What Do Non-Chemical Engineers Need to Know and Why?
Speaker: Jack Hipple
The field of chemical engineering has many overlaps in a practical sense with other technical disciplines, especially chemistry and mechanical engineering. However, it has many unique features that are important to understand, both in practice and in working with and communicating with other disciplines. These include the practical aspects of chemistry scale-up, the concept of balances, reactive chemicals, separation processes, and chemical process control.
This presentation will review these important concepts with illustrations and practical examples from the AIChE course “Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers”.
About the Speaker
Jack Hipple is Principal of TRIZ and Engineering Training Services, an innovation and chemical engineering training and consulting firm based in Tampa, FL
Jack is a ChE from Carnegie Mellon University, and spent 30 years in industry focusing on breakthrough research and engineering, including responsibility for Dow Chemical’s Discovery Research program and its Corporate Chemical Engineering R&D. He was project manager for foreign technology sourcing and management practices at the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, and Product Development Manager at both Ansell Edmont and Cabot Corporation. He has taught AIChE’s “Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers” for 12 years led on site chemical engineering training for General Mills, Sabic Plastics, Victoria and Brazosport Community Colleges, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He has taught graduate level Inventive Problem Solving and TRIZ courses for Baylor University, Eastern Michigan University, and the University of South Florida. He has served on the chemical engineering department advisory boards of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of South Florida. He was elected to a 3 year term on AIChE’s national Board of Directors from 2012-2014, serving on its Finance and Center for Chemical Process Safety committees. He previously served as program chair and chair of AIChE’s Management Division. He was elected a Fellow of AIChE in 2012.
His corporate clients have included Owens Corning, Siemens, MEDRAD, Bandag, Ariel Corporation, Corning, Dow Chemical, GAF, GM, Honeywell, Hollingsworth and Vose, Johnsonville Sausage, Lockheed Martin, Mead Westvaco, M&M Mars, MEDRAD, Monsanto, Mosebach Resistors, NCH Corporation, Eastman Chemical, S.C. Johnson, Air Products, the Tampa SOCOM military base, the Bank of Montreal, and James Hardie building products.
Jack is author of “The Ideal Result: What It Is and How to Achieve It” (Springer, 2012), and has written several articles for Chemical Engineering Progress, Quality World, Research-Technology Management, and Leaders in Action. He is a certified TRIZ Practitioner by the Altshuller TRIZ Institute as well as a certified KAI™ and Myers Briggs practitioner. He is also the author of “Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers” to be published by Wiley in 2017.
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