Student Summit 2020

13–17 July 2020

Online: 14:30 AEST, 12:30 MYT, 16:30 NZST. Duration of sessions: 2 hours.

We invite you to be a part of the online IChemE Student Summit 2020, 13–17 July 2020. It will bring together students from Australia, New Zealand and beyond.


The theme for 2020 is Chemical Engineering - yesterday, today and tomorrow.  

Innovations based on chemical engineering have helped to solve the challenges of the future since 1887. Through science and this innovation, it has enabled industry to meet the current and future needs of society. These solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring longevity and improving quality of life.

We will take a look back and reflect on the contributions of those predecessors:

  • How are they translated to today's world?
  • What developments have we built and continuing to achieve now?

We will explore with the help of our expert speakers topics such as renewables and other alternative energy, metallurgy, both industrial and pharmaceutical productions and extraction and also cultivation control engineering among others.

Our success today, in part, is due to having the right path that was set years ago, so what does the future look like and where are we heading? How is the current global pandemic and oil price fluctuations affect how industry may cope and what legacy we can leave when this conversation is had next century.


Our focus for the IChemE Student Summit 2020 is on the emerging opportunities and challenges for chemical engineering and how that relates to the next generation of professionals.

Our plenary, keynote and other invited speakers have been specially selected by the student organising committee to challenge today's students thinking and bring a global perspective to this discussion. The summit will cover:

  • resources
  • sustainability
  • pharmaceuticals
  • bio-technology.

Who will attend

  • the event is designed for anyone who is currently studying chemical engineering at university level (presentations will appeal to both new graduates and students alike)
  • process safety practitioners in the early stages of their career
  • process safety enthusiasts
  • academics

Contact us

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