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The rise and realization of molecular chemical engineering

Davis, Mark E. (2009) The rise and realization of molecular chemical engineering. AIChE Journal, 55 (7). pp. 1636-1640. ISSN 0001-1541. doi:10.1002/aic.11940.

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Modern chemical engineering involves the integration of physical and chemical phenomena over length scales ranging from the atomic/molecular to the macroscopic. The ability to delve into the molecular world and to learn how to engineer it has opened broad sectors of new technology. How has chemical engineering reached this point? How is chemical engineering taking advantage of this position? How will chemical engineering move forward based on its ability to engineer at the molecular/atomic length scale? In this article, I will provide my biased answers to these questions. Since I will provide my perspective on these issues, I begin by outlining my career in chemical engineering so that my responses can be placed in the context of that portion of chemical engineering history.

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Additional Information:© 2009 American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Published online May 18, 2009 in Wiley InterScience ( This article is based on the Institute Lecture presented by Professor Davis at the 2008 AIChE Meeting in Philadelphia.
Subject Keywords:molecular engineering; atomic/molecular scale; nanoscale
Issue or Number:7
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:05 Aug 2009 06:21
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