London and South East Coast (UK)

Committee

Keith Hanson, FIChemE

Keith Hanson, FIChemE

Chair

Keith has worked for a process contractor, a joint-venture start-up, a multi-national oil company and a process automation company.  For most of that time, he was to be found on oil refineries in Europe, North America, Australia and the Far East, or thinking deeply about them.  He is now retired, and thinks about them a lot less.

Colin Tamsett, MIChemE

Colin Tamsett, MIChemE

Treasurer

Colin is a Principal Process Engineer for Johnson Matthey (JM) and is primarily involved with JM’s licensing activities (formerly known as Davy Process Technology). His role covers a range of activities; from front-end engineering design work during the projects, to on-site commissioning of a chemical plant licensed and designed by JM. He has also been involved with development of the technology portfolio that JM offers in the marketplace as well as providing commercial and technical sales support.

Adriana Vargas-Colwill, MIChemE

Adriana Vargas-Colwill, MIChemE

Committee Member

Adriana works as a Senior Process Safety Engineer at KBR where she is involved in the design and engineering of process and process safety of offshore installations in the Oil & Gas Industry for projects in the UK and internationally. She is passionate about promoting engineering to younger generations through school work and mentoring programmes.

Neeraj Shah

Neeraj Shah

Mentor coordinator

Bio to follow.

Elisabetta Negri

Elisabetta Negri

Committee Member, Newsletter Editor

Elisabetta Negri is a Design Manager in the environmental sector for global consultancy firms. She has extensive experience in managing contaminated land treatment plant ‘design and build’ operations. She strongly believes science can make a positive difference and help to shape new strategies and design technological solutions for a more sustainable growth, to build a better and more resilient future.

Pablo García-Triñanes

Pablo García-Triñanes

SECRETARY

Dr Garcia-Trinanes is a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Greenwich (2017– current). He is a passionate advocate of chemical engineering in a number of areas such as Education, Process Design, Food Engineering, Nanotechnology, Process safety, Biotechnology and Algae Research or how Industry 4.0 can benefit chemical engineering in the future.

Andrea Iliopoulou, AMIChemE

Andrea Iliopoulou, AMIChemE

Committee Member, Events Co-ordinator

Andrea has held roles in Engineering, Finance and Commercial, has cross-sector experience in upstream, midstream and downstream and cross-commodities exposure, mainly in the energy space. She is passionate about using science to change the world and her bucket list future goals include -in order of unattainability- a Cognitive Psychology breakthrough and a partnership with NASA.

Webmaster

Webmaster

Volunteer required. The role involves developing this website and keeping it up-to-date, in order to inform our membership about events and committee meetings, attract new volunteers and provide links to useful resources.

Social media representative

Social media representative

Volunteer required. The role involves expanding our use of social media to increase member engagement and build a wider recognition of our work.

Meeting co-ordinator

Meeting co-ordinator

Volunteer required. The role involves the administration of our regular meetings in support of the Secretary - to ensure we have booked a venue every month, that our meetings get advertised on this website, that dial-in facilities are organised if necessary, that the agenda and minutes get captured and stored in our archive.

Membership co-ordinator

Membership co-ordinator

Volunteer required. The role involves the administration of our distribution list of active volunteers, to ensure all list users are up-to-date, and the effective "onboarding" of new members - to make sure all initial contacts are properly managed, with the key aim of increasing the number of active volunteers.

Outreach co-ordinator

Outreach co-ordinator

Volunteer required. The main committee provides support to careers events held by schools in our catchment area. We also provide OnCampus presentations to first-year undergraduates, to introduce them to the work of professional engineering institutions. This role helps us co-ordinate such activity and assists in matching volunteers to school and university initiatives.