Often people ask me what i do? When I say that i am a chemical engineer, 100% of the time i get asked whether that entails wearing a white coat and working in a lab with chemicals. Answer to that is…. NO!
Chemists work with chemicals to generate products, chemical engineers design processes to mass produce the products. So although related they are quite different. I came across this picture which sums up the difference perfectly and the next time someone asks i think i’ll just show it to them. A picture says more then words right?
Difference between a chemist and a chemical engineer.