European Federation of Chemical Engineering

The European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE), also known as the European Chemical Engineering Federation and Europäische Föderation für Chemie-Ingenieur-Wesen , is an association of professional societies in Europe concerned with chemical engineering . [1] It was formed in Paris on June 20, 1953 with 18 societies in 8 countries. [2] Indiawas the first non-European member in 1956 and Czechoslovakia the first Eastern European one in 1966. [2]

As of November 2016, it has 38 member societies in 29 countries [3] joining 162000 individual chemical engineers. [2] (Some countries have more than one member society). The EFCE passport program allows members of the society some of the benefits of membership in other societies when traveling abroad, particularly for conferences. [2]

It is a set of 20 Working Parties and 5 Sections comprising about 1000 industrial and academic experts in the field of international cooperation. [4] The Working Party on Education [5] HAS published papers on the Bologna process .

The Secretariat is jointly managed by IChemE (UK), DECHEMA eV (Germany) and Société Francaise de Génie des Procédes (France). [1] The current president (1 January 2018 -) is Dr. Hermann J. Feise of BASF . [6] [7]

News of the EFCE is published in Chemical Engineering Research and Design . Official meetings are usually held in association with the two series of European congresses known as ECCE [1] and CHISA [2] .


  1. ^ Jump up to:b EFCE website
  2. ^ Jump up to:d Trans IChemE, Vol 81, Part A, January 2003, pp 179-183 „European Federation of Chemical Engineering“
  3. Jump up^ list of member societies
  4. Jump up^ list of working parties
  5. Jump up^ Working Party on Education
  6. Jump up^ „H. Feise New EFCE President“ . ChemViews Magazine . January 1, 2018 . Retrieved 2 January 2018 .
  7. Jump up^ „Hermann Feise confirmed as new EFCE President“ (PDF) . . EFCE. 4 December 2017 . Retrieved 6 December 2017 .