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Keynote Lecture: Nonconvex Generalized Benders Decomposition and Piecewise Convex Relaxations for Optimal Process Design and Operation Under Uncertainty
Xiang Li
A global optimization method called nonconvex generalized Benders decomposition (NGBD) has been developed to solve a class of stochastic nonconvex mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) to global optimality efficiently.
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R.S. Jane Memorial Award Lecture: Blood, Guts and Chemical Engineering 2.0
Michael Sefton
The introduction of bioengineering and biomedical engineering in chemical engineering programs and how they provide new interest in chemical engineering studies.
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Keynote Lecture: PET/Clay Nanocomposites: Effect of Chain Extender on the Morphology and Properties
Pierre Carreau
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) undergoes chain scission due to thermo-mechanical degredation. A multifunctional epoxy-based chain extender was employed to rebuild the molecular weight, increase the shear force, and consequently improving the silicate layers dispersion.
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Electrothermal's CMU Electromantle: A Heating Workhorse

Electrothermal, one of four highly respected Bibby Scientific brands, is home to the famous “ElectroMantle” family of over 50 different models of heating mantles. For 70 years, Electrothermal has been the market leader in supplying Electromantles, melting point apparatus, heating controllers, histology equipment, Kjeldahl equipment and 13 different reaction stations.  
 


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SCI Canada winner also honoured by ACS
CIC
Mitch Winnik, 2011 winner of the SCI Canada LeSueur Award, is also the recipient of the American Chemical Society's Applied Polymer Science Award. He is the first person at a Canadian university to receive an ACS National Award for polymer work. The award recognizes Winnik's pioneering work in applying the tools of nanotechnology to the study of coatings, one of the outcomes of which has been the development of more environmentally friendly paints. Read more news from the Grapevine here.
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Post-doc wins Polanyi prize
CIC
Tao (Toby) Zeng, a post-doctoral student in the University of Waterloo's chemistry department was the recipient of the 2012 Polanyi Prize in chemistry, worth $20,000. Zeng's research focuses on the properties of nano-scale molecular superfluids composed of parahydrogen molecules. Read more news from the Grapevine here.
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Opportunities aplenty in the chemical industries
Moneyweb
Whether it is large industrial upstream manufacturing or basic chemicals, cosmetics and even detergents, the industry offers vast opportunities. It even incorporates glass, plastic, rubber products, fine and speciality chemicals, ceramic, stone and concrete products. As a result, the Industrial Development Corporation's (IDC) Chemicals and Allied Industries Strategic Business Unit is actively investing in business ventures and projects in a number of chemical industry sub-sectors.
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2013 resume writing trends
CAREEREALISM
A new year has begun and that means new job hunting trends. While the resume has also played an important role, there are also new trends to which we must pay attention. The most important thing to remember in writing your resume is that 2013 is the year of showing, not telling. What are some other resume writing trends for this year?
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Job search tips from hiring managers
Science
Earlier this week, Chemical & Engineering News published an article offering advice to job seekers on how to increase their odds of finding employment in a tough job market. C&EN first gathered questions from job seekers through LinkedIn, the American Chemical Society (ACS) Network, and several blogs. Then they got industry leaders and recruiters at Genentech, Aegis Sciences, and job search site Proven, as well as ACS career advisers, to answer those questions.
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8 tips to help achieve your career goals
Mashable
Professionals who are in careers today will change jobs much more frequently than in previous generations. Therefore, you need to be prepared and proactive in managing your career. But does this mean you have to sacrifice in other areas of your life that are important to you? Our lives are busy enough balancing work and family without having to find time for making major career changes as well. The tips below provide you some solid strategies to achieve your career goals.
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4 job search performance enhancement tips
Mashable
If you're like millions of Americans looking for a job right now, it might be time to take a step back and evaluate your job-search tactics. There are some common mistakes that can make you your own worst enemy when trying to get your foot in the door of a new employer. To give your employment search some performance enhancement, make sure to follow these tips.
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Top 3 tips for phone interviews
CAREEREALISM
More and more companies are relying on phone screens, or phone interviews, as a preliminary gauge of whether or not a candidate should be invited for an in-person interview. Phone interviews are generally less expensive and time-intensive for the company, so don't be surprised if you are contacted for this type of interview.
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