College of Engineering Named Professor Lecture and Reception

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Chemical Manufacturing for a Circular Economy


Dion Vlachos

Unidel Dan Rich Energy Chaired Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, Delaware Energy Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716-3110


We will provide an overview of emerging energy topics, followed by specific activities at the University of Delaware Energy Institute on the circular economy. We will introduce new added-value products, including adhesives, lubricants, surfactants, and dienes, and discuss plastics recycling. We will discuss how enabling technologies, such as hierarchical multiscale materials and 3D printing, multiscale modeling, data science, and process intensification, can enable modular chemical manufacturing to address the sustainability challenge for a circular economy

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Lecture - 131 Sharp Lab (4-5); Reception - Du Pont Hall Lobby (5-6 PM)