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.

Reading Materials

Numerical Problem Solving across the Curriculum with Python and MATLAB Using Interactive Coding Templates
Austin N. Johns, Robert P. Hesketh, Matthew D. Stuber, and Ashlee N. Ford Versypt
Sunday, June 25, 2023
Impact of Jupyter Notebook as a tool to enhance the learning process in chemical engineering modules
J. Bascuñana, S. León, M. González-Miquel, E.J. González, J. Ramírez
Education for Chemical Engineers
Monday, June 5, 2023
A Tool for Learning: Classroom Use-cases for Generative AI
Christopher Honig, Shannon Rios and Eduardo Oliveira
The Chemical Engineer
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Digital tools in chemical engineering education: The needs and the desires
Isuru A. Udugama, Martin Atkins, Christoph Bayer, James Carson, Duygu Dikicioglu, Krist V. Gernaey, Jarka Glassey, Matthew Taylor, Brent R. Young
Education for Chemical Engineers
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Exploring the use of large language models in chemical engineering education: Building core course problem models with Chat-GPT
Meng-Lin Tsai, Chong Wei Ong, Cheng-Liang Chen
Education for Chemical Engineers
Monday, May 8, 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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