Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Tulane University
Brian Mitchell is a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and interim associate dean for graduate studies, research and facilities in the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane University in New Orleans.
He served as associate provost for Graduate Studies and Research from 2006 to 2014 and was the Council of Graduate Schools’ dean-in-residence to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Graduate Education from 2015-16 where he advised both organizations on graduate education policy issues.
Mitchell is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. His international research experiences have all been in Germany at: The University Karlsruhe, the University of Freiberg/Sachsen, the German Federal Materials Laboratory in Adlershof, the German Aerospace Agency in Köln and the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam.
Mitchell has more than 70 peer-reviewed publications, two patents and is author of a textbook on materials engineering and science. He is a member of the American Chemical Society Graduate Education Advisory Board, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Alumni Association Board and is a DAAD research ambassador.
Mitchell graduated with a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois-Urbana and received his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.