Laura Ford - Faculty & Adjuncts

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., Ford L., and Masel R. 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., Chen N., Lee I., Ford L., Blowers P., and Masel R. 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., Blowers P., Chen N., Lee I., and Masel R. 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., Ford L., and Masel R. 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., Ford L., and Masel R. 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., Ford L., and Masel R. 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., Nigg H., Blowers P., and Masel R. 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., Ford L., and Masel R. UV/HREELS Spectroscopy of Benzene on Pt (110). Vol. 56, Catalysis letters, 1998, pp. 105–109.
  • Lee W., Ford L., Blowers P., Nigg H., and Masel R. 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.
  • Ford L., and Sublette K. Stakeholders Presentations. Chemical Engineering Education.

Courses Taught

  • Special Topics
  • Chemical Engineering Lab I
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Introductory Fluid Mechanics
  • Engineers Without Borders USA Capstone
  • Mass Transfer
  • Chemical Engineering Lab II
  • Independent Study
  • Thermodynamics

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Engineers Without Borders – USA

Awards & Honors

  • Education Division Award for Service to Chemical Engineering Education
  • Third Place Best Paper Award
  • Outstanding Chemical Engineering Faculty Member
  • Best Poster Award
  • Kermit E. Brown Award for Teaching Excellence