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2017 AIChE Salary Survey: Overview

June
2017
Salary Survey
Are you working in the right industry to make the most out of your chemical engineering degree? Ever wonder if other chemical engineers with the same experience level get paid more than you? Check out the results of AIChE’s biennial salary survey to find out which industry pays the most, how your salary stacks up to those of your peers, and the difference in salary between genders. Other factors explored in this year’s survey results include age, job function, supervisory responsibilities, and geographical location. Also, check out the benefits and health insurance packages being offered to chemical engineers.

How to Influence the Organization

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2014
Process Safety professionals are typically not in the line management organization. Instead, they serve as engineering team members, corporate staff...

Finding Your Grail, the Beyonce Turn, and Career Satisfaction

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 31, 2014
The Women's Intiatives Committee (WIC) luncheon features keynote speaker Cheryl Teich. Cheryl is talking about her career path, obstacles she had...

Process Safety Management Mentoring: Developing Leaders

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
Process Safety Management Mentoring: Developing Leaders The first pillar of Risk Based Process Safety Management is "Commitment to Process Safety." A...

Process Safety As a Career Foundation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
The foundation of one’s profession can have an exponential effect on the lifelong development of their careers. There may be no stronger launching...

Ragagep 101

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEPs) play an important role in US-OSHA’s Process Safety Management standard (29...

Fundamentals of Model Based Loop Tuning

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2013
There are many methods to tune PID controllers. This presentation provides a tutorial on tuning PID process controllers using Internal Model Control...

Is Your Operation Prepared for Economic Recovery?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2013
Proposed Title ” Is Your Operation prepared for Economic Recovery?” The world economy has been depressed for several years. During that time, changes...

Tic-Tac-Toe Strategic Planning

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 8, 2009
The Tic-Tac-Toe Approach to Strategic Innovation Planning When we study the history and trends of technology development across a wide spectrum of...

Managing Innovation in ConocoPhillips R&D

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 8, 2009
ConocoPhillips was formed in 2002 and it developed several approaches to developing a robust R&D portfolio. These initiatives were launched to...

Managing Organizational Change

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2009
Management of Change has long been recognized as a fundamental cornerstone of a process safety program. Through the years, most companies have...

Listen Up!

December
2017
Career Catalyst
Bruce D. Smith, Nikki Bishop
It may seem easy, but good listening requires effort and practice. Follow these tips and learn to listen like a pro.

Boost Your Career by Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

December
2017
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
December is here, and along with celebrating the holiday season, many of us are thinking about making New Year’s resolutions. If you are contemplating quitting smoking, losing weight, exercising more, or saving more money, you are not alone. These...

Moving Across the World in Your 30s

November 27, 2017

Ever longed to work abroad as a chemical engineer? Hear one chemical engineer's story of moving to Russia with her family for a multi-year opportunity.

Houston Process Safety Faculty Workshop

November 20, 2017

AIChE’s Center for Chemical Process Safety will present a chemical engineering faculty workshop sponsored by LyondellBasell in Houston on January 8-11, 2018.

Preparing Chemical Engineering Students for Industry

November
2017
Critical Issues
Joseph Alford, Thomas F. Edgar
Many chemical engineering courses do not reflect current practices in the chemical process industries (CPI). How should the core curriculum change to better align undergraduate training with industry needs?

Chemically Reacting Flow: Theory, Modeling, and Simulation, Second Edition

October, 2017
This book develops fundamental concepts in fluid mechanics and physical chemistry while helping students and professional develop the analytical and simulation skills needed to solve read-world engineering problems. New material in the second edition includes reactive porous-media flows and...

AIChE 35 Under 35: Energy

August 24, 2017

Meet three more winners of the AIChE 35 Under 35 awards and learn about their diverse work and backgrounds.

AIChE 35 Under 35: Bioengineering

August 10, 2017

With support from the AIChE Foundation, AIChE and its Young Professional Committee (YPC) are honoring 35 notable young professionals under the age of 35. In this post, read interviews from winners in the category of bioengineering.

YPOV: Maintain Work-Life Balance as a New Parent

September
2017
YPOV
Emily Frangenberg
t is no easy task to meet deadlines and stay focused at work while battling the exhaustion of caring for a newborn. For chemical engineers who have demanding careers, it may never seem like the right time to start a family. Take comfort in knowing that many AIChE members have done it before and they are willing to share their experiences. Here are some tips for staying organized and effective at work as a new mom or dad.

Career Corner: Coping with Stress at Work

August
2017
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
Americans are spending more time working and less time sleeping, according to the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s American Time Use Survey. With longer hours spent at our jobs, many of us are experiencing more workplace stress. We face seemingly endless...

Women in Chemical Technology: Wendy C. Young

June 25, 2013

ChE Wendy Young Reed believes in pursuing passions. She advises: "“Follow your heart. Do something that you’re passionate about.” Hear more about how she's pursued her passions as a chemical engineer.

AIChE Journal Highlight: The Importance of Teaching Engineers Professional Skills

July
2017
Journal Highlight
Although technical ability is typically the primary focus of chemical engineering education, professional skills — such as communication, teamwork, ethical behavior, and time management — are often more important in an engineer’s career, Phil Wankat of Purdue Univ. says in the July AIChE Journal Perspective article, “Teaching Professional Skills.”

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