Chetna Patel, Ph.D.
Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Dr. Chetna Patel is a Professor of Chemistry at Aurora University, Chair of Physical Sciences department, and the Faculty Liaison to the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School, grades 3- 8, which opened in Aug 2014. She has taught undergraduate courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical science. She has also developed and taught graduate science courses for teachers in the master education programs. Chetna has been part of the team, consisting of faculty, school district teachers, corporate, and not-for-profit partners that designed and developed an innovative STEM curriculum for the STEM Partnership School. She has led, as team leader and principal investigator, three Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnership Workshop Institute Programs ((IMSP WIP), WIP1 (Mathematics with science connections), WIP1 (Physical Science with mathematics connections), and WIP3 (Engineering Now). She has coordinated NSF and ACS grants that encourage undergraduate student research. Dr. Chetna Patel received her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1991 and did postdoctoral work at University of Notre Dame. She was a Process Development Scientist at Haarmann and Reimer Corp., Elkhart, IN, where her work resulted in three patents.