Dr. Richard Davis

Richard Davis

Professional title

Professor & Department Head


Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University

Honors and Awards
2009 Omega Chi Epsilon Award
2003 Jean G. Blehart Distinguished Teaching Award
2000 Omega Chi Epsilon Award
2000 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award

Interest Areas
Numerical modeling and simulation of transport phenomena and separation processes
Physico-chemical and thermodynamic property measurement, correlation, and estimation
Gas absorption
Membrane separations
Advanced oxidation
Bioprocess Engineering
Engineering Education

Brief Bio
Professor Davis has over two decades experience teaching a variety of courses including computational methods, unit operations of momentum, heat and mass transfer, chemical reactor design, engineering economics, bioprocess engineering, green engineering, and separations. His current teaching and research interests include process modeling and simulation applied to mineral processing, energy conversion, pollution control, chemical process safety, and environmental management.

He publishes regularly in both technical and educational journals. Professor Davis currently serves as the Executive Secretary for the National Chemical Engineering Honor Society Omega Chi Epsilon, and is active in AIChE and ASEE. He also serves as the academic adviser to the local engineering student chapters of Tau Beta Pi, Omega Chi Epsilon, and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.

Courses Currently Teaching
ChE 3031 Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering
ChE 3196 Cooperative Education I
ChE 3296 Cooperative Education II
ChE 4111 Separations 

Website: http://www.d.umn.edu/~rdavis