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Laura Ford PhD

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Russell School of Chemical Engineering
Keplinger Hall 3455 918-631-2227
laura-ford@utulsa.edu
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Biography

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.


Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S., Oklahoma State University


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

Chemical Engineering Laboratory
Engineering Science Thermodynamics
Fluid Mechanics
Mass Transfer
Separations


The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

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. “Ultraviolet/High Resolution Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy of CO on Pt (110) and Benzene on Pt (110).” Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A 17.4 (1999): 2339–2344. Print.

Nigg, H, Laura Ford, and RI 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.” Surface science 419.2 (1999): 97–103. Print.

Ford, LP et al. “UV/HREELS Measurements of the Excited States of Adsorbed CO: Benchmarks for Ab Initio Calculations.” Surface science 419.2 (1999): 144–149. 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, HL, Laura Ford, and RI Masel. “Surface-Mediated Reaction Pathways of 2, 4-Pentanedione on Clean and Oxygen Covered Cu (210).” Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A 16.5 (1998): 3064–3067. Print.

Lee, WT et al. “Why Do Heats of Adsorption of Simple Gases on Platinum Surfaces Vary so Little with Surface Structure?” Surface science 416.1 (1998): 141–151. Print.

Chen, Norman, Laura Ford, and Richard Masel. “UV/HREELS Spectroscopy of Benzene on Pt (110).” Catalysis letters 56.2-3 (1998): 105–109. Print.

Ford, LP et al. “The Role of Step Atom Density on the Binding and Reaction of Surface Species.” Journal of Catalysis 179.1 (1998): 163–170. Print.

Blowers, Paul, Laura Ford, and Rich 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.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 102.46 (1998): 9267–9277. Print.

Blowers, Paul, Laura Ford, and Rich 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.” Journal of Physical Chemistry A 102.46 (1998): 9267–9277. Print.


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


CHE 3084 Mass Transfer
CHE 4000 Chemical Engineering Lab I
CHE 4003 Chemical Engineering Lab I
CHE 4013 Chemical Engineering Lab II
CHE 4982 Undergraduate Research
CHE 7913 Master's Project
CHE 7981 Research and Thesis
ES 3053 Thermodynamics
ES 3861 Special Projects Seminar