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Why Join AIChE?

Join more than 60,000 members in more than 110 countries!

Joining AIChE gives you access to an amazing network of top professionals in chemical engineering in addition to providing a host of other valuable member benefits, including the following.

But wait, that’s not all! You also get

  • Entrée to exclusive online member communities, Local Sections, Technical Divisions and Forums and Technological Communities
  • Preferred rates on AIChE conferences — attend just one conference a year and your AIChE membership pays for itself
  • Members-only group rates on comprehensive insurance products (in US)
  • Substantial discounts on courses, conference recordings and webinars at the AIChE Academy
  • Preferred member discounts at Office Depot®, Avis® and Hertz®, The UPS® Store, hotels and cruises, online shopping and more
  • Savings on books, magazines and journals

AIChE Membership Options

Regardless of your career stage, AIChE membership is one of the best ways to meet accomplished chemical engineers and tap into our deep reserve of specialized information.


  • Professional (U.S.) More Info $199/yr
  • Professional (Non U.S.)


  • Unemployed $50/yr
  • RETIRED (As defined by U.S. Govn't) $100/yr
  • EMERITUS (65 years of age & 35 years of paid membership)  $50/yr

Member Insurance Benefits

AIChE offers members portable insurance plans you can take with you when you change jobs or careers. You’ll receive competitive group rates and flexible plans to fit your budget and your needs.

An IDEAL Path to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Learn about how the IDEAL Path concept aims to give an equal opportunity to all who wish to join the chemical engineering community. Learn more.

Member Types

Learn more about AIChE's member types by clicking on the plus symbol next to each type.

Professional Members

Professional members enjoy the exclusive privileges and benefits of AIChE membership and shall also have the privileges of nominating and voting for officers and directors. They shall also have the privileges of holding office and of voting on amendments to this Constitution after 4 years as a member (a 4-year member).

Senior Members

If you are currently a professional member of AIChE, you may want to consider becoming a senior member. Senior members have the privilege of holding office, voting on amendments to the Constitution, nominating and voting for officers and directors. Being a Senior Member is a prerequisite for becoming an AIChE Fellow.A member may, after regular application and election, become a Senior Member.

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Fellow is AIChE's highest grade of membership and is achieved only through election by the AIChE BOD, generally upon recommendation of the AIChE Admissions Committee through whom all nominations for election to Fellow are processed.A senior sember who has satisfied the Fellow Bylaw requirements and has demonstrated significant accomplishments in, and contributions to, the profession may be nominated for consideration to be elected Fellow.

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Early Career Professionals - New B.S. Graduates & Graduate Students

AIChE Early Career Professionals - New B.S. Graduates have graduated from an undergraduate institution, new to the working world save on Early Career Professionals - New B.S. Graduate membership. 

Graduate students working on Master's or PhD students, pursuing a career in chemical engineering or related engineering degrees save on Graduate Student membership.

Undergraduate Members

Undergraduate student members enjoy the exclusive privileges and benefits that are common to all classes of membership, but not the privileges of nominating, voting, and holding office. A student member may not retain this class of membership beyond the end of the calendar year in which he or she is last enrolled as a student. Undergraduate students enjoy sponsored membership at no cost thanks to AIChE's ScaleUp program.

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