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Our dynamic faculty is dedicated to a program of the highest quality and to leadership at the forefront of the profession it serves. This dedication and the cooperative spirit of CBME faculty has fueled a superior level of productivity.

The school has developed a very broad base of external research support. A listing of recent research projects shows support from 17 different sources, including the National Science Foundation, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, The U.S. Air force, The Department of Defense, The National Institutes of Health, the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology, and 10 companies. Every faculty member has an active research program and is receiving external funding.

Brian P. Grady

Brian Grady

Douglas and Hilda Bourne Chair of Chemical Engineering
Professor
Director, Institute for Applied Surfactant Research

bpgrady@ou.edu
(405) 325-4369
Sarkeys Energy Center, Room T-301
Research Website
Institute for Applied Surfactant Research

Research Focus
Polymers
Surfactants
Polymer recycling
Interfaces

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Ngoc T. Bui


ngoctbui21@ou.edu
(405) 325-4037
Sarkeys Energy Center, Room T-313 

Research Focus

  • Water-energy-environment nexus
  • Sustainable separations
  • Advanced functional materials
  • Membrane materials and processes
  • Nanomaterials and nanotechnology
  • Matters across dynamical interfaces
  • Transport phenomena

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Steven P. Crossley


Sam A Wilson Professor of Chemical Engineering
Roger and Sherry Teigen Presidential Professor
stevencrossley@ou.edu
(405) 325-5930
Sarkeys Energy Center, Room T-319

Crossley Catalysis and Nanomaterials Group Website

Research Focus

  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Biomass to Fuels and Chemicals
  • Hydrocarbon Conversion
  • Waste Plastics Conversion
  • Nanomaterials Synthesis

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Jie Gao


jie.gao@ou.edu

(405) 325-2753
Sarkeys Energy Center, Room T-233

Research Focus

  • Advanced materials
  • Membranes
  • Water treatement
  • Biodetection

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Michele Galizia

Michele Galizia

mgalizia@ou.edu

Membrane Lab website

(405) 325-5807
Sarkeys Energy Center, Room T-315

Research Focus

  • Membranes
  • Diffusion in Polymers
  • Advanced Membrane Materials
  • Polymer Thermodynamics

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Roger G. Harrison


rharrison@ou.edu

(405) 325-4367
 Sarkeys Energy Center, Room T-221

Research Focus

  • Targeted therapies for cancer and infectious diseases
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Recombinant protein expression and purification

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Jeffrey H. Harwell


Asahi Glass Chair of Chemical Engineering
George Lynn Cross Research

jharwell@ou.edu

(405) 325-7761
Sarkeys Energy Center, Room T-325

Institute for Applied Surfactant Research
Surfactant Associates, Inc.

Research Focus

  • Surfactants
  • Microemulsions
  • Oil production
  • Cleaning technology

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Liangliang Huang


hll@ou.edu

(405) 325-7944
Sarkeys Energy Center, Room T-219

Research Focus

  • Biofunctionalization of Graphene Oxide Surface for Drug Delivery
  • Mesoporous Titanium Dioxide for Reaction and Mass Transport

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John Klier


klier@ou.edu

(405) 325-2621
Carson Engineering Center, Room 107

Research Focus

  • Novel Materials for high performance coatings and adhesives
  • Structured polymer colloids and emulsion polymers
  • New approaches to polymer crosslinking
  • Control of functional oligomer / polymer colloid association
  • Applications of Functional Colloids to targeted drug delivery
  • Properties of Novel Functional Monomers
  • Novel Degradable and Recyclable Polymers

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Lance L. Lobban


Francis W. Winn Chair of Chemical Engineering
David Ross Boyd Professor
llobban@ou.edu 

(405) 325-4390
Sarkeys Energy Center, Room T-317

Research Focus

  • Reaction Engineering
  • Biofuels
  • Catalysis

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Matthias U. Nollert


nollert@ou.edu 
(405) 325-4366
Sarkeys Energy Center, Room T-227

Research Focus

  • Cardiovascular and orthopedic tissue engineering
  • Computational fluid mechanics of cardiovascular systems
  • Regenerative medicine with stem cells

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Edgar A. O'Rear III


Francis W. Winn Professor of Chemical Engineering
Affiliate Professor of Research, Dental Materials, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

eorear@ou.edu
(405) 325-4379
Bioengineering Center
Sarkeys Energy Center, Room T-229

Research Focus

  • Mechanical trauma to blood
  • Encapsulated plasminogen activators
  • Biotransport
  • Admicellar polymerization
  • Surfactants

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Dimitrios V. Papavassiliou


C. M Sliepcevich Professor of Chemical Engineering
OU President's Associates Presidential Professor

dvpapava@ou.edu
(405) 325-0574
Computational Transport Processes Webpage
Sarkeys Energy Center, T-323

Research Focus

  • Computational Transport Processes
  • Turbulence
  • Micro- and nano-fluidics
  • Biological flows
  • Energy

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Sepideh Razavi


srazavi@ou.edu
(405) 325-5458
Sarkeys Energy Center, T-225

Research Website

Research Focus

  • Colloid and Interface Science
  • Soft Matter
  • Self-assembly and Field-assisted Assembly

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Daniel E. Resasco


Gallogly Chair in Engineering #1 of Chemical Engineering
George Lynn Cross Professor

resasco@ou.edu
(405) 325-4370
Sarkeys Energy Center, T-327

Research Focus

  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Energy and Fuels
  • Biomass conversion
  • Nanotechnology

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Vassilios I. Sikavitsas


vis@ou.edu
(405) 325-1511
Sarkeys Energy Center T-321

Research Focus

  • Adult stem cells differentiation
  • Surface functionalization of biomaterials
  • Orthopedic tissue engineering (bone, cartilage, tendons, ligaments)
  • Tissue engineering bioreactors
  • Bone mechanotransduction
  • Whole organ decellularization
  • ELISA immunoassays
  • Non-destructive evaluation of cell-scaffold constructs
  • 3D in vitro cancer models

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Robert L. Shambaugh


shambaugh@ou.edu 
(405) 325-6070
Sarkeys Energy Center, Room T-321

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Keisha B. Walters


Conoco-Dupont Professor of Chemical Engineering
Director, Polymer and Surface Engineering Laboratory (PolySEL)

keisha.walters@ou.edu
(405) 325-0465
Sarkeys Energy Center, Room T322

Research Focus

  • Polymers:
           Polyelectrolytes
           Bioplastics
           Commercial Applications
  • Surface / Interface Engineering
  • Transport Modeling 

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Bin Wang


wang_cbme@ou.edu
(405) 325-5716
Sarkeys Energy Center, Room T223

Research Focus

  • Catalysis
  • Materials
  • Computational Simulation
  • Energy

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