Symposium

The 44th Annual ChEGSA Symposium will be held on October 20th to October 21st, 2022

Check back for a more detailed schedule as we get closer to the event

The annual ChEGSA research symposium started in 1979 with the goal of showcasing the work of our graduate researchers, promoting intra-departmental research collaborations, and connecting our students to industry. This two-day event features graduate research presentations, a poster session, and corporate-sponsored keynote addresses given by distinguished chemical engineers from academic, government, or industrial institutions.

This year marks the 44th Anniversary of the Symposium, and we are excited to announce that the event will occur on October 20th – October 21st, 2022.

The event will take place both in-person and virtually. Please refer to the schedule for specifics, and fill out a registration form to join the event! Email cmu.chegsa@gmail.com for questions.

2022 Keynote Addresses

First Keynote Address

David Sholl

For this year’s first Keynote Address we are excited to welcome back Professor David Sholl Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Sholl joined Georgia Tech in 2008 prior to which he was a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University for 10 years. Dr. Sholl has also recently joined the Oak Ridge National Lab in July 2021. Dr. Sholl’s research uses atomistic simulations to use atomic level interactions to understand macroscopic behaviors in a wide range of materials for industrial application. He has received a number of awards over his career including the E.Kears Pollock/ PPG Industries Grant for Young Faculty and the National Science Foundation CAREER awards from 2002-2005. In 2017 he received the “Highly Prolific Author” recognition from the Journal of Physical Chemistry. Currently he serves as a senior Editor of Langmuir (ACS journal) and became a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2019.

 

Second Keynote Address

Muge Erdirik Dogan

The second Keynote Address will be given by our own alumna, Muge Erdirik Dogan Ph.D. Dr. Erdirik Dogan is the President of Amazon Fashion. She joined the company in 2007 and over the last 15 years has led category, technology, and operations teams. Starting as a Senior Product Manager over the course of her time at Amazon she has held other positions such as Senior manager in online advertising, and General Manager/ Director of beauty, grooming, and personal care. Before becoming the President of Fashion she worked as the Vice President of WW Last Mile delivery and Pick-up division where she worked to lead Amazon Flex WW, a global self-service crowdsourcing solution to enable their delivery partners to be their own boss. As the President of Amazon fashion Dr. Erdirik Dogan oversees the company’s apparel, shoes, luggage, and jewelry lines. She also oversees their subsidiaries Zappos.com and Shopbop.com. Dr. Erdirik has also recently been highlighted by our department as the Alumni Spotlight.