Chemical Engineering

Dow Historical Collection, CHF Collections

While it is often the chemists who make discoveries in the laboratory, it is the chemical engineers who help find ways to turn the discoveries into commercial processes.  Chemical engineering lies at the interface of chemistry, it’s related sciences, and engineering.  Chemical engineers must be experts in reactor design, separation processes, and heat transfer.  Engineers also continue to improve existing chemical processes to reduce energy consumption, improve yields, and minimize impact on the environment. Many of the chemical engineers in our collections have been intimately involved in chemical plant construction and design.  

Individuals interviewed for this collection so far are: