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Francis Okoye

Ph.D. Student


Francis Okoye is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University. He completed his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria (UNIZIK). While working on the kinetics and thermodynamics of pyrolytic oil production from polyethylene plastic waste as a means of waste management in his undergraduate research, he developed a keen interest in the Electrochemical and Biochemical processes for a sustainable environment. To explore his interest, by God's grace,  he joined CETI-LAB. in the Fall, of 2023. Also, he had worked on the design of urea plant for the production of 300,000Kg/day of urea from ammonia and carbon dioxide using the total recycling process. He is currently working on a Department of Defense project on catalyst discovery.


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech University

  • BEngr., Chemical Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria (2019).


  • DoD project on catalyst discovery

  • Pyrolytic oil production from polyethylene plastic waste

  • Design of urea plant using the total recycling process.


  • Watching and reading the news

  • Watching football

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