Department of Chemical Engineering

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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Adrienne Minerick

Adrienne Minerick

PhD, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame du lac (USA)

Contact

906-487-2796
minerick@mtu.edu

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation

Adrienne R. Minerick joined the faculty at Michigan Tech as an associate professor in 2009. She was previously an associate professor and assistant professor at Mississippi State University. Minerick's primary area of research is electrokinetics with a focus on medical microdevices, blood cell dynamics, and point of care diagnostics.

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Gerard T. Caneba

Gerard T. Caneba

PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of California—Berkeley

Contact

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

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John Sandell

John Sandell

PhD, Michigan Technological University

Contact

906-487-2557
jfsandel@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

My research interests include researching issues related to engineering pedagogy, alternative materials utilization, fire protection, fire safety, and chemical process safety.Fire Protection The development of innovative fire suppression systems is an on-going problem especially in the chemical process industries. Specifically new advances in technology related to fire protection systems

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