Dr. Ludlow is a professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Freshman Engineering Program at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He earned a BSChE from Brigham Young University in 1982 and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Arizona State University in 1986. He was on the faculty of the Chemical Engineering department at the University of North Dakota from 1986 to 1996 advancing from Assistant Professor to Department Chair. He was a Fulbright Senor Scholar Abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem during the 1992-93 academic year and a NATO Fellow at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" during the summer of 1995 to do research in the area of characterizaiton of porous materials using gas adsorption. He came to S&T in the fall of 1996 as the Department Chair of Chemical Engineering.
Dr. Ludlow was inducted into the Academy of Chemical Engineers at S&T in 2003 and was named the UMR Outstanding Academic Advisor award in 2006, Missouri S&T Outstanding PRO Advisor Award in 2010, Missouri S&T Alumni Association Outstanding Advisor Award in 2011 and the Missouri S&T Student Affairs Award for Metitorious Service to Student Organizations in 2013. He has also been awarded the Sigma Xi Faculty Award for Outstanding Scientific Research, the Engineering Foundation Research Initiation Award, and the Elwyn F. Chandler Award for superior teaching (at the University of North Dakota).
He is an active member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (having served on their operating council and as one of the three volunteers that have conducted the National Student Paper Competition for the last 20 or so years), American Society for Engineering Education (served as ChE division chair and New Engineering Educators division chair), American Chemical Society, Fulbright Association, Alpha Chi Sigma (S&T chapter advisor), and the Order of the Engineer. He has been an ABET program evaluator since 2005 and serves on the ABET/AlChE engineering commission.
Professor Ludlow enjoys teaching and has published several articles about engineering education, including incorporating statistics into the curriculum and communication skills across the curriculum. He teaches chemical engineering material and energy balance, thermodynamics and chemical process safety.