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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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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Julia A. King

Julia A. King

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming

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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 . . .

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Ching-An Peng

Ching-An Peng

PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

Contact

906-487-2569
cpeng@mtu.edu

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Dr. Peng started his academic career as an assistant professor at the University of Southern California in Chemical Engineering Department and later on promoted to associate professor with tenure. He then joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at the National Taiwan University with the rank of full professor. In 2008, he . . .