Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Research Abroad
- Spend the summer participating in C&PE research at Christchurch, New Zealand, Limerikc IReland, or Łódź,Poland
- Spend 8-12 weeks during the summer researching current topics in Chemical Engineering at various international universities.
- Gain firsthand research skills alongside leading faculty in the field that will complement your academic interests.
Opportunities exist for suitably qualified C&PE students to spend a summer semester at an international university working alongside faculty and research assistants. Research positions are typically available in Christchurch, New Zealand (University of Canterbury) Łódź, Poland (University of Łódź) and Limerick, Ireland (University of Limerick). Other locations may be available depending on the year. Announcement of open positions will be announced to applied students after they are confirmed towards the end of March.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive 3 hours of academic credit granted by the University of Kansas for the course C&PE 651 or C&PE 661 (Honors): Undergraduate Problems in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.
Students will have options of living in student accommodation in close proximity to the University Laboratory. Obtaining housing is the responsibility of the student with assistance from the Study Abroad Coordinator.
Students are expected to meet with Dr. Weatherley prior to the decision date to discuss eligibility and research fit.
This program is open to all KU Chemical Engineering students who have completed their first semester of study. Priority is given to upper level Chemical Engineers who fit the research topics offered for during the term. Students should meet with Dr. Weatherley during the application process to determine eligibility and then communicate with SAGE coordinator.
Laurence R Weatherley PhD
Chair and Spahr Professor of Chemical Engineering