Chemical Engineering

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Robby Sanders, Ph.D.

Interim Chair of Chemical Engineering; Associate Professor 

Research Interests: Bio-assay development; drug delivery; wound healing.

931-372-3494 |  | Prescott Hall (PRSC) 311 | Profile


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Pedro Arce Ph.D.

University Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Professor of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests: Nanostructured materials-with functional performance; micro- and nano-flows in biophysical systems; environmental catalysis; engineering education.

931-372-3297 | | Prescott Hall (PRSC) 207 | Profile

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Joseph J. Biernacki, DRE

University Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Professor of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests: Modeling of multi-scale materials systems composite concrete systems.

931-372-3667 | | Prescott Hall (PRSC) 312 | Profile | Website

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Bahman Ghorashi, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Research Interests: Agile manufacturing; rheology and non-newtonian fluid flow; blockchain technology and its applications in chemical industry; m2m communication and logistics; leadership in higher.

931-372-6921 | | Prescott Hall (PRSC) 422 | Profile

Holly Stretz portraitHolly Stretz, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests: Interfaces in 3-D printing; high-throughput on demand manufacturing of pharmaceuticals; nanomaterials as sensors; nanocomposite water treatment membranes; expertise in polymer nanocomposites.

931-372-3495 | | Prescott Hall (PRSC) 210 | Profile


Assistant Professor

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Laura H. Arias Chavez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Improving sustainability at the water- energy nexus; fabrication and characterization of polymeric membranes; fabrication strategies for improving membrane fouling resistance and selectivity. 

931-372-3678 | | Prescott Hall (PRSC) 309 | Profile


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Becky Asher

Administrative Associate 3

931-372-3189 | | Prescott Hall (PRSC) 214 | Profile

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Charlotte Austin

Administrative Associate 2

931-372-3297 | | Prescott Hall (PRSC) 214 | Profile

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Mary Daniels

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

931-372-3845 | | Clement Hall (CLEM) 309 | Profile

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Sarah Starkey

Financial Associate 6

931-372-3301 | | Prescott Hall (PRSC) 207 | Profile




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