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Graduate program among public universities

150+

Graduate students from diverse backgrounds and cultures

71%

of B.S. graduates accepted a job or graduate school offer by graduation

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Research and teaching faculty and growing!

LiLu Tian Funkenbusch, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Ph.D. 2017, Michigan Technological University

Dr. LiLu T. Funkenbusch received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester in 2012. She then received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 2017 under the guidance of Dr. Michael E. Mullins. She continued as an instructor in the same department for a year.

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Carl Denard, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. 2014, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Denard is originally from Les Cayes, Haiti. He emigrated to the U.S. where he received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He then moved to the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he obtained his Ph.D. under the tutelage of Prof. Huimin Zhao developing cooperative one-pot chemoenzymatic reactions.

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Fernando Mérida, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Ph.D. 2018, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

Mérida’s research interests focus on the incorporation of educational models for optimized platforms for traditional and complementary unit operations, fermentation kinetics & modeling, and nanotechnology for fermentation and biomedical applications.

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LiLu Tian Funkenbusch, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Ph.D. 2017, Michigan Technological University

Dr. LiLu T. Funkenbusch received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester in 2012. She then received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 2017 under the guidance of Dr. Michael E. Mullins. She continued as an instructor in the same department for a year.

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