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 (https://cache.org/teaching-resources-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 (https://cache.org/computational-tools-development)
  • 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.

Reading Materials


Quantifying deliberate practice using auto-graded questions: Analyzing multiple metrics in a chemical engineering course
Kayla E. Chapman, Megan E. Davidson, Nneka Azuka, Matthew W. Liberatore
Computer Applications in Engineering Education
Monday, February 13, 2023
MATLAB applications for teaching Applied Thermodynamics: Thermodynamic cycles
Juan Carlos Domínguez, David Lorenzo, Julián García, Cynthia Hopson, Victoria Rigual, M. Virginia Alonso, Mercedes Oliet
Computer Applications in Engineering Education
Monday, February 13, 2023
Foregrounding the Code: Computational Chemistry Instructional Activities Using a Highly Readable Fluid Simulation Code
Gianmarc Grazioli, Adam Ingwerson, David Santiago Jr., Patrick Regan, and Heekun Cho
Journal of Chemical Education
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Embedding computer programming into a chemical engineering course: The impact on experiential learning
Mohammadreza Arjmandi, Meng Wai Woo, Cody Mankelow, Thomas Loho, Kaveh Shahbaz, Amar Auckaili, Ashvin Thambyah
Education for Chemical Engineers
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Application of Social Media in Chemical Safety Training: A Case Study of Training GHS Standards to Students and Laboratory Staff
Mohammad Amin Rashidi, Samad Rezaiean Khazaei, Kazem Samimi, Soheila Khodakarim, Ashkan Khatabakhsh, and Mostafa Pouyakian
Journal of Chemical Education
Thursday, January 5, 2023

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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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