Continuing Education – Evening Lecture
Beer, Vaccines and Biofuels: Close Cousins in the Biotech Family
Speaker: Charles Clerecuzio
Tuesday March 24, 2015
5:15pm-5:30pm – Networking
5:30pm-6:30pm – Dinner & Presentation
6:30pm-6:45pm – Q&A Session & Closing Remarks
242 Chapman Road
Newark, DE 19702
$15 KBR Employees
$35 Non-members & Guests
Dinner will be provided with registration.
PDH Credit: 1 credit
Abstract of Talk:
Biotechnology has continued to evolve since the early days of beer and wine making to current day cutting edge techniques for gene manipulation, individualized therapies, and advanced biofuels. Even as the science advances and new techniques are developed, it is sometimes surprising that tried and true design concepts still can stand the test of time and help us deliver these novel products. As we look at three snapshots of the biotechnology landscape: vaccines, brewing and biofuels, it is interesting to look at what has changed from one to another but even more so, to the common themes that span all three industries. As we deal with new processes and challenges, we often have to go “Back to the Future” leveraging techniques we mastered decades ago. Join us on our journey.
This session will look at the key technologies employed in the manufacture of vaccines, beer and biofuels. Similarities and differences in the application of biotechnology will be discussed. We will focus on what we have been able to learn from the other industries and can continue to learn with respect to design, production, cleaning, operations and logistics.
About the Speaker:
Charles A. Clerecuzio, P.E., FAIChE, CPIP is Principal, Chief Engineer and Co-Founder of OSDV Engineering. Chuck has over 30 years of experience in the biotech, pharma, biofuels / renewables, chemicals, oil & gas and food industries. He has performed projects in the vaccine, biofuels, brewing and industrial biotech industries. He has experience in scale up, technology transfer and design / construction for processes and new and retrofit facilities. He has held the positions in process engineering, project management, Director of Technology, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at consulting and operating companies. He has experience across the life cycle of projects including feasibility studies, FEED packages, design, procurement, construction, startup, commissioning and validation. He has expertise is operations improvement, strategic planning, scale-up / technology transfer, financial analysis and due diligence.
Chuck holds a BA in Zoology and MS in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, both from Rutgers University and an MBA in Finance and Operations Management from the Stern School of New York University. He is 2013 Engineer of the Year and 2012 Chemical Engineer of the Year in Delaware Valley. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and Past Chair of the Delaware Valley Section. He is a member and Past President of the Delaware Valley Chapter of ISPE and recently won the Buz Lange Award for service to the community and profession. He is a member of the Industrial Advisory Boards of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers University, Chemical Engineering at Rowan University and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at University of Akron.
Chuck is a registered professional engineer in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Texas, Louisiana and Minnesota and a Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional (CPIP).
Please register no later than Monday March 23 at 5:00 PM
Please contact Colleen McGinness (Cell: 720-625-9089 or Colleen.McGinness@kbr.com) should you have any further questions.