Duncan Mellichamp

Professor Emeritus


(805) 893-2821
3336 Engineering II
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5080


  • April 2020 Inducted into Control Process Automation Hall of Fame
  • July 2018 Oliver Johnson Award for Distinguished Leadership in the Academic Senate, University of California
  • Sept 2012-Aug 2013 Honored for one of the most downloaded articles in Computers & Chemical Engineering Journal
  • 2010 CACHE Award, ASEE (American Society of Engineering Education), Chemical Engineering Division, for contributions to computing in chemical engineering 
  • 2007 Purdue University Department of Chemical Engineering, Outstanding Chemical Engineer Award
  • 2006 UCSB Medal (campus' highest award; with wife, Suzanne) for philanthropy and devotion to the campus
  • 2004 Georgia Tech College of Engineering, Engineering Hall of Fame
  • 1995 Georgia Tech College of Engineering, Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni
  • 1995 Elected Chair of University of California Academic Council/Senate and Faculty Representative on UC Board of Regents
  • 1994 American Statistical Association: Statistics in Chemistry Award
  • 1990 Elected Chair of UCSB Academic Senate (1990-92)
  • 1990 Merriam-Wiley Award by American Society for Engineering Education (Distinguished Authorship Award for best engineering textbook published in 1989): Process Dynamics and Control (co-authors D.E. Seborg and T.F. Edgar).
  • 1988 Seventy-fifth Anniversary Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University


BS: Georgia Institute of Technology (1959)
Post-Grad Studies: Technische Hochschule Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany (1959-60)
PhD: Chemical Engineering, Purdue University (1964)

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