International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Mr Andy Furlong Ideas Activities
  • Director, IChemE
    Rugby, Warwickshire, UK
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    Tel +44 1788 534484
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    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
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About us

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is an international professional membership organization for people who have an interest in and relevant experience in chemical engineering. We are the only organization to award Chartered Chemical Engineer status. We are also licensed to award the titles of Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Scientist (CSi) and Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) to suitably qualified members.

Our mission

IChemE is the hub for chemical, biochemical and process engineering professionals worldwide. We are the heart of the process community, promoting competence and a commitment to sustainable development, advancing the discipline for the benefit of society and supporting the professional development of members.


Founded in 1922 as a professional institution for chemical and process engineers, IChemE has grown to its current status of a 30,000 international membership across more than 100 countries.


As well as promoting the advancement of chemical engineering science and practice within the profession, IChemE aims to increase the public recognition of chemical engineering, both in terms of what chemical and process engineers do and the benefits that their work brings to society. IChemE actively develops and raises standards in education with the accrediting of 60 higher education establishments internationally (over half outside the UK). Encouragement is also given to our membership to develop their knowledge and skills through programmes of continuing professional development.

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