Dear Colleagues,

In the past, the AIChE CAST Division has been the Technical Sponsor of the
Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design (FOCAPD) Conference Series.
Traditionally, the conference chair(s) has been selected by CAST 10A
(Systems and Process Design).  Most recently, Professors El-Halwagi and
Linninger chaired the 2009 FOCAPD meeting in Breckenridge, CO.    

If the CAST Division wants to maintain the usual 5-year cycle, then Area 10A
will need to identify the conference chairs no later than January 2012.  

This message serves to solicit interest and/or nominations for chairing and
organizing the 2014 FOCAPD meeting.  

Any initial nominees and interested parties will be discussed during the
2011 CAST 10A Programming Meeting in Minneapolis (scheduled for Tuesday
October 18 at 6:00 PM in Room 102A at the Convention Center). 

Please submit expressions of interest and/or nominations (including
nominating yourself) to me by email as soon as possible and encourage your
nominee to attend the CAST 10A Programming Meeting described above.  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.



Dr. Mario Richard Eden, Ph.D.
Joe T. and Billie Carole McMillan Associate Professor
Graduate Program Chair
Director, NSF-IGERT on Integrated Biorefining
Department of Chemical Engineering
222 Ross Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849-5127
Phone: 334-844-2064
Fax: 334-844-2063
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