Advisory Council

The department relies on the expertise, experiences, and advice of its advisory council, a group of alumni who are prestigious chemical engineering professionals. The council plays a  key role in helping to shape department policies and procedures in many areas, including curriculum development, accreditation, undergraduate and graduate student affairs, industry engagement, budget, and more.

Amy Determan

Advanced Product Development Specialist, 3M

Tess Duckett

Principal Systems Engineer, General Mills
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Christian Edmiston

Vice President, Procurement, Land O’Lakes

Christopher Ellison

Zsolt Rumy Innovation Chair and Department Safety Officer, The University of Minnesota Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Edward Maginn

Keough-Hesburg Professor, Senior Editor, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Jane Newman-Ford

Associate Project Engineer, Burns & McDonnell

W. Mark Saltzman

Head of College, Goizueta Foundation Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Yale University

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Jack Starr

Director of Engineering R&D, Cargill

Jeff Underwood

Vice President Enterprise Innovation, Kent Corporation

Meghan Watt

Program Director, Dow Chemical Company

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Derek Winkel

Vice President, Manufacturing Operations, Renewable Energy Group