Chapter 5 of the report details the Panel’s findings. Chapter 6 provides a summary of the Panel’s findings and conclusions.

In the final step, the Panel attempted to predict the future U.S. position in chemical engineering at large and in each of the nine specific areas of research. The prediction was based on the assessment of current U.S. positions and trends, as well as the trends in the determinants of leadership and corresponding developments around the world. Chapter 4 of this report includes the Panel’s predictions for each of the nine areas assessed.



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