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    Seth Darling, "The End of Water as We Know It". PLUS Distinguished Service Award, 50-,60-,70-year Member Recognition

    June 22, 2018
    5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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    College of DuPage - Health and Sciences Building
    425 Fawell Blvd
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

    Dr. Seth Darling

    - Argonne National Laboratory -
    Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering

    The End of Water As We Know It

    Student Research Poster Session
    Distinguished Service Award for Amber Arzadon
    50-,60-,70-year Member Recognition


    We are witnessing the end of the golden age of water. Freshwater was once abundant, cheap, and safe for humans, but that is changing rapidly. Couple that with the fact that over the next 35 years, the world’s demand for water will rise by 55 percent, and it’s no wonder that water technology and management figure to shape the 21st century much like oil conflicts influenced the 20th century. So how can we reshape a better future for water? In his talk, Dr. Seth Darling will discuss how we got to this point, what lies ahead, and what can be done now to respond and adapt.


    • 5:30 - 6:30  Registration, Poster Session, and Social Hour
    • 6:30 - 7:30  Dinner
    • 7:30 - 7:35  Introductory remarks
    • 7:35 - 7:40  Presentation of Best Poster award
    • 7:40 - 7:45  Presentation of the Distinguished Service Award to Amber Arzadon
    • 7:45 - 7:55  Presentaiton of the 50-, 60-, and 70-Year Member Awards
    • 7:55 - 8:50  Lecture by Dr. Darling


    • MAIN SITE (With live speaker): College of DuPage
    • STREAMING LOCATION #1: Loyola University
    • STREAMING LOCATION #2: Purdue University Northwest


    Undergraduates will present posters describing their research, and the best one will win a $25 Amazon gift card card! Register your poster here:




    DINNER - Depends on location:

    MAIN SITE: College of DuPage

    BUFFET (Catered by Corky's):
    • GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST MEDITERANEAN30 (Grilled Chicken Breast with a Ragout of Tomatoes, Roasted Peppers and Green Olive)
    • CHEESE RAVIOLI IN VODKA SAUCE (Delicious Home Made Cheese Filled Ravioli in a Velvety Tomato Cream Vodka Sauce)
    • TOSSED GARDEN SALAD (Tossed Salad of Crisp Lettuce and Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Peppers with Italian and Ranch Dressing)
    • PARSLIED POTATOES (Potatoes Roasted in a Buttery Parsley Sauce)
    • SOUTHERN GREEN BEANS (Green Beans Slow Cooked with Diced Bacon, Onions, Cider Vinegar and Brown Sugar)

    REMOTE SITE #1:  Loyola University Cafeteria-style at the DeNobili dining facility

    REMOTE SITE #2 Purdue NW None available, but feel free to bring your own


    Dinner Registration Deadline: 12:00 Noon on Monday, June 18
    Lecture-only Registration Deadline: 12:00 noon Thursday, June 21

    QUESTIONS OR NON-WEB RESERVATIONS?  Please contact the Section Office via phone (847-391-9091) or email (


    Seth B. Darling is the Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering at Argonne National Laboratory, which is a joint institute with the University of Chicago. After receiving his PhD from the University of Chicago in Physical Chemistry, he joined Argonne National Laboratory as the Glenn Seaborg Fellow in the Materials Science Division. Following his postdoc, Darling became a staff scientist in the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne. His group’s research centers around molecular engineering with a particular emphasis on advanced materials for water treatment and renewable energy. He has published over 100 scientific articles, holds several patents, is a co-author of popular books on water and on debunking climate skeptic myths, and lectures widely on topics related to energy, water, and climate.



    College of DuPage, Health and Sciences Center Building
    Reg. & Dinner in atrium (HSC 1230); Lecture in Lecture Hall, room HSC 1234
    425 Fawell Blvd
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

    Map & Directions:

    PARKING: Free in adjacent lot



    Loyola University
    Building, room TBD
    1068 W. Sheridan Rd
    Chicago, IL 60607


    PARKING: Enter the campus at the intersection of Kenmore and Sheridan Road and bear to the left. Parking (P1) is available at the parking deck next to Flanner Hall for about $7.00. Enter the garage at the entrance marked “Faculty, Students, Guests, and Visitors.”



    Purdue University Northwest
    Gyte Building, Room 240
    2200 169th St.
    Hammond, IN  46323
    Street address (entrance location)
    Chicago, IL 60607


    PARKING: Free




    $15.00 MAIN SITE - Member

    $15.00 MAIN SITE - AIChE Member

    $17.00 MAIN SITE - Non-member

    $0.00 MAIN SITE - Lecture only

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Member ticket

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - AIChE Member

    $17.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Non-member ticket

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Lecture-only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - Lecture-only

    $0.00 Individual Donation

    $0.00 Company Sponsorship

    $0.00 Donation to Project SEED

    $15.00 T-shirt: CHICAgO Elements

    $10.00 Tote bag: CHICAgO elements - blue