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Wednesday, May 3, 2023

2023 IPR Symposium

We are pleased to announce we will be hosting the 2023 IPR Symposium in person, in E7 in 7303-7363. (For information of where to park please see map). 

It will also be offered online for those who are unable to attend in person.(link will be provided closer to the date)

Our industrial speaker this year is Dr. Jason Dockendorff, a former student, who is now working for 3M.  Our academic speaker is a former member of the IPR, Mario Gauthier.  

We have an exciting line up of student presenters. Our book of abstracts can be access via this link. Click here for the schedule.

To register for this event and for more information please contact Colleen Mechler ( or Jean Duhamel (


We are happy to announce  that since the IPR Symposium originally scheduled on May 6th had to be cancelled due to Covid-19, and since we do not foresee the possibility of having large gatherings on the UW campus in the Fall term, we have decided to organize a virtual IPR Symposium in the afternoon of Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020.

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Prof. Kenneth O’Driscoll on August 4th, 2020. Prof. O’Driscoll had a very successful career in Chemical Engineering, but he and Prof. Alfred Rudin (1924-2011) are remembered by the IPR community as the two founders of the IPR in 1978.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Postponement of IPR Symposium

Due to the corona virus outbreak, the IPR Symposium has been postponed until further notice. Until then, stay safe and practice self-distancing! 

Marzieh Riahinezhad (PhD, Chemical Engineering, September 2015) received the international and extremely prestigious “Best Dissertation of the Year ADIPEC Award” in excellence in energy (November 2015). Marzieh’s PhD thesis was selected by an international scientific panel of 26 judges in the oil and gas industry as one of the top three best dissertations of 2015 in energy, worldwide.