Meet the 2016 Candidates – Part 1

September 12, 2016
Voting for next year's AIChE Board of Directors is under way as of September 6th. Have your say and help direct the future of AIChE by voting!

What Makes an Invention Nonobvious

An invention must be both novel and nonobvious to qualify for a patent. Once novelty is established, the inventor must confirm that their invention is nonobvious. Unfortunately, there is no clear and straightforward definition of nonobvious, which has made this term the subject of debate ever...

Possible Path to Vaccine for Flesh-Eating Bacteria

September 7, 2016
It sounds like something straight out of a science fiction movie: bacteria that feeds on human flesh. But the highly infection bacteria know has group A Streptococcu s is capable...

Graphene Shows Potential as Bone Implant Material

September 6, 2016
Research suggests that flakes of graphene welded together into solid materials may have potential for use as bone implants. The team of researchers behind the discovery used spark...

Two Major Water Contamination Mysteries Solved

September 1, 2016
Few of her peers were surprised when Professor Joan Rose received 2016's Stockholm Water Prize in Geneva last March, which celebrated her career sleuthing, identifying, and...

Financial Pinch

This article describes a systematic methodology for prioritizing engineering projects based on pinch analysis. This approach provides a graphical depiction of projects to be funded, vis-à-vis available funding.


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