2008 Southern Regional Conference

Auburn University - Auburn , AL

April 4-6, 2008

What are you doing to save the world? - Applying your engineering skills to increase energy efficiency

Bob Sylvester, DuPont

Saturday 11:30-12:15, Pick up a lunch meal and bring it to the meeting, Ross Hall 136

Have you given thought to what you might do in your personal life to reduce the amount of money which you spend on energy?  To reduce the dependency of the US on imported oil?  To be a better steward of the environment?  To illustrate the practical application of chemical engineering skills to your family and friends? 

Bob Sylvester works with DuPont businesses to reduce their environmental footprint while improving profitability.  He has taken learnings from this experience and applied it to his personal life.  His conclusions are:
•Energy use is key to environmental footprint and also a major expense
•When we apply our engineering skills to issues of energy use, we can see opportunities hidden to others
•Engineers need to be advocates for energy efficiency throughout our economy

He will give a brief presentation and lead a round table discussion.

Bob is a principal consultant of process technology in the DuPont Engineering Research and Technology organization.  He has received 8 corporate level awards for excellence in process and environmental engineering.  He has taught at the University of Delaware and for the AIChE and was a director of the Environmental Division of the AIChE.  Bob was awarded the “2008 Outstanding Alumnus” Award by the Auburn Chemical Engineering Department faculty.