Leaving Sierra Leone for the first time, 16-year-old Kelvin Doe flew to the US to participate in MIT’s fabled practitioner’s program, where he demo-ed his soldered and duct-taped radio hardware to admiring undergrads.Read the rest of this entry »
In this week’s post about the new Golden Age of ChE, Phil Westmoreland writes about “Massively parallel computing and massive impacts for ChE.”Read the rest of this entry »
Over the summer, two engineering students ventured into the realm of public affairs after AIChE selected them as 2012 WISE (Washington Internships for Science and Engineering) interns.Read the rest of this entry »
After hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital funding and stock market IPOs, second-generation biofuels still hadn’t moved beyond small pilot plants, despite rosy federal projections. Suddenly that’s all changed – the energy landscape shifting, maybe quaking.
In mid November, KiOR, a second-generation biofuels startup, hit a major industry milestone: its […]Read the rest of this entry »
Global collaboration and a new generation of chemical engineers equipped with a wide breadth of knowledge will be required to solve India’s sustainability problems. Read more about the challenges at hand and the advancing solutions.Read the rest of this entry »
As the director of the Office of Testing and Research (OTR), Dr. Vincent Vilker has a large responsibility assisting the FDA in evaluating, monitoring, and modernizing regulatory pathways and safety standards of pharmaceuticals.
The OTR, within the Office of Pharmaceutical Science, is part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). […]Read the rest of this entry »
Mark your calendars and get detailed information for AIChE, SBE, IFS, and CCPS events from November 2012 through March 2013.Read the rest of this entry »
After Thanksgiving dinner, most blame a compound in turkey known as tryptophan for making them drowsy, but this short video is here to debunk that canard!Read the rest of this entry »
How do you turn a reserved, soft-spoken New England dairy farmer into a media celebrity? Help her to buy and install a profitable anaerobic digester.Read the rest of this entry »
More sunlight strikes the earth in one hour than all of the energy currently consumed on the planet in one year. As the world’s energy consumption rate is projected to double by 2050, and triple by 2100, the sun holds great potential as a sustainable energy source.Read the rest of this entry »