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Industrial chemists make use of their broad understanding of chemistry and environmental sustainability in areas like pharmaceutical companies, polymer manufacturing, petrochemical processing and food science.
As far as engineers go, this is definitely the white lab coat brigade. Industrial chemists love a laboratory – they love creating new chemicals and materials, monitoring the quality of chemicals and materials and chemistry really turns them on!
Food scientists study everything to do with food from the flavours and nutrition content to product development, consuer appeal, food storage and safety.
Food Science could involve enhancing the taste, making it last longer or even making sure it’s safe to eat.
The discipline ‘chemical engineering’ is often used to describe a really broad area of engineering. It’s hardly surprising then that chemical engineers are known as ‘universal engineers’.
Interested in becoming a chemical engineer? Great choice! But to be sure, there are some things you should know about chemical engineering.