AIChE would like to thank its multiple guest authors for the ChEnected blog. Browse posts below that cover a variety of topics.
TED Fellow Lucy McRae is a body architect -- she imagines ways to merge biology and technology in our own bodies.
Just how small are atoms? And what's inside them? The answers turn out to be astounding, even for those who think they know.This fast-paced animation uses spectacular metaphors (imagine a blueberry the size of a football stadium!) to give a visceral sense of the building blocks that make our world.
The world needs clean water, and increasingly, we're pulling it from the oceans, desalinating it, and drinking it. But what to do with the salty brine left behind? One researcher says we should unleash metal-munching bacteria to help harvest the remaining minerals.
The South Texas Section of the AIChE, in partnership with AIChE HQ, is hosting its 4th Regional Process Technology Conference at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center, on the shores of Clear Lake in League City, Texas, October 4 & 5, 2012.
UPDATE: Proposal Deadline Has Been Extended Until August 1, 2012. AIChE is soliciting proposals from qualified chemical engineering experts to develop an eLearning course for practicing chemical engineers who are preparing for the US Chemical PE Exam administered by the NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying).
The Dow Solutionists in School program was created to spark innovation in students. Check out what Dow is doing to fuel interest in chemistry and the sciences.
The inefficiencies of previous generation solar cells are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. In collaboration with the UCLA California NanoSystems Institute and Sumitomo Chemical of Japan, researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have created a “tandem” solar cell that increases efficiency to a certified 10.6% by capturing energy in multiple spectra.
In this TEDx Talk, Spitz talks about the renaissance in U.S. manufacturing and the role chemical engineers play it in.
With support of Petrobras, the 4th edition of CCPS Latin American Process Safety Conference will be held in Rio de Janeiro, July 3-5, 2012 with "Operational Discipline – Focusing on the Fundamental" as the theme.
The Chemical Engineering Technology Operating Council (CTOC) oversees two major efforts on behalf of AIChE and the profession: first, the frontiers of chemical engineering—in other words, knowledge advancement; and second, the dissemination of that knowledge.
After a very successful Spring Meeting, YPAB has shifted its focus to working on details for this year’s Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. There are many updates this year. Please see read on for highlights in YPAB News.
The transition from student to professional is not always an easy one. If you are like many student members, you may not be aware of how to fit into AIChE as a professional and what the benefit is for maintaining your involvement.
At the 2012 Spring Meeting in Houston, YPAB held a General Meeting open to all young professionals that covered a variety of topics including YPAB’s 2012-2013 goals and the new YPAB organization structure.
Today’s careers for chemical engineers are full of decisions regarding how we invest our time. The work-life balance is challenged from the time demanded from our employers. The time we can devote to ourselves for social activities, hobbies, family, and travel is constrained. This lack of balance causes us to ask of activities outside of our careers, “What is the return?”.