IChemE Conference Offers Focuses on Role of Catalysis

By Chemical Processing staff

May 23, 2013

Some of the smallest engines in the chemical engineering world come under the spotlight at a new Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) conference scheduled for June 4 in London.

Chemical plants can cover vast areas and cost billions of dollars to build, but many chemical engineers work at the other end of the scale to drive forward innovation and keep the process industries working efficiently.

Catalysis and Chemical Engineering is a new conference from IChemE and will look at the role of catalysis for a range of issues from securing plentiful energy supplies to protecting the environment.

The conference features key presentations from Shell and Johnson Matthey, and the importance of catalysis will be explored in the automotive, energy and manufacturing industries.  The event will also feature a strong speaker line-up from academia.

The event will also feature the inaugural presentation of the IChemE Andrew Medal, being awarded to Chris Hardacre, head of chemistry and chemical engineering at Queens University Belfast, UK, in recognition of his contribution to heterogeneous catalysis.

For more information, visit www.icheme.org.