Welcome to I/UCRC-MTP and thank you for visiting our web site. A brief rationale for the Center, its vision, and its mission are given below. If you have any questions or would like any additional information related to any of the topics you encounter, please feel free to contact any of the Center Directors. We would enjoy hearing from you.

On behalf of the faculty, students, and current industrial members of the Center, I cordially invite you to consider attending one of our biannual meetings or looking over the agenda of previous meetings. One of the primary objectives of these meetings is to introduce others to the benefits of participating in a National Science Foundation Industrial/University Cooperative Research Center.

After you have had an opportunity to navigate though our site, please let us know if you and your company would be interested in helping us solve some of the most challenging problems in the area of multiphase transport phenomena. One of the focus areas of the Center is downhole separation of oil and water (DOWS) by using hydrocyclone technology. If you are wondering what this is about, I invite you to review the presentation John Veil of the Argonne National Laboratory made on this topic at the 2004 Spring Meeting.

We hope that you will visit us frequently. If you would like to know more about how your company could join I/UCRC-MTP, please call me (517-353-5486) or send me an e-mail note (petty@msu.edu).

Sincerely,

Charles A. Petty, Director of I/UCRC-MTP

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan