Skills Working Group

Chair — Roger Kilburn, IBioIC, UK

The Skills Working Group has been tasked with the main aim of ensuring that IChemE provides professional support and accreditation for engineers that are developing, designing and operating bioprocesses.

The working group aims to:

  • systematically map the process engineering skills required in the bio-sector and confirm whether the anecdotal evidence of shortfalls is correct
  • review IChemE’s accreditation and Chartership requirements to ensure bio-skills and courses are adequately supported
  • develop case studies for industry to raise awareness of how chemical engineering skills can benefit the bio-sector.