AIChE Saudi Section Teams with Bahrain Society of Engineers To Launch First Middle East Process Engineering Conference & Exhibition

April 25, 2011
The first Middle East Process Engineering Conference and Exhibition (MEPEC) is scheduled for October 23 to 26 at the Gulf International Convention Centre in Manama, Bahrain. Organized by the Saudi Arabian Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the Bahrain Society of Engineers, the meeting will offer practical approaches to performance and innovations in the process industries, particularly upstream and downstream activities in oil, gas and petrochemicals.

Chemical Engineers Meet to Discuss Needs for Sustainable Energy and Water Supplies

March 1, 2011
Chemical engineers are working to find solutions for many global problems, including clean energy and water. Those topics, along with improved safety of chemical plants and processes, will be featured at this year’s Spring Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety.

Engineers Forum on Sustainability Builds Online Platform for Interdisciplinary Information Exchange and Discussion

February 28, 2011
To facilitate collaboration across borders--both national and disciplinary ones—the Engineers Forum on Sustainability, has launched a new web site: . The site uses the latest communication technologies, including social media, to improve the dissemination of information on sustainable development. Its development has been underwritten by a grant from the United Engineering Foundation.

American Institute Of Chemical Engineers Launches Water Initiative

January 4, 2011
The increasing importance of issues surrounding water supplies and their sustainability has led the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) to launch a new water initiative. Its initial focus will be on determining the optimal roles and approaches for chemical engineers addressing water access, purification and sanitation, and the “water-energy nexus,” the relationship between the energy footprint of water and the water footprint of energy.

American Institute Of Chemical Engineers Honors Bristol-Myers Squibb With New Process Operations Award

November 17, 2010
In a ceremony last week during its Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) presented its new Process Operations Award to Bristol-Myers Squibb - Process and Development. The award, which recognizes individuals or teams working in plant operations, process control, and/or supply chain management that have significantly improved the safety, reliability or economics of process operation, went to the company team for its efforts in implementing “recipe” control in pharmaceutical process development.