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The annual symposium of SOMChE provides an established platform for chemical engineers from academia and industries to disseminate their latest research and to highlight new technologies.

The 2016 symposium will take place in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia with the theme of `Engineering Solutions for Sustainable Development’. Population growth and industrial development place increasing pressure on the available resources contributing to challenging provision of food, water and energy supplies, environmental issues and climate change. These grand challenges for humanity require immediate solutions in sustainable ways without harming the environment.

SOMChE 2016 will bring together a community of chemical and process engineers and other related engineers from Malaysia and South East Asia region and beyond to discuss the latest development and engineering solutions for sustainable food, water, energy and environment. Therefore, this symposium will give an opportunity to learn of the latest advances and best practices of sustainable development in industry and academic.

I invite you to join other researchers and industry practitioners attending SOMChE 2016. This symposium promises to be an exciting and thought-provoking forum.

I hope to see you in Miri.

Agus Saptoro

Chair – SOMChE 2016