Chemical Engineering

By: Peter Barreiro

What Is Engineering?

The contemporary version of the word engineering is defined by "the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures."

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This definition simply means the use of technology to attain goals and to design things in a manner to improve previous inventions.

Comparison of the Design Process

Responsibilities of a Chemical Engineer

A chemical engineer usually works in manufacturing, biotechnology or health care. Building on initial discoveries made by chemists, chemical engineers use computer models and other processes to test the efficacy of these products and to determine their safety for consumers and the environment. Your job duties as a chemical engineer would include researching new methods of manufacturing chemicals, creating the process by which gas or liquid components are separated, gathering estimates of the cost of production and designing and implementing safety procedures for employees working with potentially hazardous chemicals. Areas of specialization you could choose include nanomaterials and oxidation.

Career Tracks

Chemical engineer


Analytical chemist

Manufacturing engineer

Materials engineer

Mining engineer

Energy engineer

Petroleum engineer

Product/process development scientist

Ethical Situation/Dilemma

An ethical dilemma that a chemical engineer might face would be something such as designing a screen for a phone. If you make the screen good enough, it will sell; however, some customers might criticize it for not being versatile.

What is Market Analysis?

Market Analysis studies the attractiveness and the dynamics of a special market within a special industry. It is part of the industry analysis and thus in turn of the global environment.

The biggest risk of market analysis is the loss of money from investors.

My Product

If I were to be able to design a product, it would be a screen glass that is sleek, finger smudge resistant, and nearly impossible to break. I am not entirely sure how to do it, but I will figure it out.