DARLENE S. SCHUSTER: Executive Director & CEO American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Darlene S. Schuster is the Executive Director & CEO of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Darlene S. Schuster is an experienced business leader, Dr. Schuster will become CEO and Executive Director effective April 25. She will succeed June C. Wispelwey, who is retiring on April 22.

She has a deep knowledge of AIChE, and her background as a chemicals industry leader from a corporate, academic, and non-profit perspective, as well as her deep understanding of the dynamic of the chemical engineering professional, will be an asset to the continued growth of AIChE.

I am excited by this opportunity to lead AIChE, an organization that has meant so much to me over the course of my career — as we expand our many points of excellence across the chemical engineering profession, inclusive of all,” said Schuster. She added, “In our ever-changing world, AIChE is pleased to be the global home of chemical engineers as we continue to provide career support and lifelong learning opportunities for the broad engineering community, and continue to serve the chemical engineering profession.

AIChE is a professional society of more than 60,000 members in more than 110 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontier of chemical engineering research in such areas as nanotechnology, sustainability, hydrogen fuels, biological and environmental engineering, and chemical plant safety and security. More information about AIChE is available at www.aiche.org.