Department seminars

Chemical Engineering Professional Seminars 

Every second week during the fall and winter semester, the department of chemical engineering is holding professional seminars.

The invited speakers are engineering graduates who will present their experience of the professional practice of chemical engineering.  The presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.  The seminars are focused on providing insight on various career options to the students of the department.

Schedule for Fall 2013:

Monday September 30th 15:35-16:25, ENGTR 2110:

Trevor Nowlan, P. Eng.
Corporate Regional Quality Manager – Americas (NA & LAO) / Quality Manager – Canada / Sr. Quality Manager – Nuclear (Montréal), Invensys

A native of Miramichi, NB, Trevor Nowlan completed his undergraduate degree with a B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick in 1993. He is currently employed with Invensys’ Industrial Automation business, a London UK based global supplier of control systems, safety systems and instrumentation to customers operating some of the world’s largest and most complex industrial plants, such as oil refineries, power stations (both fossil fuel and nuclear) and petrochemical plants.

His 19 years of industrial experience consists of Quality Assurance program management and oversight for commercial and nuclear systems integration project delivery and supporting facility processes,  Lead Systems Engineer for Nuclear Plant Emergency Response Data Acquisition and Display System project, Sr. Systems Integration & IT Engineer for installed corporate Digital Control Systems, and Plant & Project Process Controls Engineering for several Pilot and Production chemical process plants. In addition, he has served as Lead Start-up Operator for new ground-up Pilot Ethanol Production Plant.

Tuesday October 15th 15:35-16:25, ENGTR 0100:

André Breton, M.Eng., Ing.
Project Leader, Enerkem, Inc, Canada

Monday October 28th 15:35-16:25, ENGTR 2110

Betty Nguyen, B.Eng, M.Eng, Ing.
Senior Process Engineer, GCM Consultants Inc

Monday November 11th 15:35-16:25, ENGTR 2110

Philippe Gauthier, B.Ing.
President & General Manager, Cansolv Technologies Inc. (Shell Cansolv)

Philippe Gauthier is the President & General Manager of Cansolv Technologies Inc. (Shell Cansolv) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell. Shell Cansolv provides state-of-the-art gas absorption technology for SO2 & CO2 capture to various industries worldwide. With offices in Montreal (Canada) and Beijing (China), Cansolv has more than 20 operating projects and 5 large plants currently under construction including the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture EOR project (Saskpower) located in Estevan, SaskatchewanCanada) and the world’s largest regenerable flue gas desulfurization project (Guodian Power, China).

Prior to joining Shell Cansolv in 2012, Mr. Gauthier was Head of Oil & Gas Exploration for Shell Canada and responsible for overseeing all Upstream Exploration activities with a large portfolio of Oil and Gas assets across Canada. He was previously the Venture Manager of the Groundbirch gas asset (British Columbia, Canada) and responsible for all Upstream development activities within the region which included the successful acquisition and integration of Duvernay Oil & Gas in 2008 (worth $5.9 billion).

A native of Québec City, Philippe is an Engineering Physics graduate from Laval University (QC) and has held several positions for Shell in technical and management areas both in North America and the Middle East. He is married and has two sons ages 9 and 11.

Mr. Gauthier sits on the Board of Directors for Cansolv Technologies Inc. and is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Cansolv Technologies China. Furthermore, he is a Board Administrator for the Shell Canada Pension Fund.