Press Releases

Friday, February 26, 2016
The International Society for Water Solutions (ISWS), a technological community within the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), has named Kimberly Ogden, professor of chemical and environmental engineering at the University of Arizona, and Tracy Young, Core R&D Program Director for the Consumer and Infrastructure Solutions Division at The Dow Chemical Company, as its co-chairs.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The Board of Directors of the Council for Chemical Research (CCR) has announced that CCR’s operations will, going forward, be conducted under the auspices of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and its Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) hosted the 2nd Global Summit on Process Safety in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 3 to 5. The Global Summit, themed “CCPS Process Safety Vision 20/20,” drew more than 350 delegates from more than 75 organizations, along with 10 sponsors and exhibitors from industries, including oil and gas, chemical and pharmaceutical. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
In a ceremony during its Annual Meeting here yesterday, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) presented awards to 13 leaders and innovators in chemical engineering.

Monday, November 9, 2015
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) announced today that Gregory Stephanopoulos, the W. H. Dow Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will become president of the organization in 2016. Stephanopoulos succeeds 2015 President Cheryl I. Teich, reaction engineering expertise area leader at The Dow Chemical Company in Spring House, Pennsylvania. T.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) honored Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corporation; Andrew N. Liveris, chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company; and Mark J. Costa, chairman and CEO of Eastman Chemical Company, for excellence in advancing process safety at an awards gala held in New York City on Tuesday, November 3.

Monday, November 2, 2015
An unwavering emphasis on chemical and process safety by The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) will now be part of the curriculum for undergraduate chemical engineering students in the U.S., thanks to collaboration with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Sunday, November 1, 2015
AIChE and its sister societies in the United Engineering Foundation (UEF) are joining together in a campaign to encourage philanthropy among the societies’ members and within their individual professions.

Monday, October 26, 2015
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and its Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) will host the 2nd CCPS Global Summit on Process Safety in the Kula Lumpur, Malaysia, from November 3rd to 5th. The summit is co-organized with Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP). The conference theme, “CCPS Vision 20/20,” will draw representatives from more than 75 organizations, along with 20 sponsors and exhibitors from industries, including oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical.

Thursday, October 15, 2015
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and its Society for Biological Engineering (SBE), in partnership with John Wiley and Sons, are launching a new quarterly, peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal, "Bioengineering & Translational Medicine," in 2016.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and its Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), together with China Chemical Safety Association (CCSA) and the National Center for International Cooperation in Work Safety (SAWS) hosted the largest regional process safety conference to date in Ningbo, China, on September 23 and 24. The conference drew more than 700 delegates, representing industry, government and academia, from around the world.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has announced its Institute Lecturer for 2015. Liang-Shih Fan, Distinguished University Professor and the C. J. Easton Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University, will present the 67th Institute Lecture to be held on November 11 at AIChE’s Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Richard Sarnie, an executive with more than 25 years of experience in risk management and safety, has joined the staff of the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) as Director of CCPS Projects.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Rex W. Tillerson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Exxon Mobil Corporation; Andrew N. Liveris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Dow Chemical Company; and Mark J. Costa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Eastman Chemical Company will be honored at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE’s) 2015 Gala: Leading the Way to a Safer World.

Friday, July 17, 2015
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, June 19 – The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), an industry-technology alliance of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), a Malaysian research institute, to collaborate on enhancing scientific, technical and engineering competencies in the areas of process safety.

Thursday, July 16, 2015
A new set of metrics, produced by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), will help chart the changing skill-development and educational needs of chemical engineers, across industries and career stages.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The Society for Biological Engineers (SBE), a subsidiary of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), is organizing a new workshop titled “Technology Challenges and Opportunities in Commercializing Industrial Biotechnology,” where engineers, scientists, and other stakeholders in business and industry will discuss the latest wave of opportunities that have emerged from the biotechnology revolution.

Friday, June 12, 2015
A new salary survey from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) finds that disparities in salary within the chemical engineering profession are driven by variables including work experience, geographic location, and amount of time taken off for personal reasons, rather than gender. Overall survey results show chemical engineers continue to earn considerably more than the average U.S. worker.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and its Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), hosted what was the largest process safety conference ever in the Middle East, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from May 20 to 21, 2015.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The business and industrial implications of the exponentially increasing quantities of information available via electronic channels — often referred to as “big data” — will be explored in a new Big Data Analytics Topical Conference, part of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE’s) 2015 Spring Meeting and 11th Global Congress on Process Safety.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Safe practices in the chemicals and related industries, along with strategies to eliminate potential hazards and improve safety culture within companies, will be spotlighted at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) 2015 Spring Meeting and 11th Global Congress on Process Safety, to be held at the Hilton Austin and Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, from April 26 – 30.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
In April 2015, safety personnel from a variety of industries, including chemical, energy and pharmaceutical facilities, will gather in Austin, Texas, for the 11th Global Congress on Process Safety. The Global Congress, held in connection with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) Spring Meeting, brings together safety engineers, process designers, and plant managers to discuss strategies for safer industrial sites.

Friday, April 17, 2015
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and its Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), will be hosting the largest process safety conference in the Middle East.  The Middle East Process Safety Conference (MEPSC) will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from May 19 to 21, 2015.

Friday, April 10, 2015
Attendees at the 2015 AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety in Austin, TX (April 25–29), can help shape the Institute’s inclusiveness efforts aimed at underrepresented members of the chemical engineering workforce during a special Engineering Diversity Initiatives Planning Workshop.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The New York City-based American Institute of Chemical Engineers has established a new satellite office in Houston, TX. The Houston location will provide employees and members of AIChE and its subsidiary groups — including the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) — with a setting for collaboration with chemical- and petroleum-industry stakeholders in Texas and the U.S. Gulf Coast region.

Friday, March 27, 2015
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has announced its Institute Lecturer for 2015.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Company executives and engineers working in the oil, gas, and chemical industries of Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Pacific island nations, recently gathered with researchers and representatives from governmental agencies to explore ways to improve safe practices in that region’s industrial facilities.

Monday, February 23, 2015
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is witnessing the emergence of a more multifaceted and inclusive engineering community, thanks in part to the work of its Minority Affairs Committee. In 2015, the AIChE Minority Affairs Committee is celebrating its accomplishments and the strides made by engineers from minority groups, as the Committee observes the 25th anniversary of its establishment.   

Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Institute for Sustainability (IfS), a technological community within the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), has named David T. Allen, Gertz Regents Professor of chemical engineering and director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), as its chair.

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