Departmental Safety Information


Departmental Research Safety Officer

Professor Christopher Ellison

384 Amundson Hall

Phone: 612/626-9834


CEMS Mental Health

Mental Health
The Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science seeks to create a welcoming, safe, and healthy (both physical and mental) environment for all members of the community - including students, faculty and staff. 
Note: If you are or someone you know is an immediate danger to themselves or others, please call 988 (Suicide and Crisis Lifeline) or 911 immediately. 
Mental Health Online Resources a central online resource hub is student-focused, but contains helpful information for all members of the University community. 
You@UMNThis digital platform, available to all students across the University of Minnesota system, connects students to online tools and campus resources to support their health and wellbeing goals.
CEMS Mental Health Advocates
Turan Birol,, 231 Amundson Hall
Prodromos Daoutidis,, 233 Amundson Hall
Cari Dutcher,, 113 Mechanical Engineering
Vivian Ferry,, 431 Amundson Hall
Ben Hackel,, 356 Amundson Hall
Kacey Gregerson,, 151 Amundson Hall
Kim Kosto,, 480 Amundson Hall
Michelle May,, 151T Amundson Hall
Alon McCormick,, 445 Amundson Hall
Matt Neurock,, 489 Amundson Hall
Qi Zhang,, 245C Amundson Hall
Other Resources
Boynton Mental Health: Boynton provides in-person and telehealth counseling and psychiatric treatments. 
Student Counseling Services: Student Counseling Services offers private and confidential counseling for a variety of concerns, including: personal issues, academic difficulties, and career uncertainty. 
Mental Health Collective of Black, Indigenous People and People of Color (BIPOC): a cross-campus collaboration formed to create a radical healing space to foster conversations around the topic of mental health and wellbeing in the BIPOC communities. 
Let's Talk: Let's Talk is a program that provides informal virtual and in-person drop-in consultations for U of M students throughout the academic year. While it is not a substitute for formal counseling, support and help in exploring solutions is provided. 
PAWS: PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) feature registered therapy animal teams - including dogs, bunnies, cats, chicken and other therapy animals as available. Check the website to see the schedule. 
Employee Assistance Program: The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential professional consultation and referral services to address personal or work concerns that may be affecting your wellbeing. This is specifically for faculty and staff.