Press Releases

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
In a ceremony during its Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City last week, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) presented its inaugural Industrial Research and Development Award to the “Shuttle Crew” at the Dow Chemical Company’s Freeport, Texas, facility for discovering a new mechanism for polymerization and creating unique new polymers. The new award recognizes individuals or teams working in the industries served by chemical engineers for innovation that has resulted in the successful commercial development of new products or new processes for making useful processes.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
In a ceremony during its Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City last week, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) presented its new Engineering and Construction Award to Marathon Petroleum Company for the successful design and construction of the addition to its Garyville, Louisiana, refinery. This award recognizes individuals and teams for achievement in the design and/or construction of process plants or process plant revamps.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
In a ceremony during its Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City last week, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) presented its Sustainable Energy Award to the UOP-ENI Biologically-based fuels team. The award, which was first presented in 2009, recognizes individuals, teams or companies who have made a significant contribution toward alternative energy development, generation and use.

Wednesday, 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.

Monday, November 8, 2010
More than 5,000 engineers and undergraduate engineering students are expected to converge on the city for plenary lectures, 12 topical conferences, more than 700 technical sessions and special events. The conference focuses on all aspects of chemical engineering, from alternative energy and energy efficiency to nuclear energy, sustainable water supplies and bioengineering.

Monday, November 8, 2010
In a ceremony during its Annual Meeting here yesterday, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) presented awards to 16 leaders and innovators in chemical engineering. This year marked the first presentation of four new awards that spotlight achievements in the industrial sectors of chemical engineering.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
NEW YORK, October 19, 2010 – With researchers focused on finding new ways to use biology at the molecular level to help diagnose and treat disease, the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers has organized its Third International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering.

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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