The AIChE Board of Directors is comprised of officers—the current president, past president, president-elect, treasurer, secretary, and executive director—and 12 directors. See the board and their bios.
AIChE holds an annual election for the Board of Directors. Board members are elected for three-year terms. In any given year, one-third of the Board will be up for election. See the latest election timeline.
AIChE's 2013 President is Phillip R. Westmoreland. The 2012 past president and 2014 president-elect, both of whom are part of the 2013 Board of Directors, are David A. Rosenthal and Otis Shelton respectively.
AIChE’s 3 Operating Councils are leading the Institute’s efforts to realize the three elements of AIChE’s Vision: Providing value as the global leader of the chemical engineering profession, as the lifetime center for professional and personal growth and security of chemical engineers, and as the foremost catalyst in applying chemical engineering expertise in meeting societal needs.
Fellows are elite members of AIChE who have been practicing chemical engineering for normally 25 years or more, and have been a Member for at least ten years.
In addition to AIChE's board of directors, presidents, the institute operates with leadership from multiple organizational entities, including 3 operating councils that help lead the Institute’s efforts to realize AIChE’s Vision.
Founded in 1908, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is a nonprofit organization providing leadership to the chemical engineering profession representing 45,000 members in industry, academia, and government. Learn more about the organization, its constitution, and by-laws.
AIChE is the world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with over 45,000 members from over 90 countries. AIChE has the breadth of resources and expertise you need whether you are in core process industries or emerging areas, such as nanobiotechnology.