Promoting the profession of chemical engineering in East Tennessee
Updated February 11, 2014
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The AIChE YP Group (Young Professionals) is back and planning programs. Contact Daniel Crandall (dcrandall at Eastman dot com) to get involved.
New East Tennessee Section Officers for 2014
As this year’s Vice-chair, Lane Daley will be promoted to Chair for next year.
Braxton Sluder will become our Vice-chair and Chair of the Program Committee.
Esmeralda Luna-Ramos will become Secretary.
Alexandra Kleven will become Treasurer.
Joe Bays will begin his 3-year term as Director.
August 2013 Social
Read recent newsletters from the East Tennessee Section
“Managing Change,” Joanne S. Ward, October 31, 2012.
Young Professional Group Social at Putt-Putt, July 26, 2012.
Young Professional Group Social at Bays Mountain, June 7, 2012.
“Famous Atomic Scientists of the 20th Century,” Norman Jacobs, May 3, 2012. (1.2 MB pdf)
“Perspective on Process Control,” Jim Downs, April 3, 2012. (5MB .pptx)
“Integrated Water Management,” John Barber, December 1, 2011.
“Small Modular Reactors and the Second Nuclear Era,” Dan Ingersoll, November 17, 2011.
“Life Cycle Assessment,” Perry Murdaugh and Jason Pierce, October 11, 2011.
“Chemical Engineering Megatrends—Future Challenges and Opportunities,” Dr. Jeffrey J. Siirola, September 29, 2011.
“A Fun but Educational History of Chemistry—Celebrating the Year of Chemistry,” Dr. Al Hazari, May 19th, 2011.
“Cultivating a Culture for Growth and Innovation,” Dr. Greg W. Nelson, Eastman CTO, April 12, 2011.
“Pump BLEVEs,” Pete Lodal, March 2011.
“Process Heat Transfer 101,” Brad Killen, February 22, 2011 (Extensive heat transfer design and troubleshooting notes, 2.7MB .pdf)
“Dealing with Difficult People,” Joanne Ward, January 20, 2011.
“Emergency Response Leadership—Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire!,” Peter Lodal, December 7, 2010 (Pearl Harbor Day, as is appropriate).
“Effective Meetings—Mike DePollo,” September 16, 2010.
“R.L. Hasche—East Tennessee Section’s First Chair (1945),” December 1, 2009.
“Process Analytics”, November 17, 2009.
“Kenneth Massey’s BCS Computer Systems and Sports Ratings,” October 22, 2009.
“Plant tour of the Domtar Kingsport paper mill,” September 10, 2009.
“TVA Nuclear Generation Development and Construction,” Daniel Pratt, March 10, 2009. (.ppt 5.1MB)
“The Kingsport Center for Higher Education”, Gloria Gammel, February 18, 2009. (.ppt, 3.7 MB)
“Corrosion Engineering”, Robert Sinko, Eastman Chemical Company, January 21, 2009. (.ppt, 5.5MB)
“Chemical Plant Security”, Bill Hendon, Eastman Chemical Company, December 8, 2008. (.ppt)
Services—Business and History”, Tracy Coates, Engineering Section
“Sustainability Benchmarks and Roadmaps”, Darlene Schuster, AIChE Institute for Sustainability, Oct. 22, 2008. (5 MB .ppt)
Nu-Energie Biodiesel Plant Tour, September 18, 2008.
“AIChE 100th Anniversary,” Tim Nolen, April 15th, 2008.
East Tennessee Section
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Eastman Chemical Company
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Webmaster – Tim Nolen, Eastman Chemical Company
Professional Development – Joe Parker, Eastman Chemical Company
Newsletter Editors – Mark Kettner, Eastman Chemical Company
- Ashfaq Shaik, Eastman Chemical Company
Short Course Coordinator – Mark Shelton, Eastman Chemical Company
70 Years of Local Section History
The East Tennessee Section of AIChE has a long and interesting history. Many influential chemical engineers have shaped and nurtured our professional organization. Click here to read more and become a wizened veteran yourself. You might also be interested in the story of the distinguished life and career of our first Chair, Dr. R. Leonard Hasche.
Our local section bylaws are documented here.