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While at the Spring Meeting, AIChE's senior communications specialist Gordon Ellis had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Karl Reid, executive director of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and discuss the memorandum of understanding that the two organizations signed.
AIChE signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) April 9 at AIChE’s Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety.
Sanjeev Kapur of Apex PetroConsultants interviews Ron Corn, senior vice president of Projects & Supply Chain for Chevron Phillips Chemical. Ron discusses "mega projects" which are those that represent expenditures of $1 billion or more.
Young Professionals gathered at Hearsay on the Green in Houston last night to catch up with friends and make some new ones.
The 2016 AIChE Spring Meeting & 12th Global Congress in Houston began on Sunday, April 10th with a joint opening reception. See pictures from the event.
The Women’s Initiatives Committee (WIC) is an AIChE organization that leads in promoting the entry, development, and full participation of women in the Institute and the profession by:
AIChE member, astronaut, and Dean of Engineering at Texas Tech University Al Sacco touches on some of the subjects of his talk at the Spring Meeting and also shares career tips for young engineers.
Shakeel discusses the cultural issues of good process safety, his plans for the future of CCPS, and more.
The AIChE Spring Meeting App Delivers Everything You Need to Have a Better Meeting. Search. Scope out. Preview. Learn more. Find. Plan, store and update your schedule.
The 2015 AIChE Spring Meeting & 11th Global Congress in Austin began on Sunday, April 26th with a joint opening reception. See pictures from the event.
Young professional chemical engineers got to know each other better at this year's social held at Max's Wine Bar in downtown Austin.
Ten years ago, Ian Wright helped start Tesla Motors, creating and building, arguably, one of the most famous sports cars in the world, which happened to be very fast — and electric.
If you’re attending the 2015 Spring Meeting or 11th Global Congress on Process Safety, join AIChE & CCPS as they host their first-ever joint luncheon on Wednesday, April 29 at 11:45 at th
Austin is the state capitol of Texas, home to South by Southwest, and now the location of AIChE's 2015 Spring Meeting!
AIChE and CCPS will hold its first topical conference on big data analytics, which is open to attendees of the 2015 Spring Meeting & Global Congress on Process Safety.
Are you a young professional chemical engineer looking to attend the 2015 Spring Meeting & GCPS in Austin Texas for the first time?
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If you're attending the 2015 Spring Meeting & GCPS, be sure to attend AIChE's first-ever workshop dedicated to the subject of diversity in the workplace.
Of the many issues confronting the boom in formation fracturing processes at natural gas and shale oil well heads, water use and reuse are among the most important. Todd Langford of GE Power & Water presented an overview of these challenges and current solutions.
Lafayette College Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) hosted the Lafayette ChBE Symposium “Engineering re-Connections: framing future networks.
On Wednesday April 2nd at Tulane University, more than 160 students from three high schools in the New Orleans area gathered to listen and learn from practicing chemical engineers during the AIChE high school outreach event as part of the Spring Meeting.
If you are considering or have been offered a management position, how are things going to change for you? What is that first year going to be like? Dr. Jonathan Worstell outlined some answers to these questions and a framework for the transition of the new manager.
In the US, more than 3,200 hazardous materials listed by the EPA must be conveyed through double-containment pipes.
Developing biological processes that yield bio-fuels that that are devoid of oxygen moieties, and thus don't need to be upgraded, is some of the current work that is going on at Calysta Energy, as reported by their CTO, Dr. Josh Silverman.
A group of 25 Young Professionals took a break from the AIChE Spring Meeting to take a tour of the Abita Brewing Company in Abita Springs, LA, and learned more about the green engineering behind the brewery's operations.
Biomass fast pyrolysis yields oxygen rich (hydrogen deficient) hydrocarbons of inferior fuel quality. They contain upwards of 40 dry-weight % oxygen, whereas petroleum contains around 1%, so these bio-oils must be upgraded to be rightfully considered a replacement for liquid fossil fuels. Jack Ferrell of NREL's National bioenergy Center spoke at the Spring Meeting about their program to develop electrochemical hydrodeoxygenation processes.
During the 2014 Spring Meeting Poster Session in New Orleans, Deb Grubbe of Near-Miss Management took a moment to talk to us about the company's Dynamic Risk Analyzer.
Because of the limitations inherent in current liquid hydrogenation technologies, the hydrodeoxygenation of pyrolysis bio-oils is proposed to be accomplished using a catalyzed membrane reactor. During preliminary trials with vegetable oils, an unexpected benefit was discovered in that the system yielded much less trans fats in the end product.
Ralph King, a senior staff consultant at Stress Engineering Services, discusses the tutorial he presented at GCPS, which aims to encourage the effective transmission of collective knowledge about industry risk and safety.
The difficulties in capturing and efficiently utilizing flare gas in the Northern Shale Oil fields are primarily ones of scale and lack of infrastructure. The Ceramatec corporation is working on cost effective modular solutions to this challenge of energy conservation and conversion.
2014 Spring Meeting Co-chair Meagan Lewis had a chance to chat with TJ Larkin, who spoke at the spring meeting on "Shale Oil & Gas - Don't Let Communication Mistakes Cause an Accident."
Jordan Barab, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, gives an overview of Executive Order 13650, which aims to improve chemical facility and security.
William Banholzer, retired Dow Chemical CTO, gave an insightful and wide-ranging address on the the state of technology changes for the future, and the chemical engineer’s special capability to make sensible and better decisions for the direction of these changes, especially in the field of energy.
The implications of large-scale biofuels and bioenergy production on environmental systems and social conditions are largely unknown.
Brian D. Rains, Global Operational Risk Management Leader at DuPont, discusses Operational Discipline at the 2014 Spring Meeting & 10th Annual GCGP Poster Session.
Dr. Shijie Liu of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry presented a thoughtful overview of the biofuels evaluation protocol that was assembled and applied in The Manomet Report for the State of Massachusetts.
Removal of Mercury from the combustion air stream at a coal-fired power plant is one of the most sensitive and challenging tasks of pollution control. Dr. Noah Meeks of The Southern Company discussed mercury removal strategies.
The 10th Global Congress on Process Safety Welcome Plenary Session kicked off its technical program on Monday, March 31 in New Orleans. See photos and award winners.
Evan Flach, Technology Associate for the Society for Biological Engineering, had a chance to chat with AIChE 2014 Spring Energy Keynote speaker Ramon Gonzalez ahead of his talk.
Dr. Bill Elmore at Mississippi State University has begun a class for freshman ChemEs, drawing on Legos to help incoming students find out whether the chemical engineering program is where they truly want to be.
AIChE 2014 President Otis Shelton sat down with Bea Ponnudurai shortly after she delivered the noon GCPS keynote on April 1st.
10th Global Congress on Process Safety Chair Jatin Shah sat down with Tuesday's lunch speaker Luke Kissam of Albemarle to chat about his talk entitled "Creating a Safety Culture."
Young professional chemical engineers got to know each other better at this year's social held at Gordon Biersch in the heart of New Orleans.
The 2014 AIChE Spring Meeting & 9th Global Congress in New Orleans began on Sunday, March 30th with a joint opening reception. See pictures from the event.
William Banholzer sums up his opening keynote speech from the 2014 AIChE Spring Meeting and GCPS. Hear his thoughts on the role of chemical engineers in shaping the future and in solving the world's grand challenges.
The Student Program launched with a greeting from 2014 AIChE President Otis Shelton and Spring Meeting Program Co-Chair Meagan Lewis. This year, the program includes an industry leader panel, networking, a plant tour, and more.
Follow coverage—and join in the conversation on Twitter—during the AIChE 2014 Spring Meeting and 10th Annual GCPS in New Orleans.
If you're joining us in New Orleans for the Spring Meeting and GCPS, take the opportunity to improve your process safety knowledge.