AIChE Gala will Spotlight Engineering Ethics, Nov. 21 in New York City

September 8, 2013
The issue of ethics as a critical catalyst for engineering excellence will be the focus when leaders from AIChE and from companies in the chemical process and related industries join together at the Institute’s 2013 Gala, to be held Thursday, Nov. 21, at The Plaza Hotel in New York, NY. This year’s...

Legacy Society Honors John Tao

September 4, 2013
The AIChE Foundation’s Legacy Society recognizes the foresight and generosity of people who have given special gifts, endowments, and other forms of long-term financial support to the Institute. One recent Legacy Society inductee is John C. Tao, President of O-Innovation Advisors LLC (Allentown, PA). Tao, an AIChE Fellow and a recent Institute director, has named AIChE as a beneficiary of his charitable trust.

AIChE Foundation Sets Policy for Endowments and Bequests

August 30, 2013
To accommodate the wishes of donors who want to see their long-term financial support of AIChE used for specific projects and phil- anthropic endeavors, the Institute’s Board of Directors has approved a new AIChE Foundation policy pertaining to endowments and bequests. The policy formalizes several categories of sup- port under the endowment designation — one of several types of contributions that AIChE accepts from benefactors.

Dr. Kristi Anseth Wins 2013 James E. Bailey Award Winner

August 20, 2013
The Society for Biological Engineering is happy to announce Dr. Kristi S. Anseth as the winner of the 2013 James E. Bailey Award for her outstanding contributions in the development of novel photo-crosslinkable biomaterials for regenerative medicine, tissue engineering applications and for leadership in the application of chemical engineering principles for biomedicine.

Vote Now: 2013 Board of Directors Election

August 12, 2013
Vote in AIChE's 2013 Board Election. Review candidate bios, statements, and candidates' answers to questions from young professionals. Polls open until 11:59pm, September 16, 2013.

3rd Quarter Local Section Deadlines

August 6, 2013
Local Section officers, please take note, the deadlines for several Local Section reports and grant applications are approaching: 3rd Quarter ProjectConnect Grant — due September 30, 2013 3rd Cycle Program Planning Grant — due September 30, 2013 Find complete information at

Industrial Scale Demonstration of Smart Manufacturing (“SM”)

July 31, 2013
A team led by University of Texas at Austin, including American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Rockwell Automation, Honeywell, Invensys, Emerson Process Management, Nimbis, General Dynamics (GD), Praxair, National Center for Manufacturing Science (NCMS), and the Smart Manufacturing Leaders Coalition (SMLC) are working on a multiyear DOE project..

AIChE Election Ballots Mailed

July 29, 2013
The 2013 Board of Directors Election ballots have been mailed and members are eligible to vote online and by mail beginning August, 12, 2013.

Call for Papers Open for 2014 Spring Meeting & 10th Global Congress on Process Safety

July 7, 2013
The 2014 AIChE Spring Meeting, the year's key technical conference for practicing chemical engineers, takes place in New Orleans, LA, from March 30 – April 3, 2014. Proposals to present are now being accepted on a wide range of subjects relevant to the current needs of industry. Plus, the Global Congress on Process Safety covers the critical needs of process safety practitioners more broadly and deeply than any other conference.

Keasling Receives George Washington Carver Award

June 20, 2013
Jay Keasling, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and a member of the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), will receive the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s 2013 George Washington Carver Award.