Joe Scalet

Graduate Student
PhD in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering- Chemical Focus (In Progress)
Primary office:
4149 Learned Hall


Joe Scalet is a Kansas native who after receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 2012. Following completion of his undergraduate studies Joe went to work in the pharmaceutical industry for several years before deciding to return to Kansas for his graduate studies in 2015, where he is currently pursuing his Ph. D. Here he works under the guidance of Dr. Pranjaparamita Dhar and Dr. Stevin Gehrke in Chemical Engineering on the development and characterization of biologically derived polymer materials. In addition to his research Joe has been a Teaching Assistant (TA) for Several C&PE courses, including, introduction to Thermodynamics, Engineering Economics, and Introduction to Computers in Engineering. Outside of the lab, Joe’s interests include traveling, cooking, and camping.


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Upcoming Events

April 6th​: Cory Berkland Inaugural Lecture Event | 5:30 | Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union (RSVP LINK)

April 11th: Graduate Seminar with Damon Talbott from KU office of Graduate Studies (FLYER)

April 18th: Graduate Seminar with George Hirasaki from Rice University

April 25th: Graduate Seminar with Rick Stroman from the US Naval Research Lab (FLYER)

April 28th: Open tour of the Shiflett Lab | 2-4PM | 2444 LEEP2 (LINK)

April 29th: CPE ANNUAL AWARD BANQUET! (FLYER)

May 2nd​: Graduate Seminar with Michael J. Aziz from Harvard University (FLYER)

May 13th: School of Engineering Recognition Ceremony 8AM in Allen Fieldhouse and

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony | 7:30PM | Lied Center

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