Title: “Is Graduate School for You?”

Date: November 17, 2015
Time: 10:45 – 11:35 AM
Place: WEB L104

Graduate school is an opportunity that should be considered if you are interested in research or just want to increase your knowledge and understanding of chemical engineering principles and new and emerging technologies. This seminar will explain what it means to be a graduate student in chemical engineering, the degrees available, how to apply, what are the requirements and what financial opportunities are available in our department and in other chemical engineering departments throughout the country. Prof. Kevin Whitty, Director of Graduate Studies, Cynthia Ruiz, Graduate Advisor, Ryan Hardy, Academic Program Coordinator of the David Eccles School of Business Full Time MBA Program, and a panel of graduate students will talk about graduate school and answer any questions you might have.

Short Biography
Professor Whitty is the Director of Graduate Studies for our department. He received his BS degree from Oregon State University, and his M.Sc. and Ph. D. from Åbo Akademi University in Finland. He joined the faculty here at the University in 2001 as a Research Associate and then as an Associate Professor in 2006. Prof. Whitty has over 20 years’ experience in high temperature processing of fossil and biomass resources for production of power, chemicals and fuels. His research focus includes coal and biomass gasification, syngas processing and chemical looping combustion. He is the International Energy Agency Task Leader for Gasification of Biomass and Waste, a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.