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TED: I salute chemical engineers

In late March I was asked to speak at a TEDx conference hosted by the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. Although the theme of the conference was Sustainability,Professor Mike Ehrlich, who coordinated the event, said I should choose a … Continue reading

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TEDx lecture

It seems that my articles on the chemical and energy industries, focussing frequently on the chemical engineering profession and on the “renaissance” of American manufacturing, have succeeded in creating a larger audience. On the evening of March 23rd, I will … Continue reading

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Defying Malthus: Chem. E’s are helping

Recently, I was privileged to attend a conference :Feeding the World” sponsored by the Chemical Heritage Foundation in conjunction with the International Year of Chemistry 2011. A range of eminent speakers from universities, NGO’s and companies involved in agricultural chemicals … Continue reading

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Creating the Future

U.S. economic strength and quality of life are the result of our country’s history of successful technological innovation and creation of engineering knowhow. However, research has shown that adults and children have a limited understanding of what engineers do and … Continue reading

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Chemical Engineering Students: Stay the course!

Part of the problem of not getting enough university graduates in STEM fields is the unfortunate fact that a number of students initially enrolled in such courses change their minds and switch to other majors, most often to Liberal Arts. An article … Continue reading

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Rare Earth Metals: U.S. needs selfsufficiency

There are few products more in need of a revival of U.S. manufacturing than rare earth metals. Once an important producer, the U.S. ceded its position to China when prices fell sharply a number of years ago. But with prices now … Continue reading

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Chem.E. Challenges and Opportunities

For students considering Chemical Engineering as a major, as well as for those who have already decided on a career in Chemical Engineering, I recommend taking a look at two excellent references. They are not easy reading, as I will be the … Continue reading

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