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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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Caryn Heldt

Caryn Heldt

PhD, North Carolina State University

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906-487-1134
heldt@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

My research group uses natural and artificial molecular recognition events to (i) remove and/ or purify pathogens and toxins to reduce disease burden worldwide and (ii) detect pathogens and toxins quickly and inexpensively with point-of-care devices.Virus Removal and Detection A biotherapeutic is any product that is made to improve human health and . . .

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Michael E. Mullins

Michael E. Mullins

PhD, University of Rochester

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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