The award recognizes Chen for advancing the frontiers of understanding and applications of carbide and bimetallic materials in catalysis and electrocatalysis.
This issue, take a look at reducing area electrical classification through upgraded ventilation, get the information you need for pressure-relief system design, get tips for managing ammonia in wastewater, and much more.
A new super-white paint formulation can reflect 98% of solar radiation, which helps keep buildings cool and reduces energy consumption and expenses.
This month, a special section on the cosmetics industry, plus safety incident prevention, a look at the race for a COVID-19 vaccine, and much more.
Advances in polymers and textiles are creating new possibilities for wearable electronics, high-performance fabrics, and even new space exploration equipment.
Quick and cheap graphene that's created from trash has the potential to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions that result from the production of cement.
Learn which specific skills are particularly useful for chemical engineers to develop, and hear about promising areas of innovation from each of the speakers.
From the development of pigments and dyes, to production scaleup, chemical engineers have lots to contribute to R&D in the garment and textile industries.
From the perspective of his specialty in the computational study of materials, Josh takes us through his vision of chemical engineering's future.
This month, a guide to distillation tower inspections, a close look at epigenetics, challenges for rare earth elements and other specialty metals, and much more.
As part of our celebration of AIChE's 110th year, Billy Bardin of the Dow Chemical Company shares his predictions for chemical engineering's next 25 years.
James revisits his 2008 predictions and looks at the next 25 years, with an eye on how chemical and biological engineers will play a role in solving the world's greatest challenges.
A team of engineers at MIT has developed a heat-conductive polymer that could find new uses in electronics.
Wind energy can now be more sustainable than ever, thanks to recyclable resin with low-energy production requirements.
The composite overcomes typical brittleness and shows potential for nuclear industry, oil and gas, aerospace applications.
An international team of researchers’ study of glass may help lead to shatter-proof screens for mobile devices.
Hear why chemical engineers need to get involved in tissue engineering and learn about some of the key insights for bioengineers.
In an attempt to find alternatives to conventional recycling, researchers at the Technical University of Munich took inspiration from nature to create a self-disposing supramolecular material with
A new technology collects the oil in a cellulose matrix and then turns the oil into a rigid gel that can easily be removed from water.
Researchers at Swansea University have developed a new class of nanomaterials with tunable wettability that have wide ranging applications from antifouling to waterproofing.
A new biosensor is capable of rapid detection of the H1N1 flu virus, a strain which poses a strong treat for pandemic outbreak.
A chemical engineer and chemist at MIT have discovered how to reduce the "loops" that weaken polymer structures.
Researchers at Rice University and Kazan Federal University in Russia report that oxidatively modified carbon (OMC) presents a way to purify the hundreds of millions of gallons of contaminated
Learn about the innovative work that Nicholas is doing in the area of catalysis at Northwestern University.
This month, CEP features a look at business planning, as well as pump sizing, reducing process safety risks with the bow-tie diagram, and much more.
New research from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has solved the issue of brittleness, making diamond nanothreads flexible and thus unlocking significant and numerous potential applications.
Artificial intelligence seems to be finding its way into every field these days, and the field of materials science is no exception.
Research suggests that flakes of graphene welded together into solid materials may have potential for use as bone implants.
Researchers at Kansas State University and Catalyst Power Technologies Inc. have recently received a patent that promises higher efficiency for lithium-ion batteries.
Learn more about what the AIChE Materials Engineering & Sciences Division (MESD) offers and how you can get involved.
This month, the CEP cover story takes a look at the advantages of fixed valves, while Back to Basics column gives smart tips for a successful energy assessment.
Learn about the innovative work that Mahmoud, who trained as a chemical engineer, is doing in biological engineering.
This month, tips for including water conservation in your energy-management program, an introduction to mammalian cell culture, pointers for preventing caking of bulk solids, and much more.
Learn about the work Ahmed is doing in the areas of catalysis of ammonia synthesis, hydrotreating, and NOx reduction.
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have devised a new plastic that is made with 50 percent renewable content from biomass.
This month, CEP looks at big data analytics in a special section, as well as covering PID for process engineers and aerobic fermenter optimization.
Vibrations of the outermost atomic layer of materials in nanosize significantly affect material behavior, according to new researcher out of Switzerland's ETH Zurich.
A group of researchers in Italy are looking to graphene oxide for “green” anti-bacterial properties that could enhance medical devices and one day decrease the need for antibiotics to fight post-operative infections and reduce recovery times.
Researchers turned to math to help predict which nanoparticles will best combine with polymers for successful nanocomposites.
A team led by researchers at UCLA has created a super-strong yet light structural metal nanocomposite with extremely high specific strength and modulus.
Jeffery Long, professor of chemistry and chemical and bimolecular engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and colleagues have devised a space-efficient natural-gas tank that can store the same amount of gas as bulky conventional tanks at a much lower pressure.
When Elon Musk started bulldozing desert scrub to build his giga-factory near Reno, Nevada, he bet the ranch that the lithium-ion battery market would skyrocket to around $75 billion by 2020, makin
Researchers announced two technologies that promise to improve the future of car travel. One technology significantly decreases the tire noise, while the other may put an end to flat tires, thanks to a new self-healing rubber.
A Scottish company by the name of CelluComp has turned to root vegetables such as beets and carrots to produce a manufacturing additive with a wide range of possible applications.
In the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Tennessee, a group of researchers is making important strides to improve battery safety and performance.
Researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara have modified a small molecule to create strong wet adhesive properties. Inspired by the chemical composition of mussel foot proteins,
Using a hybrid silica sol-gel material and self-assembled monolayers of a common fatty acid, researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a new capacitor dielectric material that provides an electric
Graphene astounded the world as the first atom-thick carbon network, but a joint German-US research project has developed black phosphorus in which individual phosphorus atoms are replaced by arsen
High costs have constantly bedeviled lithium-ion battery developers, making fossil fuels cheaper than alternatives for so long that most people thought the industry had hit a wall and faced the ign
A new grease-free coating battles two major issues facing industrial machinery: friction and corrosion.
Inkjet printing shows potential for producing solar cells, but one barrier has been the need for a an ink with the proper viscosity and stability for compact and homogeneous films.
A South Korean research group has converted used cigarette butts into a material that shows promise as the coating for supercapacitor electrodes.
"Stronger than steel" has just taken on a new meaning, thanks to the work of a Seattle-based company called Modumetal.
Scientists at the University of Rochester have used lasers to transform metals into extremely water repellent, or super-hydrophobic, materials without the need for temporary coatings. Super-hy
Researchers at Rice University have discovered an inexpensive derivative of asphalt that is highly effective at capturing carbon dioxide from natural gas wells.
Japanese scientists have developed a first: a new hydrogel whose properties are dominated by electrostatic repulsion, rather than attractive interactions.
For a former Eagle Scout and Cambridge scholar, what's the surest way to vault into America's top 1%? A MacArthur Grant is certainly one way.
A new small device that relies on nanotechnology successfully generates electric current from simple vibrations. Its creators look to relieve the load on batteries or eliminate them completely.
The latest development in water splitting comes from North Carolina State University, where researchers are working with a thin film of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) to replace platinum.
Conventional asymmetrical membrane structures cause severe mass transfer limitations, so future membrane designs need to focus on mimicking the functionality and specificity of biological membrane systems.
Metal sulfide nanocrystals have typically been synthesized in hot solvent-solution phase systems that bring with them a host of quality and productivity issues. Current work at the University of Minnesota seeks to avoid these problems by utilizing a non-thermal plasma reactor and deposition system.
Four upcoming webinars provide the opportunity to learn more about—and influence—the direction of soft-matter research programs funded by the U.S. Materials Genome Initiative.
The development of new "mixed-matrix membrane" systems can benefit our soldiers on the chemical warfare battlefield.
Catch up on graphene basics and on some of the exciting things happening in the world of graphene with this short primer.
Not clear on the concepts of dislocation and plastic deformation? There's a video tutorial to answer your questions in the Learn ChemE series.
Studying crystal structures and confused by Miller indices? Check out this video from the LearnChemE video series.
From simple daily uses such as keeping clothes stain free to boosting the efficiency of ocean-going vessels, a new nanoscale coating developed at the University of Michigan promises a wide range of applications, thanks to its ability to repel mosts liquids.
It's not so much that the rare earth metals (also known as the lanthanides) are rare; there is actually a relative abundance of them. The real issue is that it's difficult to find economically viable methods by which to process them.
- 1 out of 2
- next ›