Professor, Faculty Adviser

Professor David Murhammer has been the advisor of the University of Iowa AIChE Student Chapter since January 1990. During this time, he has had the opportunity to work with many amazing student leaders who have made the student chapter successful. For example, the student chapter has been recognized as an Outstanding Student Chapter by national AIChE for 15 consecutive years and for 26 of the last 27 years. Furthermore, 22 University of Iowa students have won the prestigious Donald F. & Mildred Topp Othmer National Scholarship Award and the chapter’s ChemE Jeopardy team has finished first twice and second three times during the nine years of the national ChemE Jeopardy competition. Professor Murhammer received a B.S. degree (Oregon State University) in chemistry before deciding that engineering was a better fit. He then received an M.S. (Oregon State University) and a Ph.D. (University of Houston) in Chemical Engineering prior to becoming a faculty member at the University of Iowa in November 1989. Between his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees he worked three years at a company (Teledyne Wah Chang Albany) located in Albany, Oregon. His favorite courses to teach have been Process Calculations, Chemical Process Safety and Introduction to Biochemical Engineering