Kenneth R. Cox
Associate Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies | Professor in the Practice
Prior to joining the faculty at Rice University, Dr. Cox taught for 4 years at The Ohio State University and worked for 17 years as a Research Engineer with Shell Development Company in Houston. As an Associate Professor at Ohio State, he taught courses in process design, colloidal behavior, transport phenomena, research planning, and technical communications. His research was in the simulation of colloidal dynamics and stability, with specific applications to biological systems.
At Shell Development Company, Dr. Cox specialized in the areas of colloidal dynamics and stability, phase equilibria of complex systems, applications of molecular simulations, and physical properties for process design. During his time with Shell, he spent 1-1/2 years as an exchange scientist with Shell Research in Amsterdam.
Dr. Cox served for many years as a member of the Editorial Board for Fluid Phase Equilibria, an international journal. He has also served as chairman of the Chemical Engineering Science and Fundamentals programming committee of AIChE. He currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the South Texas Section of AIChE and as a Laison Director of CoMSEF. Dr. Cox is a committee member for the Safety and Chemical Engineering Education program of CCPS.
Dr. Cox’s current memberships include the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Society for Biological Engineers, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the American Chemical Society. Dr. Cox is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.