Get to 'Alpha': Conquer your next technical challenge

Learn from the stories of scientists, engineers and other innovators who exemplify the relentless spirit of continuous innovation and optimization in the chemical industry.

What's Alpha?

Alpha’ has many meanings. It can be the first letter in the Greek alphabet, a socially dominant male animal, or a concept in software development, physics and chemistry.

But for us, 'Alpha' is that moment when a chemist, researcher or engineer achieves an important milestone in chemical product and process innovation. 'Alpha' happens in an instant, but one doesn’t get there without unrelenting perseverance, knowledge and skill.

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Featured Stories of Alpha Moments

2016 ICIS Innovation Award Winners | Elsevier

2016 ICIS Innovation Award Winners

Innovation comes in all shapes and sizes in the chemical industry. Discover the innovative companies and individuals who continue to push the industry forward.

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Innovator of the Year: Environment and Sustainability

Innovator of the Year:
Environment
and Sustainability

Sudip Majumdar, Chief Technology Officer with Compact Membrane Systems, led the development of the novel separation project that led to the development of a new technology that provides cost and energy savings over the current method used for olefin/paraffin separation.

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Innovator of the Year: Product Innovation

Innovator of the Year:
Product Innovation

Dr. Marc Swan and Professor Jan Czernuszka of Oxtex developed a self-inflating tissue expander that helps surgeons to improve reconstructive surgery.

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Whether focused on blockbuster or practical, incremental innovation, there is much to be learned from the stories of companies and individual innovators who have created and commercialized notable product and process innovations.

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