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CERS introduces next-gen chemical engineers to industry leaders

UNSW-based Chemical Engineering Research Society’s CRC-sponsored networking night on 2 June introduced Chem. Eng students and post-grads to industry reps.

“Our first and biggest-ever professional networking event had >160 people from over 40 organisations attending, ranging from students and academics to industry leaders and award-winning start-ups,” PhD Scientia scholar and CERS president Angie Davina Tjandra told the CRC.

“Food companies in attendance included Sanitarium, Arnotts, All G Foods, AB Mauri, Tip Top and many more. It was a night full of opportunities and exchange of ideas.”

Watch the video of the event, then check out some photos from the night.

CERS’ inaugural networking event drew more than 160 attendees and representatives from more than 40 companies. Credit: CERS
CRC Board Director Mark Prendergast (right) speaks with CERS President Angie Tjandra. Credit: CERS
CRC Research & Commercialisation Director and UNSW School of Chemical Engineering professor Cordelia Selomulya (centre right) swaps ideas with UNSW Scientia Professor and internationally recognised decarbonisation expert Dr Rose Amal. Credit: CERS
CRC top-up PhD scholarship recipient Rishi Ravindra Naik is ready to discuss opportunities for research collaboration with industry representatives. Credit: CERS
Prof. Selomulya talks with Professor Cyrille Boyer, Deputy Head of School and Director of Research for the School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW. Credit: CERS
Andrew Hadinata Lie (left) from UNSW School of Chemical Engineering discusses potential research opportunities with Melvin Tan (centre) and Andrew Whitson (right) of CRC industry partner Sanitarium Health Food Company. Credit: CERS
Professor Greg Leslie (centre) in discussion with guests. Credit: CERS
Professor Greg Leslie from UNSW’s Global Water Institute addresses the crowd. Credit: CERS
The event was a chance for Chem. Eng. students to connect with industry and each-other. Credit: CERS
Prof. Cordelia Selomulya presenting at the CERS networking event. Credit: CERS