Laura Ford, PhD

Laura Ford, PhD
Chapman Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Chemical Engineering
918-631-2227 Keplinger Hall Room 3455

Education

PhD – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MS – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign BS – Oklahoma State University

Bio

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.

Research Interests

Engineering Education
Endocrine-disruptor Contamination of Water Supplies
Vapor-etching of Photovoltaic Thin Films
Hydrates Flow Performance

Teaching Interests

Chemical Engineering Laboratory
Engineering Science Thermodynamics
Fluid Mechanics
Mass Transfer
Separations

Publications

Journal Articles

  • 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.

Courses Taught

  • Independent Study
  • Mass Transfer
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Engineers Without Borders USA Capstone
  • Chemical Engineering Lab II
  • Chemical Engineering Lab I
  • Thermodynamics

Professional Affiliations

  • 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