Learned Society Committee

The Learned Society Committee will give strategic direction to IChemE’s technical priorities and steer IChemE’s activities as a learned society. Delivering on IChemE’s strategy to be led by members, supporting members and serving society, this newly-created committee will put members in charge of this vitally important area of activity.

The committee has identified three priority topics to concentrate IChemE’s activities on as a learned society through to 2024, and the completion of the term of the current strategy:

  1. Responsible Production: IChemE aims to deliver tangible outputs on several aspects of sustainability and responsible production, including climate change, ethics, systems engineering and life cycle analysis. In the short term, the Responsible Production work influences the work IChemE is involved with to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Major Hazard Management: The ambition is for IChemE to be a peer group leader in sharing our knowledge in this area, and learning from others.

  3. Digitalisation: IChemE will provide thought leadership on how digital technologies and skill areas, enabled by ethical leadership, organisational aspects, education and life-long learning, affect chemical engineering professionals, and help them prepare for the future.

Learn more about the Learned Society priority topics.

The Learned Society Committee is chaired by the Vice President Learned Society and comprises up to 12 volunteer members. View our volunteer group structure.

For more information contact LSC@icheme.org.

 

Alexandra Meldrum

Alexandra Meldrum

Chair – Vice President Learned Society

Alexandra Meldrum FIChemE was elected as Vice President Learned Society in June 2021 having served on the Learned Society Committee since 2019.

Neil Blundell

Neil Blundell

Deputy Chair Learned Society Committee and Subject Area Lead for Energy

Neil Blundell CEng CEnv FIChemE was elected to the Learned Society Committee in July 2019.

Sam Wilkinson

Sam Wilkinson

Committee Member and Subject Area Lead for Education, Innovation and Research.

Sam Wilkinson AMIChemE was elected to the Learned Society Committee in July 2019.

Claire MacLeod

Claire MacLeod

Committee Member and Subject Area Lead for Health and Wellbeing

Claire MacLeod CEng MIChemE was elected to the Learned Society Committee in July 2019.

David Platts

David Platts

Committee Member and Subject Area Lead for Food and Drink

David Platts CEng FIChemE was elected to the Learned Society Committee in July 2019.

Jane O'Connor

Jane O'Connor

Committee Member and Subject Area Lead for Water

Jane O'Connor CEng MIChemE was co-opted to the Learned Society Committee in September 2019.

Margaret Donnan

Margaret Donnan

Committee Member and Subject Area Lead for Major Hazards

Margaret is a skilled Board Chair and Non-Executive Director, with extensive experience working with government, commercial and not for profit boards.

Adrian Dickison

Adrian Dickison

Committee Member and Subject Area Lead for Manufacturing and Resources

Adrian Dickison FIChemE was elected to the Learned Society Committee in June 2021.

Amanda Lake

Amanda Lake

Committee Member and Priority Topic Lead for Responsible Production

Amanda Lake MIChemE was elected to the Learned Society Committee in June 2021.

Haydn Furlonge

Haydn Furlonge

Committee Member and Priority Topic Lead for Digitalisation

Haydn Furlonge FIChemE was elected to the Learned Society Committee in June 2021.

Hui Tong Chua

Hui Tong Chua

Committee Member and Marketing and Communications Lead

Professor Hui Tong Chua FIChemE was elected to the Learned Society Committee in June 2021.

Steven Flynn

Steven Flynn

Committee Member and Priority Topic Lead for Major Hazards Management

Steven Flynn FIChemE was elected to the Learned Society Committee in June 2021.