Wednesday, July 31, 2013

NASA astronaut, Physician, Dancer is a Chemical Engineer

People around the world are so much fascinated to enter the space, see what is there with their eyes once in their life time. Think of a person who is NASA astronaut, Physician, Dancer, Chemical engineer, then you will probably end up with the name Mae Carol Jemison .
Chemical Engineer Mae_Jemison

Mae Carol Jemison (born October 17, 1956) is an American physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first black woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992. After her medical education and a brief general practice, Jemison served in the Peace Corps from 1985 to 1987, when she was selected by NASA to join the astronaut corps. She resigned from NASA in 1993 to form a company researching the application of technology to daily life. She has appeared on television several times, including as an actress in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She is a dancer, and holds nine honorary doctorates in science, engineering, letters, and the humanities.
She was from Chicago and was always inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. She graduated from Chicago's Morgan Park High School in 1973 and entered Stanford University at age 16. In 1977 she received B.S Chemical Engineering degree from Stanford University. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree in 1981 from Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She interned at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center and later worked as a general practitioner.
During her years at Cornell Medical College, Jemison took lessons in modern dance at the Alvin Ailey school. Jemison later built a dance studio in her home and has choreographed and produced several shows of modern jazz and African dance.
She served as Peace corps Medical Officer from 1983 to 1985. She was inspired from Star Trek movie to become astronaut,so she applied to NASA. First attempt was a failure, but when NASA asked her for the second time she accepted and joined. Jemison flew her only space mission from September 12 to 20, 1992 as a Mission Specialist on STS-47. Later she resigned NASA for her interest in social sciences interact with technologies.
She served as a Professor of Environmental studies at Dartmouth College from 1995 to 2002. Jemison participated with First Lady Michelle Obama in a forum for promising girls in the Washington, D.C. public schools in March 2009.
Her story inspires many of us to achieve our goals. For more info Click Here

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

India's Richest person is a Chemical Engineer

Mukesh Ambani

If you are thinking of a largest oil refinery in world, India's largest retail store or if you heard the name Antilla worlds most expensive home in the world or even if you are a die hard fan of Mumbai Indians the you will be familiar with the name Reliance.

Now the most ecstatic part is knowing the chairman of the Reliance Industries Limited, Mukesh Ambani is a Chemical Engineer.
India's richest person is a chemical engineer

Mukesh Ambani born on 19 April 1957 is an India business magnet who  is the chairman of Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune Global 500 company and India's most valuable company.He is the elder son of Dhirubhai Ambani who founded the Reliance Industries. Currently Mukesh Ambani holds 44.7% stake in Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). He is the worlds richest Indian for the sixth time in a row.He is a member of the board of directors of Bank of America Corporation and the international advisory board of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also the chairman of the board of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM Banglore), one of the premier business schools in the country.

He did his schooling from  Hill Grange High School on Peddar Road, Mumbai,Later he received his B.E degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Mumbai. Then he enrolled for an MBA from Stanford University but dropped out to help his father in polyester filament yarn (PFY) plant.He initiated Reliance's backward integration journey from textiles into polyester fibres and further into petrochemicals, petroleum refining and going up-stream into oil and gas exploration and production. 

Starting his career in a PFY plant Mukesh Ambani directed and led the creation of worlds largest oil refinery Jamnagar, India, inspiring the upcoming Chemical Engineers across the world.

Companies :

Reliance Industries Limited.
Reliance retail.
Reliance Communications Ltd.

Richest sports Owner:

Mukesh Ambani co-owns the Indian Premier League franchise Mumbai Indians.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Dolph Lundgren (He-Man) is a Chemical Engineer

Any one remember He-Man, Rocky IV, Expendables-1,2, Universal soldier, The Mechanik , etc.,. If you seen these movies certainly you will recognize Dolph Lundgren.Known for his stature and fitness, at peak, Lundgren stood around 195 centimetres (6 ft 5 in) and weighed 250 pounds (110 kg).
Dolph Lundgren Chemical Engineer

Born in 3 November 1957, Lundgren is a Swedish actor, director and Martial artist.
After graduating from high school with straight As, he spent some time in the United States in the late 1970s on various academic scholarships, studying chemistry at Washington State University and Clemson University. Lundgren says that "my dad always told me that if I wanted to make something special with my life, I had to go to America." After serving his mandatory two years in the Swedish Marine Corps at the Amphibious Ranger School, he enrolled at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering.

 Lundgren did his Chemical Engineering from Royal Institute Of Technology in Stockholm and the University Of Sydney in Sydney in 1982.In 1982, Lundgren graduated with a master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney, finishing with the highest results in his class. During his time in Sydney, he earned a living as a bouncer in a nightclub at the infamous King's Cross. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983.
Apart from studies Lundgren is also well known for his fitness and martial arts. Lundgren holds a rank of 3rd dan black belt in Kyokushin Karate and was European champion in 1980 and 1981.In 2011 he announced that he is going to release his own range of vitamins and protiens. He has also written an autobiographical fitness book entitled Fit Forever being published in Sweden (by Bonnier Fakta) on 9 August 2011, offering tips he learned over the years to work out in various situations.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

CFD Simulation software and numerical tools

Computational fluid dynamics, usually abbreviated as CFD, is a branch of fluid mechanics that uses numerical methods and algorithms to solve and analyze problems that involve fluid flows. Computers are used to perform the calculations required to simulate the interaction of liquids and gases with surfaces defined by boundary conditions. With high-speed supercomputers, better solutions can be achieved. 

Ongoing research yields software that improves the accuracy and speed of complex simulation scenarios such as transonic or turbulent flows. Initial experimental validation of such software is performed using a wind tunnel with the final validation coming in full-scale testing, e.g. flight tests.

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Indian cricket commentator and journalist, a Chemical Engineer

Harsha Bhogle

Harsha Bhogle (born 19 July 1961) is an Indian cricket commentator and journalist. He was born in a Marathi speaking family in Hyderabad. Bhogle has recently become a freelance TV presenter.

Early life

Harsha Bhogle is the son of A. D. Bhogle, a professor of French, and Shalini Bhogle, a professor of psychology. He attended Hyderabad Public School, and subsequently studied Chemical engineering at Osmania University at Hyderabad. He did his post graduate program PGDM at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. Post-graduation, he joined an advertising agency and worked there for two years, following which he completed another two-year stint at a sports management company.


Bhogle began his career as a commentator at the age of 19 with All India Radio, while living in Hyderabad. In 1991-92, he became the first Indian commentator to be invited by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation during India's cricket series before the 1992 Cricket World Cup. He has since worked for ABC Radio Grandstand during India's Australian tours, and for eight years worked for the BBC as part of their commentary team in the 1996 and the 1999 Cricket World Cups.
Since 1995, he has been presenting live cricket from all around the world for ESPN STAR Sports and was part of the 'Few Good Men' commentary team that included Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar, and Alan Wilkins along with Geoff Boycott and Navjot Singh Sidhu, for few seasons, and later, Ian Chappell and Sanjay Manjrekar.
He covered the 2011-'12 series in Australia solely for ABC Radio — the first time in a decade he has not been part of an ESPN Star broadcast.
Harsha has been covering all Indian Premier League seasons since 2009 and is an expert cricket analyst on CNN-IBN.
He has hosted television programs such as Harsha Online, Harsha Unplugged and School Quiz Olympiad for ESPN and Star Sports.
Harsha even had a Television programme named after him, "Harsha ki khoj"/"Hunt of Harsha", that strived to find broadcasting talent in India.
Bhogle was recently voted the favourite TV cricket commentator by Cricinfo users based on a worldwide poll. Bhogle has also anchored BBC's travel serial Travel India and Business Today Acumen Business Quiz and Debate competitions.
Bhogle was the advisor to the Mumbai Indians for the 2008 IPL.
Bhogle has published and authored a number of books, including a biography of Mohammad Azharuddin and a collection of columns in The Indian Express, Out of the Box — Watching the Game We Love and is also a columnist for the Chennai based "The Sportstar" a subsidiary of The Hindu group of Publications under the title "Hitting Hard" by Bhogle. (2009). Bhogle has presented the program TRAVEL INDIA WITH HARSHA BHOGLE on the Discovery channel and TLC.
Bhogle has recently become a freelance TV presenter, not being employed with any one channel. In the 2011 World Cup held in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, he anchored the pre and post match shows that featured Simon Hughes, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Sunil Gavaskar, Tony Greig and Sourav Ganguly.
Bhogle's presence in electronic media can be seen through his Twitter account @bhogleharsha and his weekly article on ESPNcricinfo.

Chemical Engineering GATE Syllabus


Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigenvectors.

Calculus: Functions of single variable, Limit, continuity and differentiability, Mean value theorems, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial derivatives, Total derivative, Maxima and minima, Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.

Differential equations: First order equations (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value problems, Laplace transforms, Solutions of one dimensional heat and wave equations and Laplace equation.

Complex variables: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Taylor and Laurent series, Residue theorem.

Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability and sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson, Normal and Binomial distributions.

Numerical Methods: Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule, single and multi-step methods for differential equations.


Process Calculations and Thermodynamics: Laws of conservation of mass and energy; use of tie components; recycle, bypass and purge calculations; degree of freedom analysis. First and Second laws of thermodynamics. First law application to close and open systems. Second law and Entropy. Thermodynamic properties of pure substances: equation of state and departure function, properties of mixtures: partial molar properties, fugacity, excess properties and activity coefficients; phase equilibria: predicting VLE of systems; chemical reaction equilibria.

Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations: Fluid statics, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, Bernoulli equation, Macroscopic friction factors, energy balance, dimensional analysis, shell balances, flow through pipeline systems, flow meters, pumps and compressors, packed and fluidized beds, elementary boundary layer theory, size reduction and size separation; free and hindered settling; centrifuge and cyclones; thickening and classification, filtration, mixing and agitation; conveying of solids.

Heat Transfer: Conduction, convection and radiation, heat transfer coefficients, steady and unsteady heat conduction, boiling, condensation and evaporation; types of heat exchangers and evaporators and their design.

Mass Transfer: Fick’s laws, molecular diffusion in fluids, mass transfer coefficients, film, penetration and surface renewal theories; momentum, heat and mass transfer analogies; stagewise and continuous contacting and stage efficiencies; HTU & NTU concepts design and operation of equipment for distillation, absorption, leaching, liquid-liquid extraction, drying, humidification, dehumidification and adsorption.

Chemical Reaction Engineering: Theories of reaction rates; kinetics of homogeneous reactions, interpretation of kinetic data, single and multiple reactions in ideal reactors, non-ideal reactors; residence time distribution, single parameter model; non-isothermal reactors; kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic reactions; diffusion effects in catalysis.

Instrumentation and Process Control: Measurement of process variables; sensors, transducers and their dynamics, transfer functions and dynamic responses of simple systems, process reaction curve, controller modes (P, PI, and PID); control valves; analysis of closed loop systems including stability, frequency response and controller tuning, cascade, feed forward control.

Plant Design and Economics: Process design and sizing of chemical engineering equipment such as compressors, heat exchangers, multistage contactors; principles of process economics and cost estimation including total annualized cost, cost indexes, rate of return, payback period, discounted cash flow, optimization in design.

Chemical Technology: Inorganic chemical industries; sulfuric acid, NaOH, fertilizers (Ammonia, Urea, SSP and TSP); natural products industries (Pulp and Paper, Sugar, Oil, and Fats); petroleum refining and petrochemicals; polymerization industries; polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC and polyester synthetic fibers.

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President of the People's Republic of China, is a Chemical Engineer

Xi Jinping ( born 15 June 1953) is the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, the President of the People's Republic of China, and the Chairman of the Central Military Commission. Your next question may be " What is he doing here ? ".

Because he is a Chemical engineering graduate from  Beijing's prestigious Tsinghua University from 1975 to 1979, it is good to know about a chemical engineer who is the President of the Peoples Republic of China.

After graduation in Chemical Engineering he studied Marxist theory and ideological education in an "on-the-job" post-graduate programme at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, again at Tsinghua University, and obtained an Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree. From 1979 to 1982, he served as secretary for his father's former subordinate Geng Biao, the then vice premier and Secretary-General of the Central Military Commission. This gained Xi some military background. 
Son of communist veteran Xi Zhongxun, Xi Jinping rose through the ranks politically in China's coastal provinces. He served as the Governor of Fujian between 1999 and 2002, then as Governor and CPC party chief of the neighboring Zhejiang between 2002 and 2007. Following the dismissal of Chen Liangyu, Xi was transferred to Shanghai as the party secretary for a brief period in 2007. Xi was promoted to the central leadership in October 2007, groomed to become Hu Jintao's successor.
Xi is now the leader of the People's Republic's fifth generation of leadership.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Top cities for chemical engineers in U.S

Creating solutions by tapping into their deep knowledge of chemistry, math, and biology is all in a days work for chemical engineers across the country. You'll find these engineers employed in a variety of businesses, from pharmaceuticals to paper to consumer products.

Living in a area psychologically affects the person and Chemical engineers are no gods to escape this. So many factors are taken into account  in determining the best cities across United States. Valuepenguin a  website analyzed so much data,facts,reports,filings and concluded the top cities for Chemical Engineers in U.S. 
  • Houston
  • Beaumont
  • Baton Rouge
  • Wilmington
  • Lake Charles
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Welcome Chemineers, Oh I mean Chemical engineers

Chemineers is a chemical engineering data bank. As the caption depicts that this blog contains lots of  information, regarding to

  • Chemical engineering colleges,
  • Chemical engineering associations, 
  • Chemical engineering books,
  • Chemical engineering simulators,
  • Companies in which chemical engineers can be recruited,
  • Other useful links are also provided to help the Chemineers. 
This  is dedicated to all Chemical engineers I mean Chemineers.