Conferences & Events

Live Online Events

Assessing Sustainability: Metrics and Methods

AIChE Webinar
Live Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT
This presentation is about making an attempt to apply sustainability principles to engineering processes and products. Sustainability has been...

Introduction to Size Reduction of Bulk Solids

AIChE Webinar
Live Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT
Size reduction or comminution of bulk solids is a very common and important unit operation found across the process industries. Liberation of a key...

Entering a New Golden Age of Chemical Engineering

Live Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 6:00pm-7:00pm EDT
Chemical engineering expertise is essential for a wide variety of areas that are shaping the world’s future, making this truly a new Golden Age of...

Education

eLearning (online) Course

This eLearning course provides instruction for using Excel for a wide range of spreadsheet applications and skills relevant to practicing chemical engineers.

Instructor-led (classroom) Course
Incidents are minor occurrences and are often the result of a single failure or defect. Join Incident Investigation expert Brian Kelly for an in-depth look at a look at the systematic process of examining and evaluating the causes of an incident so that recurrence can be prevented.

CEP Magazine

CEP: Editorial - Get Smart about Electricity

August
2014
Editorial
Cynthia Mascone
According to the Edison Foundation, nearly 40% of U.S. households, about 46 million residences, are outfitted with a smart meter for monitoring and managing electricity use. Some of these meters operate under direct load control (DLC), which allows the utility to intermittently interrupt service to connected appliances — such as electric heaters, central air conditioning systems, water heaters, hot tubs, and clothes dryer heating elements — during periods of peak electricity demand. In return for their willingness to accept these short (typically no more than a few hours) power interruptions, customers receive a payment or a credit on their electric bill. Smart metering is a form of demand-side management, and is an important part of the evolving smart grid.

CEP: Editorial - Take a Hike

July
2014
Editorial
Cynthia Mascone
Although I recently returned from a vacation and would love to tell you about the hiking we did, that’s not the topic of this editorial. Previously, I wrote about jump-starting creativity through relaxation and trying something new (Dec. 2013) and by incorporating play into your day (Jan. 2014). Here’s another powerful creativity booster to add to your toolbox — walking. Your walk doesn’t have to be an eight-mile trek from the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the rim nearly a mile higher. Walking can be as simple as doing laps around the office, or getting off the bus or train a stop or two early and walking the rest of the way to your destination.

AIChE News

August 28, 2014
To ensure that every chemical engineer achieves his or her career potential, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is addressing the issues of women’s career navigation, work/life integration, and professional development with a new...
August 14, 2014
On Wednesday, August 20, the VLS will have the 2015 AIChE President-Elect Candidates, Greg Stephanopoulos and Tom Hanley, discuss their vision for AIChE.
August 4, 2014
Cybersecurity, as defined by author Gregory J. Touhill, the current Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity Operations and Programs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, “is the deliberate synergy of technologies, processes, and...
July 23, 2014
The AIChE Professional Progress Award has been renamed in honor of Professor Andreas “Andy” Acrivos...