Geoffrey Price is the Chairman and Wayne Banes Rumley Professor of Chemical Engineering at The University of Tulsa. He began his academic career at Louisiana State Unveristy (LSU) in Baton Rouge, LA in 1979 and worked his way through the professorial ranks to Robert Hughes Harvey Endowed Professor in the chemical enginering department. Upon accepting his appointment at The University of Tulsa in 2000, he retired from LSU and was appointed Emeritus Professor at LSU.
Dr. Price grew up in Texas City, TX and attended Lamar University in Beaumont, TX for his BS degree in chemical engineering. He then moved to Rice University in Houston, TX to pursue a PhD, working in the catalysis labs of Joe W. Hightower. He received his PhD in chemical engineeriing form Rice in 1979.
Professor Price has worked primarily in zeolites and zeolite catalysis. His most notable contribution to catalysis is in the Gallium Loaded MFI Zeolite system for light paraffin aromatization. Other notable research accomplishments include Potassium Promoters for Palladium Selective Hydrogenation Catalysis, and Solid State Ion Exchange of Zeolites.