June 2017 CEP Preview


2017 AIChE Salary Survey

Are you working in the right industry to make the most out of your chemical engineering degree? Ever wonder if other chemical engineers with the same experience level get paid more than you? Check out the results of AIChE’s biennial salary survey to find out which industry pays the most, how your salary stacks up to those of your peers, and the difference in salary between genders. Other factors explored in this year’s survey results include age, job function, supervisory responsibilities, and geographical location. Also, check out the benefits and health insurance packages being offered to chemical engineers.


Improve Your Spreadsheet Productivity with VBA 

Excel includes a programming language that can improve your productivity as well as the reliability of your spreadsheets. Simple programs in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) can have a big impact on your work for little effort.

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Industrial Cybersecurity: How Much Is Enough?

To answer that question, first summarize potential attack scenarios in a matrix. Then identify which combinations of attacks, consequences, and risks require mitigation and which you are willing to accept.

Incorporate Cybersecurity into Your PSM Program

Here are some prevention and mitigation strategies for three common types of industrial incidents — a network breach, an insider attack, and infection via a portable device — and recommendations for incorporating industrial cybersecurity into an existing process safety management (PSM) program.


Hammer Milling and Jet Milling Fundamentals

Select the optimal hammer mill or jet mill for your application by characterizing the feed material and conducting milling tests.


  • Transient Electronic Components Can Degrade in Days
  • Nickel Catalyzes a Green Route to Fatty Acids
  • CRISPR-Edited Stem Cells Fight Arthritic Inflammation
  • Bendable Solid Electrolyte Could Usher in Next-Generation Lithium Batteries
  • Silica Coating Creates Shelf-Stable Vaccines
  • Caterpillars Biodegrade Plastic Bag


  • Editorial: Keeping Industrial Control Systems Secure
  • Catalyzing Commercialization: Sustainable Production of Bricks Promises to Curb Global Emissions
  • AIChE Journal Highlight: A Bright Future for RO Water Desalination
  • Career Corner: Cultivate Habits that Boost Your Productivity
  • Technical Entity Trends: Engineering a Sustainable World
  • Profile: Developing Novel Solutions to Improve Patient Care
  • Patent Update: Challenging Your Own Patents — Know the Limitations
  • Process Safety Beacon: Investigating a Steam Pipe Failure
  • Process Safety Vision: Enhanced Applications and Sharing of Lessons Learned
  • Product Focus: Meters; Solids Handling Equipment; Environmental Equipment
  • Books
  • Calendars
  • Institute News:
    • Meet Some of AIChE’s New Fellows
    • AIChE Young Professionals Hop on Beer Brew Competition
    • Your AIChE Membership: New Technical Opportunities
    • AIChE Financial Statements, 2016

The June 2017 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 https://www.aiche.org/cep.