R. Neal Houze

Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering

FRNY 1146
Purdue University
Davidson School of Chemical Engineering
Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering
480 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2100
(765) 494-4076 (office)
(765) 494-4076 (other/mobile)
(765) 494-0805 (fax)
Joined Purdue in 1969
B.S. Georgia Institute of Technology, 1960
M.S. University of Houston, 1966
Ph.D University of Houston, 1968
Coordinator, ABET Program in Chemical Engineering, 2006 - present
Panel Member, National Science Foundation, CCLI Program, August 2005
Coordinator, Cooperative Engineering Education Program in Chemical Engineering, 2005-present
Mediator, College of Engineering, 2005-present
Faculty Affiliate, Center For Instructional Excellence, Purdue University, 2004-present

Research Interests

Professor Houze's current research interests are in the area of transport processes in two-phase, gas-liquid systems. Models have been developed to relate liquid-phase mass transfer coefficients to the relevant turbulence properties. Experimental studies have investigated gas absorption into a turbulent liquid and the nature of turbulence in a two-dimensional, stratified gas-liquid system with emphasis on the interfacial region.