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.


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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CACHE Trustee Phil Westmoreland receives the 2023 F. J. and Dorothy Van Antwerpen Award for Service to AIChE

N.C. State Engineering Communications

Monday, June 26, 2023

Professor Phil Westmoreland has received the 2023 F. J. and Dorothy Van Antwerpen Award for Service to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The award, “Recognizes a chemical engineer for outstanding contributions and service to the Institute.

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CACHE Trustee Eva Sorensen honored for her services to chemical engineering education

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Prof. Eva Sorensen was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in King Charles’ first Birthday Honours for outstanding services to Education and Chemical engineering.

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Reading Materials

Computational Reverse Osmosis Projects for Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Education
Mingheng Li
Chemical Engineering Education
Friday, April 5, 2024
Improving the Teaching/Learning Process in Binary Vapor–Liquid Equilibrium Experiment Based on the Activity Coefficient Model
Zipeng Qi, Lei Xu, Yun Chen, and Shuanglian Cai
Journal of Chemical Education
Monday, April 1, 2024
Relating Polymer Reptation to Material Extrusion 3D Printing: Mechanical Testing and Mathematical Modeling
Derek J. Bischoff, Michael E. Mackay, and Sheldon A. Hewlett
Journal of Chemical Education
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Spreadsheet-based application integrated with Virtual reality for teaching economic and environmental assessment...
Emma K. Smith, Sarah M. Barakat, Jude A. Okolie
Education for Chemical Engineers
Friday, March 8, 2024
Dynamics of a Free Particle Using Classical Computing and Quantum Computing: Introducing Quantum Computing to Chemistry Students
Atanu Bhattacharya, Kalyan Dasgupta, and Binoy Paine
Journal of Chemical Education
Thursday, March 7, 2024


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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Phone: (574) 631-5687

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