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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.

Admissions

Admissions

Academics

Academics

People

People

Research

Research

News

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

Deadline to apply to 3MT | October 14th First Heat will take place on Thursday, October 24th 

Mark B. Shiflett Lecture on Refrigerants | Thursday, October 17th | Hancock Ballroom @ The Oread

Research Connections & Networking Event | Monday, October 21st | 11am - 12pm | 1131 Learned Hall

Special Seminar with Boelo Schurr from the University of Twente | Friday, October 25th | 1:00 - 1:50PM | 2420 LEEP2

Hospitality Suite at the Annual AIChE Conference | Sunday, November 10th | 7:30 - 9:30PM | Blue Spring Room, Hyatt Regency Orlando

Nick Reding's Final Thesis Defense | Monday, November 25th | 9:00 - 10:00AM | 1 Eaton (Dean's Conference Room)


CPE Weekly Graduate Seminar Schedule 

School of Engineering Events

KU Calendar