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.


Updates to the CACHE Teaching Resources Center

John Falconer

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Significant improvements have been made to the CACHE Teaching Resources Center (TRC) ( in the last year.

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FOPAM 2023 (CACHE Sponsored Conference)

Phil Westmoreland

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

AI and analytics-aided decision-making are becoming well established in the process industries, new tools and applications are appearing, and savvy users are a key to advancing them.

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Empower Engineers in Analytics and Machine Learning with Education and Workforce Development

John Hedengren

Saturday, August 5, 2023

At the recent FOPAM conference, an insightful session shed light on the evolving landscape of The Past and Future of Process/Product Analytics & Machine Learning, including Education and Workforce Development.

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Kitchin to receive Award for Innovation in Chemical Engineering Education

Monday, July 10, 2023

Prof. John Kitchen (Carnegie Mellon) will receive the award for Innovation in Chemical Engineering Education from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. The citation for Kitchin's award reads: "For contributions in computing education in chemical engineering through the creation of open-source Python libraries and course materials, social media, and scientific publishing tools."

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FOCAPD 2024 (CACHE Sponsored Conference)

Monday, July 3, 2023

We are excited to announce that the Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design (FOCAPD) 2024 abstract submission system is now open. FOCAPD 2024 will be held July 14-18, 2024, at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA. Deadline to Submit Abstracts: Friday, September 15, 2023 

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Reading Materials

Enhancement of efficiency of the training process with the use of digital technologies
Roman Barashkin, Aynagul Nurguatova, Pavel Kalashnikov, Dinara Taktasheva, Anton Tupysev
Education for Chemical Engineers
Monday, September 4, 2023
A Digital-Twin Approach to Distillation Control Education
Isuru A. Udugama, Michael A. Taube and Brent Young
The Chemical Engineer
Thursday, August 31, 2023
An interactive graph resource for chemical engineering teaching
Thomas L. Rodgers, Philip Bolton, Percy van der Gryp
Education for Chemical Engineers
Monday, August 28, 2023
SPyCE: A Structured and Tailored series of Python Courses for (Bio)Chemical Engineers
Fiammetta Caccavale, Carina L. Gargalo, Krist V. Gernaey, Ulrich Krühne
Education for Chemical Engineers
Thursday, August 24, 2023
Designing an Open-Source Interactive Simulation of Stokes’ Law
Shane V. Crowley
Journal of Chemical Education
Thursday, August 3, 2023


conference series in areas of importance to chemical engineering

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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