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Whither Chemical Engineering?
  • Doraiswami Ramkrishna,
  • Richard Braatz
Doraiswami Ramkrishna
Purdue University

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Richard Braatz
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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The strong core base in chemical engineering during the latter half of the 20th century enabled chemical engineers to contribute extensively to many areas outside of the traditional. The depth of such involvement has led researchers to confront questions much more engaging to the field of application, thus adopting and cultivating expertise more native to it than to secure chemical engineering as a discipline. The progress of knowledge in science and engineering must leave a strong trail of fundamental understanding through developed methodologies that can assist in continuing progress. If this tenet is acknowledged, this article yields considerable scope for discussion on whether chemical engineering research is continuing to provide for a growing core that has endowed chemical engineers with the ability to formulate and solve important societal problems in which material systems undergo changes in composition and energy. We discuss opportunities for hopefully serving the issues of concern.
28 Feb 2022Submitted to AIChE Journal
06 Mar 2022Submission Checks Completed
06 Mar 2022Assigned to Editor
06 Apr 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
18 May 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Major
31 May 20221st Revision Received
02 Jun 2022Submission Checks Completed
02 Jun 2022Assigned to Editor
09 Jun 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
20 Jun 2022Editorial Decision: Accept
Oct 2022Published in AIChE Journal volume 68 issue 10. 10.1002/aic.17829