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, life-cycle environmental assessments, environmental transport processes, and forest-based biofuels.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 assessment is over the entire life cycle; . . .

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Gerard T. Caneba

Gerard T. Caneba

PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of California—Berkeley

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906-487-2051
caneba@mtu.edu

Professor, Chemical Engineering

The FRRPP Process The free-radical retrograde-precipitation polymerization (FRRPP) process was discovered by the G. Caneba at Michigan Tech in the 1990s as a chain polymerization method, whereby phase separation is occurring while reactive sites are above the lower critical solution temperature (LCST). During the early stages of polymerizationinduced phase separation, . . .

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S. Komar Kawatra

S. Komar Kawatra

PhD, Metallurgical Engineering, University of Queensland (Australia)

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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 . . .

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