Mark A. Stadtherr
Bernard Keating-Crawford Professor of Engineering
Working at the interface of mathematics and chemical engineering, Mark A. Stadtherr focuses on modeling and optimization problems that are of exceptional utility to chemical engineers. Practitioners in this area must frequently deal with nonlinear models of complex physical phenomena—problems that could have multiple solutions—and so Stadtherr is developing the tools to resolve these issues with mathematical and computational certainty.
Also of special interest to Stadtherr is a growing collaboration with the Notre Dame Energy Center. With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, he is modeling problems that arise in the development of sustainable, energy-efficient, and environmentally conscious processing technologies.
Stadtherr is a recipient of the Computing in Chemical Engineering Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the top national award in this field. In addition to being an internationally known author and lecturer in the field of chemical process systems engineering, he is also one of the College of Engineering’s most effective faculty members in terms of mentoring and graduating doctoral students.
This professorship was created with earnings from a gift of the late Bernard Crawford (’40). In 1975, Crawford established the original Keating-Crawford Professorship in Chemical Engineering, one of Notre Dame’s oldest endowed faculty positions.