Webinar: Product Design - A Capstone Design Project for New Products Followed by the Annual Meeting

Webinar:  Product Design - A Capstone Design Project for New Products Followed by the Annual Meeting
  • Date From 8th December 2022
  • Date To 8th December 2022
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online. 08:30 GMT. Duration 1 hour 30 Minutes.


This talk was part of the post-CHEMECA Design Project Workshop on 28 September at Monash University. It covered the Chemical Product Design project at USNW Sydney and how it points to a possible future for the chemical engineering design project. The speaker also reflect on 10 years of teaching some form of this course and how his previous career at P&G influenced the course content.  The course is fairly unique in that students conceive, design, and develop an IP strategy and working prototype of a chemical product for food, cosmetic, advanced materials, or health care applications. They present their work to industry mentors and alumni after two semesters in a poster session and demonstrate their products to all.


Patrick T Spicer, Associate Professor, UNSW Sydney

Patrick is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at UNSW where he leads the Complex Fluids group. Before UNSW, Patrick ran a central engineering research group for the Procter & Gamble Company in the US for 15 years.

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Annual Meeting

Join the Education Special Interest Group for highlights of the previous year and election of office bearers.

Nominations for the position of Chair are sought out at this time. Please note that all committee members must be a current member of IChemE, and for the Chair position they must also be a Chartered or Fellow Member (the committee may consider nominations from those actively working towards Chartered Membership). Submit your nomination.

All nominations should be received by 12:30 GMT on Thursday 17 November 2022.


Presentation: 08:30–09:15 GMT
Annual Meeting:  09:15–10:00 GMT


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