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:

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.


Welcome to the new CACHE trustees for 2024!

Jonathan Moore

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Matthew Liberatore (U. Toledo), Sapna Sarupria (U. Minnesota), and Gavin Towler (UOP) are joining us in our mission to promote development and distribution of computer-related and/or technology-based educational aids for the Chem E profession!

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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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Reading Materials

Research Experiences via Integrating Simulations and Experiments (REVISE)
Anthony Griffin, Neziah Smith, Mark Robertson, Bianca Nunez, Jacob McCraw, Haoyuan Chen, and Zhe Qiang
Journal of Chemical Education
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Enhancing 360∘ virtual laboratory safety training with linear learning pathway design: Insights from student experiences
Samuel Girmay, Kirsi Yliniemi, Minna Nieminen, Jarno Linnera, Antti J. Karttunen
Education for Chemical Engineers
Friday, February 16, 2024
Are MOOCs a new way of learning in engineering education in light of the literature?
Zeynep Turan and Rabia Meryem Yilmaz
Journal of Engineering Education
Friday, January 12, 2024
A Digital-Twin Approach to Distillation Control Education
Michael A. Taube, Isuru A. Udugama, and Brent R. Young
Chemical Engineering Progress
Monday, January 8, 2024
Digital visualization in graduate transport phenomena
Michael Rother
Computer Applications in Engineering Education
Wednesday, January 3, 2024


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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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P.O. Box 126
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: (574) 631-5687

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