Roger A. Schmitz, Ph.D.

Keating-Crawford Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering

University of Notre Dame


Office Address:
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
305 Cushing Hall
of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN  46556

Phone:  (574) 631-7798
Fax:  (574) 631-8366

Principal academic interests:

·         ecological models and dynamics – involving the construction and analysis of mathematical models of food webs and ecosystems, and the application of methods of nonlinear mechanics and computer simulations to elucidate their dynamic and steady state properties.  A recent product of this work is an electronic bookEcological Models and Dynamics, an interactive textbookpublished as a CD with a print supplement by Garland Science, Taylor and Francis Group, 2009.  For purchase and additional information, click on this link:


Problems with two executable files in Chapter 3, reported by some users, can be solved either by

(1)   clicking on the links below to download workable versions.


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(2)   downloading LabVIEW Run-Time Engine 6.1 from .  This requires installing Run-Time Engine 6.1 in addition to installing the Run-Time Engine supplied on the CD.


·         environmental systems – particularly the development of instructional modules based on mathematical models and simulations.  A recently completed module, aimed at upperclass students in engineering or science fields, deals with the earth’s carbon cycle.  It’s available in interactive format on a CD, which I’ll provide upon email request (without charge – for the time being, at least) to anyone who would like to examine it. Click here to view the cover page and table of contents.

Biographical information is available at the website of the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering


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updated June 16, 2009