Chemical engineers apply the physical sciences (e.g., chemistry and physics) and/or life sciences (e.g. biology, microbiology and biochemistry) together with mathematics and economics towards production, transformation, transportation and proper usage of molecules, chemicals and energy. It essentially deals with the engineering of chemicals, energy and the processes that create and/or convert them.
IMPROVING THE WORLD THROUGH CHEMICAL ENGINEERING: Chemical engineers use chemical processes to find innovative and creative ways of producing goods. The work of a chemical engineer can range from the luxurious (developing softer clothes and better cosmetics) to the lifesaving (producing fire-resistant materials and safer foods).
POSSIBLE JOBS: As a chemical engineer, you might be involved in cutting-edge research at a pharmaceutical company, discovering how to extend the shelf life of antibiotics, or you might be part of a creative team at a food manufacturing company, dreaming up a delicious new candy bar.