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The Twin Tiers Chemical Engineering Society - Local Section Meeting Archive


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Twin Tiers local section is planning an event for Monday, June 19, 2017

TWIN TIERS LOCAL SECTION Meeting

Subject: AIChE - Corning Museum of Glass - Technical Tour

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Twin Tiers local section is planning an event for Thursday, April 20, 2017

TWIN TIERS LOCAL SECTION Meeting

Subject: AIChE - Hopshire Farm and Brewery Tour

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Twin Tiers local section is planning an event for Thursday, February 23, 2017

TWIN TIERS LOCAL SECTION Meeting

Subject: AIChE Dinner & Lecture - Zero Energy Homes

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Twin Tiers local section is planning an event for Wednesday December 7, 2016

TWIN TIERS LOCAL SECTION Meeting

Subject: AIChE Dinner & Lecture - Energy-Efficient Homes

We are excited to invite you to our second in a series of lectures on “Sustainability”.

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SPEAKER BIOs

Dave Dawson-Elli

David Dawson-Elli joined Corning Incorporated in 1993 as a research scientist, working on thin film photovoltaic and other thin films on glass projects. He led development of thin film dielectric filters for photonics, thin films and surfaces research, glass development for high performance displays, and currently is a program director for ceramic innovations. His interest in PV led to a recently installed a 14.85kW array at his home. Dawson-Elli holds a MS/BS in mechanical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in materials science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, followed by a year of post-doctoral research at Wisconsin. Prior to Corning, he worked for IBM and Eastman Kodak in engineering roles. He is author or co-author of six patents and 30 publications.

Patrick Tepesch

Dr. Tepesch’s interest in sustainability spans all the way back to a 5th-grade science fair project on hydrogen-powered cars, through high school when he dreamed about a building a personal renewable energy system, and into graduate school when he worked on understanding materials that could be used for solid-oxide fuel cells. His 18-year career at Corning Incorporated leading up to his current role as Senior Research Associate has involved the study of solid oxide fuel cell systems and emissions control devices for gasoline and diesel engines. Patrick holds a doctorate in Materials Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of 32 U.S. Patents, 55 patent applications and 15 journal articles. During his talk at the last meeting of the Twin Tiers AIChE, he shared his thoughts about sustainability at the global scale.

Dave Treacy

Dave graduated Cornell with M. Eng. in Mech engineering in 1982. He joined Corning, Incorporated after 2-year stint at US Steel. After spending his first 12 years at Corning in the modeling and simulation group, he moved to the Division Engineering group in Corning’s Environmental Technologies Division. He was recognized as Senior Engineering Associate in 2010 in recognition of his technical leadership and contributions in the manufacturing of cellular ceramics, notably through the use of fundamental understanding as the driving force for improvement. Dave’s interest in home energy began back in his farm boy days where friends lived in an off the grid home, heating with a wood furnace and using DC from solar panels for lighting. When his family decided to build their own equestrian operation and new house, he endeavored to incorporate many energy efficient concepts to reduce impact on the earth, and enable reduced home energy costs in retirement.

Rick Weachock

Rick is a Senior Project Engineer in the Advanced Engineering group in Manufacturing Technology & Engineering (MTE) Division at Corning Incorporated. Rick’s work experience before joining Corning in 2000, includes 10 years at IBM in Owego, NY and 5 years at Robert Bosch GmbH, in Stevensville, Michigan with focus on designing and building sophisticated high reliability assembly equipment, and robotic and automation systems. Rick’s interest in home energy began a few years ago when his wife retired. Instead of finding ways to make extra money to pay bills in retirement, they explored ways to eliminate the bills. The search led Rick and his wife Pam to install enough solar panels to completely power their house, hot tub and their new 2nd Generation Chevrolet Volt, which eliminated his entire weekly gas bill for driving from Horseheads to work in Painted Post, NY.




We are excited to invite you to our first in a series of lectures on “Sustainability”.

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Speaker Bio
Dr. Tepesch’s interest in sustainability spans all the way back to a 5th-grade science fair project on hydrogen-powered cars, through high school when he dreamed about a building a personal renewable energy system, and into graduate school when he worked on understanding materials that could be used for solid-oxide fuel cells. His work at Corning Incorporated has involved the study of solid oxide fuel cell systems and emissions control devices for gasoline and diesel engines. He has also spent some of his time at Corning using the idea of sustainability as a tool for guiding decisions about existing businesses and new research directions.

Dr. Patrick Tepesch, is Senior Research Associate at Corning Incorporated. Prior to his 18-year career at Corning, he did his post-doctoral research on modeling of surfaces and interfaces on metals and ceramics at Sandia. He holds a doctorate in Materials Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of 32 U.S. Patents, 55 patent applications and 15 journal articles.



Speaker Presentations

Weachock - Solar Home 2016

Sustainable Home 2016

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July 13, 2016 5:30-8:30 PM, En En Chinese Restaurant
TWIN TIERS LOCAL SECTION Meeting
"Spouse's Night" featuring a lecture on Pyrex
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April 6, 2016 6-8 PM, Olin Hall
TWIN TIERS LOCAL SECTION and CORNELL UNIVERSITY STUDENT CHAPTER JOINT MEETING
TRANSITIONING AND THRIVING IN THE NEW WORK ENVIRONMENT


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