Chemical Engineering

Be careful what you believe about screen time making you blind

The science behind the latest screen-time scaremongering<p>If you believe the headlines that have been circulating over the past few weeks, staring at screens is ruining our eyes. “Blue light from phones, tablets could accelerate blindness and hurt vision, study finds,” <i>USA Today</i> declared. Only, that …

Cancer Cells

New Approach to Fight Tuberculosis, a Leading Cause of Death Worldwide

NewsScientists in the San Francisco Bay Area identify nearly 200 potential drug targets.Contributed Author: Gladstone InstitutesTopics: Infectious …


3D Bioprinted Human Skeletal Muscle Constructs for Muscle Function Restoration

1.<p>Grasman, J. M., Zayas, M. J., Page, R. L. & Pins, G. D. Biomimetic scaffolds for regeneration of volumetric muscle loss in skeletal muscle …

In Vivo

An Interview with Gustavo Correa on Process Safety

The Latin American Conference on Process Safety will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on September 11-13, 2018, with a pre-conference course …


Sea Level Rise Could Cause Increase in Tsunami Damage

According to a new study, even a minor increase in sea level rise could cause a higher risk of tsunami damage worldwide.<p>Researchers from Virginia …

Sea Level

Revealed: the Scottish university courses only open to England’s fee-paying students

When Alex Salmond stepped down as First Minister, he famously unveiled a commemorative stone engraved with the message ‘The rocks will melt with the sun before I allow tuition fees to be imposed on Scottish students.’ If he wants to see melting, he should go to the UCAS website and look at the …

Online Education

Where to look in the oil market for clues of a demand slowdown

Image 1of/14<p>Caption<p>Close<p>This is supposed to be a year of bumper oil demand, but economic warning signs are flashing across the developing nations …

San Francisco Bay Area

Novel sensors could enable smarter textiles: Engineers use carbon nanotube composite coatings

Engineers use carbon nanotube composite coatings<p>A fabric coating with thin, lightweight and flexible pressure sensors that can be embedded into shoes …


AIChE Foundation Awards Grants to Five Diverse Projects

The AIChE Foundation is pleased to announce the following initiatives have been awarded grants for the 2018 second cycle of funding. Bi-annually, the …


Smallest transistor switches current with a single atom in solid electrolyte: Milestone of energy efficiency in information technology

Milestone of energy efficiency in information technology<p>Researchers have developed a single-atom transistor, the world's smallest. This quantum …


BASF Host First Faculty Workshop on Process Safety

As a Founders’ Circle member of our Doing a World of Good campaign, BASF recently hosted their first process safety workshop to better educate …


Doctors Discover Forgotten 28-Year-Old Contact Lens in Woman’s Eye

Here is a story which has a happy ending but that I am very sad to share with you nonetheless: after a 42-year-old woman came in complaining of a …

Contact Lenses

UQ welcomes innovation workshop

The University of Queensland will host the next Innovation Workshop in June 2019, which will bring staff and students from some of the world's …

Nanyang Technological University

Rafiqul Gani, PSE for SPEED: The Future of Chemical Engineering

During AIChE’s centennial year of 2008, AIChE interviewed Dr. Gani about his vision for the future of chemical engineering. In today’s blog post, we …


Cabot Microelectronics to Buy Chemicals Maker KMG

Texas-based KMG produces chemicals and performance materials for semiconductor, industrial wood preservation, pipeline and energy markets<p>Cabot Microelectronics Corp. agreed to acquire specialty-chemicals maker KMG Chemicals Inc. for about $1.2 billion, a move to expand the range of products it …

Electrical Engineering

Smart Manufacturing: Integrating OT and IT to Enable Data as Key Manufacturing Asset

In a recent National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) meeting on advanced manufacturing, data was characterized as “the new ‘oil,’ we need to …


Cabot Microelectronics (CCMP) Acquires KMG Chemicals For $1.6B - Slideshow

The following slide deck was published by Cabot Microelectronics Corporation in conjunction with this event.<p>115<p>Click to enlarge


Can Offshore Wind Turbines Succeed in the Great Lakes?

Ice jams and bird and bat deaths will determine the answer

Lake Erie

UCT takes action against lecturer who ‘thought of raping his two-year-old’

A lecturer at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is in hot water on Tuesday after he posted allegedly sexist and criminally disturbing posts on …

Travel (South Africa)

Artificial placenta created in the laboratory

In order to better understand important biological membranes, it is necessary to explore new methods. Researchers at TU Wien (Vienna) have succeeded …

High Blood Pressure

Tippmann Innovation Hosts OSU Food and Biological Engineering Graduate Student for Summer Internship

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tippmann Innovation was proud to host Usoshi Chatterjee, a graduate student from The Ohio State University, as one of their summer interns. Usoshi was a major asset to the company's Quick Freeze division by creating reports on test data aggregate from …


Orbital Angular Momentum Transfer to Stably Trapped Elastic Particles in Acoustical Vortex Beams

Author(s): Diego Baresch, Jean-Louis Thomas, and Régis MarchianoThe controlled rotation of solid particles trapped in a liquid by an ultrasonic …

Quantum Physics

99 Warriors: No. 18, Three-Time All-American and All-Conference Selection Merle Wendt

We're counting down the days to kickoff with “99 Warriors,” the greatest Ohio State Buckeyes by jersey number, as voted by the staff of Eleven …

College Football

Patrick C. McGrath, US Department of Energy, ARPA-E: The Future of Chemical Engineering

As part of AIChE's 110th Year Celebration, this series provides perspectives on the future of chemical engineering from dozens of leaders in …


Earth Has a Hidden Plastic Problem--Scientists Are Hunting It Down

Trillions of tiny particles generated by our plastic-reliant society are polluting environments worldwide


A hybrid desalination plant for irrigation and drinking water - Filtration + Separation

The research article 'A hybrid reverse osmosis/adsorption desalination plant for irrigation and drinking water' has been published in Elsevier …


University of South Australia

The University of South Australia has been awarded more than $2.6 million in the latest round of Federal Government funding to further research into …

3D Bioprinting

Meet Process Engineer Ecevit Bilgili

Welcome to the ninth in a series of AIChE blog posts profiling process engineers, a diverse group of professionals spanning multiple industries and …


ICOSSE '18 Program

Schedule is subject to change. Last updated July 25, 2018.<p>Sunday, August 12, 2018<p>4:00 PM<p>6:00 PM<p>Registration | Poster Setup & Display<p>5:30 PM<p>7:00 …


Self-assembled nanostructures with atomically precise structure and tailored electronic properties

Bio organisms are the most-complex machines we know, and are capable of achieving demanding functions with great efficiency.<p>A common theme in these …