Mark J. McCready elected fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Mark McCready stands in Cushing Hall of Engineering

Notre Dame Engineering’s Mark J. McCready has been elected a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the organization’s highest level of membership. The honor recognizes McCready’s significant professional accomplishments and contributions in engineering.

McCready is the senior associate dean for research and faculty affairs and professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. His research focuses on multiphase fluid mechanics and transport processes with applications to chemical process technologies and physiology.

His leadership, mentoring, and dedication to students has been recognized with multiple awards. In 2016, he received Notre Dame’s Joyce Award for outstanding undergraduate teaching. In 2021, he was chosen by his colleagues for the University’s Faculty Award in recognition of his teaching and research as well as his contributions to campus safety during the Covid pandemic.

From 1996-2012, McCready served as department chair. “Mark was a visionary chair who significantly contributed to the department and the chemical engineering community,” said William Schneider, Dorini Family Chair in Energy Studies. “His research and teaching spans theory to practice—he’s really the consummate chemical engineer.” 

AIChE is a leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 60,000 members from more than 110 countries. McCready will be formally recognized at the AIChE annual meeting, October  26 – 31, 2024, in San Diego.

— Karla Cruise, Notre Dame Engineering