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AIChE Credential for Sustainability Professionals

The AIChE Institute for Sustainability (IfS) program offers engineers and other qualified professionals a specialized Credential in Sustainability. The IfS with its many equals established a baseline definition of what Sustainability entails, a Body of Knowledge (BOK) in the field of sustainability.

Institute for Sustainability (IfS)

IfS is an umbrella organization encompassing a broad spectrum of activities related to sustainability. It has three sub-entities: the Sustainable Engineering Forum (SEF), the Center for Sustainable Technology Practices (CSTP), and the Youth Council on Sustainability Science and Technology (YCOSST). It also provides oversight to the AIChE Sustainability Index (sm).

Environmental Division (ENV)

The ENV division provides relevant programs on current environmental topics and non-confidential information concerning all aspects of environmental activity. The division promotes publication of papers of interest to chemical engineers in environmental activities as well as coordinates the Institute’s activities with other related societies.

Sustainable Waste Management Workshop

January 7-9, 2020
This workshop will offer a timely opportunity for knowledge exchange among professionals all over the world to support the formulation of an efficient sustainable management agenda for plastics and microplastics and remediation of soil, land and groundwater in the world. Register Here Submit Your...

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

2019 Food Innovation and Engineering (FOODIE) Conference

December 8-10, 2019
The Food Innovation & Engineering Conference (FOODIE), hosted by AIChE’s Food, Pharmaceutical & Bioengineering Division (Division 15), will offer a chance for people from multiple disciplines (including food engineers, neurobiologists, physiologists, members of supply chain, and more, as well as chefs, restauranteurs, and foodies alike) to network and share ideas to improve the food world.

Food-Energy-Water Nexus

December 5-6, 2019
How do we provide and maintain the food, energy and water supplies in urban environments as the population continues to increase? Obstacles and initiatives are the focus of this conference, and you will leave with new ideas and new collaborators.

Development and Deployment of NETs

Archived Webinar
Oct 15, 2019
Worldwide energy demand is projected to grow strongly in the coming decades, with most of the growth in developing countries. Even with unprecedented growth rates in the development of renewable...

WISE Interns Present Policy Recommendations on Energy Topics

October 28, 2011

In the Cecil Award Lecture, sponsored by the Environmental Division, Mikkel Vandebergh and Anita Luong presented on policy topics they had researched this summer as participants in the Washington Internships for Students in Engineering (WISE) program.

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...

October 2019 CEP Preview

October 14, 2019

Get great advice on implementing ISO 50001, check out the special section on industrial biotechnology, delve into Canada's chemical industry, and much more.

Editorial: Acing Sustainability

October
2019
Editorial
Cynthia Mascone
Several years ago, prompted by something I noticed as I entered the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Billy Jean King National Tennis Center (BJKNTC), I wrote an editorial on sustainability in sports (“Alternative Paths to Sustainability,”...

Technical Entity Trends: A Green Thumbs-Up for the Future of Cosmetics

October
2019
Technical Entity Trends
Maithreyi Thukaram
Our skin is our largest and fastest-growing organ. It is a part of the integumentary system and plays roles in our excretory, immune, and nervous systems, among others. Skin is the body’s first defense against the outside elements, helps regulate...

Will James on Hydrogen Safety

September 24, 2019

As the hydrogen economy grows, so does the need for technical information and know-how about hydrogen safety. Read more about safety advances.

CEP: News Update

September
2019
News Update
Taking Chemical Engineering into the Solar System Human space exploration was launched by intrinsic curiosity and intrepid scientists, but it was precipitated by a political rivalry of global proportions. Microfluidics Monitor Sickle Cell Disease...

Ammonia as a Fuel Cell Alternative?

August 26, 2019

Fuel cells continue to be a hot topic, and as hydrogen fuel cell technology advances, we are also seeing fuel cell alternatives.

Meet Process Engineer Anthony Actis

August 13, 2019

Anthony discusses his work as a process engineer in the water industry, professional hurdles, and the importance of his work.

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