About IChemE

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is the global professional membership organisation for people with relevant experience or an interest in chemical engineering. We are the only organisation to award Chartered Chemical Engineer status and Professional Process Safety Engineer.

We are also licensed to award the titles of Chartered Engineer (CEng)Chartered Scientist (CSi) and Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) to suitably qualified members. Founded in 1922 as a professional institution for chemical and process engineers, IChemE has grown to its current status of over 40,000 members across 120 countries.

IChemE currently has offices in Australia, MalaysiaNew ZealandSingapore and the UK.

Our mission

IChemE's four key aims are:

  1. to build and sustain an active international professional community, united by a commitment to qualifications and standards that foster excellence, relevance and esteem and the delivery of benefits to society
  2. to engage with others to promote the development, understanding and use of chemical engineering and the appreciation of its importance
  3. to provide support and services to individuals, employers and others at all career stages who contribute to the practice and application of chemical engineering.
  4. to enable chemical engineers to interact and communicate with each other and with other disciplines


To support these aims we operate as an effective, efficient and responsive organization, providing leadership and exemplifying good practice as well as complying with our obligations as a charitable body.

For more information about IChemE, download our latest annual review or contact IChemE Director of policy and communications, Andy Furlong .

IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).

My IChemE

IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).