A recent survey of Malaysia based chemical
engineers showed a strong demand for additional technical
activities in the country.
The poll, conducted by the Institution of Chemical Engineers
(IChemE), was commissioned to gain a deeper understanding of
the needs of the Malaysian chemical and process engineering
community, the group said.
IChemE is the global professional membership organisation
for chemical and process engineers.
In 2011, IChemEs Malaysian membership grew by 49%. As
a result, the Institution said it surveyed members based in
this area to ascertain expectations for technical communities
in the region.
Ten percent of IChemEs membership in the country took
part in the consultation and respondents were asked to select
the subject areas of most interest to them.
Oil and natural
gas (SONG) was the winner, followed by environment, safety
and loss prevention, energy conversion technology, and process management
One-day seminars, site visits and online presentations or
webinars came out as the most popular formats of
delivery for events.
Not only did the survey shed light on the areas of most
interest to Malaysia based chemical engineers, it also
unearthed around 100 willing volunteers to help facilitate the
Johan Samad, chair of IChemE in Malaysia, said: "Thanks to
everyone who took part in the survey, and particularly those
people who volunteered to assist with organising new subject
group activities in Malaysia. Well be following up on
their generous offers of help.
For more information on IChemE activities in Malaysia, click