Brian Nation kicks off the 2013/2014 Process & Chemical Engineering Lecture Series
On Monday, 2nd December 2013 at 5pm, in Room 247 of the Food Science Building, Brian Nation, Master Distiller of Jameson at Irish Distillers Ltd, who is based at the expanding Midleton Distillery was the first invited speaker of the 2013/2014 Process & Chemical Engineering Lecture Series.
Brian spoke to students and staff about exciting times for Irish Distillers, current growth and future plans, and the importance of distillation.
Even for Process & Chemical Engineering students who are not immediately focussed on a career in brewing or distilling, the talk was a fantastic opportunity to gain some insight into an expanding company that has ambitious future plans. Several of our graduates are enjoying exciting and rewarding careers in these two industries, and the opportunities to travel and work abroad are very attractive.
The lecture series continues on Monday, 6th January at 5pm in Room 247 of the Food Science Building, with a talk by Marco Marques, Manufacturing Director of Hovione. Marco will come from Hovione's new API plant in Ringaskiddy to speak with students, staff and other interested individuals about the pharmaceutical generic manufacturing business. A special angle that Hovione utilise to achieve cost reduction is using spray drying as a replacement for the last steps of production with mixing, granulation, drying, etc., prior to tableting.
Speakers from Philips 66 and Dairygold will be scheduled at a later date. Watch this space...