London and South East Coast (UK)
If you are interested in one of the vacant roles posted below, or think you have another distinctive contribution to make, please get in touch. We try to fit roles to the volunteer, so each person feels comfortable with the level and type of commitment.
Keith Hanson, FIChemE
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.
VICE CHAIR & ACTING SECRETARY
Dr Garcia-Trinanes is an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Greenwich. He has been instrumental in bringing the discipline of Chemical Engineering to Medway Campus. 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.
Colin Tamsett, MIChemE
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.
Situation vacant. A new election will be organised once group activity picks up again.
Adriana Vargas-Colwill, MIChemE
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.
Bio to follow.
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.
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.
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
Volunteer required. The role involves expanding our use of social media to increase member engagement and build a wider recognition of our work.
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.
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.
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.