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About Robert J. Wilkens

Dr. Wilkens is the Associate Dean for Research and Innovation as well as Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses here at the University of Dayton. He received his M.S in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton in 1993 before pursuing his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from Ohio University in 1997 and his MBA from the University of Dayton in 2010. Dr. Wilkens has worked and consulted for such companies like Shell Oil Company, Cargill, Goodrich, ReyNo Inc, Terran, and OPE. His research interests include fluid mechanics, including agitation and pipe flow, multiphase flow (thermal and hydraulic), non-Newtonian agitation, and oil and gas production flow assurance, and he's authored numerous publications on these subjects.

Positions

1999 Present Professor, University of Dayton Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Present Director, Bioengineering, University of Dayton
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Courses

  • CME 201 Material Balances
  • CME 204 Experimental Methods
  • CME 281 Chemical Engineering Computations
  • CME 324 Transport Phenomena I
  • CME 325 Transport Phenomena II
  • CME 452 Process Control
  • CME 465 Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer
  • CME 466L Unit Operations Laboratory
  • CME 522 Multiphase Pipe Flow
  • CME 523 Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems
  • CME 586 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering

Education

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2010 MBA, University of Dayton
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1997 PhD, Ohio University ‐ Chemical Engineering
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1993 MS, University of Dayton ‐ Chemical Engineering
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1992 BS, University of Dayton ‐ Chemical Engineering
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Contact Information

Phone: 937-229-2627
Location: Kettering Laboratories Room 524

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