An integral part of the congress programme of ECCE and ECAB 2011 are Tandem Lectures. They reflect the special approach of these two congresses: The ambition to transfer research results to the industrial practice. Two experts, one from the industry, the other from academia, share a lecture slot and cover a common topic under a common title. Thus, all aspects of the issue in question are addressed, from the basic research right to the point of view of the industrial user. This type of cooperation often leads to new insights both for the speakers and for the audience.
Linguistic purists might criticize that this model does not really correspond to the term “tandem”, as not one of the two speakers is leading the way with a view to the horizon while the other one is looking at his backside. They are indeed looking in the same direction, and thus the term “pedal boat” lecture might be more appropriate.
The Tandem lectures of ECCE and ECAB cover the broad range of topics of the two events: From the usage of PAT in life sciences to modeling of particle systems in industry and academia, from smart production by modularization to bioconversion of raw materials and from large-scale water treatment to miniemulsions for the production of nanostructured particles, different aspects of process engineering and biotechnology are discussed.
The Keynote and Tandem lecture program of the European Congress of Chemical Engineering and the European Congress of Applied Technology is now online.