Industry Talks

Computational Science and Engineering Career Pathways Lecture Series Kicks off Tuesday October 7th

Illinois undergraduate and graduate students considering careers in computational science and engineering can learn more about opportunities with companies like Procter & Gamble, Alcatel, and ADM when top executives visit campus for a series of lectures this fall.

The Computational Science and Engineering Career Pathways Lecture Series will kick off on October 7th at 4pm with a talk by Thomas J. Lange, Procter and Gamble Director of Modeling & Simulation. Lange will discuss both his own career path and the skills and attitudes that P&G looks for when hiring. Both undergraduate and graduate students in diverse disciplines will find his perspective valuable as they consider their own career paths

The Data, time and location are as follows:

DATE: October 7th, 2014
PLACE: NCSA Auditorium

Lange (BSChE, University of Missouri-Columbia 1978) joined Procter & Gamble in May 1978 as a product technical engineer. He has spent his 36-year career modeling and simulating formulations, products and production systems, from how hot air roasts peanuts and coffee, to how baby sizes affect urine leaks in a diaper. He currently leads P&G’s modeling & simulation efforts, spanning the scales from atoms to the store shelf. This includes the disciplines of consumer modeling, computational chemistry and biology, computer-aided engineering (structures, fluids, controls, chemical engineering, empirical), and production system throughput & reliability.

Future speakers in the fall 2014 series include:

  • Paul Baniewicz, vice president with Alcatel Lucent: 4 pm Oct 28, NCSA Building
  • Bryan Hibbs, director, Business Transformation - Commercial at Archer Daniels Midland: 4 pm Nov. 18, NCSA Building