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10 March 2014

IChemE past president Des King's views on the energy / food / water nexus

Des King

The systems thinking approach, which sits at the heart of the chemical engineering skill set, is central to achieving sustainable development. IChemE past president Dr Des King recently gave a webinar presentation on the ‘nexus’ approach to finding new ways to address the interconnected challenges of water, energy and food security.

View the slides and transcript >> (IChemE members only)


Dr Desmond (Des) King joined Chevron in 1981 as a process engineer and progressed through a series of technical positions in Chevron Research Company. He was named to his current position as president of Chevron Oronite in September 2013. Oronite is Chevron’s global specialty chemicals business which includes developing, manufacturing and marketing additives for fuels and lubricants. Des was president of IChemE for 2010–2011. 

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