Press Releases

Saturday, October 9, 2010
The Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers has awarded the 2010 James E. Bailey Award to Dr. Harvey Blanch for research in transport, kinetics, and thermodynamics in enzymatic and microbial processes in ways that have advanced the development of biofuels.

Friday, October 1, 2010
Praxair is the newest Gold Sponsor of ScaleUp, AIChE’s corporate-sponsored student membership initiative that strengthens the preparation of undergraduate chemical engineers for the world of work.

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Presentations cover all aspects of chemical engineering, from alternative energy and energy efficiency to nuclear energy, to sustainable water supplies and bioengineering.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
In a search for “cleaner” replacements for petroleum, several new liquid natural gas (LNG) terminals have come on-line in North America. However, applications for additional LNG facilities face serious challenges from communities concerned about safety. In response, members of AIChE and the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) have identified issues that merit priority consideration when siting LNG terminals.

Monday, July 12, 2010
The Board of Directors of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has approved the formation of a Center for Energy Initiatives. In announcing the Center, AIChE President Henry "Hank" T. Kohlbrand said: "AIChE members are already working on energy-related issues from multiple perspectives. The new Center will help us network and 'cross-fertilize' and integrate ideas that can advance energy efforts across the board.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
AIChE has named Michael Domach, professor of chemical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, associate editor of Biotechnology Progress, a journal published on its behalf by Wiley-Blackwell. Domach will succeed to the editorship after a period of transition with Jerome Schultz, chair of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Riverside, who has edited Biotechnology Progress since 1989.

Thursday, May 13, 2010
AIChE has named Michael Domach, professor of chemical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, associate editor of Biotechnology Progress, a journal published on its behalf by Wiley-Blackwell. Domach will succeed to the editorship after a period of transition with Jerome Schultz, chair of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Riverside, who has edited Biotechnology Progress since 1989.

Thursday, April 15, 2010
AIChE and its Institute for Sustainability are working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the 6th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo, which will be held in conjunction with events marking the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. The expo, to be held on April 24th and 25th on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., will showcase the work of innovative engineers, scientists and business leaders who are committed to economic growth, while reducing environmental impact.

Thursday, April 8, 2010
AIChE s Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) has organized its Second International Conference on Stem Cell Engineering. The conference, which runs from May 2nd to 5th at the Hyatt Harborside Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, will bring together bioengineers with stem cell scientists to focus on the ways in which basic research, applied science, and engineering can be optimally combined to impact healthcare.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
AIChE s Center for Chemical Process Safety is joining thousands of people and businesses, including members of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, and the US Department of Labor s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, in celebrating North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week.

Thursday, March 18, 2010
Chemical engineers are focused on seeking solutions to the technical and economic issues facing the world, from alternative energy and carbon management, to water treatment and purification. Those issues will be among the topics featured at this year s Spring Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, being held here from March 21-25.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Michael Pepera, a process engineer for CH2M Hill in Bellingham, Washington, has been named one of the New Faces of Engineering for 2010 by The National Engineers Week Foundation. Part of the National Engineers Week celebration, observed from February 14-20, New Faces of Engineering highlights the work of young engineers and their impact on society.

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