The Fellows Council was constituted with By-laws effective January 2011. The council officers have been elected and are listed here. The Chair of the Council, informally known as the "Big Wheel", moderates Fellow gatherings, usually breakfasts, at the National Meetings, and coordinates the Council's activities to help fulfill the mission of AIChE during a 2 year term. The council Vice Chair, informally know as the "Spare Tire", assists in arranging meetings and records during a 1-year term. The Past Chair, informally known as the "Flat Tire", serves for 1 year to provide officer continuity. The council meets quarterly: physically at each National Meeting of AIChE and virtually in between.
- The council is the leadership group of the Fellows of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and is responsible for coordination of all organized activities of Fellows within the Institute. The Fellows Council reports to the Career and Education Operating Council (CEOC) of AIChE. The nominations to the Fellows Council are approved by AIChE’s Board of Directors. The By-laws can be downloaded and read here.
- The main purpose of the Fellows Council is the coordination, guidance, and communication of collective activities of the Fellows, such as: website; Fellows breakfasts; organized activities related to students, young professionals, and local sections; and technical, societal, external, and other professional activities.
- With support from AIChE staff, the Fellows Council will maintain a record of Fellows, their collective activities, and update communications about the Fellows, such as on the AIChE website.
- Any Fellow of the Institute, or group of Fellows, may make proposals and suggest issues of Fellow concern to the Council. These shall be submitted in writing/e-mail to any Council member, and if appropriate, such items will be included in the agenda of the next quarterly Council meeting.
- Views on issues of general Fellow concern may be solicited from the whole Fellowship at Fellow gatherings, as well as via surveys and direct communications.