American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Baton Rouge Section


AIChE Baton Rouge Section
News & Activities


April Meeting

Date:Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Place:De Angelo’s Italian Restaurant, 7970 Jefferson Highway, behind Whitney Bank (between Corporate and Essen)
Speaker: Professor Adam Melvin, PhD, LSU Chemical Engineering
Topic: Microfluidic Technology
Research and development of microfluidic devices, or lab-on-a-chip technologies, has increased exponentially in the past decade. The idea of miniaturizing common laboratory techniques and equipment is attractive to a multitude of disciplines including biomedical, chemical, mechanical, and electrical engineers working in an array research areas spanning human health, energy, and the environment. The utility of microfluidic devices arises from the unprecedented degree of control over the chemical and physical environment by utilizing laminar flow in micrometer-sized channels. Advantages include a drastic reduction in reagent and starting material costs, the relative ease-of-use, and the reproducibility across multiple experiments. While mainly restricted to academia, microfluidic devices have recently been incorporate in industry with applications ranging from biomedical devices to environmental sensors to pilot-scale production platforms for difficult to synthesize materials. The talk will provide an overview of the fundamentals and applications of this novel technology.
Agenda: 5:30 — Social hour (cash bar)
6:00 — Order from menu
6:20 — Business
6:30 — Speakers
Menu:Selections of pasta, pizza, or calzones, salad, and soft drink or tea.
Price per person:$25 (Students $10, AIChE Baton Rouge members $20)
Reservations:Individuals and company representatives make your reservations with Brian Hoppe by 4:30 PM Monday, April 21 at or telephone 225-612-6234.

Upcoming Events

May 2  Multi-topic Seminar 7 PDHs
May  Coates Award Banquet


Multi-Topic Seminar

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers — Baton Rouge Section
will host its multiple topic seminar
Turbine Control & Machinery Interface,
Steam Heat Exchangers & Steam Tracing,
Engineering Ethics, and
Emerson Delta V Instrument Control System
on Friday, 2 May 2014, 8:00a.m.—4:00p.m.

7 Professional Development Hours (PDH’s)

When:  Friday, 2 May 2014
Where:  Holiday Inn South
9940 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
(225) 924-7021

Seminar Information & Payment Options


March 2014 Meeting

Speaker: Ivy Diggs, Safety Engineer, OSHA, "2013 OSHA Update"

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Recent Events

March 18, 2014: monthly meeting: "2013 OSHA Update"

February 18, 2014: monthly meeting: "Southern Region EPC Business Outlook"

January 30, 2014: Question & Answer Panel with LSU Student Chapter

January 21, 2014: "New Insight into Combustion-Related Environmental Risks"

December 10, 2013: December Joint Meeting with New Orleans Section: "South Central Louisiana Technical College — Tour of Plant Operator and Instrument Technician Training Laboratories"

November 21, 2013: monthly meeting: "Louisiana Economic Development — Chemicals and Refining"

October 17, 2013: monthly meeting / joint meeting with ISA: "Common Misconceptions and Pitfalls in Alarm Management"

September 17, 2013: monthly meeting: "Deposition and Corrosion Control in Cooling Water Systems"

May 21, 2013 — Coates Award Banquet

April 2013 Meeting with AIChE President Phil Westmoreland

April 12, 2013: Seminar: Fire Video Image Detection, Explosion Protection and Pressure Relief, and Pneumatic Conveying.

April 11, 2013: Local Industry Question & Answer Panel happening at the LSU AIChE chapter’s weekly meeting

April 8, 2013: monthly meeting: "Entering a Golden Age of Chemical Engineering," Speaker — Phil Westmoreland, 2013 AIChE President

March 19,2013: monthly meeting: "Process Hazard Analysis and Safety-Instrumented Systems"

February 21, 2013: Seminar: Engineers Without Borders

February 19, 2013: Glenn Young, OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP) for Chemical Plants

January 30, 2013: monthly meeting, "An Overview of Twisted Tube Heat Exchangers"


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