Institute of Chemical Engineers: Chemical Engineering in your kitchen
Chemical Engineers make the products that affect every aspect of our modern lives – but you don’t need to visit an oil rig (you’d need a helicopter) or sewage treatment works (stinky) to understand how and why Chemical Engineers work. Just come along, watch us demonstrate with household items and ask us any questions you have.
Chemical Engineers work in academia and industry to help meet the world’s needs. They use their understanding of science, technology, engineering, and maths to design processes, factories, and refineries to make the things we need on industrial scales. In doing this they place safety and the environment first and are leading the way to creating a sustainable future. You will find chemical engineers behind most things you use, from water and food, to energy, medicines, fuels, clothes, plastics, and a whole host of other products for the modern world. In learning to do this they have become useful to many other sectors including banking, mining, insurance, stocks, healthcare, management science, and teaching – showing that they can have an impact well beyond their chosen field. Learn about what we do at our stand on the Star Field/Planet Field.