Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Research Abroad


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Location: New Zealand, Ireland, Poland
Language of Instruction: English
Term: Summer
Program Type: Research Abroad

  • Spend the summer participating in C&PE research at Christchurch, New Zealand, Limerick, 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.
  • *The Research programs will not be running for the summer 2021 term.

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.

SAGE is dedicated to creating international engagement opportunities that meet the needs of all our students and providing resources to support you through the process of studying abroad. Study abroad is achievable for students of all identities including our BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ students, students with disabilities, and students with religious/non-religious viewpoints. Before selecting a program, consider how your identities may impact your experience abroad in unique ways and talk with your Program Coordinator about any program-specific concerns. Students with documented disabilities should discuss any accommodation needs with their Program Coordinator early in the planning process.

Check our Identity Abroad page and resources listed below for information specific to you and other students who may be on your program.

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 

lweather@ku.edu