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.


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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Welcome to the 5 new CACHE trustees who joined in 2023!

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

John Hedengren (Brigham Young University), Conchita Jimenez-Gonzalez (GSK), Jim Pfaendtner (N.C. State University), Cristina Thomas (3M, retired), and Victor Zavala (University of Wisconsin) joined the CACHE Board of Trustees in 2023.

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CACHE Trustee and Secretary Mario Eden appointed dean of Auburn's College of Engineering

Friday, April 14, 2023

Eden began serving in his new role effective May 15, 2023.

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CACHE trustee Jim Pfaendtner named Dean of the College of Engineering at N.C. State

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Prior to joining N.C. State, Jim served as chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington.

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Reading Materials

Generative AI in Education and Research: Opportunities, Concerns, and Solutions
Eman A. Alasadi and Carlos R. Baiz
Journal of Chemical Education
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Spreadsheet to illustrate the application of relaxation methods for multicomponent distillation separations
Amparo Gómez-Siurana, Alicia Font-Escamilla
Education for Chemical Engineers
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Wooclap for improving student achievement and motivation in the Chemical Engineering Degree
Irene Moreno-Medina, Manuel Peñas-Garzón, Carolina Belver, Jorge Bedia
Education for Chemical Engineers
Saturday, July 8, 2023
Shortcomings of ChatGPT
Julian Tyson
Journal of Chemical Education
Thursday, July 6, 2023
Student experiences from virtual reality-based chemistry laboratory exercises
Panu Viitaharju, Minna Nieminen, Jarno Linnera, Kirsi Yliniemi, Antti J. Karttunen
Education for Chemical Engineers
Wednesday, June 28, 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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