CACHE is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit that promotes the development and distribution of computer-related and/or technology-based educational aids for the chemical engineering profession.  Some of the activities include:

  • Organize and promote conferences and workshops on Computer Aided Process Operations/Chemical Process Control, Computer Aided Process Design, Molecular Modeling and Simulation, Systems Biology in Engineering, and Process Analytics and Machine Learning.
  • Maintain a Teaching Resource Center: This center ( houses a curated collection of materials to assist faculty in teaching chemical engineering core courses.
  • Provide faculty grants to support development of computer-based educational modules (
  • Support faculty awards: ASEE Edgar CACHE Award, AIChE Himmelblau Award, AIChE Evans Award  
  • Provide graduate student travel awards: over $40,000 in last three years for conferences
  • Provide student awards for best posters at conferences

Some recent accomplishments:

  • Supported development of Learn Aspen in 24 hours by Tom Adams
  • Supported development of Polymath: software ( for numerical problem solving

Future Initiatives:

  • Industrial Datasets – Making curated sets available to faculty.
  • Molecular Modeling – working to develop curated best practices and teaching materials on how to use quantum chemistry, molecular simulation and machine learning.


FOMMS 2024 (CACHE-Sponsored Conference)

Jim Pfaendtner

Sunday, September 10, 2023

FOMMS 2024 The Foundations of Molecular Modeling and Simulation (FOMMS) meeting will be held July 28 to August 1 at Snowbird Resort in Snowbird, UT.

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CACHE Trustee Jean Tom to join the University of Virginia's chemical engineering department as visiting faculty for spring 2024

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Tom will retire at the end of 2023 from her position as the executive director of development engineering in Chemistry Process Development at Bristol Myers Squibb to take on her new role in January 2024.

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AVN CTO Jack Dever wins the CACHE-Sponsored Lawrence B. Evans Award in Chemical Engineering Practice


Friday, August 25, 2023

Dr. John “Jack” Dever, chief technology officer and executive vice president of AVN, was selected as the recipient of the 2023 Lawrence B. Evans Award in Chemical Engineering Practice, a CACHE-sponsored annual award recognizes an individual for substantial lifetime achievement in one or more aspects of industrial chemical engineering practice.

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Anastasio, Bodnar, Burkey, and Cooper win the CACHE-Sponsored David Himmelblau Award for Innovations in Computer-Based Chemical Engineering Education

Thursday, August 24, 2023

The David Himmelblau Award for Innovations in Computer-Based Chemical Engineering Education recognizes an individual or group making new and novel contributions to computer aids for chemical engineering education.

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CACHE Trustee Warren Seider Is AIChE’s 2023 Founders Award Recipient

Gordon Ellis

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

The 2023 Founders Award recipient is Dr. Warren D. Seider, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Seider is being recognized for his pioneering contributions in chemical engineering research and education spanning six decades.

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Reading Materials

Interactive Python Notebook Modules for Chemoinformatics in Medicinal Chemistry
Babak Mahjour, Andrew McGrath, Andrew Outlaw, Ruheng Zhao, Charles Zhang, and Tim Cernak
Journal of Chemical Education
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
From Process to Systems Design: A Perspective on the Future of Design Education
Victor M. Zavala
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Determination of Thermodynamic Parameters Using Digital Image-Based Method
Vagner B. dos Santos, Helayne S. de Sousa, Renata A. Farias, Marcos V. Foguel, Josiane Lopes de Oliveira, and Willian T. Suarez
Journal of Chemical Education
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
A Computational Chemistry Course for Teachers: From Research Laboratories to High-School Chemistry Teaching
Tamar Traube and Ron Blonder
Journal of Chemical Education
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Features of and Student Responses to Microsoft Teams as a Learning Management System
Damilola Daramola and Matthew Liberatore
Chemical Engineering Education
Monday, October 23, 2023


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for faculty candidates and ChemE departments to find or fill faculty openings

Development of Computational-Based Tools and Modules for Chemical Engineering Education

Teaching Resources Center including syllabi, schedules, computer-aided tools, interactive simulations, screencasts, concept questions, textbook information, useful links, and in some cases, complete course notes

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Phone: (574) 631-5687

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