IChemE has partnered with ITN Productions Industry News to produce Serving Society, a programme looking at the role of the chemical engineer and how the profession is addressing some of the biggest challenges in our society today.
Anchored by presenter Sharon Thomas, Serving Society features industry experts along with informative interviews, news items and sponsored editorial profiles, filmed at the ITN Productions Industry News London studio and around the UK.
Jon Prichard, IChemE Chief Executive and Jane Cutler, IChemE President join Sharon Thomas to discuss how chemical engineering is addressing climate change and sustainability, what the future looks like for the sector and how IChemE is encouraging more women into the profession.
The role of the chemical engineer has never been more important, helping to address some of the world’s biggest challenges. Serving Society features reports from IChemE exploring the evolution of the chemical engineering profession’s place in society today and the incredible work being done to address the future of plastic recycling.
The programme also showcases films from businesses and organisations from across the field of chemical engineering, demonstrating the enormous contributions they are making to our world. Watch the full programme below.
Serving Society short films
Watch the individual films that make up the full programme below.
Serving Society introduction
Watch the introduction to Serving Society by presenter Sharon Thomas.
Interview with IChemE Chief Executive and President
Watch the studio interview with IChemE Chief Executive, Jon Prichard, and IChemE President, Jane Cutler.
How chemical engineers can reimagine the future for everyone
Watch the IChemE animation which examines how joined-up thinking by chemical engineers can deliver solutions to society’s future challenges.
Evolution of chemical engineering
Watch the IChemE animation exploring the evolution of chemical engineering.
The future of the profession
Watch the IChemE news item filmed at Recycling Technologies Ltd which looks at the future of the profession.
Atkins: Leading the way in water sector sustainability
Watch the film by Atkins, the engineering and project management consultancy, to find out how the organisation is working with water companies to help them with their journey to net zero.
DEKRA: Reducing risk of serious accidents
Watch the film by DEKRA, a global safety, security and sustainability company, demonstrating how they provide technical safety and human reliability solutions to industrial operators to reduce their risk of serious accidents.
Energus: Developing the leaders of tomorrow in the nuclear industry
Watch the film by Energus, the people and skills organisation, on the ‘Nucleargraduates’ development programme.
Imperial College London: Solving society's greatest global challenges
Watch the film by Imperial College London which showcases how students are getting hands on experience learning how to tackle climate change via a carbon capture plant within the Department of Chemical Engineering.
KBC: Decarbonisation, driving industry change
Watch the film by KBC who are supporting their clients in their efforts to address climate change and sustainability.
Loughborough University: Training 21st Century chemical engineers
Watch the film by Loughborough University exploring how the next generation of chemical engineers will solve emerging challenges around post-covid recovery, net zero and digitalisation.
Penman Consulting: Helping businesses use innovative approaches
Watch the film by Penman Consulting highlighting how they help businesses with a team of specialist scientists, regulatory experts and IT professionals using innovative approaches.
Scott Bader: Leading innovation in today's society
Watch the film by global chemical manufacturer Scott Bader to learn more about their 2036 vision and how they are making a positive difference to society.
Swansea University: Energy Safety Research Institute's RICE initiative
Watch the film with the Energy Safety Research Institute at Swansea University highlighting how they are leading the RICE initiative, using new technologies that allow for CO2 to be used in an environmentally friendly way.
University College London: Translating life science discoveries into products and processes
Watch the film from University College London looking at how biochemical engineering students benefit from fully integrated engineering and biotechnology in its programmes, and how its graduates were involved in all stages of development and manufacture of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.
The University of Manchester: Translating research into real life situations
Watch the film from The University of Manchester about their unique mission and commitment to translating research into real world solutions.
University of Nottingham Malaysia: Training the chemical engineers of tomorrow
Watch the film from the University of Nottingham Malaysia showcasing how they are training the chemical engineers of tomorrow and driving cutting edge research.
Wood: Unlocking solutions to some of the world's biggest challenges
Watch the film from Wood, a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, looking at how the company is helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges.
Serving Society round up
To conclude the programme, presenter Sharon Thomas provides a round up of Serving Society.