Welcome to the 2015 AIChE Regional Conference Info Page

The information here will give you a brief overview of the regionals conference. Click on the links provided for more detailed information. The conference will take place from Friday, February 27th through Sunday, March 1st.

Contact Ellery Marks at etmarks2@illinois.edu with any questions.


Registration is live!

The registration fee is $55 now through February 12th. After February 12th the price increases to $65.

Follow this link to register.


The 2015 North Central Regional will be help on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A map of the campus can be found by following this link.

Hotel rooms are reserved for arrival on Friday, February 27 and departure on Sunday, March 1. Hotel arrangements can be made at:

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
101 Trade Center Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 398-3400

We have reserved more rooms for conference attendees. If you have yet to make a hotel room reservation, you must do so before Friday, February 6 at 4 PM. Room rates are $129/night.

Comfort Suites Urbana-Champaign
2001 North Lincoln Avenue
Urana, IL 61801

To reserve, please call (217) 328-3500 and mention the "American Institute of Chemical Engineers."

Keynote Speaker

Ressell Moroz Picture

Russell K. Moroz
Vice President Research Development & Quality
Kraft Food Groups

Russ is Vice President – Research Development & Quality. He is responsible for product, process and package development, quality and food safety for the Meals and Desserts business unit, and also leads Nutrition, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for Kraft Foods.

Russ was previously VP – Oscar Mayer based in Madison, WI. He has also held positions in Kraft Foods’ Convenient Meals, and Cheese, Meals, and Enhancers businesses, Kraft Australia/NZ, and Kraft Canada. Prior to joining Kraft in 1990, Russ worked for the Campbell Soup Company as a Project Manager, and at Occidental Chemical Corp. as a Process Engineer. He received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia. He is married, has one child, and lives in Libertyville, IL.

Conference Schedule

Follow the link below for the latest schedule!

Conference Schedule (Updated 2/18)

ChemE Car

Important EDP Information!
Because our conference is so early this year, the EDP deadline has been set for February 1, 2015. This date is final; late submissions will not be accepted. Make sure to send them to allic@aiche.org by midnight of 2/1/2015.

ChemE car information is available in the pdf below. The floor for ChemE car will have a tarp taped down similar to how it was at the 2014 Regional Conference at Michigan State University.

Detailed ChemE Car Information
ChemE Car Rules

ChemE Jeopardy

Each school is encouraged to participate in ChemE Jeopardy! Each team is allowed 4 members. One team leader and three teammates. The game plays just like regular Jeopardy! Jeopardy, Double Jeopardy, and Final Jeopardy will all be included. As always, there will be Daily Doubles. If you have any questions about the rules, please follow the link to the detailed rules.

Jeopardy Rules

Paper and Poster Competition

All students who are members of AIChE are welcome to participate in the competition. Please prepare a fifteen minute speech on your research. Judges will be comprised of local professionals and faculty. Prize money will be provided by Omega Chi Epsilon and the winner will be invited to the National AIChE competition in the fall. Please follow the link to view the detailed rules.

If you are planning to compete in the Research Poster Competition, please indicate so in your registration.

If you are planning to compete in the Research Paper Competition, please upload your paper onto Dropbox and follow the instructions below.

Paper Upload Instructions

Paper and Poster Competition Rules

Plant Tours

Two plant tours will be offered on Friday, February 27th for schools that plan to arrive early. The first will be to the LyondellBasell plant in Tuscola, Illinois. This tour will take place at 2:00 pm, with a shuttle leaving from the hotel at 1:30 pm.

The other tour will be to the Champaign Wastewater Treatment plant in Champaign, Illinois. This tour will take place at 3:00 pm, with a shuttle leaving from the hotel at 2:30 pm.

Resume Book Submission

We are grateful to have the privilege of being sponsored by the following companies. As such, we are preparing a resume book for our conference attendees and sponsors. If you are interested in submitting your resume, upload a PDF of your resume to Dropbox following the instructions below.

Resume Upload Instructions

Our sponsors are: LyondellBasell, ExxonMobil, Sage Environmental Consulting, and Kimberly-Clark.