Bill Cleary

William Cleary

Professor of Practice
Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
168 Olin Hall


Bill has over 30 years of industrial experience, including chemical plant design and startup, process engineering, project management, functional management, new business development and the commercialization of new products.  He has been actively involved in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering school for the past two decades through senior design project reviews and guest lectures on new product design, safety and career development.   Bill joined the school in 2023 as a Professor of Practice.

Teaching Interests

  • New Product Introduction 
  • Project Management
  • New Business Development
  • Process Engineering and Safety Management


  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Cornell University
  • M.A. Science, Technology and Public Policy, George Washington University