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Determination of Binary Mixture Diffusivities of CO2/N2 and CH4/N2 in Silicalite-1 Membranes
In order to mitigate the effects of global warming, technologies to capture greenhouse gases such as CH4 and CO2 must be further developed and optimized. Silicalite-1 is a type of zeolite, and so has a large internal surface area as well as relatively small pores; properties which allow effective separation of the gases of interest in this study by surface diffusion. This research has therefore been conducted to characterize silicalite-1 membranes which are well suited to this application.
Application of Polynomial Chaos Expansions to Robust Control and Robust Optimization of Chemical Processes
The quantification of model uncertainties and their propagation into desired outputs is a key step in robust control and optimization applications. Over the past two decades, Polynomial Chaos Expansions (PCE) have emerged as a powerful tool to propagate any form of parametric uncertainty with the least computational efforts. In this talk, I will review our recent contributions in the applications of these expansions to address some key challenges in the area of process systems engineering.
Call for Nominations for the Maxxam Award
The Maxxam Award is presented to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of analytical chemistry while working in Canada. We are looking for nominations for the 2016 award! The deadline is July 2, 2015 — only one week left!
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How to edge out the competition in a job interview
You made it past the resumé stage. You've been called for an interview. Now what?
Research in the Journal of Personnel Psychology indicates there's more to getting a job than talking about how your skills fit the posting.
Workplace psychologist Jennifer Newman spoke with Stephen Quinn on The Early Edition about how to put your best foot forward and land the job.
Communication skills for engineers — the 7 deadly sins and how to overcome them
The following is a summary of Episode 63 of my podcast, The Engineering Career Coach (TECC) Podcast. I will summarize the main points in this post; however, you can also listen to the show through the website or by subscribing on iTunes. I offer a career-changing tip at the end of each podcast session.
This episode of The Engineering Career Coach (TECC) Podcast focuses on communication skills for engineers.
Career guide: Engineering and technology
The Irish Times
The first engineers invented the wheel. Today, they continue to bring scientific ideas to life, inventing and maintaining the varied products and tools we use in our everyday lives. This article would never be read without engineers to invent and maintain the printing presses that created the newspaper or the computer you’re reading it on. Technologies from mobile phones to digital televisions and 3D cinemas exist because of engineers.
The best jobs for millennials
What are the most attractive professions for so-called millennials, born between 1981 and 2000? Completely comfortable in the digital world, fluent masters of social media and in many cases aware that STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields are the most important to study, this generation is finding success in several professions that barely existed five years ago, like social media manager, data scientist analyzing big data sets, and advertising account executive, a profession that is on its second life cycle in a new incarnation with an online focus.
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