Dr. Douglas K. Ludlow, professor of chemical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named director of freshman engineering at Missouri S&T. The appointment took effect June 15. Ludlow took over for Dr. Jeffrey D. Cawlfield, who was named vice provost for undergraduate studies in June.
“Dr. Ludlow brings a wealth of experience in mentoring Missouri S&T’s undergraduate students to his new role as director of freshman engineering,” says Dr. Warren K. Wray, Missouri S&T provost. “His work as an advisor in the freshman engineering program and his background as faculty advisor to numerous student organizations, as well as his experience as a former department chair, make him an ideal person to lead the program.”
Ludlow joined the Missouri S&T faculty in 1996 as a professor of chemical engineering. He served as chair of the department from 1996 to 2003 and as acting department chair from 2006 to 2008. His research interests include characterization of surfaces, including adsorbents, coal, char, activated carbon and catalysts; and chemical reaction engineering and hydrogen storage on nanocomposite metal and carbon nanotubes.
Ludlow serves on the S&T Career Opportunities and Employer Relations Advisory Council and the Faculty Senate’s Freedom and Standards Committee, in addition to other campus committees. He is faculty advisor to Alpha Chi Sigma, the chemical sciences professional fraternity; Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity; and Omega Chi Epsilon, the chemical engineering honor society.
Ludlow earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Arizona State University in 1986 and a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University in 1982. He has served as a program evaluator and ABET preparation consultant for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and is active in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education.