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The Varma Memorial Symposium

Event Date: October 13, 2019
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School or Program: Chemical Engineering
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October 13-14, 2019

To honor and celebrate the career of Dr. Arvind Varma, the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University will be hosting "The Varma Memorial Symposium" beginning at 12:00 noon on Sunday, October 13 and concluding at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 14. We invite you to join us for this event as we recognize Dr. Varma's leadership and commitment to excellence in chemical engineering education and research.

To attend, please RSVP by October 7, 2019.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

All events, except the reception and dinner, to take place in Forney Hall, Purdue Campus, 480 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN

12:00 pm  Lunch

12:50 pm  Opening Remarks, Sangtae Kim, Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Head, Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University

1:00 pm    Doraiswami Ramkrishna, Harry Creighton Peffer Distinguished Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University

1:20 pm    Charles Davidson (BSChE 1972, Purdue), Venture Partner, Quantum Energy Partners

1:40 pm    Carmo Pereira (PhD 1978, Notre Dame), DuPont Fellow, DuPont de Nemours Co

2:00 pm    Massimo Morbidelli (PhD 1987, Notre Dame), Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica, Giulio Natta, Politecnico di Milano
 
2:20 pm    Evan Bauman (PhD 1988, Notre Dame), Shell Oil Co., retired
 
2:40 pm    Peter Erri (PhD 2007, Purdue), Manager - Active Ingredient Manufacturing Strategy & Operational Excellence, Crop Science Division, Bayer AG
 
3:00 pm    Break 
 
3:20 pm    Danni Gao (PhD 2014, Purdue), Research Engineer, Shell Oil Company
 
3:40 pm    Edward Maginn, Dorini Family Professor & Department Chair, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame 
 
4:00 pm    Rex Reklaitis, Burton and Kathryn Gedge Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
 
4:20 pm    Adjourn 
 
6:00 pm    Reception, Lafayette Country Club, 1500 S. 9th Street, Lafayette, IN 47905
 
7.00 pm    Dinner
 
8:00 pm    Dinner Speakers 
 
  • Gayle Jameson, Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Investigator, Honor Health Research Institute
  • Karen Varma
  • Leah Jamieson, Ransburg Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, John A. Edwardson Dean Emerita of Engineering, Purdue University
  • Michael Graff (MSChE '79), Chairman and CEO Air Liquide
  • Sangtae Kim, Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Head, Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
 
9:00 pm    Adjourn 

Monday, October 14, 2019

All events, except the reception and dinner, to take place in Discovery Learning Center, Purdue Campus, 207 S. Martin Jischke Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

7:30 am    Breakfast

8:00 am    Opening remarks

8:15 am    "Reactive Metal-Support Interaction on 2D Metal Carbide," Yue Wu, Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor, Iowa State University

8:45 am    "Hydrogen Production and Use in A Solar Economy," Rakesh AgrawalWinthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering , Purdue University

9:15 am    “Ad Astra Per Renewables: Systematic Valorization of Lignin,” Bala Subramaniam, Dan F. Servey Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas

9:45 am  “Process Intensification and Modular Chemicals Production – Emerging Reaction Engineering Opportunities and Challenges,” Benjamin WilhiteAssociate Professor, Texas A&M University
 
10:15 am   Break 
 
10:30 am  “Tangible Impact of Enabling Technologies such as Predictive Modeling, Flow, and Automation for Efficient Biopharmaceutical Process Development and Manufacturing,” Moiz Diwan, Director, Pharmaceutical Development, AbbVie
 
11:00 am  “Materials by Design for Safer Rechargeable Batteries,” Vilas Pol, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
 
11:30 am  "Parametric Sensitivity and Runaway in Fixed-Bed Reactors: Example of Methanol Oxidation over Pt-Bi Catalysts," Yang Xiao, Research Scientist, Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
 
12:00 pm    Lunch 
 
Concluding remarks
 
  • Mung ChiangJohn A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering, Purdue University
  • Sangtae Kim, Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Head, Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
 
1:00 pm    Adjourn
 
For more details, please contact Cristina Farmus, cfarmus@purdue.edu, 765-494-0027.