Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
Dr. Selen Cremaschi is an assistant professor of chemical engineering at The University of Tulsa. She earned both her B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from Bogazici University, Turkey. She moved to a small town, West Lafayette (Indiana), in U.S. with a big engineering school, Purdue University, to pursue her Ph.D. degree in August 2002 and received her Ph.D. in December 2006.
Her research interests are in process synthesis, design and optimization under uncertainty. Dr. Cremaschi's research group works at the intersection of operations research and chemical engineering, and develop systems analysis and decision support tools for complex systems, specifically for the energy area. She is an NSF CAREER award recipient (2011).
Since joining the University of Tulsa, she taught an array of courses, both undergraduate and graduate levels, in engineering science and in chemical engineering. To her surprise, she was awarded the Tau Beta Pi Teaching Excellence Award in 2010.
In addition to teaching and her research, she serves as the faculty advisor of the Engineering and Natural Sciences Council, which primarily coordinates Engineering and Natural Sciences Week, a week of full of fun activities and games to celebrate National Engineering Week in mid-February (visit www.eweek.org for more information).
Dr. Cremaschi is married to Dr. Lorenzo Cremaschi, a faculty of mechanical engineering at the Oklahoma State University. She used to ballroom-dance competitively while in grad school and met her husband while on the Purdue Ballroom Dance Team. She still enjoys dancing along with hiking and backpacking.