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Ever wondered how to turn biomass into usable products? Or how to 3D print a body part with biomaterials? Or how to safely extract, store, and refine petroleum products? Or how to develop innovative catalytic processes? Perhaps you’re more interested in tissue regeneration, reaction kinetics, or controlled drug delivery? Well look no further than the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering here at The University of Kansas! Our highly decorated faculty members have both the classroom and laboratory experience needed to prepare you for a bright and promising future career in either Chemical or Petroleum Engineering in these specific types of research groups plus many more. We offer degrees ranging from BS to PhD in both fields of interest. 

With our state-of-the-art facilities, renowned faculty, and helpful office staff, you can’t go wrong joining the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department in the School on Engineering at The University of Kansas! Click on one of the links below to learn more.

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Academics

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People

Research

Research

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News

Resources

Resources

Current Department Chair: Laurence Weatherley

Director of Graduate Studies: Prajna Dhar

Director of Undergraduate Studies (Chemical): Karen Nordheden

Director of Undergraduate Studies (Petroleum): Russ Ostermann


Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Ahmad Ghoulum's Final Thesis Defense | Friday, December 6th | 1:00 - 3:00PM | 298 Slawson Hall

Nan Wang's Comprehensive Exam Defense | Monday, December 9th | starts @ 3:00PM | 298 Slawson

Tugba Turnaoglu's Final Dissertation Defense | Tuesday, December 10th | starts @ 1:00PM | 1415A LEEP2

Gang Yang's Comprehensive Exam Defense | Friday, December 13th | starts @ 9:30AM | 298 Slawson

Stop Day - Movie Night | Friday, December 13th | starts @ 5:00PM | Beren Center (G192 Slawson)


CPE Weekly Graduate Seminar Schedule 

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