IChemE President Dr Des King and Chief Executive Dr David Brown visited the department on Friday 3 December 2010.
They met with senior academics and then Dr King gave a talk entitled Energy, Carbon, Renewables and the Chemical Engineer. The talk examined the challenges and opportunities that face chemical engineers and scientists in the energy industry and concluded with the conviction that Chemical Engineers can make a difference.
Dr King completed his doctorate here at Cambridge in 1979 and today saw a few familiar faces amongst his audience. He was introduced by Sir David Harrison, who was his PhD supervisor.
Head of Department, Professor Nigel Slater, thanked Dr King for his talk and chaired a question session. The visitors were then taken on tours of the department.
Dr King is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and a Chartered Engineer. He is the President of IChemE for 2010-2011. The Institution is the global professional body for chemical engineers and accredits chemical engineering department curricula in 13 countries.