"BASF Catalysts – The Challenges of Real-World Applications"
The presentation will introduce BASF and its Catalyst Research Division and will focus on leverage of catalysis in chemical industry and challenges of developing catalysts for real-world applications with strict requirements to performance, life time, poison and process upset resistance, etc. Two areas of catalysis will be discussed in detail: harmful emission abatement and fluidized catalytic cracking.
"How to Get Your Dream Job"
The presentation will concentrate on various stages of the application and interview process – resume preparation, phone interview, on-site presentation, questions and answers, offer negotiations, etc. Then I will talk about what to expect when you get an industrial job and about STEM jobs that there are other than R&D.
BASF – We create chemistry
Research and Development executive with extensive global academic and industrial experience. Current responsibilities include the research and development in the area of fluidized catalytic cracking as well as catalyst characterization. Previously, Dr. Rodkin was responsible for the research and development of adsorbents and heterogeneous catalysts for chemical transformations such as hydrogenation, dehydrogenation, isomerization, and Zeigler-Natta polymerization. Prior to that he was in charge of R&D in the area of catalysis for the abatement of harmful emissions from mobile sources including automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles and other gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles. His affiliations prior to BASF include Delphi Automotive and Monsanto/Solutia.
PhD in Organic Chemistry, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
~Coffee/tea will be served prior to lecture~