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International Benchmarking of U.S. Chemical Engineering Research Competitiveness
Conclusion 7: Trends in research funding policies will continue to reduce chemical engineering’s dynamic range, strengthening its molecular orientation in bio- and materials-related activities at the expense of research in macroscopic processes.