Chemical Engineering in Cooking

These webpages were originally created by Brooke Patterson and Kelly Provost. After their graduation Sheetal Khedkar took over the maintance of these pages. Valerie and I have begun working on adding new examples of kinetics in cooking and mass transfer in cooking.

Hello, I'm Valerie Fisher. After graduating from Lake Zurich High School in 1994, I came to the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign majoring in chemical engineering from the beginning and have not regretted it. I also came with the intention to become a co-op student and found a position with UOP in Des Plaines, Illinois during my second semester. I gained a lot of valuable experience working with UOP through their Developmental Engineer program and have appreciated the opportunity to watch and help engineers at work in the industry. I have been involved with both the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers while attending school on campus. I also enjoy being involving with archery and fencing as extracurricular activities on campus. The University of Illinois has provided me with the education, experience, and degree that I expected as well as so much more.

Hello and welcome to the Chemical Engineering in Cooking homepage. I'm Nathan Pace (the other person working on this project this semester). This is my 5th and last year of undergrad here at UofI. While here I also participated in the co-op program. I worked at Fermilab for 2 semesters and 2 summers. The group I worked with was involved in developing low cost polymer scintillator for particle detectors. I'm glad to be working on this project because I enjoy cooking, and it's interesting to find out more about the science involved in cooking. I have also been involved with AIChE, and InterVarsity.


Previous Students

[Introduction | Kinetics | Heat Transfer | Mass Transfer | Bibliography]

This project was funded in part by the National Science Foundation and is advised by Dr. Masel and Dr. Blowers at the University of Illinois.

2007 Arizona Board of Regents for The University of Arizona