The Institute of Chemical Engineering (IChE) is an academic specialized scientific organization for chemical engineering at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) and a principal national research centre for chemical and biochemical engineering science.
The mission of IChE is to contribute to the environmental sustainable development of the country with its scientific methodology, scientific capacity and broad experience in the scientific and applied research fields of chemical technology and industrial biotechnologies.details
In 1961, in the framework of the Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry at the Bulgarian Academy of Science, a Department for Mass Transfer Processes was created. It represented the first Bulgarian specialized laboratory for chemical engineering research. Twelve years later, in 1973, this Department was transformed into an independent research unit of the BAS, under the name "Central Laboratory of Theoretical Foundations of Chemical Engineering".details