Research Centers


Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis (CEBC)

Researchers at KU's Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis are developing cost-competitive chemical manufacturing processes that prevent waste and conserve natural resources. CEBC's internationally recognized faculty members offer a novel mix of expertise in developing catalytic processes.  Our industry-focused approach helps push research discoveries toward commercialization and provides unique training opportunities for students.

Outside of the CEBC building complex

Tertiary Oil Recovery Program (TORP)

TORP works to evaluate the full potential of the oil recovery processes in Kansas. This includes tertiary oil recovery as well as more standard technologies such as waterflooding. TORP interacts with Kansas oil producers and collaborates with the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) on workshops and providing educational resources to students and industry.

Outside of Slawson Hall where TORP is located

Center for Net Carbon Zero GeoEnergy Intelligence and Sustainability (C0GEiS)

At C⓪GEiS, we perform multidisciplinary research to develop disruptive and transformational Physics-inspired (PAI), Explainable (XAI), and Resilient (RAI) AI systems (PXR-AI)©* to accelerate the Net Carbon Zero Geo Energy development efforts.

Title of research center with pictures of Masoud Kalantari, Shahin Negahban, and Mark Shiflett

Sustainable Solutions

Learn more about the CEBC by watching this short video produced by the center.

Tour the CEBC

Tour of the CEBC - produced and filmed by Claudia Bode