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Chemical Engineering and The Changing World

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 51st Annual International Conference/Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSChE) to be hosted by the Lagos/Ogun States Chapter at the Federal Palace Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria, from 10 – 13 November 2021. The NSChE Conference/AGM remains the major conference for Chemical Engineers in Nigeria as it continues to provide the opportunity for exchange of knowledge/ideas about industry challenges, policy issues, research/innovative solutions and networking opportunities.
The Golden Jubilee celebration of the NSChE which could not be held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic is scheduled to hold during this year’s conference. Given the uncertainty about the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic by the time of the conference in November, the conference mode is being planned as hybrid (physical/virtual) to ensure that the events can be held either physically or virtually or both.
Very exciting technical, social and industrial visit programmes are being put together by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC). These include Courtesy visit to the Lagos State Governor by the NSChE BoD and LOC reps, Golf Tournament, Cocktail on Day I (10th November). Day II (11 November) will have Opening Ceremony/Opening of Exhibition, Technical Sessions I & II and Happy Hour. Day III (12 November) will have Technical Sessions III & IV, Sectoral Group Meetings, 50th Anniversary Session – (Celebration of the Founding Members), Cocktail, Technical session and interactions with the founding members etc and Happy Hour. Day IV (13 November) will have Visit to Dangote Refinery/Sight Seeing/Boat Ride,
Annual General Meeting, Annual Conference Dinner & Awards. Departure: Sunday, 14th. November. As usual, there will be group Tea Breaks and Lunch which provide opportunity for networking and reconnecting,
The technical programme will include presentations of both plenary and regular contributed papers, as well as discussions on the theme/sub-themes of the conference. Due to the to the multidisciplinary nature of some of the conference sub-theme, we would like to specially invite all engineers, scientists and other professionals actively involved in the areas of the conference theme/sub-themes to attend and participate. The conference will provide valuable opportunity for participants from Industry, Academia, Research and Government organisations to present and discuss efforts being made in the application of Chemical Engineering to the various challenges and the fast pace at which these are occurring in the areas of food, water and energy processing, biochemical engineering and bio-processing, green processing, waste management, medicine, nanotechnology, big data and machine learning, including the recent impact and mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic, to mention a few.

The Conference Planning Team looks forward to welcoming you to Lagos State-the Centre of Excellence and the Land of Aquatic Splendour.

1.0      CONFERENCE THEME: “Chemical Engineering and The Changing World”
Sub-Themes are:
1.1 Chemical Engineering in Food, Water and Energy Processing.
1.2 Green Chemical Technology.
1.3 Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology.
1.4 Bioenergy, Biopolymers and Bioplastics.
1.5 Chemical Engineering in Medicine.
1.6 Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials and Applications.
1.7 Waste Management, Resource Recovery, Waste Plastics, Energy from Waste.
1.8 Process Safety/Loss Prevention.
1.9 Big Data and Machine Learning in Chemical Engineering.
1.10 Entrepreneurship and Chemical Engineering.
1.11 Contributions of Chemical Engineers to the Management of COVID-19 Pandemic in Nigeria
1.12 Impact & Mitigations of COVID-19 pandemic in the Process Industries in Nigeria
1.13 Challenges and Solutions of COVID-19 pandemic on Chemical Engineering Education in Nigeria.
1.14 Core Chemical Engineering and Applications.
1.15 NSChE Sectoral Group Contributions and Applications.