Laura Ford, PhD
Laura Ford enjoys trying new things in her classrooms every semester as she is always working on improving her teaching. She is a co-advisor of The University of Tulsa student chapter of Engineers Without Borders - USA.
Endocrine-disruptor Contamination of Water Supplies
Vapor-etching of Photovoltaic Thin Films
Hydrates Flow Performance
Chemical Engineering Laboratory
Engineering Science Thermodynamics
Sublette, Kerry et al. “Remediation of a Spill of Crude Oil and Brine without Gypsum.” Environmental Geosciences 12.2 (2005): 115–125. Print.
Ford, Laura. “Water Day: An Experiential Lecture for Fluid Mechanics.” Chemical Engineering Education 37.3 (2003): n. pag. Print.
Thomas, FS et al. “Vibrational/HREELS, UV/HREELS, and Temperature-Programmed Desorption of Benzene and Hydrogen on (2$$ 1) Pt (110).” Surface science 486.1 (2001): 1–8. Print.
Ford, LP, P Blowers, and RI Masel. “Role of Steps and Kinks in Catalytic Activity.” Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A 17.4 (1999): 1705–1709. Print.
Thomas, F et al. “Surface Science/Nanometer-Scale Science and Technology-Novel Surface Probes-Ultraviolet/High Resolution Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy of CO on Pt (110) and Benzene on Pt (110).” Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology-Section A-Vacuum Surfaces and Films 17.4 (1999): 2339–2344. Print.
Nigg, H., L. Ford, and R. Masel. The Surface Chemistry of 1, 1, 1-Trifluoro-2, 4-Pentanedione on Clean and Oxygen Pre-Covered Cu (210): A Comparison With 1, 1, 1, 5, 5, 5-Hexafluoro-2, 4-Pentanedione and 2, 4-Pentanedione Surface Chemistry on the Same Surfaces. Vol. 419, Surface science, 1999, pp. 97–103.
Thomas, F., N. Chen, I. Lee, L. Ford, P. Blowers, and R. Masel. Ultraviolet/High Resolution Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy of CO on Pt (110) and Benzene on Pt (110). Vol. 17, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A, 1999, pp. 2339–2344.
Ford, L., P. Blowers, N. Chen, I. Lee, and R. Masel. UV/HREELS Measurements of the Excited States of Adsorbed CO: Benchmarks for Ab Initio Calculations. Vol. 419, Surface science, 1999, pp. 144–149.
Blowers, P., L. Ford, and R. Masel. Ab Initio Calculations of the Reactions of Hydrogen With Methanol: A Comparison of the Role of Bond Distortions and Pauli Repulsions on the Intrinsic Barriers for Chemical Reactions. Vol. 102, The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 1998, pp. 9267–9277.
Blowers, P., L. Ford, and R. Masel. MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, BONDING, QUANTUM, CHEMISTRY, AND GENERAL THEORY-Ab Initio Calculations of the Reactions of Hydrogen With Methanol: A Comparison of the Role of Bond Distortions and Pauli. Vol. 102, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 1998, pp. 9267–9277.
Nigg, H., L. Ford, and R. Masel. Surface-Mediated Reaction Pathways of 2, 4-Pentanedione on Clean and Oxygen Covered Cu (210). Vol. 16, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A, 1998, pp. 3064–3067.
Ford, L., H. Nigg, P. Blowers, and R. Masel. The Role of Step Atom Density on the Binding and Reaction of Surface Species. Vol. 179, Journal of Catalysis, 1998, pp. 163–170.
Chen, N., L. Ford, and R. Masel. UV/HREELS Spectroscopy of Benzene on Pt (110). Vol. 56, Catalysis letters, 1998, pp. 105–109.
Lee, W., L. Ford, P. Blowers, H. Nigg, and R. Masel. Why Do Heats of Adsorption of Simple Gases on Platinum Surfaces Vary so Little With Surface Structure?. Vol. 416, Surface science, 1998, pp. 141–151.
- Independent Study
- Mass Transfer
- Engineers Without Borders
- Engineers Without Borders USA Capstone
- Chemical Engineering Lab II
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers
- American Society for Engineering Education
- Engineers Without Borders – USA
Awards & Honors
- Third Place Best Paper Award
- Outstanding Chemical Engineering Faculty Member
- Best Poster Award
- Kermit E. Brown Award for Teaching Excellence