Due to current restrictions related to COVID-19, this workshop is being postponed until later this summer or fall. Please check back and watch for an email for updates. We appreciate your interest.
Join us at the MSU Bioeconomy Institute in Holland, Mich.,
for a week-long, hands-on, chemical process
May 11-15, 2020
Participants will have the opportunity to learn from the institute’s chemical industry veterans. The workshop will familiarize attendees with the transitional issues encountered in moving a chemical process from the laboratory bench to a chemical plant including:
“The hands on experience was amazing, and not something I could do at any other university.” – 2018 participant
The MSU Bioeconomy Institute is home to extensive chemical laboratories plus a scale-up plant. The plant contains a large variety of glass-lined, stainless steel, and Hastelloy™ reactors ranging in size from 40 L to 4000 L, plus condensers, tray dryers, centrifuges, Niagara and other filters, and a Foxboro computer control system.
“Working on batch records and cost estimates gave me a real sense of the ‘business’ side of the plant.” – 2019 participant.
Former Pfizer staff with 100+ years of total professional experience at the site provide attendees with the operational perspectives of industrial chemists, chemical engineers, environmental/safety personnel, and plant operators.
“This workshop was invaluable. It allowed me to gain experience that will benefit me greatly as a scientist.” – 2018 participant
Option 1 – Noncredit
Option 2 – Credit (4 credit hours)
Michigan State University programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, political persuasion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, height, weight, veteran status, age or familial status. Please inform us if you need any accommodation for accessibility at (517) 432-4499.