Our talented faculty members and research staff cover all aspects of Catalysis from homogeneous to heterogeneous to electrocatalysis.

Bala Subramianiam 
(Director of CEBC;
Distinguished Professor) 

Check out his amazing YouTube Video! 

Research topics include: Focus on Green Catalysis (link

[Lab Card]


Mark B. Shiflett
Shiflett Research 
(Distinguished Foundation Professor)

Research topics include: Focus on ionic liquids, gas hydrates, water purification, gas systems, and more

[Lab Card]


RV Chaudhari 
(Deputy Director of CEBC;
Distinguished Professor) 

Research topics include: Homogeneous catalysis, sustainability, and green catalysis




Laurence Weatherley 
(Distinguished Professor) 

Research topics include: Focus on Green Chemistry

 [Lab Card]



Susan Williams 
KU Biodiesel Initiative
CPE Department Chair; Professor)

Research topics include: Focus on Biofuels- Feedstock to Tailpipe Initiative 

[Lab Card]



Kevin Leonard 
The Leonard Lab
(Associate Professor)


Research topics include: focus on Electrocatalysis and photoelectrochemistry 

[Lab Card]


 Alan M. Allgeier
Allgeier Research Group
(Associate Professor)

Research topics include: Sustainable manufacturing, Continuous Processing for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, and Characterization of porous materials



Juan Bravo-Suarez 
In Situ and Operando Spectroscopy (iOS) Laboratory
(Associate Professor)

Research topics include: focus on Heterogeneous Catalysis and spektrokinetics

[Lab Card]


Karen Nordheden 
(Associate Professor)


Research topics include: CO2 conversion and microfabrication 

[Lab Card]



Aaron Scurto 
(Associate Professor)


Research topics include: Catalysis and Ionic Liquids




Kyle Camarda 
(Associate Professor)


Research topics include: Process engineering and Optimization 



Many of these faculty members work at the prestigious CEBC labs:

(located 3 miles west of main campus)

{CEBC's 2018 Annual Report}

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

2021 Virtual School of Engineering Recognition Ceremony Set for May 15--- KU Engineering will honor graduates from Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 with a special video recognition ceremony that will go live on the School of Engineering YouTube channel on Saturday, May 15

Events honoring KU graduates will take place May 16 for the Class of 2021 and May 23 for the Class of 2020 - Learn more @

Upcoming CPE Graduate Defenses

Link to Seminar Page

Engineering Career Accelerator Lecture Series

School of Engineering Events

KU Calendar