Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering.

Are you ready for a multidisciplinary, nontraditional career?  Are you ready for a degree that will make you more competitive in today's market?  Through state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and professors respected by scholars worldwide, the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering is ready for you!  

Our faculty and staff will advise and guide you as you learn to think critically, build on strong engineering and ethical principles, and engage in continued intellectual and personal growth.  In addition, our close proximity to world-class research facilities, including Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the University of Dayton Research Institute, and GE Aviation, creates strong, real-world research possibilities in the demanding areas of chemical and materials engineering. 

MISSION STATEMENT

The department will promote and support integrated teaching/learning, scholarship, and the Marianist tradition of community, leadership, and service.

Academic programs: Learn through hands-on research and design.

Our programs are taught by world-class educators who are experts in areas such as corrosion inhibition, fluid mechanics, fuel cell technology for green energy, nanotubes, nanocomposites, nanostructures, conjugated polymers, manufacturing and testing of carbon fibers, high performance matrix resins, multifunctional and aerospace metals and composites, lithium ion batteries, biomimetic membranes, kinetics and reaction, electrochemistry, and optics materials science engineering.

The department offers the following programs at the undergraduate level.  Click a link to go to the University's Areas of Study for details:
Chemical Engineering
Bachelor's Plus Master's Program
Energy System Concentration 

You can also choose from the following minors' programs at the undergraduate level.  Click a link to go to the University's Areas of Study for details:
Minor in Bioengineering
Minor in Chemical Processing
Minor in Composite Materials
Minor in Materials Engineering
Minor in Polymer Materials

At the graduate level, the following programs are offered. Click a link to go to the University's Areas of Study for details:
Bioengineering (M.S.)
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Materials Engineering (M.S., D.E., Ph.D.)

abet logoOur chemical engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Careers: The demand for University of Dayton grads grows every year.

Employers pursue graduates of the University of Dayton Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering — and the demand is increasing.  Chemical engineers are primarily involved in the chemical process industries that produce materials and items that you use everyday.  And, because of the world's depleting resources and increasing pollution, chemical engineers are working in the demanding areas of fuel cells and nanomaterials. They are employed in research, development, design, production, sales, consulting, and management positions as well as in government and education professions.  Your chemical engineering degree is also a stepping stone to fields other than engineering, such as law, medicine, or corporate management.  Or, you could be part of one of the exciting careers listed below:

  • Medicine
  • Food
  • Fertilizers      
  • Plastics
  • Synthetic fibers      
  • Petroleum
  • Petrochemicals
  • Ceramics
  • Pulp and paper product
  • Energy conversion
  • Pollution control
  • Medical research
  • Materials development in aerospace and electronic industries

Opportunities: Become the complete, professional engineer.

Chemical . . . Materials . . . Bioengineering . . . It's all here at the University of Dayton's Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering.  You will receive solid basics and heavy laboratory-based professional experiences.  The combination is potent as you study with experts respected by scholars worldwide, conduct research in facilities acknowledged as among the best-of-the-best and earn a degree that will make you more competitive.

The School of Engineering provides students with opportunities to learn and achieve outside of the classroom. We recognize our students' talents and provide opportunities for real experiences and advanced learning. We work closely with alumni and private business leaders to supply ongoing opportunities and to continue the cycle of education and service in the engineering community.
Dr. Khalid Lafdi

Discover the national and international measure of our research and scholarship.

Our faculty and staff are comprehensive engineers and researchers who combine the spirit of invention and innovation to strengthen our community and advance our education and research nationally and internationally.

Research Centers

Faculty and Staff

Our faculty members explore the biological safety of nanomaterials, develop fuel cell technology and advise the airplane industry on titanium alloys.  Contact us with any questions about our research or areas of expertise.  Chairperson and Director, Materials Engineering Graduate Program:  Charles BrowningDirector, Chemical Engineering:  Michael Elsass, Director, Bioengineering Programs: Robert WilkensGraduate Chemical Engineering Program Coordinator:  Kevin MyersAdministrative Assistant:  Janet PastorAdministrative Assistant:  Dana Tobias.  

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Browning, Charles  

Chairperson; Professor; Torley Chair in Composite MaterialsFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Elsass, Michael  

Director, Chemical EngineeringFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Wilkens, Robert  J.

Professor; Director, BioengineeringFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Myers, Kevin  

Professor; Graduate Chemical Engineering Program CoordinatorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Pastor, Janet  

Administrative AssistantStaffSchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Tobias, Dana 

Administrative AssistantStaffSchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Ciric, Amy  

Senior Lecturer; Joint Appointment with Renewable and Clean Energy ProgramFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Comfort, Donald A.  

Assistant ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Comfort, Kristen 

Assistant ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Crasto, Candida 

ETHOS Program Manager; Academic Advisor for Chemical Engineering Co-op Students StaffSchool of Engineering: Office of the Dean, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Eylon, Daniel  

ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Flach, Lawrance  

ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Gallagher, Joseph  

AdjunctSchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Gold, Scott 

Associate Professor; Ohio Research Scholars Endowed Chair in Multiscale Composites ProcessingFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Green, Michael 

Laboratory SupervisorStaffSchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Griffin, James 

AdjunctSchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Hart , Elizabeth  

Instructor, Office of the DeanFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Office of the Dean
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Hecht, Norman  

Professor EmeritusSchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Johnson, David 

AdjunctSchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Justice, Ryan  

AdjunctSchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Klosterman, Donald A.  

Joint Appointment with University of Dayton Research InstituteSchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Kramer, Daniel 

Joint Appointment with University of Dayton Research InstituteSchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Lafdi, Khalid 

Professor and Wright Brothers Endowed Chair in NanomaterialsFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Lee, C. William  

ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Malas, James  

AdjunctSchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Meyendorf, Norbert  

Professor; Director, Center for Materials Diagnostics; Co-Director, UD-Fraunhofer Joint Research CenterPart-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Muratore, Christopher 

Research EngineerFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Murray, P. Terrence  

Joint Appointment with University of Dayton Research InstituteSchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Reid, Jennifer 

AdjunctSchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Resch, Timothy  

AdjunctSchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Saliba, Tony E.

Wilke Distinguished ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Sandhu, Sarwan  

ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Sathish, Shamachary 

Joint Appointment with University of Dayton Research InstituteSchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Taylor, Philip 

Joint Appointment with University of Dayton Research InstituteSchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Turner, Brian Neil

Postdoctoral ResearcherStaffSchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Voevodin, Andrey  

AdjunctSchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Please contact us for more information about our bio, chemical or materials engineering undergraduate and graduate programs.

Office Information Contacts

University of Dayton
School of Engineering
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering                                 
Kettering Laboratories Room 445
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-0246

Phone:  937-229-2627     Fax:  937-229-3433

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Charles Browning
Chairperson

Michael Elsass
Director, Chemical Engineering     

Robert Wilkens
Director, Bioengineering

Kevin Myers
Coordinator, Chemical
Engineering Graduate Program

Janet Pastor
Administrative Assistant

Dana Tobias
Administrative Assistant