January 18, 2024 SHI – The Arthur D. Little Story

Do you know who

  • in 1915, coined the term ‘unit operations’ (reducing the vast number of chemical processes to a few basic steps (distillation, heat transfer, filtration, etc.) and championed the ‘unit operations’ concept in education?
  • in 1886, co-founded the world’s first management consulting firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts?

Join your AIChE-DVS colleagues and friends at the Science History Institute and find out. The event is free.

Learn and enjoy the amazing story of Arthur D. Little, Inc. (ADL), the first and one of the most impactful consulting companies.

For more on Arthur D. Little and the dawn of Chemical Engineering please click here.

The Arthur D. Little Story: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

When: Thursday January 18, 2024
5:00 PM museum tour
6:00 PM presentation
7:00 PM reception
Where: Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Founded in 1886 by Arthur D. Little, ADL’s impact on innovation, research and business continues to be significant today. Also, by playing a key role in the creation of the MIT Chemical Engineering Department, Arthur D. Little helped to shape chemical engineering education.

Kehan Sahin, founder of TIAX, formed from the Technology and Innovation Unit at Arthur D. Little, Inc., will share this fascinating story and what we can learn from this legacy to deliver the best technology and enhance the chemical engineering profession.

This presentation is the annual Ralph Connor Memorial Lecture at the Science History Institute. The lecture starts at 6:00 PM followed by a reception at 7:00 PM. SHI will open its museum at 5:00 PM for AIChE-DVS and we will have the opportunity to tour the current exhibits so please come early. For more information and to register, please click the Register button below. Register soon. This event fills up quickly.

We look forward to seeing you there. Come meet colleagues and friends and make new ones. SHI is an asset to our profession and as a founding member, AIChE benefits from our strong collaboration.