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Department Mission

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

Welcome new faculty!

Elizabeth R. Corson

Elizabeth R. Corson

Fred Kurata Assistant Professor

Research Focus:

Uses renewable electricity to convert what is traditionally considered waste into valuable chemical products.

Alex Bertuccio

Alex Bertuccio

Associate Teaching Professor

Teaching Focus:

Develops new activities, projects and experiments to engage students.

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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, Data Science, Environmental, Material Science, Premedical, and 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

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