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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Adrienne Minerick

Adrienne Minerick

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

Contact

906-487-2796
minerick@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

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. Her group's . . .

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Caryn Heldt

Caryn Heldt

PhD, North Carolina State University

Contact

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 . . .