Making chemistry work

I&EC is a multi-disciplinary Division helping individuals convert science into commercially relevant products and processes

Our Members


  • Industrial chemists of all levels

  • Chemical engineers

  • National Lab researchers & staff members

  • Academics interested in the practical aspects of their research

Our Goals


  • Every committed volunteer has a job and every job has a volunteer

  • Every member feels at least one I&EC effort delivers significant value for them

  • The Division has the appropriate infrastructure to ensure stability and continuity

  • ACS and other Divisions see the I&EC Division as an integral partner and player
  • Every committed volunteer has a job and every job has a volunteer.
  • Every member feels at least one I&EC effort delivers significant value for them.
  • The Division has the appropriate infrastructure to ensure stability and continuity.
  • ACS and other Divisions see the I&EC Division as an integral partner and player.

I&EC was initially known as the Division of Industrial Chemists and Chemical Engineers and was the first Division in the ACS.

Mission Statement and Goals of the Division of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry

I&EC is a multi-disciplinary Division helping individuals convert science into commercially relevant products and processes. We have the following goals:

  • Every committed volunteer has a job and every job has a volunteer.
  • Every member feels at least one I&EC effort delivers significant value for them.
  • The Division has the appropriate infrastructure to ensure stability and continuity.
  • ACS and other Divisions see the I&EC Division as an integral partner and player. We are:


“Making Chemistry Work!”
 – that tells everybody what we’re about. This puts our focus where it needs to be, and tells people who we are.

Why Join I&EC?


Employment

Industry is the largest employer of chemists and chemical engineers in the world. The I&EC division is focused on the interface between industry, national labs, R&D, and academic research.


Symposia

I&EC symposia at national meetings have a diverse mix of speakers spanning most areas of industry, national labs, and academic research. I&EC members can organize and request support for symposia at national and regional ACS meetings.


Awards

The Division sponsors the following awards and recognitions:

  • ACS Industrial Chemistry National Award
  • ACS Separations Science & Technology National Award
  • I&EC Division Fellow Award for Distinguished Contributions in Applied Chemistry & Engineering
  • I&EC Division Fellow Award for Distinguished Contributions in Applied Chemical Technology
  • I&EC Division Fellow Award for Early Career Members
  • I&EC Division Fellow Award for International Members
  • Grad Student Symposium Awards
  • Undergraduate Research Poster Awards

Membership Benefits

The I&EC Division has a very diverse membership including industrial, national lab, and academic researchers. This accomplished membership can offer extremely useful advice, mentoring, and networking.

Advice

Looking for a job in industry, a national lab, or academics? Getting involved in our Division? Our members span the full range of chemistry and chemical engineering careers. We are happy to provide extremely useful advice – just ask one of our officers or committee chairs.

Mentoring

Many of our members are accomplished mentors that are willing to take advice to the next level to help you make the most of your career. Mentoring is often an important component of our I&EC Fellow Awards and we have an outstanding list of I&EC Fellows and other members willing to mentor.

Networking

I&EC symposia at national and regional meetings usually have a diverse set of speakers from industry, national labs, and academic institutions. The Division provides opportunities via breaks and member receptions to meet and talk to speakers, officers, and division members. Take advantage of these Division activities to network and make connections.

Graduate Student Symposium

I&EC usually holds a Graduate Student Award Symposium at the Fall ACS National Meeting. This symposium is dedicated to graduate students and their research projects. Students that submit abstracts and are chosen will get their registration paid, partial travel support, a free luncheon, and the chance to be one of three best talk winners who receive a plaque and cash award. Judges are a mix of academic and industrial chemists.

Volunteer Opportunities

I&EC governance is always interested in member involvement. From elected positions (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, ACS Councilors) to appointed Chairs (Programming, Awards, Public Relations, Membership, etc) there are numerous opportunities to get involved with I&EC.

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Division American Chemical Society Fellows

The following members of the I&EC Division have been named Fellows of the American Chemical Society for service to science and to the ACS.  Congratulations!

2009

Martin A. Abraham

Spiro Alexandratos

Madan M. Bhasin

Melanie M. Cooper

Helen M. Free

Catherine T. Hunt

Mary K. Moore

Elsa Reichmanis

Robin D. Rogers

Kathleen M. Schulz

2010

Anne M. Gaffney

Constance M. Hendrickson

David Thomas Hobbs

Frederick George Heineken

Galen B. Fisher

Helena Li Chum

Henry F. Whalen, Jr.

John H. Engelman

Joseph Robert Zoeller

Kathleen C. Taylor

Kenneth L. Nash

Kristin Bowman-James

Margaret A. Cavanaugh

Melanie J. Moser

Michael E. Strem

Richard A. Bartsch

Russell W. Johnson

William A. Flank

Attila E. Pavlath

2011

Janet L. Bryant

Alvin L. Crumbliss

Berkeley W. Cue, Jr.

Benny D. Freeman

Joe W. Hightower

Thomas H. Lane

Gregg J. Lumetta

Michael A. Matthews

Connie J. Murphy

Nicholas Peppas

Patricia Ann Redden

Wallace W. Schulz

George Geoffrey Stanley

John Charles Warner

2012

David Scott Gottfried

J. Ernest  Simpson

James A. Ritter

Mark C. Cesa

Phillip E. Savage

Steven M. Cramer

2013

Allen W. Apblett

Samuel Allan Bryan

Peter K. Dorhout

Gillian Eggleston

Nancy B. Jackson

Les McQuire

Barry J. Streusand

2014

Paul T. Anastas

Rebecca M. Chamberlin

Dady Dadyburjor

Henry J. Gysling

Janet M. Smith

Richard C. Willson