01 May 2013

Key European roles for IChemE Fellows

European Federation of Chemical Engineering EFCE

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has warmly welcomed the election of two of its Fellows to key roles in the European chemical engineering community.

Professor Rafiqul Gani of the Technical University of Denmark has been elected to succeed past IChemE president Professor Richard Darton OBE as president of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE), from 1 January 2014. Professor Gani, who is director of the computer aided process engineering centre at the University, is currently the Federation’s scientific vice president.

Professor Michael Considine has been elected as the Federation’s executive vice president, again from 1 January 2014, succeeding Dr Wridzer Bakker of AkzoNobel. Mike Considine is professor of process safety and loss prevention at the University of Sheffield, having joined the University in 2012 following a distinguished career in the international energy industry. He is a major contributor to IChemE’s process safety community.

The Federation brings together some 40 organisations from across Europe concerned with chemical engineering. IChemE is by far the largest organisation and administers the Federation in conjunction with the German organisation DECHEMA and the French Société Française de Génie des Procédés.

Commenting on the appointment, IChemE’s chief executive David Brown said: "These appointments are a further example of the vital contribution IChemE Fellows play in advancing chemical engineering around the world and ensuring that knowledge and experience are effectively shared for the benefit of all."

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