Koelling, Kurt


Professor Koelling joined The Ohio State University as an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering in 1993. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1998 and Full Professor in 2005. Prof. Koelling's research group has made an impact in several areas of research: multi-phase non-Newtonian fluid dynamics, polymer nanocomposite materials, bio- based and bio-derived polymers, rheology of polymer melts and solutions, and advanced polymer molding technologies.

His work has been recognized with the NSF CAREER Development Award, NSF Industrial Ecology Faculty Fellowship, OSU Lumley Research award, OSU Interdisciplinary Research Award, and appointment as Director of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Advanced Polymer and Composite Engineering.  He is also a member of the Academy of Chemical Engineers at Missouri S&T. His research has led to over 100 refereed journal articles, 100 conference proceedings, and several patents.

Professor Koelling serves on the University Senate and is a member of the University Athletic Council, University Honors & Scholars Faculty Advisory Committee, and the College of Engineering Honors Committee.


PhD, Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1992

BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1988