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Sustainable Packaging Symposium 2019

December 16-18, 2019
Sustainable Packaging Symposium (SPS '19) will focus on Innovative Technologies and Life Cycle Approaches for Packaging Sustainability in a Circular Economy World. It is co-organized by the AIChE Institute for Sustainability and the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA). Submit an...

Engineering Sustainable Development 2019

December 12-13, 2019
Engineers, scientists and policy makers will gather at the Korea University in Seoul to discuss technical and engineering challenges of addressing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Submit an Abstract Register Now Download Conference Flyer

CEP: News Update

November
2019
News Update
Cutting to the Core of the Pulp and Paper Industry Modern papermaking began in 19th-century France with the invention of the Fourdrinier machine, a device that allowed papermakers to produce sheets continuously, rather than one at a time. Today’s...

CEP: News Update

October
2019
News Update
AIChE Diversity Report Highlights Gaps in Inclusion Researchers at the Univ. of Michigan (UM) recently published a study that examines the experiences of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and...

CEP: News Update

August
2019
News Update
New Report Looks to the Future of Separation Science The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has released a new report detailing a research agenda for the future of separation science. The memo outlines major...

CEP: News Update

July
2019
News Update
AI Gives the Fragrance Industry a New Nose In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has found its way into the fragrance industry. The union sometimes seems at odds with the world of scent, which is often tied to human emotion. Yet, as the...

CEP: News Update

June
2019
News Update
Could Cannabis Help Treat Brain Disease? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound derived from cannabis, lacking the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that gives marijuana users a carefree high. CBD has become wildly popular for recreational...

CEP: News Update

May
2019
News Update
A Transparent Polymer Skull Lets Scientists Peek into Mice Brains Researchers at the Univ. of Minnesota (UM) have developed a transparent, 3D-printed polymer skull that can be implanted in mice to study a wide swath of the cerebral cortex — the...

Chemical Reactivity Management

Archived Webinar
May 10, 2017
Could there be potential reactive hazards in your facility you’re not aware of? Don’t let undesired reactions lead to uncontrolled situations and reactive chemical incidents. In this ioKinetic...

Purifying Water in Developing Countries

Archived Webinar
Sep 21, 2016
Engineers know how to produce safe drinking water, but transferring it to those in need is another story. In this webinar, Dr. Velegol discusses her experience developing a technology using the seeds...

Molecular Simulations of Surfactants, Lipids, and Polymers

Archived Webinar
Jan 20, 2016
Explore the growing power of molecular simulations to address a variety of problems. In 60 minutes, you’ll delve into the basics of molecular simulations and see examples of their applications to...

Technical Entity Trends: Trending Styles: Advanced Materials in the Garment Industry

February
2019
Technical Entity Trends
Lucy Alexander
As chemical engineers, we are involved in many different industries and our work is critical to research and development (R&D) initiatives. From the development of pigments and dyes, to the scaleup that enables product affordability, the textiles and fabrics industry is no exception. The materials used in sports, outdoor, defense, and medical applications have rapidly progressed since the initial development of synthetic fibers. Ongoing research across academia and industry is backed by large-scale collaborations, such as Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), a member of the Manufacturing USA initiative. Here’s a look at some of the innovative clothing technology that manufacturers, designers, and bloggers forecast will shape our future.

CEP: News Update

January
2019
News Update
An Embroidered Battery for Wearable Biosensors Engineers at the Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) have developed a thread-based battery that can be stitched into fabric and used to power wearable biosensors for health monitoring...

Crystallization Operations

Face-to-Face Course
A practical overview of the basics of crystallization and precipitation and how to apply the fundamentals of crystal growth and nucleation to...

CEP: News Update

September
2018
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Underwater Device Captures Deep Sea Creatures Engineers at Harvard Univ. have developed a 12-sided self-folding device capable of capturing creatures from the darkest depths of the ocean, an innovation that has the potential to revolutionize our...

CEP: News Update

October
2018
News Update
Researchers Make First Electrical Contact with Molecules In the beginning, there were room-sized computers. Over the course of mere decades, they shrank down to bulky desktops and suitcase-sized laptops. Pagers turned into chunky mobile phones by...
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