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About Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

IChemE is the professional body and learned society for chemical, biochemical and process engineers.

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We aim to advance chemical engineering’s contribution worldwide for the benefit of society by supporting our members in applying their expertise and experience to make an influential contribution to solving major global challenges.

We’re the only organisation permitted to award the widely recognised Chartered Chemical Engineer title and Professional Process Safety Engineer registration. We set the standard for chemical engineering through a range of membership grades and registrations for those seeking to improve their professional status, enhance their knowledge and network with peers.

Why join?

Our qualified member grades are widely recognised and demonstrate professional competence and commitment to employers, policy makers, regulators and society. Whether you’re at university or an experienced engineer, here are just some of the advantages of joining IChemE:

  • the latest news, technical articles and jobs in The Chemical Engineer magazine
  • online access to IChemE journals such as Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, and Food and Bioproducts Processing
  • online subscription to the Loss Prevention Bulletin (LPB), the leading course of process safety case studies
  • access to the Knowledge Hub featuring thousands or articles, papers and resources created by IChemE and our members via a single searchable index
  • free online access to the Knovel e-library containing over 300 chemical engineering titles, databases and problem-solving tools
  • a supportive network of contacts via regional member groups
  • technical events and webinars organised by our special interest groups
  • career support, information and advice

How to apply

Whatever your training, experience or relationship with chemical engineering, we have a membership grade that’s right for you.

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