Presentation on theme: "Michael Matlosz, Director of ENSIC–Nancy Director, European project IMPULSE HLG on Competitiveness of the European Chemicals Industry Ad hoc Group on Innovation."— Presentation transcript:
Michael Matlosz, Director of ENSIC–Nancy Director, European project IMPULSE HLG on Competitiveness of the European Chemicals Industry Ad hoc Group on Innovation and Human Resources : Brussels, 29–30 October 2007 Attractiveness of Chemical Engineering Education Introducing PRODUCT engineering in Nancy : an attempt at bridging the gap between process development and market impact Changing environment : evolution of business drivers Questions we asked :motivation, recruitment, skills Questions you re asking : relevance, attractiveness Changing demands : from students, from industry Product engineering :one of (many) possible answers ? OUTLINE HLG Competitiveness, Brussels, 29–30 October 2007, p.1
Attractiveness of chemical engineering education : The questions we asked at ENSIC–Nancy Motivation : what are the interests of young chemical engineers ? Recruitment : what are industrial sectors looking for today ? 12 Skills : are chemical engineering skills limited to comodities ? 3 HLG Competitiveness, Brussels, 29–30 October 2007, p.3
Attractiveness of chemical engineering education : The questions you re asking yourselves (HLG) Relevance : relation of education to industrial performance ? Attractiveness : – intrinsic attractiveness of the field – comparative attractiveness with respect to other fields – relation of skills taught to skills needed in industry 12 HLG Competitiveness, Brussels, 29–30 October 2007, p.4
Attractiveness of chemical engineering education : Our impressions of a changing landscape HLG Competitiveness, Brussels, 29–30 October 2007, p.5 PERCEPTION (by the young) of the chemicals industry : – diffuse, far removed from day–to–day concerns MOTIVATION (of the young) for professional activity : – design and development of high–tech products TRENDS (in industry and markets) requiring chemical engineers : – pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, polymers NEEDS (in growth sectors) for high–tech products : – process engineering fundamentals and physical chemistry
Attractiveness of chemical engineering education : An experience in Nancy : PRODUCT engineering HLG Competitiveness, Brussels, 29–30 October 2007, p.6 TARGET AUDIENCE : An elective program for final–year (Master s level) chemical engineers CONTENT : – based on fundamental chemical engineering skills – adapted to manage the relationship between product formulation, process operation and final end–use properties of products for the market – greater focus on consumer needs than traditional teaching SPECIFIC FEATURES : – student product innovation challenge : Examples : – solvent–free sprayable paint for automotive application – gel beads for single–dose syrups
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