Beyond Learning

Chemical engineering students at Michigan Tech do more than just study this extensive field; they graduate with a unique set of skills gleaned from hands-on lab experience and competitive course work. The Department of Chemical Engineering has one of the most expansive learning laboratories in the discipline worldwide—measuring in at 6,500 square feet, the Unit Operations Lab is a pilot-plant-scale educational facility dedicated to chemical processing. Combined with world-class faculty, this program ensures our students are prepared to succeed in industry and beyond.


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David R. Shonnard

David R. Shonnard

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906-487-3468
drshonna@mtu.edu

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests are in the areas of sustainability of the chemical industry, environmental life-cycle assessments, environmental transport processes, and forest-based biofuel process technology development. Life Cycle Assessment/SustainabilityLife Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a method that allows for a comprehensive assessment of environmental impacts for a product or process. The scope of the . . .

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Timothy C. Eisele

Timothy C. Eisele

PhD, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Michigan Technological University

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906-487-2017
tceisele@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research and Teaching Interests Particulate processing, chemistry and thermodynamics of metals extraction; physical separation processes, sustainable raw materials production, oxidative and reductive bioleaching of metals.Large-scale processing and utilization of industrial wastes. Materials such as fly-ashes scrubber sludges, metallurgical slags, machining wastes, and many other similar materials present a significant disposal . . .

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John Sandell

John Sandell

PhD, Michigan Technological University

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906-487-2557
jfsandel@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

My research interests include researching issues related to engineering pedagogy, alternative materials utilization, fire protection, fire safety, and chemical process safety.Fire Protection The development of innovative fire suppression systems is an on-going problem especially in the chemical process industries. Specifically new advances in technology related to fire protection systems for . . .

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