Chemical Engineering

What’s Wrong With Academia Part 6: “Markers of Esteem” and the Tyranny of Opinion

When I started my first full-time job as an academic, I was asked to fill out a load... Read more

Chemical Engineering

What’s Wrong With Academia: Part 5

The overemphasis on research so academia is a well-ploughed furrow for me. I have written about it many... Read more

Chemical Engineering

What’s Wrong With Academia 4

Then there is the anomalous position of university administrators. From the day I started work as an engineer... Read more

Chemical Engineering

What’s Wrong With Academia: Part 3

Graduate unemployment is at an all-time high, though you wouldn’t know this from the marketing materials put out... Read more

Chemical Engineering

What’s Wrong With Academia: Part 2

To continue the theme from my last post, what’s so wrong with giving engineering students what they want?... Read more

Chemical Engineering

Ten year crash

Ten years ago Lehman Bros collapsed, in what is usually thought to be the start of the financial... Read more

Chemical Engineering

What’s Wrong With Academia: Part 1

Now, I love teaching in a way that many in academia do not, but I don’t think that... Read more

Chemical Engineering

Minority Report: Academics vs Engineers

In my last blog post I wrote about the differences between engineers in different industries, roles and parts... Read more

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