Conference Schedule

Monday, September 19

3:00 p.m.

“Establishing a Culture of Innovation”
Moderator: Ron Reynolds, Senior Advisor, CHF
Speaker: Pam Henderson, President, NewEdge Company

5:30 p.m.

Opening Reception

6:30 p.m.

Dinner and Address
James M. Tour, Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Rice University

9:00 p.m.

Adjourn


Tuesday, September 20

8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Schlinger Symposium Opening Plenary: “Fast Food and Energy”
Daniel G. Nocera, Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

9:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

  • Challenges for Water Resources
    Moderator:  James Alder, Vice President, Operations and Technical, Celanese Corporation
    Speakers:
    M. Michael Hightower, Water for Energy Project Lead, Sandia National Laboratories
    Paul Freedman, President, LimnoTech

  • Chemistry of Energy Sources
    Moderator: Michael C. Kerby, Global Research Manager, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
    Speakers: Mike Parker, ExxonMobil Production Company; T. Alan Hatton, Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Bio Based Chemical Feedstocks
    Moderator: Carl Bilgrien, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Arizona Chemical
    Speakers: Abhay Deshpande, Arizona Chemical; Mike Sanford, Biofuels Research Manager, DuPont

  • Increased Food Production and the Chemical Industry
    Moderator: Bob Kenworthy, Affiliates Manager, CHF
    Speakers: L. Val Giddings, Senior Fellow, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; Jon Fobes, Technical Director, Dow Agrofresh

  • Sustainable Chemistry and Technology
    Moderator: Wayne Ranbom, Director of Research, Arkema, Inc.
    Speakers: Brian Mullen, Principal Scientist, Segetis

11:00 a.m.

Poster Session
Coordinator: Ian Shankland, Vice President, Research, Honeywell Specialty Materials

11:45 a.m.

SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal Ceremony and Luncheon
Awardee: Doron Levin, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company

2:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

  • Challenges for Water Resources
    Moderator:  James Alder, Vice President, Operations and Technical, Celanese Corporation
    Speakers:
    M. Michael Hightower, Water for Energy Project Lead, Sandia National Laboratories
    Paul Freedman, President, LimnoTech

  • Chemistry of Energy Sources
    Moderator: Michael C. Kerby, Global Research Manager, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
    Speakers: Mike Parker, ExxonMobil Production Company; T. Alan Hatton, Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Bio Based Chemical Feedstocks
    Moderator: Carl Bilgrien, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Arizona Chemical
    Speakers: Abhay Deshpande, Arizona Chemical; Mike Sanford, Biofuels Research Manager, DuPont

  • Increased Food Production and the Chemical Industry
    Moderator: Bob Kenworthy, Affiliates Manager, CHF
    Speakers: L. Val Giddings, Senior Fellow, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; Jon Fobes, Technical Director, Dow Agrofresh

  • Sustainable Chemistry and Technology
    Moderator: Wayne Ranbom, Director of Research, Arkema, Inc.
    Speakers: Brian Mullen, Principal Scientist, Segetis

3:30 p.m.

Break

3:45 p.m.

Schlinger Symposium Closing Plenary: “Implications of the Toxic Substances Control Act on New Product Development”
Moderator: Jody A. Roberts, Director, Center for Contemporary History and Policy, CHF
Panelists: Lynn L. Bergeson, Founder and Co-Principal, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.; Connie Deford, Director of Chemicals Management Policy, The Dow Chemical Company; Baskut Tuncak, Intellectual Property & Sustainable Law Fellow, Center for International Environmental Law

 

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