The 2015 AIChE Spring Meeting featured the Kister Distillation Symposium. There were 7 sessions and 45 papers in the Symposium over 4 days. The Symposium kicked off with an honors session for Elzear Lemieux Sr, who was the M.W. Kellogg distillation expert and served for 15 years on the FRI Technical Advisory Committee from 1960-1975. FRI presented a paper on the bibliography of Elzear Lemieux, which can be found here. The entire Kister Symposium was extremely well attended with record attendance near 100.
Furthermore, FRI and the Separations Divisions of the AIChE organized a tutorial session for young professionals, which was well attended with about 40 attendees. The session featured fundamental topics on distillation, absorption, extraction, VLE, and gamma scanning.
The next AIChE meeting will be in Salt Lake City from November 8-13, 2015. Call for papers is open.
The next Spring AIChE meeting will feature a Distillation Topical and will be held from April 10-14, 2016 in Houston.