September 11, 2018 CE – Kinetics

Continuing Education – Evening Lecture
Kinetics & Reactor Design (Part 1): Kinetics

Presenter: Richard Skeirik, PE

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
5:00pm-5:15pm – Networking
5:15pm-7:15pm – Dinner, Presentation, Q&A Session

PDH Credit: 2 credits

Ashford Boardroom
KBR Inc.
242 Chapman Road
Newark, DE 19702

$30 Members
$35 Non-members & Guests
$15 Students
$15 KBR Employees
$15 WEBEX option

Dinner will be provided with registration for live attendance. Webex information will be provided one day in advance.


In the first of a series on kinetics and reactor design, this two hour workshop lays the foundation of chemical kinetics. In line with the content on the PE exam for Chemical Engineers, we’ll look at the basics of reactions, rate constants, and how we build the mathematical expression for the rate of formation/consumption of reaction products. We’ll then look at kinetics of bioreactions and reactions on supported catalysts, which turn out to be fundamentally similar. We’ll then explore polymer synthesis reactions. In an active learning workshop, you’ll listen for a bit and then with a partner apply what you’ve heard.

Other lectures with accompanying workshops will be offered in the coming months. Upcoming workshops will focus on Liquid Reactor Design, Catalytic Reactor, and possibly Bioreactors and Fermenters.


Richard Skeirik holds degrees in biochemistry, chemical engineering and psychology. Wearing one hat, he is a process engineer specializing in dynamics, simulation and advanced control of chemical, polymer, and refining processes; inventor of 17 US patents in that field; and a patent litigation consultant/expert witness. Wearing another hat, he is an expert in personality disorders and author and publisher of seven books in that field.

He has worked for DuPont Engineering in process R&D; manufacturing support; artificial intelligence; manufacturing software IT; advanced process control consulting; and patent prosecution and licensing. He has worked independently as patent infringement litigation consultant; and runs an e-commerce enterprise. He is a registered PE in Delaware and earnestly seeks employment in chemical engineering.


Please register no later than Monday, September 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM. Cancellation requests received by the registration deadline will be fully refunded.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Cynthia Tarun at 832-341-4960 (Mobile).