Chemical Consultants Network ZOOM MEETING
EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION BETWEEN SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS?
Dr. Ron Bihovsky – Key Synthesis, LLC
David Vahlsing – Becht Engineer
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm
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Location: Online via Zoom! (registration required, see below)
Abstract: Often, scientists must work effectively with people from other technical disciplines in order to deliver what clients need. For example, chemists and chemical engineers need to work together to advance successful manufacturing processes from the lab to the plant. However, chemists and chemical engineers often have different concerns, think in different ways, speak different “languages,” and have different definitions of a good process and project success. Project success is often tied to how well we collaborate.
In this meeting we will discuss the challenges we have seen when people from different technical disciplines collaborate and share how we overcame these issues. This meeting will be interactive as we explore how best to increase collaboration, synergy, and communication between scientists and engineers.
Biography: Dr. Ron Bihovsky is a medicinal and organic chemistry consultant and founder of Key Synthesis LLC, a custom synthesis company specializing in synthesis of biologically active compounds. He also performs experimental work and testifies as an expert witness. He previously worked as an organic and medicinal chemist in the pharmaceutical industry and academia.
David Vahlsing worked at Sunoco, Inc in the USA and Canada, at various refineries, Central Engineering, R&D and corporate headquarters for a career that began directly after graduation from MIT with a BS in Chemical Engineering. Upon early retirement from Sun, he formed Hydrocarbon Engineering Associates (HEA), a multi-skilled engineering company that serviced many oil refining and chemicals companies. HEA was purchased by Becht Engineering (www.becht.com) and he now manages their Philadelphia office. Dave also was co-founder of the Chemical Consultants Network.
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