Press Releases

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.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
AIChE (the American Institute of Chemical Engineers) and its Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) have released a new white paper, “Recommendations for Establishing Process Safety Investigation Boards.” According to Scott Berger, CCPS’s executive director, “the continued growth of process industries around the world should focus us all — engineers, corporate leaders, regulators and policy makers — on learning from past mistakes so we can eliminate industrial catastrophes.”  

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
More than 170 executives and engineers from more than 50 companies gathered in Mumbai, India, from December 15–16 for the 2014 Global Summit on Process Safety, with a goal of reducing the number and potential impact of industrial incidents.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) honored Patricia A. Woertz, Chairman and CEO of Archer Daniels Midland; Ryan M. Lance, Chairman and CEO of ConocoPhillips; and Raj L. Gupta, Executive Chairman of Avantor Performance Materials and retired Chairman and CEO of Rohm and Haas Company, for advancing diversity in the engineering profession, at an AIChE awards gala held in New York City on Friday, December 5.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
At its Business Meeting on November 17, held during the AIChE Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, AIChE announced the results of its 2014 election, and introduced its new Board of Directors for 2015.  Cheryl Teich, Reaction Engineering Expertise Area Leader at The Dow Chemical Company, will become president of the organization in 2015.

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Evonik Corporation, a provider of specialty chemicals for a spectrum of industries, has announced it will support AIChE's Founders Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Chemical Engineering.The award, presented annually by AIChE’s Board of Directors, celebrates the accomplishment of an eminent chemical engineer whose work has had a transformative impact on the chemical engineering profession. 

Monday, November 3, 2014
Air Products, the Allentown, PA-based provider of industrial gases, has announced that it will sponsor AIChE's Energy and Sustainability Award — one of several Institute honors that recognize outstanding contributions to industrial practice.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
AIChE has announced that Kristine Chin has been named director, conferences, a newly created position combining the development of meeting content with meeting operations. Chin will join AIChE’s senior executive team.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Job seekers in the chemical engineering arena, along with representatives from many of the companies and industries that employ them, will discuss job opportunities and make employment connections when The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) presents the latest installment in its Virtual Career Fair series, to be held on Wednesday, November 5, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST.

Friday, October 24, 2014
Dr. Georges Belfort, Institute Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, New York, has been selected to chair the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE), a technological community within AIChE (the American Institute of Chemical Engineers).

Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) of AIChE (the American Institute of Chemical Engineers) announced that Shakeel Kadri, currently director, global process safety and risk management, for Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., will become CCPS executive director in 2015. Kadri will replace Scott Berger, who is retiring at the end of January 2015.

Monday, October 13, 2014
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and its Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) are honoring two of the bioengineering field’s leading researchers.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and its Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) teamed with the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, the American Chemistry Council, and the National Association of Chemical Distributors on September 8, 2014, for a day-long meeting designed to enhance chemical safety and security in the state, particularly among smaller businesses.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
NEW YORK – A celebration of a diverse and culturally integrated chemical engineering profession will bring together leaders of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and companies in the chemical process and related industries for AIChE’s 2014 Gala, to be held Friday, Dec. 5, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York, NY.

Thursday, August 28, 2014
To ensure that every chemical engineer achieves his or her career potential, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is addressing the issues of women’s career navigation, work/life integration, and professional development with a new initiative, Women’s Workplace Retention and Re-entry. Dubbed W2R2, the effort will debut with a special session on November 17 during AIChE’s 2014 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Monday, August 4, 2014
Cybersecurity, as defined by author Gregory J. Touhill, the current Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity Operations and Programs at the U.S.

Monday, June 9, 2014
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is growing its roster of international conferences. In Summer 2014, AIChE will sponsor or co-sponsor conferences in six countries, devoted to topics such as industrial safety, advances in and biological and metabolic engineering, and alternative fuels.

Thursday, May 29, 2014
Hal Alper, an assistant professor of chemical engineering and Fellow of the Paul D. and Betty Robertson Meek Centennial Professorship at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), has been selected by the International Metabolic Engineering Society (IMES) to receive its Jay Bailey Young Investigator Award in Metabolic Engineering.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Vassily Hatzimanikatis, an associate professor of chemical engineering and bioengineering at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL; Lausanne, Switzerland), has been named the recipient of the 2014 International Metabolic Engineering Award.

Monday, May 12, 2014
Lynn Preston, Deputy Director of the Division of Engineering Education and Centers of the Directorate for Engineering at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), is the recipient of the 2014 D. I. C. Wang Award for Excellence in Biochemical Engineering.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
To help provide a competent and ethical chemical engineering workforce, and to make them more employable, AIChE strongly encourages its members to become professionally licensed.  AIChE supports the industrial exemption for companies that are properly insured and have in place the necessary policies, procedures and safeguards sufficient to assure compliance with laws, standards and best practices.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is reaffirming its support of an engineering licensing policy known as the industrial exemption, while continuing to strongly encourage individual engineers to pursue licensure. The industrial exemption policy excludes industrial employers from requirements to hire only engineers who hold professional licensure in the states in which they are employed.

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Andrew Crothers, a recent chemical engineering graduate at North Carolina State Univ. and an AIChE-sponsored participant in the Washington Internships for Science and Engineering (WISE) program, has been named a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program award. The NSF Fellowships are presented to candidates in their early careers who have demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering.

Saturday, March 29, 2014
NEW ORLEANS – The significant economic opportunities — and the engineering challenges — presented by the extraction and handling of shale reserves, will by explored in depth at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE’s) 2014 Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety at the Hilton New Orleans – Riverside from March 30 to April 3.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
NEW ORLEANS – Safe practices in chemical and related industries, along with methods to identify and eliminate potential hazards, will be in the spotlight at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE’s) 2014 Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety at the Hilton New Orleans – Riverside from March 30 to April 3.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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