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SKR is member in European Federation of Chemical Engineers

Swedish National Association of Chemical Engineers (Sveriges Kemiingenjörers Riksförening -SKR) has decided on its members meeting on 19 May 2016 in Gothenburg to continue its membership in European Federation of Chemical Engineers (EFCE).

EFCE is founded in 1953 and comprises 39 Member Societies in 30 European countries since, the EFCE was officially set up and registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in the UK. The society also works with Institutional Members around the globe such us AiChE. EFCE is organized in Working Parties and Sections with about 1000 experts from industry and academia.

EFCE is involved in at least three critical essentials: Supporting the education and training of chemical engineers within Europe by, among others, giving input into development of curricula and thru training subventions; Preparing and participation in various calls regarding several EU research programs; Fostering Academic/Industry Links and bringing people together via respected European technical networks.

As a member of an EFCE Member Society you can subscribe, at preferential rates to four journals that have been adopted as official journals of EFCE: Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Food and Bioproduct Processing and an online journal, Education for Chemical Engineers

Contact person from SKR towards EFCE is Oleg Pajalic, adj. professor at Chalmers and VP Process Innovation at Perstorp AB.

SKR is also interested in more Swedish engagement in different working parties from both academia and industry and urge members to apply its interest for election in the working parties.

EFCE Member Society membership

Member Societies are entitled to:

be represented in the meeting of members/General Assembly with voting rights; and receive agenda and minutes of meetings;

propose candidates for EFCE Presidency/Vice-Presidency, charity trustees and appoint delegates to EFCE Working Parties;

apply for registering events as EFCE event but noting that this event must be held in a European country (European Member Societies only)

bid for hosting the European Congress of Chemical Engineering (European Member Societies only)

propose the formation of an EFCE Working Party or Section;

propose nominees for medals awarded by the EFCE and for Honorary Membership.

receive current information via the EFCE newsletters and press releases,

EFCE Member Societies have the duty

to pay to the EFCE on receipt of the invoice from the General Secretariat an annual membership subscription. For the current membership fees see, about 1600 EUR/year

to be represented in the General Assembly,

to ensure, wherever possible, that delegates to the CIO’s committees, working parties etc receive financial support, in whole or in part, for attendance at their meetings;

to ensure that their individual members are aware of the activities of the EFCE and that the EFCE is informed about their activities in chemical engineering such as events in their countries that would be of importance to other EFCE member

Working Parties

Working Party on Agglomeration
Ingela Niklasson Björn , Astra Zeneca

Characterisation of Particulate Systems

Chemical Reaction Engineering
Ronnie Andersson, Chalmers

Comminution and Classification

CAPE  Computer Aided Process Engineering

Åke Rasmusson, KTH



Electrochemical Engineering
Ann Cornell, KTH

Fluid Separation
Oleg Pajalic, Perstorp AB

High Pressure Technology
Magnus Härröd, Härröd Research

Loss Prevention
Blenda Weibull, Consultant, Anders Jacobsson, Consultant

Mechanics of Particulate Solids
Torbjörn Lestander, SLU
Sylvia Larsson, SLU

Ronnie Andersson, Chalmers

Multyphase fluid flow

Polymer Reaction Engineering

Process  Intensification
Tord Svedberg, IVL Oleg Pajalic, Perstorp AB

Static Electricity in Industry

Thermodynamics and Transport Properties
Peter Ahlström, Högskolan i Borås

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