Michael B. Cutlip

Emeritus Professor at the University of Connecticut

Managing Director of Polymath Software

 

B. Ch. E. Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University

M. S. Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University

Ph. D. Chemical Engineering,  University of Colorado

 

E-Mail:  michael.cutlip@uconn.edu

Michael B. Cutlip is an Emeritus Professor within the Chemical, Materials and Biomolecular Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut and has served as department head and director of the university’s Honors Program. He has B. Ch. E. and M. S. degrees from Ohio State and a Ph. D. from the University of Colorado. He has been the Chair and National Program Chair for the ASEE Chemical Engineering Division plus he co-chaired the ASEE Summer School for Chemical Engineering faculty in 2002. His current interests include the development of general software for numerical problem solving and application to chemical and biochemical engineering. Dr. Cutlip is also managing director of Polymath Software that develops and provides problem solving software to higher educational institutions and to individual professional and academics users.

Web Sites:

http://www.polymath-software.com/

http://www.problemsolvingbook.com/

Books:

Problem Solving in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering with POLYMATH, Excel and MATLAB - 2nd Edition ©2008

Resolución de problemas en ingeniería química y bioquímica con Polymath, Excel y Matlab (in Spanish)  ©2008  (This book may be currently out of print.)

Problem Solving in Chemical Engineering with Numerical Methods - ©1999

Curriculum Vitae:

        Academic CV

Recent Publications for 2007-11:

Paper Title: The Integration of Process Safety into a Chemical Reaction Engineering Course: Kinetic Modeling of the T2 Incident
Authors: Ronald J. Willey, H. Scott Fogler and Michael B. Cutlip
Note: Process Safety Progress, 30, (1), 39-44 (2011)
File: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/prs.10431/full

File: AICHEMeet_534b_10.pdf - 410KB
Paper Title: The Process Simulation Course - the Culmination of Core Undergraduate Coursework in Chemical Engineering
Author: Mordechai Shacham and Michael B. Cutlip
Note: Paper 534b, Presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Nov. 7-12, 2010
File: AICHEMeet_534b_10.pdf - 410KB

Paper Title: The Integration of Process Safety Into a Chemical Reaction Engineering Course: The Review of the T-2 Incident
Author: Ronald J. Willey, H. Scott Fogler and Michael B. Cutlip
Note: Paper 339b, Presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Nov. 7-12, 2010
File: AICHEMeet_339b_10.pdf - 1255KB

Paper Title: Beware of Errors in Numerical Problem-Solving
Authors: Mordechai Shacham, Michael B. Cutlip, and Michael Elly
Note: Chem. Eng. Prog., 105(11), 21-25 (2009)
File: CEP_105_11_09.pdf - 409KB

 

Paper Title: From Numerical Problem Solving to Model-Based Experimentation—
Incorporating Computer-Based Tools of Various Scales Into the ChE Curriculum
Authors: Mordechai Shacham, Michael B. Cutlip, and Neima Brauner
Note: Chem. Eng. Educ., 43 (4), 315-321 (2009)
File: CEE_43_315_04.pdf - 321KB


Paper Title: Biokinetic Modeling of Imperfect Mixing in a Chemostat - an Example of Multiscale Modeling
Authors: Michael B. Cutlip, Neima Brauner, and Mordechai Shacham
Note: Chem. Eng. Educ., 43 (3), 243-248 (2009)
File: CEE_43_243_03.pdf - 614KB

Paper Title: Live Problem Solving via Computer in the Classroom to avoid "Death by PowerPoint"
Authors: Mordechai Shacham, Michael B. Cutlip, and Michael Elly
Note: Comput. Appl. Eng. Educ. 17, 285-294 (2009)

File: CAEE_17_285_09.pdf - 142KB

 

Paper Title: Access and Utilization of the DIPPR Physical Property Database in Ch. E. Education
Authors: Michael B. Cutlip, Mordechai Shacham, and Michael Elly
Note: Paper 329f, Presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, Nov. 8-13, 2009
File: AICHEMeet_329f_09.pdf - 251KB
 

Paper Title: Effective Low-Cost Numerical Problem Solving Software for ChE Education in Developing Countries
Author: Michael B. Cutlip
Note: Paper 31a, Presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, Nov. 8-13, 2009
File: AICHEMeet_31a_09.pdf - 167KB

 

Paper Title: Chemical Reaction Engineering (CRE): From the Era of the Slide Rules to the Digital Age
Authors: H. Scott Fogler and Michael B. Cutlip
Note: Paper 258b, Presented at the AIChE100 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 16-21, 2008

File: AIChE1Meet_258b_08.pdf - 469KB


Paper Title: Common Errors in Numerical Problem Solving - How They Can They Be Detected and Prevented
Authors: Mordechai Shacham, Michael B. Cutlip, and Michael Elly
Note: Paper 225c, Presented at the AIChE100 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 16-21, 2008
File: AIChE1Meet_225c_08.pdf - 111KB

Paper Title: Effective and Low-Cost Numerical Problem Solving Software for Engineering
Authors: Michael B. Cutlip and Mordechai Shacham
Note: Paper 266, 7th ASEE Global Colloquium, Oct. 19-23, 2008, Cape Town, South Africa
File: ASEE_GC_266_08.pdf - 222KB

Paper Title: Efficient Integration of Numerical Problem Solving Throughout the Chemical Engineering Curriculum
Authors: Michael B. Cutlip and Mordechai Shacham
Note: Paper 2545, XVII Congresso Brasileiro de Engenharia Quimica - COBEQ, Sept. 14 - 17, 2008, Recife, Brazil
File: COBEQMeet_2545.pdf - 193KB
 

Paper Title: Can I Trust This Software Package? An Exercise In Validation of Computational Results

Authors: Mordechai Shacham, Neima Brauner, W. Robert Ashurst, and Michael B. Cutlip

Reference: Chem. Eng. Educ., 42 (1), 53-59(2008)

File: CEE_42_53_01.pdf - 498KB

 

Paper Title: What is "In" and What is "Out" in Engineering Problem Solving
Authors: Mordechai Shacham, Michael B. Cutlip, and Neima Brauner
Note: pp. 1187 - 1192 in B. Braunschweig and X. Joulia (Eds),18th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering – ESCAPE 18, June 1 - 4, 2008, Lyon, France
File: ESCAPE18__1187_08.pdf - 102KB

Paper Title: From Numerical Problem Solving to Model Based Experimentation – Incorporating Computer Based Tools of Multiscale Modeling into the ChE Curriculum
Authors: Mordechai Shacham, Neima Brauner, and Michael B. Cutlip
Note:  pp. 32 - 35 in F. Scura, M. Liberti, G. Barbieri, and E. Drioli (Eds), 5th Chemical Engineering Conference for Collaborative Research In Eastern Mediterranean Countries (EMCC5), May 24-29, 2008, Cetraro (CS) – Italy
File: EMCC-5_32-35_08.pdf - 40KB

Paper Title: Modular and Multilayer Modeling – Application to Biological Processes
Authors: Michael B. Cutlip and Mordechai Shacham
Note: pp. 1019-1024 in V. Plesu and P. S. Agaci (Editors), Proceedings of the 17th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, Elsevier, 2007
File: Escape17_1019_07.pdf - 199KB

Paper Title: Efficient Solution of Multiple-Model, Multiple-Algorithm Problems in Undergraduate and Graduate Education
Authors: Mordechai Shacham, Michael B. Cutlip, and Michael Elly
Note: Paper 287g, Presented at the AIChE 2007 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Nov. 4-9, 2007
File: AIChEMeet_287g_07.pdf - 227KB

Paper Title: Replacing the Traditional "Computer Programming" Course by a Course in “Computer-Based Problem Solving for Engineers“
Authors: Michael B. Cutlip, Mordechai Shacham, and Michael Elly
Note: Invited Paper 201e, Presented at the AIChE 2007 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Nov. 4-9, 2007
File: AIChECACHE_07.pdf - 287KB