Sam is a senior consultant working for Process Systems Enterprise (PSE), in a role focused around developing digital design solutions in the pharmaceutical, food and other formulated products industries. He has been an active chemical engineer for over 10 years with experience in research and development, process design, technology transfer and software product development. He previously worked for Johnson Matthey and holds an engineering doctorate in formulation engineering at the University of Birmingham.
He has had IChemE roles of secretary and schools liaison officer in the Teesside Members Group and is the current chair and a founding member of the Early Careers Research Forum. He has also delivered guest lectures at universities. His hobbies include playing cello in local orchestras and making cheese.
To achieve the IChemE’s learned society vision, I see the overriding ingredient of success as being one where greater active engagement is at the forefront of the IChemE membership. I believe the Learned Society Committee and its initiatives can facilitate this engagement. Chemical engineering is constantly evolving as a field and we must take an open-minded and flexible approach to support and grow our special interest groups and also enhance the base value of IChemE to members, be it through news flow, webinars, face-to-face events or training material.
I believe if we develop engagement and provision of information across the membership, this will inspire others which is essential for the continued growth of the organisation and its members. I will work closely with the early careers groups in the IChemE to realise these goals in an early careers member context.
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