Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

Vogel joins department as lecturer

Troy Vogel recently joined the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering as a lecturer to strengthen the department’s undergraduate program.He will be teaching Process Design, a senior level course, helping to implement new design-based projects into the curriculum, doing undergraduate advising and helping the department with ABET accreditation.

“I am excited about teaching design because the way that I like to teach is to put the students into a learning environment and let them teach themselves,” he said.

He believes this way of teaching helps students to retain knowledge better than a traditional lecture.

The design-based curricular innovation was piloted as a component of several courses this past spring to give students experience working on teams, giving presentations and doing design.

Vogel said the group work is a very important element of the curricular innovation, and he’s excited to help implement it.

Born and raised in a small town in northwest Ohio called Paulding, Vogel received his PhD in August from Ohio State University in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and received his undergraduate degree there in Chemical Engineering in 2006.

In his spare time, Vogel enjoys hiking, biking and canoeing. When the weather doesn’t cooperate, he enjoys playing video games.