The Russell School of Chemical Engineering is proud of the cutting-edge, transformative research activities conducted by its graduate students and faculty. Our faculty have diverse research interests in many areas of chemical engineering, including energy (both traditional and alternative), process modeling and simulation, and biological/environmental engineering. For more information about individual research interests, please contact our faculty.
Chemical Engineering Research
Indoor Air Program
The Indoor Air Program (IAP) at TU is internationally recognized for its work dedicated to improving the indoor air quality in homes, schools and workplace environments. Richard Shaughnessy, director of research and manager of the Indoor Air Program, has led IAP since 1987.
Renewable Fuels from Algae Oil
University of Tulsa chemical engineering professors have succeeded in producing renewable 91-octane gasoline made from “green crude,” a crude oil equivalent derived from algae via renewable processes.