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Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

KU Chemical & Petroleum Engineering integrates teaching excellence and research innovation to educate students and produce future leaders.

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Chemical Engineering

World renowned faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, innovative teaching and research prepare students to solve problems and positively impact the world. Discover chemical engineering and the emphases we offer in Biomedical, Environmental, Premedical, Material Science, Petroleum Engineering.

About Chemical Engineering

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Petroleum Engineering

The University of Kansas hosts the only petroleum engineering program in the State of Kansas and is home to the Tertiary Oil Recovery Program. Learn more about how hands-on education based on industrial problems and real-world examples taught by expert faculty can start your path to a successful career.

About Petroleum Engineering

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Graduate Programs

Work on cutting-edge research with nationally and internationally recognized faculty in areas including bioengineering, catalysis, renewable energy, sustainability, separations, enhanced oil and gas recovery, unconventional reservoirs, data mining and reservoir characterization, flow in porous media, and reservoir simulation.

About Graduate Programs

At a Glance

$9.8M
New Research Funding in 2021
47%
Undergraduates Participating in Research
95
Publications and Patents in 2021

Introduction to the department