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

Opening the Density Functional Theory Black Box: A Collection of Pedagogic Jupyter Notebooks
Jacob S. Hirschi, Dayana Bashirova, and Tim J. Zuehlsdorff
Journal of Chemical Education
Monday, October 16, 2023
Utilising interactive applications as educational tools in higher education: perspectives from teachers and students, and an ana
Miguel Martín-Sómer, Cintia Casado, Gema Gomez-Pozuelo
Education for Chemical Engineers
Thursday, October 5, 2023
Machine Learning in Chemical Engineering: Hands-on Activities
Vitor Lavor, Fernando de Come, Moisés Teles dos Santos, Ardson S. Vianna Jr.
Education for Chemical Engineers
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
An Artificial Intelligence Course for Chemical Engineers
Min Wu, Ulderico Di Caprio, Florence Vermeire, Peter Hellinckx, Leen Braeken, Steffen Waldherr, M. Enis Leblebic
Education for Chemical Engineers
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Application of artificial intelligence in adaptation of gamification in education: A literature review
Srimathi Suresh Babu, Anitha Dhakshina Moorthy
Computer Applications in Engineering Education
Wednesday, September 27, 2023


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

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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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