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Chemical Engineering Announces Process Safety Graduate Certificate at Global Congress of Process Safety

The Global Congress on Process Safety (GCPS), which was held in early April in Houston, TX, is the largest gathering of process safety professionals in the world with an attendance of over 1,000 people. The Department of Chemical Engineering announced a graduate certificate in process safety engineering at this year’s GCPS.

Professor Ronald Willey has partnered with Dr. Georges Melhem, triple chemical engineering degree NU recipient, and President of ioMosaic, to create an online program that provides young engineers the opportunity to specialize in process safety engineering. 

Programs in this specialized area are few and far between, yet nearly every organization practicing chemical engineering must place process safety engineering at the top of their needs and priorities. It is Willey’s and Melham's goal to have an outstanding program that trains strong leaders in process safety engineering.

Jan Vanselow, ChE ‘85 MS, and Northeastern Co-op Coordinator represented Northeastern at the conference, along with Vice Provost Katherine Ziemer, Professor Ronald Willey, and IAB member Don Wood. Ms. Vanselow greeted GCPS attendees from industry, academia and government at a booth in the exhibit hall to promote the new certificate program and the traditional co-op program

Related Faculty: Ronald J. Willey

Related Departments:Chemical Engineering