Join the I&EC Division

Why Join I&EC?


Industry is the largest employer of chemists and chemical engineers in the world. The I&EC division is focused on the interface between industry, national labs, R&D, and academic research.


I&EC symposia at national meetings have a diverse mix of speakers spanning most areas of industry, national labs, and academic research. I&EC members can organize and request support for symposia at national and regional ACS meetings.


The Division sponsors several awards and recognitions, including the ACS Industrial Chemistry National Award, the ACS Separations Science & Technology National Award, graduate/undergraduate student awards, and others.

Membership Benefits

The I&EC Division has a very diverse membership including industrial, national lab, and academic researchers. This accomplished membership can offer extremely useful advice, mentoring, and networking.


Looking for a job in industry, a national lab, or academics? Getting involved in our Division? Our members span the full range of chemistry and chemical engineering careers. We are happy to provide extremely useful advice – just ask one of our officers or committee chairs.

Graduate Student Symposium

I&EC usually holds a Graduate Student Award Symposium at the Fall ACS National Meeting. This symposium is dedicated to graduate students and their research projects. Students that submit abstracts and are chosen will get their registration paid, partial travel support, a free luncheon, and the chance to be one of three best talk winners who receive a plaque and cash award. Judges are a mix of academic and industrial chemists.


Many of our members are accomplished mentors that are willing to take advice to the next level to help you make the most of your career. Mentoring is often an important component of our I&EC Fellow Awards and we have an outstanding list of I&EC Fellows and other members willing to mentor.

Volunteer Opportunities

I&EC governance is always interested in member involvement. From elected positions (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, ACS Councilors) to appointed Chairs (Programming, Awards, Public Relations, Membership, etc) there are numerous opportunities to get involved with I&EC.


I&EC symposia at national and regional meetings usually have a diverse set of speakers from industry, national labs, and academic institutions. The Division provides opportunities via breaks and member receptions to meet and talk to speakers, officers, and division members. Take advantage of these Division activities to network and make connections.

Did you know?

I&EC was initially known as the Division of Industrial Chemists and Chemical Engineers and was the first Division in the ACS.

How to join: Application and dues

To join the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division (Division code: 516), please download, complete, and mail the application to the ACS along with your dues. The table below details the cost depending on your status. If you have any questions about the application process, do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

ACS Member$13
Non-Member Division Affiliate$18
Society Affiliate Member$20
Student Member (Graduate)Free
Student Member (Undergraduate)Free
Emeritus MemberFree