Emerging Leaders in Chemical Engineering Plenary Session

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Emerging Leaders in Chemical Engineering

The organizing committee of the 67th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (CSChE), to be held October 22nd-25th, 2017 in Edmonton, is proud to announce the Emerging Leaders in Chemical Engineering Plenary Session. This prestigious session, a first of its kind at the CSChE meeting, will aim to highlight the vision and leadership of four early career researchers.


Four speakers will be selected to give 20-minute TED-Talk style presentations in the 67th CSChE conference. The speakers should give a perspective talk of their own research topic, and how it will influence science, engineering, and society at large in Canada and abroad. We will not consider narrow technical presentations; the speakers should present their research area and its impact in a broader perspective.


Speakers need to apply to this special session that will be conducted as a Plenary Talk in the 67th CSChE conference.

Eligible candidates should:

  • Be in the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with their first appointment as a faculty member in any university on or after Oct. 1, 2009.
  • Have their primary appointment in a Chemical Engineering department or hold a degree in Chemical Engineering.

Application documents include:

  • A 5-page (maximum) curriculum vitae highlighting the candidate’s research, leadership, supervision and outreach, written in free-format or following the guidelines of NSERC Form 100. CCV format is not allowed.
  • A one-page abstract detailing the topic covered in their talk, stressing its impact in the future of Chemical Engineering in Canada and abroad.
  • The names and complete contact information of two references. At least one of the references should be from an academic institution.

Applications should be sent to dominic.sauvageau@ualberta.ca by April 24, 2017.

Selection Committee

The selection committee will be composed of the Chair (João Soares,) and Technical Chair (Arvind Rajendran) of the 67th CSChE, the session organizers (Dominic Sauvageau and Neda Nazemifard), and four other members.

Speakers will be selected based on the clarity of their abstracts, the current impact and potential of their research effort, their leadership and the relevance of their topic to the future of chemical engineering.

Application Deadline: April 24, 2017.
All candidates will be notified of the decision made by the selection committee.