TU’s Russell School of Chemical Engineering, located on the third floor (upper level) of Keplinger Hall, is home to state-of-the-art research equipment along with modern, far-reaching facilities for undergraduate instruction. See below for a partial list of our research facilities:
- Honeywell Process Control Computer System
Our Honeywell lab features a complete Honeywell Process Control System with quad monitor stations for full visualization and monitoring of processes and process control conditions.
- Chemical Engineering Computer Lab: 20 PC’s 3GHz P4, 1 GB memory, Flat Panel LCD Monitors
The Paul Buthod Chemical Engineering Computer Laboratory houses some of the latest computational and graphics facilities, and Keplinger Hall’s computer labs are the focal point for undergraduate study and interaction.
- Fully-equipped Unit Operations Laboratory
The department’s undergraduate laboratory features experiments in all unit operation areas such as heat transfer, fluid dynamics, vapor/liquid equilibrium, absorption, process control, reaction and distillation.
- Tallgrass Prairie Ecological Research Station (7,000-square-foot research facility)
Chemical engineering students and students from other disciplines have access to a research facility at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. The $1.4 million research station in the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is a joint venture between TU and the Oklahoma chapter of The Nature Conservancy. The preserve provides a 38,000-acre habitat for bison and a living research laboratory for many universities similar to TU.
“We now have, within a very special ecosystem, a building equipped to make research much more feasible and manageable,” said Kerry Sublette, a TU chemical engineering professor who has conducted research in the Tallgrass Preserve since 1996. Sublette was the grant’s principal investigator, which funded the construction of this 7,000-square-foot building.
The new Tallgrass Prairie Research Station houses two furnished classrooms, two stocked laboratories, a specimen and collection room, two offices and a conference room that includes a library. Students have many opportunities to observe the ecosystem while living at the facility.
Many of our research projects also involve equipment and resources located at TU’s historic North Campus. Learn more about North Campus.