Kurata Thermodynamics Laboratories

2330 Crowell Drive Lawrence, KS 66047

The 5,000-square-foot building, dedicated Oct. 27, 1990, was designed by Hicks-Messick & Associates of Lawrence. It is named for Fred Kurata, a professor of chemical and petroleum engineering 1947-78 who held two distinguished professorships and was a leader in thermodynamics research. This building replaced facilities near 15th and Iowa streets that were razed when the Lied Center was built. It houses experimental and analytical labs; safety areas; computer and conference areas; a library; and mechanical areas.