TORP’s assocaited staff is made up of academics and professionals from a variety of backgrounds and professions.

Our main research areas include reservoir engineering, secondary and tertiary oil recovery, CO2 sequestration in geologic formations, and coalbed methane recovery.


Associate Professor
Learned Hall, Room 4148A
Associate Director of TORP, Director Petroleum Engineering Program, Associate Professor
(785) 864-2907
Emeritus Senior Scientist
Associate Scientist, Director CO2 Flooding & Sequestration
Research Technologist



TORP works closely with people in the Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, Geology, and the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS).


Assistant Professor
(785) 864-1232
Learned Hall, Room 4146C
Assistant Professor
(785) 864-6728
Learned Hall, Room 4132F
Assistant Professor
(785) 864-3209
Learned Hall, Room 4141B


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