About ESChE

The Ethiopian Society of Chemical Engineers (ESChE) is a non-profit professional society established in 1995 for advancing the chemical engineering profession and its practitioners carrier in Ethiopia. A few decades ago, few and stalwart chemical engineers felt the need for such a forum within the country to put the nascent initiatives for the development of chemical engineering education and fill the gap of the country in the Chemical Engineering profession.

Since its modest beginning, at Addis Ababa University, Institute of Technology, ESChE has come a long way contributing to the profession in the country. Today, with around 2,000 members on its roll, the Society has emerged as the apex professional body of chemical engineering professionals in Ethiopia and has developed a distinct profile of its own which is ever-changing. As a vibrant society, ESChE is always molding itself and playing a proactive role to keep up with the dynamic needs of the country’s economy.


Improving the life of Ethiopians and the capacity of Ethiopian industries through the transforming power of Chemical Engineering. ESChE aspires to be ranked among the top five pre-eminent African professional societies in 2030.


Advancing the broader application of chemical engineering in Ethiopia and engage its practitioners in the development targets of the country for the benefit of the country and its people

Core Values

In everything we do, we are committed to the following core values:

Passion and volunteerism for the chemical engineering profession

We believe in the power of chemical engineering and its core principles to provide solutions to Ethiopia’s most pressing problems. We promote the competitiveness and eco-friendly nature of the chemical industries and enterprises by supporting investments in education, training, entrepreneurship, research, and innovation.

Focus on Enabling and Empowering our Members

We provide programs, products, services, and experiences that make Ethiopian Society of chemical engineer’s indispensable to the success of our members and others in the National Engineering Societies. Celebrating and recognizing the achievements and contributions of ESChE members is crucial to the Society’s member-value proposition.

Professionalism, Safety, and Ethics

We support and promote the safe, ethical, responsible, and sustainable practice of chemical engineering knowledge coupled with professional behavior and technical competence. We recognize a responsibility to safeguard the health of the planet through processing and manufacturing stewardship.

RSS Chemical Engineers News

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    Stethoscopes carried by health care practitioners are loaded with diverse bacteria, including some that can cause healthcare-associated infections, according to a study. The research also reviewed the effectiveness of cleaning methods, finding a standardized approach to be superior for removing bacteria compared with various approaches employed by health care practitioners.
  • Scientists identify new minerals for carbon capture
    Research confirms new minerals are capturing and storing carbon. The minerals, members of the hydrotalcite group, are the first outside of the carbonate family to naturally capture atmospheric CO2 in mine waste, important as society continues to forge ways to lower our carbon emissions and combat climate change.
  • Professor models system using baking soda filled capsules to capture CO2 emissions
    Coal and natural gas represent the majority of the US energy supply. Even with pollution controls, burning these fossil fuels for energy releases a tremendous amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Research uses microcapsule technology that may make post-combustion carbon capture cheaper, safer, and more efficient.
  • Low-cost catalyst boosts hydrogen production from water
    A future powered by carbon-free fuel depends on our ability to harness and store energy from renewable but intermittent sources, such as solar and wind. Now, a new catalyst gives a boost to a number of clean energy technologies that depend on producing hydrogen from water.