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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Tomas B. Co

Tomas B. Co

PhD, University of Massachusetts

Contact

906-487-2144
tbco@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

I am interested in advanced control strategies and algorithms including the application of artificial intelligence to process control

Process Integrity

As systems undergo operational changes due to equipment degradation, market demands, and other external disturbances, some processes approach failure conditions. To provide appropriate actions to prevent failure, predictive monitoring and control are needed. To this end, we . . .

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Timothy C. Eisele

Timothy C. Eisele

PhD, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Contact

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 problem, which can be much reduced if . . .

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S. Komar Kawatra

S. Komar Kawatra

PhD, Metallurgical Engineering, University of Queensland (Australia)

Contact

906-487-2064
skkawatr@mtu.edu

Department Chair, Chemical Engineering

S. Komar Kawatra joined the faculty at Michigan Tech as an associate professor in 1977. He was promoted to Professor in 1985 and chaired the Department of Mining and Materials Processing Engineering from 2000-2002 when its programs were merged into other academic departments. He has served as chair of the . . .