Barry S. Johnston

Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Officer

Support StaffRahel Arega

The chemical engineer leverages knowledge of molecular-level processes across multiple length scales, seeking to analyze and synthesize complex systems that describe processes and the products they make.


Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1981
M.S.ChE, Clarkson University, 1976
B.S.ChE, University of Alabama, 1974

Honors and Awards

The School of Engineering Infinite Mile - The Ellen J. Mandigo Award, 2022
Undergraduate Teaching Award, MIT ChE Department, 2010
Centennial Fellow, University of Alabama, 2010

Technical Interests

chemical process dynamics and control
boiling heat transfer and two-phase flow
process equipment design

Instructional Interests

Active learning techniques
Project-based learning
Curriculum design