April 2015 CEP Preview

Career Catalyst

Humanitarian Chemical Engineering

A broader view of ethics and professional responsibility considers the engineer’s impact on humanity.

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Recognize Hazards to Recognize Change

Improve your management of change (MOC) system by training workers to recognize hazards as indicators of change.

Heat Transfer

My Steam Trap Is Good — Why Doesn’t It Work?

Even a relatively new steam trap in seemingly good condition can fail if it is applied incorrectly. Here’s how to recognize and avoid situations that can lead to a failure.

Back To Basics

Working with Tight Oil

Crude oil derived from shale plays is less expensive and more readily available than traditional crudes, but it poses unique challenges to refiners.


  • Chameleon-Like Material Changes Color On Demand
  • New Genes for an Old Microbe Make Statins Cheaper
  • A Sweet Approach to Breaking Down Cellulose
  • New Catalyst Pushes Lignin Up on the Value Chain
  • An Injectable Polymer Stops Bleeding
  • New MOF Captures CO2 without the Energy Penalty


  • AIChE Journal Highlight: Layer-by-Layer Approach Enables Customizable Medication Therapy
  • Catalyzing Commercialization: Nanocrystal Manufacturing May Revolutionize Thermoelectrics
  • Process Safety Beacon: Safe Work Practices
  • Material Matters: Tool Helps Predict Reactivity Hazard
  • Career Corner: How to Communicate Difficult Messages
  • Profile: Tal Golesworthy — Engineering a Stronger Heart
  • What’s New: Offshore Technology Conference Preview
  • Books
  • Product Digest: Instrumentation
  • Calendars
  • Institute News
    • CCPS Marks 30 Years
    • Candidates Announced for AIChE Election
    • Your AIChE Membership
    • Langer Awarded Queen’s Prize for Engineering
    • CCPS Middle East Process Safety Conference
    • Member News

The April 2015 issue of CEP is now available online. AIChE members receive access to CEP, including a searchable archive of issues dating back to 2001, online at http://www.aiche.org/cep.