David G. Rethwisch

Professor, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Faculty Director, Engineer Your World
Researcher, Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing

Joined the College of Engineering: 1985


  • Rethwisch, D.G. and Olakangil, J.F., “Kinetics of Coking in the Direct Process,” Silicon Chem. Ind. VIII, 103-120 (2006).
  • Galgano, J.J., Karunatilaka, C., Rethwisch, D.G., and Tivanski, A.V., “Atomic force microscopy study of photoreversible nanoscale surface relief grating patterns on side chain dendritic polyester thin films,” Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Vol. 360, Issues 1-3, 167-174 (2010).
  • Long, T.R., Gupta, A., Miller, A.L., Rethwisch, D.G., and Bowden, Tivanski, N., “Selective Flux of Organic Liquids and Solids Using Nanoporous Membranes of Polydicyclopentadiene,” Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 21, Issue: 37, 14265-14276  (2011).
  • Callister, William D., Jr. and Rethwisch, David G., Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering (4rd edition), Wiley and Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2011. 
  • Callister, William D., Jr. and Rethwisch, David G., Materials Science and Engineering an Introduction (9th edition), Wiley and Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2013. 

Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships: 

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineering
  • Sigma Xi
  • Alpha Chi Sigma
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Omega Chi Epsilon
  • American Society of Engineering Education

Research Area:

  • Engineering education
  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
David G. Rethwisch
PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1985
BS, Chemistry, University of Iowa, 1979
Contact Information

4138 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
United States