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Chemical Engineering
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
West Virginia University
395 Evansdale Drive, PO Box 6102
Morgantown, WV 26506-6102
P: 304.293.2111
F: 304.293.4139

Faculty + Staff Directory

Richard Turton

Chemical Engineering

WVU Bolton Professor

WVU Bolton Professor, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources


Approved Graduate Faculty for Statler MS and PhD committees

Education
Registered Professional Engineer, State of West Virginia, 1987
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University, August 1986
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University, August 1979
B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Nottingham, England, June 1977

Contact:
Phone: (304) 293-9364

Website: http://www.cemr.wvu.edu/~pt

Office: ESB 433

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Richard Turton
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University, August 1994 - Present
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University, August 1990 - May 1994
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University, August 1986 - May 1990
Substitute Instructor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University, Winter 1983 - Spring 1986
Instructor, School of Engineering, Oregon State University, Spring 1985, Fall, 1984, Spring 1983
Process Engineer, Fluor E&C Corporation, Irvine, CA, October 1980 - December 1982
Associate Engineer, M.W. Kellogg Company, Wembley, England, July 1979 - August 1980
Associate Engineer, Brooke-Bond Oxo Ltd., London, England, July 1977 - September 1977
Associate Engineer, Shell Oil Company, Stanlow, England, July 1976 - September 1976

Research Focus Areas

Engineering Education
Energy Technologies

Research Interests

particle technology
reaction engineering
polymer recycling
design education

Teaching Interests

I routinely teach the senior year capstone design course, and have taught a variety of the undergraduate courses including heat transfer, separations, material and energy balances, transport phenomena, and numerical methods. I have taught graduate level courses in fluidization technology, mathematical methods and statistical process control.

Special Interests

I am interested in engineering education and I am co-author of the text book "Analysis, Synthesis and Design of Chemical Processes", second edition, by R. Turton, R. C. Bailie, W. B. Whiting and J.A. Shaeiwitz, Prentice-Hall, December 2003.
I have also co-authored two book chapters in the area of coating and pharmaceutical processes:
1. Fluidized Bed Coating and Granulation, by R. Turton, G. I. Tardos and B. J. Ennis, in Powder Technology Handbook, Noyes, published 1998.
2. Cooling Processes and Congealing, in Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Technology, by R. Turton and X.X. Cheng, Marcel-Dekker, in press, Jan 2002.
I have consulted with several pharmaceutical companies and appeared in Federal Court as an expert witness.

Professional Societies

American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Member
Sigma Xi, Member
Phi Kappa Phi, Member
American Society of Engineering Education
Registered Professional Engineer, State of West Virginia