Flake Named Chair of Department of Chemical Engineering

7/6/2017John Flake

BATON ROUGE – LSU Professor of Chemical Engineering John Flake has been named chair of the Gordon and Mary Cain Department of Chemical Engineering after having served as interim chair for two years.

“I am honored to serve as the 14th department chair of the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering,” Flake said. “Our department has a distinguished history and we are at the beginning of a new era with a new building, growing faculty and expansion of the chemical industry.

“It is a wonderful time to be a part of LSU Chemical Engineering and I look forward to working with our students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and friends to make it a great experience for everyone.” 

Flake joined the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering in 2006. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

He has published nearly 30 academic articles, with the most recent being this year in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, and currently holds 18 patents/patents pending.

About the Gordon and Mary Cain Department of Chemical Engineering

The primary mission of the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering is to educate – through vigorous, intellectual exercise – chemical engineers at all degree levels; to produce chemical engineers capable of entering high-quality graduate programs throughout the country and conduct innovative and independent research and development functions for industry, government, and academia; and to instill in its faculty and students the principles of service and making long-term contributions to their employer, profession, and society.

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