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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Daniel A. Crowl

Daniel A. Crowl

PhD, University of Illinois

Contact

906-487-3221
crowl@mtu.edu

Professor, Chemical Engineering

My research interests are in chemical process safety and loss prevention.

Flammability

Increased emphasis on the prevention of fires and explosions has led to a need for high-quality flammability data covering a wide range of compositions of fuel/oxygen/nitrogen. The purpose of this project is to 1) improve the experimental method for characterization, 2) obtain . . .

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Julia A. King

Julia A. King

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming

Contact

jaking@mtu.edu

Professor, Chemical Engineering

My research interests are in the area of composite materials. Specifically, my interests often focus on adding various carbon fillers to typically thermoplastic polymers to produce electrically and thermally conductive resins.

Increasing the thermal and electrical conductivities of typically insulating polymers, such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and nylon, has the potential of greatly . . .