Press Releases

American Institute Of Chemical Engineers Honors UOP With Sustainable Energy Award

November 17, 2010
In a ceremony during its Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City last week, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) presented its Sustainable Energy Award to the UOP-ENI Biologically-based fuels team. The award, which was first presented in 2009, recognizes individuals, teams or companies who have made a significant contribution toward alternative energy development, generation and use.

Chemical Engineering Conference In Salt Lake City Highlights Energy Issues, Medical Advances And Water Sustainability

November 8, 2010
More than 5,000 engineers and undergraduate engineering students are expected to converge on the city for plenary lectures, 12 topical conferences, more than 700 technical sessions and special events. The conference focuses on all aspects of chemical engineering, from alternative energy and energy efficiency to nuclear energy, sustainable water supplies and bioengineering.

Society for Biological Engineering Honors Harvey Blanch

October 9, 2010
The Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers has awarded the 2010 James E. Bailey Award to Dr. Harvey Blanch for research in transport, kinetics, and thermodynamics in enzymatic and microbial processes in ways that have advanced the development of biofuels.

U.S. and Canadian Engineers Explore Safe Siting of Liquid Natural Gas Terminals

July 20, 2010
In a search for “cleaner” replacements for petroleum, several new liquid natural gas (LNG) terminals have come on-line in North America. However, applications for additional LNG facilities face serious challenges from communities concerned about safety. In response, members of AIChE and the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) have identified issues that merit priority consideration when siting LNG terminals.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers Launches Center for Energy Initiatives

July 12, 2010
The Board of Directors of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has approved the formation of a Center for Energy Initiatives. In announcing the Center, AIChE President Henry "Hank" T. Kohlbrand said: "AIChE members are already working on energy-related issues from multiple perspectives. The new Center will help us network and 'cross-fertilize' and integrate ideas that can advance energy efforts across the board.

Micheal Domach Appointed Associate Editor of Biotechnology Progress; Will Succeed to Editorship

June 1, 2010
AIChE has named Michael Domach, professor of chemical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, associate editor of Biotechnology Progress, a journal published on its behalf by Wiley-Blackwell. Domach will succeed to the editorship after a period of transition with Jerome Schultz, chair of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Riverside, who has edited Biotechnology Progress since 1989.