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NPS14 'Fundamentally Innovative'
The NPS14 conference 'Fundamentally Innovative' brings together researchers, scientists, students, engineers, entrepeneurs, policy makers, industrial professionals and managers to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, innovations and research results on all aspects of process technology.
With this theme we highlight both the ability of our Dutch chemical engineering community to continuously come up with new products (and processes to make them), as well as our links to fundamental sciences that we use as input and inspiration.
We also put a spotlight on tomorrow’s talent. With a special designed programme for students bursting with matchmaking activities and educational workshops given by people from industry.
Monday 3, Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 November 2014
DeFabrique®, Westkanaaldijk 7, 3542 DA Utrecht
NPS14 complete programme
View the NPS14 programme here. For the complete programme with clickable links to the topic pages and presentation scheduling download the pdf file below.
NPS14 Plenary and Keynote speakers
We hereby announce the highlights in the NPS14 programme.
“Strategies for Engineering Biocatalytic Processes”
Prof. John M. Woodley
Professor at the Technical University of Denmark
Is currently Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU, Lyngby), a position he took up in 2007 after 20 years at University College London (UCL, London, UK).
"The challenge of commercializing renewable technology”
COO YXY at Avantium
He worked at DSM from 1997 till 2011 and as from March 2011 he joined Avantium as VP Operations for the YXY program, including the responsibility for YXY’s process & technology development and the pilot plant in Geleen.
dr. ir. Johan Padding - Eindhoven University of Technology
dr. Timothy Noël - Eindhoven University of Technology
dr. Marleen Kamperman - Wageningen University
prof. dr. Nesrin Ozalp - University of Leuven
prof. dr. André de Haan - Corbion / Delft University of Technology
prof. dr. Jean-Paul Lange - Shell / University of Twente
prof. dr. Frieder Mugele - University of Twente
prof. dr. Francesco Picchioni - University of Groningen
Janneke Hoedemaekers - MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology
Activities for master students and PhD students at NPS14
On Monday 3 November you will have the opportunity to conduct matchmaking sessions with Shell-recruiters at the Shell-stand. They will be available to speak to you in person and answer any questions you might have about your career opportunities at Shell and what we are looking for in our employees.
There will be 2 recruiters available during the day and the speed dates will last maximum 15 minutes.
Industrial Challenges for PhD students
On the second day of NPS14, a special program is developed for PhD students to get a feeling of how to tackle a real industrial problem. In this short workshop you will get the chance to figure out the best solution for a case that is presented by an industrial company.
With a team of fellow PhD students you can work on inspiring cases from Dow, DSM and Unilever. An unique opportunity to understand the challenges industry faces every day. Come up with an innovative solution and you will also be rewarded with a prize!
Masters students workshop
During the workshop 'Running a refinery' you get a taste of working for Shell. You will be working on a case study using real life examples of the work carried out by Shell engineers who work in a refinery.
You will face technical, environmental and financial challenges and your team-work and decision making capacities will be tested.
The workshop will be hosted by Shell-engineers and recruiters, who will also tell you about their career path and the career opportunities at Shell.