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College of Engineering

October 29, 2019 | 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Danto Engineering Development Center | Map
5050 Anthony Wayne
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

Towler is vice president and CTO of Honeywell Performance Materials Technologies (PMT), a global leader in high-performance specialty materials, process technologies and materials for petroleum refining, petrochemical production, and natural gas processing as well as products, services and solutions for industrial process automation. Towler previously worked at UOP for 18 years in a variety of roles, including vice president and CTO. He has 25 years of experience in the oil, gas and chemicals industry and holds 68 U.S. patents.  He is co-author of the textbook Chemical Engineering Design and is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University and the National University of Singapore. Towler is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.


About the BASF Distinguished Lecture Series

The Wayne State University Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science is welcoming five members of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering during the 2019-20 academic year to stimulate idea-focused conversations about emerging growth areas such as such as membrane technology, chemical process and control, polymers and rheology, performance materials and connected plants, and catalysis. This partnership between Wayne State and BASF — the largest chemical producer in the world, with a footprint in more than 80 countries — is intended to create another pathway to connect students with professional leaders and to enhance interaction among industry experts.

For more information about this event, please contact Guangzhao Mao at 313-577-3804 or