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Keisha B. Walters

Conoco-Dupont Professor of Chemical Engineering

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (2005)

Clemson University
M.S. Chemical Engineering (2001)
Clemson University
B.S. Biological Sciences/Environmental Toxicology (1996)
Clemson University

Prior Professional Experience

Professor of Chemical Engineering, 2016, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, 2011-2016, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
Dow Faculty Fellow, Bagley College of Engineering, 2014-2016, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS Interim Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, 2013, Bagley College of Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, 2005-2011, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS Research Assistant and Research Associate, 2002-2005, Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Research Assistant, 1998-2001, Department of Chemical Engineering Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Research Associate 1996-1998 Specialty Chemicals Division Milliken Chemical, Spartanburg, SC

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Research Interest List

  • Polymeric & Biobased Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Surface & Interface Engineering
  • Transport Modeling

Walters’ Research Group Web Page: Polymer and Surface Engineering Laboratory (PolySEL)

Academic Scholarship


Outstanding Young Alumni Award, College of Engineering and Science, Clemson University (2014)
Raymond W. Fahien Award, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) (2012)
Outstanding Woman Faculty, Mississippi State University (2012)
Selected Participant, National Academy of Engineering, Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium (2010)
StatePride Faculty Award, Mississippi State University (2010, 2011)
Bagley College of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Teachers, Mississippi State University (2010)
Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (2006)


American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Sigma Xi and AAAS


[phone] 405-325-0465