A New Strategic Plan Catalyzes AIChE


In its second century, AIChE will be a globally recognized leader serving the diverse needs of the chemical engineering profession and society. Implementation of the strategic plan will focus on specific goals that reach beyond traditionalboundaries.

Author Bios: 

Richard Cain

30+ years in the chemical industry, (most with LyondellBasell and predecessors), all in financial analysis, project evaluation and strategic planning roles. Currently Chief Financial Officer at AIChE....Read more

Lawrence B. Evans

Lawrence B. Evans has served as Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Rive Technology since 2005. Rive is an early stage company commercializing advanced catalyst technology for clean energy applications. Previously, he founded Aspen Technology in 1981 and served as chairman and chief executive officer until 2002. During this time the company grew from a start-up to become the leading provider of software and solutions to the chemical process manufacturing industries. He was professor of chemical engineering at MIT from 1962 to 1990, where he was well known for his work in...Read more

H Scott Fogler

Scott Fogler is Past President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers for 2010. He received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. He is the Ame and Catherine Vennema professor of chemical engineering and the Arthur F. Thurnau professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is also the author of the 'Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering', which is the dominant book in this area worldwide, and co-author with Steven LeBlanc of the book 'Strategies for Creative Problem Solving'.

Scott and...Read more

Dr. Dale L. Keairns

Dr. Keairns has over 40 years experience in industry, consulting, teaching and service through professional society initiatives. The last ten years have focused on energy systems analysis and planning activities to guide technology research and development needs for the Nation’s energy future, supporting energy research programs, management responsibility for strategic energy projects, and supporting the development of technology roadmaps for future energy systems.  This work was carried out through a support contract to the Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory...Read more

John Sofranko

John has executive management experience in association management, mergers & acquistions, corporate strategic planning, general business management, licensing, research and development.

He specializes in business and organization restructuring, contract negotiations, patent strategy, R&D planning and management, employee career development.

He is the founder of EcoCatalytic Inc. and is on the RAPID Members Council and RAPID Technical Advisory Board (Member)....Read more

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