The Chemical Engineer

News, views and jobs from the chemical, biochemical and process engineering sectors

Bringing  you the latest news shaping the profession, insightful opinion and technical content for practising engineers, and expert guidance on your continued professional development. Published online and in print by IChemE: we've got chemical engineering covered.

Issue 915

September 2017Issue 915

Latest News

Capturing ionic winds

Capturing ionic winds

STUNNING 3D images that show the effect of electric fields on ionic winds flowing from a flame could help improve combustion efficiency and reduce pollution, according to researchers.

  • 21st September 2017
UK and US sign science agreement

UK and US sign science agreement

A SCIENCE and technology agreement between the UK and US was signed yesterday, which is the first such commitment to collaboration between the two countries.

  • 21st September 2017

Chemical Engineers Who Changed the World

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.

Henry Bessemer – Man of Steel

Henry Bessemer – Man of Steel

If the industrial revolution was built on steel, then the father of the industrial revolution was Henry Bessemer. It was the Bessemer process that made steel available in industrial quantities at an affordable price.