Our department is proud to officially welcome Dr. Suzanne Roat back to Clemson University as a Professor of Practice. Dr. Roat enjoyed an exciting and rewarding 28-year career working in the oil and gas sector primarily for Chevron Corporation before returning to her alma mater to teach Process Design and Unit Operations Laboratory classes.
Throughout her career, Dr. Roat leveraged her undergraduate Chemical Engineering degree from Clemson (1985) and Master of Science (1987) and PhD (1991) work focused on nonlinear optimal control (both in Chemical Engineering at University of Tennessee, Knoxville) into a full career of supply chain optimization.
When she’s out of the office, Dr. Roat is enjoying more time scuba diving, including becoming a PADI-certified scuba diving instructor. She has been as deep as 114 meters and dives with a closed-loop rebreather system.