Undergrad Research Opportunities

Chemical engineering students are encouraged to work with faculty mentors on original research. Some areas of specialization ChE students can choose from include the following:

  • Alternative fuels
  • Biofuels
  • Sensors
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Surface science
  • Thermodynamics
  • Phase equilibria
  • Oilfield processing of petroleum
  • Oilfield-related environmental problems
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Zeolites
  • Biological treatment of hazardous waste
  • Bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons
  • Microbial enhancement of oil recovery
  • Reaction engineering
  • Multiphase reactors
  • Multiphase flow
  • Stochastic modeling
  • Risk analysis
  • Life cycle analysis for biofuels
  • Retrofitting energy infrastructure
  • Health Care Modeling
  • Directed evolution
  • Biocatalysis
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Natural product biosynthesis

Faculty Profile

Christi Patton Luks
Christi PattonApplied Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
Dr. Christi Patton is Applied Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at The University of Tulsa. »