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DOUGLAS K. LUDLOW
Douglas began his professional career working for Monsanto at their Soda Springs, Idaho Elemental Phosphorous Facility where he worked as a process engineer for about one year. He returned to school and completed his doctorate in chemical engineering at Arizona State University in 1986. He began his academic career at the University of North Dakota, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He worked up through the academic ranks and became the chair of the department in 1994. In 1992-1993, he was awarded a Fulbright research professorship at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel where he worked with Dr. David Avnir. In the summer of 1995, he was a visiting professor at the University of Rome "La Sapienza," Rome, Italy as part of a NATO fellows program where he worked with Dr. Massimiliano Giona. Dr. Ludlow came to Missouri S&T in 1996 as the department chair and served as chair until 2003. He was named acting chair in January 2006 where he served until January 2009 .
Douglas has been awarded the Sigma Xi Faculty Award for Outstanding Scientific Research, the Engineering Foundation Research Initiation Award, the Elwyn F.Chandler Award for superior teaching (at UND) and was a AWU Fellow at Energy & Environmental Research Center. In 2005, he was awarded the Outstanding ChE Professor Award by Omega Xi Epsilon. In 2006 and again in 2010, he was named by Missouri S&T as an Outstanding Advisor. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education, American Chemical Society, Fulbright Association, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Omega Xi Epsilon, (served as Missouri S&T chapter advisor), Alpha Chi Sigma (served as Missouri S&T chapter advisor), and the Order of the Engineer.
Douglas considers himself primarily as an engineering educator who enjoys the interaction with students and helping them learn. He is a family man with five daughters. He and his wife Sherryl reside in Rolla, Missouri. Douglas was inducted into the Academy in 2003.