What’s Trending at AIChE: Highlights from March & April 2019

Welcome to AIChE’s What’s Trending feature, where you'll discover some of our most viewed and read content from prior months. Check out the video above for a short recap. Want to be featured in our next AIChE trend report? Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and YouTube and use hashtag #AIChEtrends when you share.

Readers' Top Pick: Artificial Intelligence in Chemical Engineering

Thought leaders like Dr. Sam Samdani, Senior Industry Knowledge Expert in the Global Chemicals & Agriculture Practice at McKinsey & Company, and Venkat Venkatasubramanian, Professor of Engineering at Columbia University, presented Artificial Intelligence talks for the Industry 4.0 Plenary at the 2019 AIChE Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety. Read more.

We Recognized: Beshouri Receives AIChE's Award for Government and Industry Leaders

Sharon Beshouri, President of Shell Global Solutions (U.S.), Inc., and Vice President of Catalyst, Analytical and Refining Technology for Royal Dutch Shell (Houston, TX), received the AIChE Government and Industry Leaders (AGILE) Award on Monday, April 1, at the 2019 AIChE Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety in New Orleans, Louisiana. Read more.

Other Notable AIChE Awards

  • Joe Cramer won the Lappin Award for his unyielding dedication and long-term service to AIChE programming.
  • Julianne Holloway won the Epstein award for her excellent work on putting together the WIC 20th Anniversary Symposium.

AIChE administers more than 60 awards, including monetary prizes, certificates, plaques, medals, honoraria, scholarships, travel awards and invited lectures. Browse our AIChE awards and see which ones have upcoming deadlines here.

We celebrated: The Periodic Table Turns the Big 150!

The periodic table turned 150 this month. The product of Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, who discovered the Periodic Law on March 1, 1869, it holds a very special place in the memory of nearly everyone who felt a spark of excitement in their first chemistry class. Likewise, it holds a very special place in chemistry, marking a major scientific milestone, where a new sense of order and understanding of the natural world was put down on paper in a highly efficient and logical manner.

Marking the 150th anniversary of the periodic table, this year has been dubbed the International Year of the Periodic Table of Elements (IYPT2019) by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO. In celebration of IYPT 2019, we rounded up a few interesting articles and links you might enjoy. Read more.

Journal of Advanced Manufacturing and Processing Publishes its First Issue

AIChE and its publishing partner John Wiley and Sons, Inc., released the inaugural issue of the Journal of Advanced Manufacturing and Processing — a peer-reviewed journal that captures leading-edge manufacturing techniques and technologies that reduce costs, save energy, and create solutions that address societal needs.

The journal’s main focus areas — chemical manufacturing and processing, smart manufacturing, and biological and biochemical manufacturing — incorporate topics as diverse as process intensification, modularization, sustainable manufacturing, sensors and automation, additive manufacturing (3D printing), nanofabrication, cell and tissue manufacturing, and biopharmaceutical processing. Read more.

Center for Hydrogen Safety Launches at Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety

On April 2, AIChE formally unveiled its new Center for Hydrogen Safety with a slate of sessions held at the 2019 AIChE Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety in New Orleans, LA. The new center promotes the safe handling and use of hydrogen across industrial and consumer applications, and provides international partner organizations with resources that address both traditional uses of hydrogen as a feedstock and hydrogen’s growing use as a fuel source. Read more.

We Discussed on AIChE Engage

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We Networked at Conferences

We learned, networked, and shared at recent conferences, such as the 2019 Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety, Chemical Ventures Conference 2019, 2019 E2S2-CREATE and AIChE Waste Management Conference, and 9 Student Regional Conferences. Make sure to save the date, submit an abstract, and register for an upcoming conference here.

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