An election in June added Ken Nichols as Secretary, and the folling Directors: Dr. B. V. Ramarao, Dr. Lei Kerr, and Dr. Yulin Deng.
Secretary: Dr. Kenneth M. Nichols, Ph.D., P.E.
Weyerhaeuser Technology Center, WTC 2B2
32901 Weyerhaeuser Way So.
Federal Way, WA 98003
Kenneth M. Nichols, Ph.D., P.E., is Energy Manager in Corporate R&D, at Weyerhaeuser Company where he coordinates safety audits of boilers, burners and thermal oil heaters at Weyerhaeuser wood-products mills and provides technical support to improve their reliability, reduce fuel and operating costs, and ensure environmental compliance.
He joined Weyerhaeuser in 1992.
Prior to that he was Assistant Professor of Engineering at the Institute of Paper Science & Technology, 1988-1992, and a Research Engineer in Combustion Research at US EPA, 1987-1988.
He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University, 1987, in addition to an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from BYU, 1985, and a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Math from Southern Utah University, 1983.
Dr. Nichols has been a member of AIChE since 1983, and has served as Treasurer of the Forest Products Division since 1993.
After thirteen years in that position, he
looks forward to a change in duties as Secretary of the Division.
activities at AIChE Annual Meetings have also included service as Co-Chair at the Annual Meeting for "Reaction Engineering in the Forest Products Industry" (Los Angeles, 1997), Co-Chair of "Environmental Developments in the Pulp and Paper Industry" (Miami, 1995), Chair of "Environmental Assessment and Management" (St. Louis, 1993).