What's the most difficult or unexpected aspect of a career as a chemical engineer or materials scientist?
I'm incredibly fond of the idea of melding my interests in both chemistry and engineering/experimental work, and I'm interested in what the challenges of these fields might be, or how they might differ. #engineering #chemical-engineering #materials-science
I am a chemical engineering graduate and have designed and managed chemical plants. But I have also been a teacher, computer games designer, corporate financier and CEO of a public marketing and communications company in the UK. So my answer is that the most unexpected things about a chemical engineering education for me was it gave me a great general education that gave me the confidence to try different careers.
As well as knowing about reactions, heat and mass transfer you get to know a little about all the scientific and engineering disciplines. A chemical engineer's job is to bring it all together to solve a business's problems.