European Federation of Chemical Engineering

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European Federation of Chemical Engineering
Legal statusnon-profit association
Purposegeneral advancement of chemical engineering
  • Europe
Region served
Hermann J. Feise

The European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE), also known as Fédération Européenne du Génie Chimique and Europäische Föderation für Chemie-Ingenieur-Wesen, is an association of professional societies in Europe concerned with chemical engineering.[1] It was formed in Paris on 20 June 1953 with 18 societies in 8 countries.[2] India was the first non-European member in 1956 and Czechoslovakia was the first Eastern European member, joining in 1966.[2]

As of November 2016, it has 38 member societies in 29 countries[3] joining 162000 individual chemical engineers.[2] The EFCE passport programme allows members of one society some of the benefits of membership in other societies when travelling abroad, particularly for conferences.[2]

It has a set of 20 Working Parties and 5 Sections comprising about 1000 industrial and academic experts on different subjects who meet to facilitate international cooperation and progress in their specialist areas.[4] The Working Party on Education[5] has published documents on the Bologna process. The working party on Characterisation of particulate systems (ChOPS[6]) is working closely with authorities and analyses the influence of particles in combination with challenges like the Dieselgate.

The Secretariat is jointly administered by IChemE (UK), DECHEMA e.V. (Germany) and Société Française de Génie des Procédés (France).[1] The current president (1 January 2018) is Dr Hermann J. Feise of BASF.[7][8]

News of the EFCE are published in Chemical Engineering Research and Design. Official meetings are usually held in association with the two series of European congresses known as ECCE [1] and CHISA [2].


  1. ^ a b EFCE website
  2. ^ a b c d Trans IChemE, Vol 81, Part A, January 2003, pp 179-183 "European Federation of Chemical Engineering"
  3. ^ list of member societies
  4. ^ list of working parties
  5. ^ Working Party on Education
  6. ^ "Working Party on Characterisation of Particulate Systems". Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  7. ^ "H. Feise New EFCE President". ChemViews Magazine. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Hermann Feise confirmed as new EFCE President" (PDF). EFCE. 4 December 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2017.