About us

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is the global professional membership organisation for chemical, biochemical and process engineers and other professionals involved in the chemical, process and bioprocess industries. With a membership exceeding 40,000 members in around 100 countries, and offices in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and the UK; IChemE aims to be the organisation of choice for chemical engineers.

We promote competence and a commitment to best practice, advance the discipline for the benefit of society and support the professional development of our members. We are the only organisation licensed to award Chartered Chemical Engineer and Professional Process Safety Engineer status.

IChemE exists because chemical engineering matters.

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 and the delivery of benefits to society
  2. to engage with others to promote the development, understanding of chemical engineering and an appreciation of its importance
  3. to provide support and services to individuals, employers and others who contribute to improving the practice and application of chemical engineering
  4. to enable chemical engineers to communicate effectively with each other and with other disciplines


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

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

IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379) and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).