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ChEnected Guest

AIChE would like to thank its multiple guest authors for the ChEnected blog. Browse posts below that cover a variety of topics.

ChEnected contributions

What Is the Size of an Atom?

. by ChEnected Guest

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.

Using Bacteria to Harvest the Ocean's Minerals

. by ChEnected Guest

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.

4th AIChE Regional Process Technology Conference

. by ChEnected Guest

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.

AIChE Seeking ChE Experts for eLearning Course

. by ChEnected Guest

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).

Dow Solutionists in School

. by ChEnected Guest

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.

Solar Cell Efficiency Record Broken with New "Tandem" Cell

. by ChEnected Guest

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.

What Is CTOC?

. by ChEnected Guest

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.

YPAB Latest News

. by ChEnected Guest

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.

AIChE After Graduation

. by ChEnected Guest

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.

Business Case for Being a Young Professional in AIChE

. by ChEnected Guest

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?”.

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