Please read: Application system changes

IChemE’s membership processes and related systems are being upgraded. Fellow applications should be submitted by 26 February 2021. Our new application system will be available from 1 April 2021. Learn more about our process improvement project.

Our highest grade of membership recognises Chartered Members who are in a position of senior responsibility in chemical engineering and are likely to have made a significant contribution to the profession through their experience, technical excellence and leadership skills.

Fellows get access to all membership resources, plus:

  • professional recognition of your seniority in chemical engineering
  • use of FIChemE post nominal letters
  • Fellow badge and digital logo to use on business cards, email signatures etc.


To become a Fellow (FIChemE) you must:

  • already be a Chartered Member (MIChemE)
  • hold a position of senior responsibility in chemical engineering 
  • have personal responsibility for substantial resourcing decisions and their consequences
  • have sustained responsibility at this level for a significant period (ie over five years)
  • have made a valuable contribution to the profession. This could include training or mentoring young engineers, attending professional meetings, regional activities, working on committees, research etc.


Fellows of IChemE are eligible for the following additional registrations:

Any registrations you already have as a Chartered Member will continue after your upgrade to Fellow.

How to apply

Read our Fellow application guidance. You’ll need to provide the following information when you apply online:

  • details of your experience in an important post of responsibility in chemical engineering (max 100 words)
  • your contribution to the profession ie training young engineers, organising regional activities, work on committees, research etc (max 100 words)
  • a statement describing why and how the work you’ve undertaken over the last five years fulfils the requirements for Fellow (approx. 300 words)
  • an up-to-date, detailed CV
  • organisation chart showing your current position
  • a minimum of two referees - either both Fellows, or one Fellow and one Chartered Member.

Additional information