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Rudy Krack

Instructor & Laboratory Engineer, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering

Engineering West Hall, Room 420, Richmond, VA, US

rkrack@vcu.edu

Mr. Krack's responsibilities include the CLSE undergraduate instructional laboratories, lab safety and capstone senior design projects.

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Industry Expertise

  • Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Plant Engineering and Operations
  • Non-Profit/Charitable

Areas of Expertise

Undergraduate instructional laboratoriesLaboratory safetyCapstone Senior Design projectsProcess design and developmentScale-up and technical transferProcess safetyProject ManagementActive pharmaceutical ingredientsGood manufacturing practices

Education

Princeton University

B.S.E., Chemical Engineering

Affiliations

  • Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Treasurer and webmaster Tidewater VA local section of AIChE
  • Historian Richmond Joint Engineers Council
  • Member International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers

Event Appearances

Successful Scale-Up and Piloting: Overcoming challenges other than the obvious technical issues

AIChE Process Development Symposium  Oak Brook, Illinois

2013-06-13

Courses

CLSE courses taught

CLSE 440 Unit Operations Lab Fall 2008-16 CLSE 320 Instrumentation Lab Spring 2015-17 CLSE 201 Chem. Eng. Fund.-Mass Balances Sum. 2011-13 CLSE 102 CLSE Problem Solving Methods Spring 2012-14 CLSE 101 Introduction to Engineering Fall 2009

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Selected Articles

A Two Course Introductory Sequence for Chemical and Life Science Engineering | 2014 ASEE Southeast Section Conference

2014-03-30

Kendra W. Brinkley , Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves , Rudy Krack

Many chemical engineering students recall the feeling of being propelled into the curriculum without
the appropriate analytical skills to successfully navigate through the courses. Many schools have implemented
freshman engineering courses to serve as an introduction to the engineering field and basic engineering concepts.
While retention rates have improved significantly, there is still much more to be accomplished if we are to meet
society’s demand for engineering professionals.

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