Climate change minister to open Chemeca

8th March 2010

Australia’s climate change and water minister, Penny Wong will open Chemeca 2010 – Engineering at the edge in Adelaide this September.

The four-day conference takes place on 26-29 September at the Hilton Adelaide and is jointly organised by IChemE, Engineers Australia, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and SCENZ – IChemE in New Zealand.

Plenary speakers include IChemE honorary Fellow and Chinese Academy of Sciences vice president, Jinghai Li, professor of sociology at the Australian National University Andrew Hopkins and Hans Muller-Steinhagen from the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics at Germany’s Aerospace Centre in Stuttgart.

Noel Williams, Chair of IChemE in Australia says he’s delighted that Senator Wong will be opening the event: “As minister for climate change and water, she’ll be well aware of how important the science and engineering communities are to Australia. Possible answers to many of the environmental challenges we face will be discussed the conference and it promises to be a learning experience for all of us. Solutions to climate change and environmental issues lie in the constructive exchange between engineers and the community. Chemeca 2010 will provide this forum.”

The paper and extended abstract deadline for the event is 31 May 2010. For more information visit