Microscale Physiochemical Engineering Center (MPEC)
The Microscale Physiochemical Engineering Center (MPEC) was established in 1996 by faculty with a common research interest in materials composed of very small particles. These small particles occur, for example, in heterogeneous catalysts, fluid/solid separations, paper-pulp processing, soil remediation, wastewater decontamination and solid transport.
The unique feature of MPEC is the ability to form multi-disciplinary teams of faculty and graduate students to solve specific industrial problems.
The Center hosts an annual conference, promotes networking, provides a forum for industrial-university cooperation and serves a consortium of industrial sponsors for fundamental and applied research in microscale physiochemical engineering.