Research The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering Professor, James E. Smith, Jr., has been invited as a Visiting Scholar to Shandong University in China. Shandong University (SOU) was founded in 1901 in Shandong Province and is a comprehensive university with courses covering ten fields, namely: literature, history, philosophy, science, engineering, medicine, economics, law, management and education. Known for its academic excellence and diverse life on campus, SOU attracts top students from across China and from about 30 countries. Dr. Smith will teach Process Control System at Shandong University as part of their 2012 "Curriculum Internationalization Program" (Crp). Process Control System includes advanced solution topics, numerical analysis and user-graphic interface to analyze process control stability using engineering software tools.