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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Michael E. Mullins

Michael E. Mullins

PhD, University of Rochester

Contact

906-487-1445
memullin@mtu.edu

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Ceramics, fine particles, and engineered nanostructures

In the area of ceramics and particle technology, we are learning to make novel nanoscale structures for use as electrodes, catalysts, biomaterials, and membranes. Specific current research includes the development of polymer/inorganic nanofibers for tissue scaffolds, electrosynthesis of new hybrid materials, porous carbon electrodes for battery and fuel . . .

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Caryn Heldt

Caryn Heldt

PhD, North Carolina State University

Contact

906-487-1134
heldt@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

My research group uses natural and artificial molecular recognition to improve human health. This work includes discovering small peptides or chemicals that bind specifically to proteins and engineering devices that utilize the binding property.

Virus Removal and Detection 

A biotherapeutic is any product that is made to improve human health and comes from a biological . . .

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Ching-An Peng

Ching-An Peng

PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

Contact

906-487-2569
cpeng@mtu.edu

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Dr. Peng started his academic career as an assistant professor at the University of Southern California in Chemical Engineering Department and later on promoted to associate professor with tenure. He then joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at the National Taiwan University with the rank of full professor. In 2008, he . . .