Dr. Susan M Stagg-Williams is a Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Kansas. She is also the Director of the KU Biodiesel Initiative which produces high quality biodiesel from the KU Dining Services used cooking oil. She also serves as a faculty fellow for the University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence, and has additionally been chosen as the official KU Faculty Athletics Representative.
Dr. Stagg-Williams joined the KU faculty in 1999 after finishing her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. She holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Here research interests are alternative fuel production, primarily investigating novel catalysts and reactor system for the production of hydrogen, synthesis gas (a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide), and biofuels.