ChemEng Evolution

2022 marks IChemE’s centenary as the inaugural meeting of the Institution was held at the Hotel Cecil in London on 2 May 1922. 

From that first meeting where approximately 100 chemical engineers attended, to the vibrant membership body of over 30,000 members across the globe today, IChemE has been advancing chemical engineering’s contribution for 100 years. 

We will be commemorating this milestone by celebrating our profession and the members who have shaped it. Through personal accounts, thought-provoking articles and a programme of webinars, we will be highlighting the impact of chemical engineering and the ideas and solutions being developed for a progressive future.

Every month throughout our centenary year, we will be asking an IChemE member to write a blog about each of the centenary themes. The themes have been selected to highlight and celebrate the enormous contribution that chemical engineering has made to society over the last century. Catch up on the centenary blog series.

To find out more, visit our dedicated centenary website: