INDUSTRY WITHOUT BORDERS
6:30pm April 12, 2018
Corwin Pavilion, UCSB
Not sure how to get an internship or full-time job? This night will be full of professionals in STEM fields who will no doubt be valuable connections to have in the near future. Strike up a conversation and enjoy your dinner!
Join us for an evening dedicated to bringing sustainable technology to disadvantaged communities. We’re bringing the greatest minds in town together to facilitate a discussion about issues facing communities all over the world, as well as how sustainable technology can help mitigate them. Professionals and students alike will be able to network with one another and tackle the very difficult problems our world faces. Two guest speakers will be sharing their insightful stories about developing and spreading their innovations.
Meet the Speaker
Dr. Kyle W. Self
Vice President of Process Technology at Chemetry Corporation
Dr. Self is the Vice President of Process Technology at Chemetry Corporation. In that capacity, he manages research and development activities focused on catalysis and analytics. In addition to technical support of ongoing scale-up activities, his team leads research aimed at next generation processes in areas such as propylene oxide and oxychlorination. Dr. Self began his career at Exxon Chemical Company working in both process development (Baton Rouge) and plant operations (Baytown), the latter including a major ethylene plant shutdown and debottlenecking project. He then joined Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation where he designed processes for world scale chemical plants, both retrofit and grassroots, and also assisted with shakedown and plant operations support. He has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility with Symyx Technologies, Fluidigm Corporation, and Accelergy Corporation primarily in the development and scale-up of new processes such as selective oxidation, isomerization and Fischer-Tropsch catalysis. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rice University and a PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara.