The Chemical Engineer

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Issue 929

November 2018Issue 929

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Bayer to sell businesses and cut 12,000 jobs

Bayer to sell businesses and cut 12,000 jobs

BAYER, the German multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company, has announced plans to sell businesses and cut approximately 12,000 jobs. This follows the recent US$66bn acquisition of agricultural giant Monsanto.

  • 6th December 2018

Chemical Engineers Who Changed the World

Keith Bingham Quinan and colleagues – An explosive start

Keith Bingham Quinan and colleagues – An explosive start

2015 marks the centenary of the Great Shell Crisis of World War I (WWI), in which the British Army was running short of munitions. The subsequent scaling up of the supply of high explosives and propellants became a major achievement of the embryonic chemical engineering profession under the leadership of Kenneth Bingham Quinan.

George E Davis – Meet the Daddy

George E Davis – Meet the Daddy

For a series called Chemical Engineers who Changed the World, it would be downright rude not to feature the man who is widely regarded as the founding father of the discipline and the spiritual father of IChemE.