Kenneth P Roberts

Prof. Roberts

Associate Professor of Chemistry and BiochemistryKeplinger Hall M257

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., Iowa State University
  • B.S., Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Areas of Research Focus

  • Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Carcinogenesis
  • Laser-Induced Fluorescence / Raman
  • Capillary Electrophoresis / HPLC

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • The University of Tulsa Center for Applied Biogeosciences
  • The University of Tulsa Institute for Study of Individual Differrences
  • The University of Tulsa Institute for Nanotechnology
  • The University of Tulsa Institute for BioMolecular Research

Courses Taught at TU

  • Analytical Chemistry I Laboratory (Chem 4081)
  • Analytical Chemistry II (Chem 4183)
  • Analytical Chemistry II Laboratory (Chem 4181)
  • Analytical Spectroscopy (Chem 7263)

Awards & Recognition

  • Proctor & Gamble Fellowship for Excellence in Research, 1999
  • Zelimir Schmidt Award for Outstanding Research, 2008


  • A New Approach for Studying Inhibited Erosion-Corrosion in CO2-Saturated Systems
    Hassani, S., Shadley J.R., Shirazi, S.A., Rybicki, E.F., Roberts, K.P., Joia, C. A New Approach for Studying Inhibited Erosion-Corrosion in CO2-Saturated Oil/Brine Flow Condition, SPE Production & Operations, 2013, 135-144
  • Acceleration of the Eschenmoser Coupling Reaction by Soniciation: Efficient Synthesis of Enaminones
    Koduri, N.D., Hileman, B., Cox, J, D., Scott, H., Hoang, P., Robbins, A., Bowers, K., Tsebaot, L., Miao, K., Castaneda, M., Coffin, M., Wei, G., Dave, A., James, J., Claridge, T.D.W., Sheaff, R.J., Roberts, K.P., Hussaini, S. RSC Advances, 2013, 3, 181-188
  • Characterization of CdSe nanocrystals coated with amphiphiles. A capillary electrophoresis study
    Oszwałdowski, S., Zawistowska-Gibuła, K., Roberts, K.P., Microchim Acta, 2012, 176, 345–358
  • Cobalt Doped ZnO Nanorods Fabricated by Chemical Bath Deposition Technique
    Hari, P., Seay, J., Farmer, K., Roberts, K.P., Advances in Science and Technology, 2012, 77, 280-284.
  • Hybrid biobattery based on arylated carbon nanotubes and laccase
    Stolarczyk , K., Sepelowska, M., Lyp, D., Żelechowska, K., Biernat, J.F., Rogalski, J., Farmer, K.D., Roberts, K.P., Bilewicz, R., Bioelectrochemistry, 2012, 87, 154–163