Nine ways chemical engineering makes a difference (Day 357)

Today is Day 357, meaning there are just nine days left to shine a light on chemical engineering. I thought today would be a good opportunity for me to select my nine favourite reasons why chemical engineering matters.

I really enjoyed the whiteboard messages that were written at the ChemEngDayUK 2015 conference held earlier this year in Sheffield, so I have chosen my favourite ‘I make a difference’ snapshots to share with you today.

Here are the nine people who use chemical engineering to make a difference:

1. Jon from the University of Bath who makes a difference “by providing safe water to developing countries”.

Jon from the University of Bath

Jon from the University of Bath

2. Elena from Loughborough University who makes a difference “by experimenting with crystal formation to improve pharma manufacture and drug delivery”.

Elena from Loughborough University

Elena from Loughborough University

3. Manuela from Imperial College London who makes a difference “by using wrinkles (at the nanoscale) to make optical components”.

Manuela from Imperial College London

Manuela from Imperial College London

4. Sergio from the University of Manchester who makes a difference “by improving the performance of paints and foodstuffs through better understanding of droplet size when mixing”.

Sergio from the University of Manchester

Sergio from the University of Manchester

5. Stephen from the University of Leeds who makes a difference “by developing more sustainable processes for treating minerals”.

Stephen from the University of Leeds

Stephen from the University of Leeds

6. Dipesh from the University of Hull who makes a difference “by converting waste into valuable industrial products”.

Dipesh from the University of Hull

Dipesh from the University of Hull

7. Katy from the University of Sheffield who makes a difference “by helping people understand the potential of CO2 utilisation”.

Katy from the University of Sheffield

Katy from the University of Sheffield

8. Rui from the University of Birmingham who makes a difference “by developing ways of making cheaper and better food quality”.

Rui from the University of Birmingham

Rui from the University of Birmingham

9. Wentian from UCL who makes a difference “by making the transport of CO2 though pipelines safe”.

Wentian from UCL

Wentian from UCL

Have a look at the facebook album to choose your own favourite!


Or why not share how your work makes a difference below?