For the American Institute of Chemical Engineer’s 110 year celebration, they launched a blog series titled, “Revisiting the Future of Chemical Engineering” to commemorate how much the field has changed and how much it will continue to evolve. The series features 29 blogs written by leaders in academia, industry, and government (national laboratories). Each post consists of an interview-style article where the professional describes how they believe chemical engineering will change in the next 25 years.
ChBE’s Dr. Marc Birtwistle is featured in the series. Dr. Birtwistle was previously featured by AIChE in 2008 in a similar campaign for their 100 year celebration. The article compares his 2008 comments to his current thoughts about the future of chemical engineering.