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Career Profiles - Dictionary for Architects and Engineers


Chemical Engineer


What is a chemical engineer?

A chemical engineer deals with chemical processes that are closely related to other natural sciences. As part of his studies, the chemical engineer specializes in electrochemistry, process engineering or materials technology.


Why do you need a chemical engineer?

The chemical engineer occupies an interface between chemistry and industry. He is responsible for quality assurance in a project and also performs tasks in the area of process execution. In industrial production, he is an important part of product development.


What does a chemical engineer do?

If the chemical engineer has specialized in the field of materials engineering, then he develops and produces materials such as certain metals that are used in industry. He can also be actively involved in the design, development and safety of nuclear reactors.