American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Indianapolis Section

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February 2007 Newsletter

Editor: Kevin Keating


February Meeting Plant Tour - University Emerging Technologies Center (IUETC)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007, 4:00 PM

Location: IUETC -- 351 West Tenth Street, Indianapolis.

The Plant Tour begins early! at 4:00 PM.
RSVP by February 19th to Alan Schmidt by telephone at (317) 233-5190 or
aschmidt at idem.in.gov

For details see “From the Chairman…” below.

2006/2007 Meeting Activities for Indianapolis Section of American Institute of Chemical Engineers:

February 20, 2007

Plant Tour - University Emerging Technologies Center (IUETC)


March, 2007

Purdue Section meeting – Layfette, IN


April, 2007

Speaker - TBD


May, 2007

Meeting - Election of Officers and Awards


June, 12 2007

Joint AIChE/ACS Meeting - Eyal H. Barash, Patent Lawyer, RSVP: June 7, Marty White: (317)-276-4506



From the Chairman….


Please join us for our next AIChE meeting on February 20, 2007 at Indiana University Emerging Technologies Center (iuetc.iu.edu), which is located along the canal at 351 West Tenth Street, Indianapolis. We will meet at 4:00 p.m. for a tour of the facilities. The IUETC functions as a business incubator and accelerator for life sciences, biotechnology and bioinformatics companies. Tenant companies are listed on the website. This is a great opportunity to engage your entrepreneur spirit and see what kind of jobs that are being created in the state. RSVP: Reserve with Alan Schmidt by telephone at (317) 233-5190 or aschmidt at idem.in.gov so we know who is planning to come.  
Tom Leas
(317) 234-4051



The Boston Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Ichthyologists of Boston www.aiche-boston.org) will be hosting the 2007 Leadership Development Conference (LDC) on June 8 – June 10. This event is for AIChE officers from local section to attend. It provides excellent networking opportunity with AIChE Board members, national office staff, and local section officers as well as helping local sections to develop new program opportunities. We are looking for local companies who can help sponsor to send at least one officer from the Indianapolis Section. Sponsorships will be recognized at the meeting. If you have any questions about the 2007 LDC, now or anytime, I invite you to contact me. We greatly appreciate your input. 


Thomas E. Leas PE

Chairman, Indianapolis Section of AIChE           


Highlights from AIChE

Visit www.AIChE.org to find information, visit forums, renew membership or find benefits, career listings, and other advice from our national headquarters.  Current items include:

Job Hunting?
CareerEngineer is still the only job posting system built exclusively for chemical engineers. New listings appear daily. Be sure to visit CareerEngineer at http://www.aiche.org/apps/careerengineer/index.asp.


·          The Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) - SBE's 1st Conference on Accelerating Biopharmaceutical Development, March 19-22, 2007, Loews Coronado Bay Resort in Coronado Island, California

As the underlying technology for making antibodies, therapeutic proteins, and vaccines matures, speed and efficiency become more important.  This conference will focus on recent developments (particularly new, "disruptive" technologies) that will be key to accelerating the pace and productivity of biopharmaceutical development.  If you are working on the development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals such as antibodies, vaccines or therapeutic proteins, you should attend to learn how you can improve your productivity.  Highlighting the meeting is keynote speaker Helen Winkle, Director of the Office of Pharmaceutical Science at the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.


·         2007 Annual Meeting, AIChE 2007 National Meeting, April 22-26, Hilton Americas Houston, Houston, TX

Highlights of this meeting will include the 3rd Global Congress on Process Safety (featuring the 22nd CCPS International Conference, the 41st Loss Prevention Symposium, and the 9th Process Plant Safety Symposium), the 19th Annual Ethylene Producers Conference and more than a dozen individual topical specialty conferences. In addition, there will be the collocated yet separate2007 AIChE-ACS Management Conference taking place on the tail end (April 25-27) of the Spring Meeting.  Call for Papers is NOW open


·         2007 AIChE-ACS Management Conference , April 25-27, 2007, Houston Hilton, Houston, TX

"Managing CPI Energy and Raw Materials Uncertainties in a Global Context"   This conference will address the energy-related challenges facing the global chemical and related industries. 

Call for Officers

We are looking for members who would like to become officers for the 2006-2007 year including those wishing to start the climb to the role of Section Chairmanship.  There are committee chair openings, if you can help or have an interest, the officers will help you with a committee.

Science and Engineering Presentations:
Scientech meetings are held nearly every Monday at the Children’s Museum. They begin at 11:30 am with a buffet luncheon ($9.00). Announcements and introductions are at noon, followed by the presentation which continues to 1 pm.


Monday January 29 – Impact of Tourism on Indianapolis – Robert Desautels

A description of the role of the Indiana Convention & Visitors Association in the promotion of tourism in Indianapolis.  Includes an analysis of plans for expansion and expansion activities to date and the impact of the Association’s activities on the growth of the tourism market.


Monday February 5 – The Viking Saga Across the North Atlantic – Bill Stanley

Follow the Viking Trail from Norway to L’Anse aux Meadows stopping to view historic sites and scenic attractions in Iceland, Greenland, Baffin Island, Labrador, and Newfoundland .


Monday February 12 – Indianapolis is in a Position for an Economic Miracle– Dr. Leslie Gardiner

Supply Chain Management is a cutting edge technology that integrates manufacturing, transportation, distribution, and logistics to create a competitive advantage.


Monday February 19 – Tour of the Indiana Medical Museum – Ginny Turpening & Jerry Wheeler

Learn the purpose of the museum, its history, and view the collections.


For further details contact Dr. Alan Schmidt at(317) 233-5190 or 865-3545.  For later Monday programs check the Scientech calendar at www.scientechclub.org 


Fellow Chemists:  The Indiana Section of the American Chemical Society is proud to announce its newly refurbished Indiana Section Website… http://membership.acs.org/i/indiana/index.html


February 19

Dinner & Talk
"What are All those Carbohydrates Doing in My Food?"

University of Indianapolis

Feb. 14

March 7

Dinner & Talk
"Layer by Layer Nanoengineered Magnetic Encapsulation System for Drug Delivery"

Dow AgroSciences

Mar. 2

2007 Officers