Dr. Charles Sprouse

Charles Sprouse

Position Title: Associate Professor
Department: Engineering
Office: Westerman Hall 105
Phone: (913) 360-7958
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Dr. Sprouse earned a physics degree from Benedictine College in 2007. He then began engineering studies at the University of Kansas, and following a bachelor’s degree in 2009, he joined the doctoral program and earned his Ph.D. in 2016. During the course of his engineering studies, he worked in consulting engineering and collaborated with some of the world's leading automotive/transportation research organizations. Dr. Sprouse's research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, presented at academic conferences, and he has moderated for academic panels. His research areas include diesel particulate filters, organic Rankine cycles, waste heat recovery, adaptive information displays for automotive applications, materials testing, artificial intelligence in transportation, advanced pavement systems, and environmental stewardship. He began teaching part-time at Benedictine College in 2011 and returned to his alma mater on a full-time basis in 2013.


  • BA in Physics, Benedictine College, 2007
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Kansas, 2009
  • Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Kansas, 2016