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Young Professionals Community

Young Professional (YP) members are a vital and active group of AIChE members.  AIChE Young Professionals are:

  • Under the age of 35 and have graduated from an undergraduate institution,
  • Those new to the working world,
  • Masters or PhD students,
  • Those looking for a career in chemical engineering post-graduation, and
  • Those who have been working for a few years and starting to advance in their careers.

The Young Professionals Committee (YPC) works to increase participation among Young Professionals in AIChE benefits, services and volunteer opportunities.  The committee

  • Serves as an intermediary between undergraduate students moving into the next phase of their professional or academic careers,
  • Creates technical and social programming for YP's at AIChE conferences,
  • Supports sub-sections of local sections that hold events especially geared toward YP's,
  • Supports and vocalizes the needs of YP's within the Institute, and
  • Helps define the future of AIChE and the chemical engineering profession.

Interested in getting involved? E-mail ypc@aiche.org for more information.

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Recent Events

Young Professionals' Social at the 2017 Annual Meeting

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 8:00pm-10:30pm CDT
Posted by Monica Mellinger
The Young Professionals' Social will be taking place at Lumber Exchange: 10 S 5th St #300 Minneapolis, MN 55402 This event, hosted by the Young Professionals Committee (YPC), is a great opportunity to network with a diverse group of young professionals in a relaxed environment. For the first...Read more

Young Professionals Mixer at the 2017 AIChE Spring Meeting

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 8:00pm-10:30pm CDT
Posted by Monica Mellinger
This event, hosted by the Young Professionals Committee (YPC), is a great opportunity to network with a diverse group of young professionals in a relaxed environment while attending the 2017 AIChE Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety in San Antonio, TX. Enjoy drinks and...Read more

Recent Activity

Slop Oil Disposal Investigation: Lessons Learned

Posted by Thomas Leusner on
by Onochie Okonkwo, PhD student, Washington University (St. Louis) Process engineers in various facilities are bedeviled by many technical challenges. Some of these challenges we eventually solve; others we learn to manage safely instead. This article shares some of the lessons I learned in my...Read more

The PhD: A Crash-Course to Life

Posted by Thomas Leusner on
by Aditi Khadilkar, Process Technology Development Engineer (Intel Corp., OR) For those of us who have gotten PhDs, we may have fond memories of one of the most “interesting” times in our lives. With the process fresh in mind, I’d like to share some insights about how the PhD process has many...Read more

Black Carbon: Is It Worth the Fuss?

Posted by Thomas Leusner on
by Ogochukwu Yvonne Enekwizu, Graduate Research Assistant, New Jersey Institute of Technology Unless you’ve driven behind or walked past a diesel engine truck spouting plumes of smoke, you may be completely oblivious to black carbon pollution. One of the many particulate aerosols that currently...Read more

Leading Multidiscipline Teams through Site Assessments

Posted by Thomas Leusner on
By: Matt Stewart, Principal Engineer & Managing Partner, Cox-Walker & Associates Company initiatives often manifest at the plant level in the form of site assessments by multidiscipline teams. As an energetic and talented young professional, you may land the responsibility of leading such...Read more