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HSE feedback on HCR challenge

HSE feedback on HCR challenge

Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Britain’s national workplace health and safety regulator, has fed back to industry on its hydrocarbon release (HCR) challenge.

  • 14th December 2018
Novel ‘organ-on-a-chip’ device

Novel ‘organ-on-a-chip’ device

RESEARCHERS led by the University of Cambridge, UK have developed a three-dimensional (3D) ‘organ-on-a-chip’ which enables real-time continuous monitoring of cells. The device could allow scientists to develop new treatments for disease and reduce the use of animal models.

  • 14th December 2018
Scepticism over the UK bioeconomy strategy

Scepticism over the UK bioeconomy strategy

INDUSTRY has expressed mixed reactions towards the recently-released UK Bioeconomy Strategy. The strategy outlines how the UK might boost growth in the bioeconomy sector and become a global leader in developing bio-based solutions.

  • 12th 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.