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  • Jan
    31

    ChBE Seminar Series: Cathy Tway

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    9:00 AM M345, Technological Institute

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    Cathy Tway

    Title: Innovation for a Mature Technology Space

    The need for innovation is a very popular topic, both in the popular press and in business circles. Simultaneously, the effectiveness of R&D in delivering innovation is highly scrutinized. Typically the time from project initiation to the breakeven point after commercialization for new materials and chemical processes can be on the order of 10 to 20 years, with the timeline becoming lengthier as the technologies become more disruptive. In mature areas, the challenges to introducing new technologies become even greater because of incumbency, and yet, innovation is particularly important to enable decarbonization of the industrial sectors. This talk will present an overview of a few of the challenges for industrial innovation and highlight some of the future industrial innovation opportunities.
    Cathy Tway is the Director for the Materials Science and Engineering Capability of Core Research & Development. In this role, Cathy is responsible for a global team of scientists and engineers specializing in materials science, processing technologies, engineering design, and numerical modeling for predictive engineering.

    Cathy joined Dow in 2007 as a Research Leader in the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis organization. She developed and led the Core R&D efforts for ethylene oxide catalyst discovery and also introduced several new inorganic materials research programs. Most recently, Cathy was the Director of the Inorganic Materials and Heterogeneous Catalysis Capability within Core R&D, where she was responsible for expanding research capabilities in heterogeneous catalysis, inorganic materials, and characterization. Prior to joining Dow, Cathy held positions at Celanese, Solutia and AkzoNobel, holding both individual contributor and R&D leadership roles. Her industrial experience covers the entire project life cycle including front end identification and creation of new technologies, process scale-up, commercialization and plant support. Over her career, Cathy has commercialized two inorganic materials and four catalyst technologies, with two of these processes still in use today.

    Cathy earned her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Wichita State University and her PhD in Physical Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Nebraska.

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    TIME Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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  • Feb
    25

    Whole-Brain Leadership for PhD Students Seminar Series: Sandy Goldberg

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    12:00 PM ITW classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Monday, February 25, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Feb
    26

    Two Genes Lecture: Joanna Aizenberg

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    4:00 PM Abbott Auditorium, Pancoe-NSUHS Life Sciences Pavilion

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    TIME Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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    CONTACT Emily Kocevar    e-kocevar@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Feb
    28

    The ASME Ralph Coats Roe Lecture with Gwynne Shotwell

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    7:00 PM McCormick Tribune Auditorium, James L Allen Center

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    TIME Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  • Mar
    15

    Biotechnology Day

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    1:00 PM Louis Room (2nd floor), Norris University Center

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    TIME Friday, March 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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    CONTACT Natalie Champagne    natalie.champagne@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Mar
    16

    Winter Classes End

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    TIME Saturday, March 16, 2019

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    CONTACT Office of the Registrar    nu-registrar@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Apr
    1

    Spring Classes begin 8 a.m.

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    TIME Monday, April 1, 2019

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  • Apr
    17

    Whole-Brain Leadership for PhD Students Seminar Series: Ken Alder

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    12:00 PM ITW classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • May
    1

    Whole-Brain Leadership for PhD Students Seminar Series: Shari Diamond

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    12:00 PM ITW classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • May
    22

    Whole-Brain Leadership for PhD Students Seminar Series: Todd Rosenthal

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    12:00 PM ITW classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Jun
    8

    Spring classes end

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    TIME Saturday, June 8, 2019

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