water management.
Dr Yi Yan Yang
Dr. Yi Yan Yang is currently a group leader at IBN, and has recently won the Singapore Women's Weekly Great Women of Our Time Award 2009 in Science and Technology. She obtained her PhD in Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University, P. R. China in 1990. She was an associate professor in Tsinghua University before joining Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore in 1998. In 2003, she and her group moved to Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN). She has published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals such as Nat. Mater., Nat. Nanotech., Adv. Mater., Biomaterials, Adv. Funct. Mater. and Journal of Controlled Release etc. Her main research interests include biomaterials, drug/gene/cell delivery and cancer therapy.