November 2021 CEP Preview

SBE Special Section: Biosafety and Biosecurity

This special section introduces readers to biosecurity policy initiatives, provides a perspective from a DNA synthesis company, and highlights the work of the researchers who adhere to the strictest biosafety measures.

  • Anticipating Biosecurity Needs: No Easy Task

  • Introduction to Biosafety and Biosecurity

  • Ensuring the Responsible Use of Synthetic DNA

  • Synthetic Biology and Biosecurity Policy

  • Defending Against Future Pandemics  (Read Now)

Critical Issues

Meet the FOSSI Scholars: Future Superstars of STEM

FOSSI supports students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

On the Horizon

Asset Digital Twins: Integrating Process Safety Risks 

Integrating quantitative risk analysis (QRA) within a digital twin framework can allow stakeholders to easily identify risk drivers and isolate accident scenarios.


  • Converting Waste Nitrates into Ammonia with Solar Power
  • Net-Zero Plastics Are Possible with Current Technology
  • Digital Twins Set to Improve Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Cell-Free Engineering with Yeast
  • Organic Solar Cells Get an Efficiency Boost
  • Harnessing 3D Printing to Personalize Cancer Treatment


  • Editorial: The Beacon Just Turned 20. Feel Old Yet?     
  • Catalyzing Commercialization: Combating Pests with a New Class of RNA-Based Pesticides   
  • AIChE Journal highlight: Engineering the Chirality of Inorganic Nanostructures     
  • New Products: Environmental, Health and Safety; Operations and Maintenance; Instrumentation; Fluids and Solids Handling; Laboratory Equipment; Software; Materials and Chemicals
  • Process Safety Beacon: Happy 20th Anniversary to the Beacon
  • Emerging Voices: Reimagine Career Success: A Narrative from the Pharmaceuticals Industry
  • Books
  • Institute News
    • AIChE’s 2021 Doing a World of Good Gala Will Celebrate Extraordinary Societal Contributions
    • AIChE’s Institute for Learning and Innovation Opens Doors Online
    • In Memoriam: Nada Marie Anid; Soni Olufemi Olubunmi Oyekan; Joseph E. L. Rogers

The November issue of CEP is now available on the AIChE website, on the CEP app, and as a digital flipbook.