New this semester, the Libbey Flatware team will be working with our sponsor, Libbey, a leader in consumer and commercial glassware, flatware, and dinnerware, to help expand their successful line of antimicrobial flatware. This project will include material investigation, product development, and decision-based problem solving.

“Building off the success of the anti-microbial dinnerware product line, Libbey has identified an opportunity to expand similar performance offerings on its flatware products. Libbey would also like to address other service market performance factors that may appeal to their consumers. An opportunity exists for a student team to investigate materials, coatings, geometries and other factors that would improve the user experience and satisfy the increasing demands of Libbey’s service market segment customers.”


Team Lead - Suzannah Lenz

Hi, my name is Suzannah Lenz and I am fifth year Chemical Engineering major with a minor in Writing. This year, I will be leading the Libbey Flatware project. Outside of CPM Enterprise, I serve as an Academic Success Coach at the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success and as the President of Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honors Society. I have a passion for problem solving and working with others. When I’m not working or studying I enjoy reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.