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
David G. Rethwisch
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1985
B.S., Chemistry, University of Iowa, 1979

4138 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
United States