Faculty Directory

Pradeep K. Agrawal

Department Chair, Chemical Engineering

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Alkali promotion of supported transition-metal catalysts
  • Bimetallic-supported clusters in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis
  • The role of metal-support interaction in catalyst activity and selectivity
  • Modeling chemical vapor deposition (CVD) processes for the synthesis of ceramic composites (A1N and BN)
  • Liquid-membrane encapsulated enzymes for biochemical reactions

Gerard T. Caneba

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

906-487-2051
caneba@mtu.edu
Chem Sci 304B

Research Interests

  • Controlled chain polymerizations
  • Radiation-Initiated FRRPP
  • Thermoreversible Nanobiomaterials
  • Sustainability polymer materials/systems
  • Enhanced oil recovery and cleanup operations
  • Mathematical modeling/computer simulation of dynamic systems
  • Carbon Nanotube/polymer composites

Sean Clancey

Lecturer, Chemical Engineering

Faculty Co-Advisor, Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise

906-487-3338
msclance@mtu.edu
Chem Sci 202E

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Technical communication
  • Program assessment, including means of incorporating assessment of writing and speaking in engineering curricula

Tomas B. Co

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

906-487-2144
tbco@mtu.edu
Chem Sci 202G

Research Interests

  • Process Integrity
  • Process Modeling
  • Plant-Wide Control

Jeana L. Collins

Lecturer, Chemical Engineering

906-487-3154
jeanac@mtu.edu
Chem Sci 305A

Timothy C. Eisele

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering Endowed Faculty Fellow

906-487-2017
tceisele@mtu.edu
202K Chemical Sciences Building

Research Interests

  • Particulate processing
  • Chemistry and thermodynamics of metals extraction; physical separation processes,
  • Sustainable raw materials production

Caryn Heldt

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Affiliated Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

906-487-1134
heldt@mtu.edu
Chem Sci 202J

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Bioseparations
  • Virus removal and detection
  • Biosensors

S. Komar Kawatra

Professor, Chemical Engineering

906-487-2064
skkawatr@mtu.edu
Chem Sci 301A

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Iron and Steel Making
  • Particle Technology

Julia A. King

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Lorna and James Mack Professorship of Continuous Processing

jaking@mtu.edu
Chem Sci 307B

Research Interests

  • Thermally and electrically conductive resins/composites

Adrienne Minerick

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation

Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Development

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Microdevices
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Nonlinear electrophoresis

Faith A. Morrison

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Associate Dean, Graduate School

906-487-2050
fmorriso@mtu.edu
Chem Sci 304A

Research Interests

  • Rheology
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Better Educational Materials
  • Hydrogels

Michael E. Mullins

Professor, Chemical Engineering

906-487-1445
memullin@mtu.edu
Chem Sci 202B

Teaching Interests

  • Thermodynamics
  • Reactor Design

Research Interests

  • Catalysis, reactor design, and thermodynamics
  • Engineered nanostructures

Rebecca G. Ong

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

906-487-2662
rgong1@mtu.edu
Chem Sci 202I

Links of Interest

Courses Taught

  • CM5300 – Advanced Transport Phenomena
  • CM1000 – Introduction to Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Lignocellulosic-Based Biofuels and Biomaterials
  • Sustainability of Bioenergy Production Systems

Lei Pan

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

906-487-2569
leipan@mtu.edu
Chem Sci 202J

Research Interests

  • Particulate Separation
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Process Modelling

Tony N. Rogers

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Co-Advisor, Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise

906-487-2210
Cell: 906-231-3328
tnrogers@mtu.edu
Chem-Sci 305C

Research Interests

  • Process simulation and improvement
  • Physical property prediction and measurement
  • Electrical energy storage

John Sandell

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

906-487-2557
jfsandel@mtu.edu
Chem Sci 202C

Research Interests

  • Fire protection and environmental engineering

David R. Shonnard

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Richard and Bonnie Robbins Chair in Sustainable Materials

906-487-3468
drshonna@mtu.edu
Chem Sci 202I

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Alternative energy
  • Sustainability