Monday, February 5, 2024
Rethwisch, David

David Rethwisch is a professor here in the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department. Rethwisch has been at the University of Iowa for 39 years. Learn more about Professor Rethwisch and how his career path led him to the UI!


Lansing, Iowa

Schools Attended

Luther College

B.S. University of Iowa, Chemistry (1979)

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chemical Engineering (1985)

What made you decide to go into engineering as a career path?

I have always thought and approached problems very practically, so engineering was a good fit for me.

What led you to professorship at the University of Iowa?

The freedom to teach great students while doing interesting research.

Favorite thing about being a professor at the University of Iowa?

Teaching and working with students.

What courses are you teaching this upcoming semester? Do you have a favorite?

Separations. My favorite course is Transport Phenomena.

What is your favorite place you have traveled to?

Bologna, Italy

What are some of your hobbies?

Playing guitar and helping family with building projects.

What is your favorite place to eat in Iowa City?

Hamburg Inn

Fun fact about you?

I have 6 children.