Chemical Engineering

Carbon-based Catalyst May Be Key Step to Clean Hydrogen

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed a nanostructured composite material that has shown impressive performance as a catalyst for splitting …

Engineering

Novel chip-based gene expression tool analyzes RNA quickly and accurately

A University of Illinois and Mayo collaboration has demonstrated a novel gene expression analysis technique that can accurately measure levels of RNA …

Biology

U.S. expected to become net exporter of natural gas for first time in decades

The U.S. could become a net exporter of natural gas in 2018 for the first time since 1957, thanks to increased natural gas exports to Mexico, LNG …

Engineering

Cells Hack Virus-like Protein to Communicate

The genomes of plants and animals are littered with the remains of viruses that integrated themselves into their DNA hundreds of millions of years …

Biology

Technical Entity Trends: Ensuring a Resilient Enterprise

Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast in August 2017, dropping historic levels of rain on the Houston, TX, area. Flooding caused an Arkema facility …

Engineering

Huge Potential in North Atlantic Open-Ocean Wind Farms

Researchers have taken on the question of whether open ocean wind farms could outdo the amount of energy generated by land-bound wind farms. Using …

Engineering

Rig count leaps 15, largest increase in 8 months

The U.S. rig count leaped 15 this week, the largest increase since May, with oil prices surging past $63 a barrel and confidence returning to the …

Oil

Resistance to Common Germs Poses a Hurdle to New Gene Therapies

A popular method of editing genes in research labs could trigger an immune reaction when used in people, according to a new study, which has not yet …

Genetics

Stretching The Boundaries Of Cell Biology

Throughout their lifetimes, the cells in our bodies have a number of decisions to make. Should they divide and multiply? If they’re stem cells, what …

Molecular Biology

Is there life yet for an energy bill in Congress?

Longstanding efforts to rewrite U.S. energy policy to keep pace with market and technological changes are being revived in Congress once again.<p>In an …

Engineering

Ceramic and White Graphene Yield High-performance Composite

An ultrathin layer of hexagonal boron nitride (hBN), also known as white graphene, can be layered between calcium-silicates to make a ceramic …

Engineering

Explainer: non-alcoholic beer and wine

Many people will have met the New Year with a resolution to lay off the booze for a while, perhaps having overindulged in previous weeks. And with …

Engineering

Engineering biology to solve problems

Akshay Maheshwari is a California native in his fourth year as an MD/PhD student at Stanford. He can usually be found on his way to the medical …

Stanford University

LyondellBasell Hosts Global Faculty Workshop on Process Safety

As part of a larger effort to better prepare undergraduate chemical engineering students for entry into industry, LyondellBasell recently hosted a …

Engineering

New Catalyst Efficiently Turns Methane into Fuels

Researchers have devised a method of turning methane from shale gas into hydrocarbon fuels using a new single-atom alloy catalyst.<p>The team, which …

Engineering

Graphene gives strain sensor added sensitivity for medical monitoring

<b>A new liquid-based strain sensor developed at Sussex University promises to monitor respiratory conditions more accurately and affordably thanks to</b> …

Engineering

When and when not to use thermowells in process temperature measurement

Within the world of process instrumentation, temperature measurement presents unique challenges due to the need for a thermowell to protect the …

Engineering

In Washington Speak, Censorship Is Called "Transparency"

Last month senior officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told staffers to avoid using seven words such as “science-based” …

Engineering

No fury like a coal CEO scorned by a politician

Engineering

RAPID Holds First Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill

On December 14, 2017, AIChE and ASME co-sponsored a panel presentation on <i>Strengthening Manufacturing’s Heartland—Through Innovation, Standards,</i> …

Engineering

Is $80 oil on the horizon?

This year may be anything but staid for the oil market as Citigroup Inc. predicts wildcards including war, Middle East tensions, Donald Trump and Kim …

Engineering

North American Waterways are Becoming Saltier and More Alkaline

NewsAcross North America, streams and rivers are becoming saltier, thanks to road deicers, fertilizers and other salty compounds.Contributed Author: …

Engineering

Apache misses fourth-quarter production target

Engineering

Harnessing E. Coli to Manage Carbon Dioxide

As the world searches for solutions to reducing CO2 in the atmosphere, scientists at Scotland's University of Dundee have devised a method that …

Engineering

Discovery Sheds Light on Unusual Gene Evolution in Bacteria

NewsResearchers make discovery at the cellular level to help understand the basic processes of all life on our planet.Contributed Author: The …

Biology

Rick Perry's plan to aid coal industry rejected by regulators

Federal regulators rejected U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry's plan to bail out struggling coal and nuclear plants, instead asking grid operators to …

Energy

Meet Process Engineer Robert Nunley

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

Engineering

Is tax overhaul really a good deal for Big Oil?

For Big Oil, the U.S. tax overhaul is turning out to be a mixed bag, especially for companies that drill overseas.<p>Two weeks after President Donald …

Engineering

My Journey Into Data Science

Quite a number of people have asked me about my switch from Chemical Engineering to Data Science. How did I do it? When did I do it? Why did I do it? …

Data Science

ExxonMobil’s Ranger well yields sixth oil discovery off Guyana

ExxonMobil Corp. says it plans additional exploration drilling on its Starbroek block offshore Guyana in 2018. The company’s affiliate, Esso …

Engineering