Engineering, Dept. 3295
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Wyoming! Our department, consisting of 29 faculty, 75 graduate students and approximately 500 undergraduate students from all over the world.
We offer courses that prepare students for careers in chemical and petroleum fields, our state of the art equipment provides higher levels of research capabilities, and our award-winning faculty create innovative and rigorous research opportunities for graduate students.
The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science invites applications for the position of Department Head of the newly established Department of Petroleum Engineering. The petroleum engineering program has been a part of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, and its sustained growth now justifies its operation as an independent department. [Position Information]
Dario Grana, a UW School of Energy Resources assistant professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics and the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, received the 2014 Eni Award for “New Frontiers of Hydrocarbons” this week in Rome from the president of Italy.
Hess’s most recent gift commitment of $4.3 million will support the building of UW’s new High Bay Research Facility and essential technology and equipment used in the facility for research into unconventional oil and gas reservoirs. Hess’s commitments to UW -- gifts and research -- now total $10 million, which has leveraged $8.7 million in state matching funds (first commitment recorded in March 2012).
If anyone deserves the designation of “pioneer” in the field of improved oil recovery (IOR), it is University of Wyoming Professor Norman Morrow, whose work in developing low-salinity flooding to unlock the secrets of oil and gas reservoirs and subsurface processes is appreciated and applied throughout the world.