Graduate Course Offerings
Ch E 501 (BIOE 501), Bioengineering Transport Phenomena (3)
Application of the equations of mass, energy, and momentum conservation to physiological phenomena and to the design of artificial organs.
Note: Ch E 501 can be taken in place of Ch E 546 to satisfy the Department's requirement for an advanced transport course.
Ch E 503, Fluid Mechanics of Bioengineering Systems (3)
Cardiovascular system and blood flow, non-Newtonian fluid description, vessel flows, unsteady flows and wave motion, windkessel theory, transmission line theory.
CH E 510 (MATSE 510) Surface Characterization of Materials (3)
Physical and chemical principles of characterization techniques widely used in materials science, chemistry and engineering.
CH E 512 Optimization and Biological Networks (3)
Mathematical optimization, formulation and solution techniques for linear, nonlinear, and mixed-integer problems; optimization-based tools for reconstruction, analysis, and redesign of biological networks.
Ch E 524, Chemical Engineering Applications of Thermodynamics (3) - Required
Thermodynamics of pure fluids and fluid mixtures with emphasis on applications to phase equilibria calculations of importance in Chemical Engineering.
Ch E 528, Colloidal Forces and Thermodynamics (3)
Unified treatment of formation, growth and stability of colloids based on principles of intermolecular and colloidal forces and thermodynamics.
Prerequisite: CHEM 450, Ch E 320 or an equivalent background in chemical thermodynamics.
Ch E 535, Chemical Reaction Engineering (3) - Required
Optimal design of batch and continuous chemical reactors and reactor batteries; effect of mixing on reactor operation.
Ch E 536 Heterogeneous Catalysis (3)
Thermodynamics and kinetics of adsorption and reactions on solid surfaces, heat and mass transfer effects, theory and correlations in catalysis.
Prerequisites: CHEM 450, CHEM 452.
Ch E 544, General Transport Phenomena (3) -
Formulation and solution of transport problems involving momentum, heat, and mass transfer, with chemical engineering applications.
Prerequisites: CH E 330, CH E 350, and CH E 410.
Ch E 545, Transport Phenomena I (3)
Momentum transport, laminar and turbulent flow, boundary layer analysis, non-Newtonian flow, mechanical energy balance, chemical engineering applications.
Ch E 546, Transport Phenomena II (3) -
Heat and mass transfer, steady and unsteady state, coupling, molecular diffusion, moving boundaries, transfer coefficients, chemical engineering applications.
Ch E 576 (CE 576), Environmental Transport Processes (3)
Fundamentals of chemical transport in engineered environments, such as biofilm reactors, and natural systems including aquifers and rivers.
Prerequisite: C E 475.
- CH E 590 Colloquium Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
- Ch E 596, Individual Studies (1-9)
Ch E 597, Special Topics (1-9)
Some recent course offerings include:
Advanced Polymer Processing
Application of principles of heat, mass, and momentum transfer to analysis of polymer processing.
Principles of engineering applied to biochemical production, with emphasis on biochemical separations, microbial growth kinetics, and enzyme catalysis.
Numerical Methods in Chemical Engineering
Application of numerical analysis and computational methods to the solution of algebraic and differential equations of relevance to chemical engineering.
Advanced analytical methods involving vectors and tensors with applications to transport processes.
Non-Linear Optimization: Fundamental and Applications
Fundamentals of optimization and applications in Chemical Engineering.
The course discusses quantitative, predictive theories for diverse self-assembly phenomena such as micellization, solubilization, micro-emulsification, and surfactant-polymer interactions developed on the basis of molecular thermodynamic methods.
- Advanced Polymer Processing
Updated on 07/22/14