Barry M. Barkel Barry M. Barkel has been a Lecturer in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan for the past 9 years. He teaches courses in Process Design, and Product Design. Prior to joining the Michigan faculty, he worked for BASF Corporation for 35 years. At retirement he was an Engineering Manager at the Wyandotte Michigan Site. His experience includes research, process engineering, project management and engineering design. He has been involved with processes ranging from pharmaceuticals to heavy chemicals. Barkel holds BS degrees in both Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Michigan and has done graduate work at Wayne State University. He has authored several technical papers and holds 3 US Patents. He has been a registered Engineer since 1972.