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Courses - Spring 2019
CHBE
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
CHBE101
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHEM135; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Corequisite: MATH141.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Chemical program; or permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: CHBE101 or ENCH215.
Formerly: ENCH215.
Introduction to methods of chemical engineering calculations and analysis. Stoichiometric relations, material and energy balances, and behavior of gases, vapors, liquids and solids. Analytical and computer methods.
CHBE302
(Perm Req)
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Thermodynamics II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHBE301.
Corequisite: CHBE250.
Restriction: Must be in a major within ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: CHBE302 or ENCH400.
Formerly: ENCH400.
Contemporary trends in chemical engineering thermodynamics that bridge the gap between fundamentals and applications. Thermodynamic analysis of non-ideal and structured systems; such as complex fluids, strongly fluctuating and nanoscale systems, dissipative systems, biosystems, and systems under extreme conditions.
CHBE333
(Perm Req)
Chemical Engineering Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Junior standing; and must be in a major within ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: CHBE333 or ENCH333.
Formerly: ENCH333.
To develop oral communication skills through a series of class presentations of current chemical engineering topics.
CHBE424
(Perm Req)
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Transport Phenomena II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHBE422.
Corequisite: CHBE302.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Chemical program; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: CHBE424 or ENCH424.
Formerly: ENCH424.
Principles of mass and heat transfer as applied to model development an process design. Species continuity equation with application to diffusion, and convection in laminar flow. Macroscopic balances and mass transfer coefficients with application to turbulent flow. Microscopic equation of energy with application to heat conduction, and convection in laminar flow. Macroscopic energy balance and heat transfer coefficients with application to turbulent flow. Heat exchanger design.
CHBE426
(Perm Req)
Chemical and Biomolecular Separation Processes
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Corequisite: CHBE302; and CHBE424.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Chemical program; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: CHBE426 or ENCH426.
Formerly: ENCH426.
Separation by stages operations. Rate dependent separation processes. Design application in distillation, gas absorption, liquid extraction, drying, adsorption and ion exhange.
CHBE446
(Perm Req)
Process Engineering Economics and Design II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHBE442 and CHBE444.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: CHBE446 or ENCH446.
Formerly: ENCH446.
Application of chemical engineering principles for the design of chemical processing equipment. Representative problems in the design of chemical plants will be the focus of this capstone design class. Comprehensive reports are required.
CHBE468
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CHBE472
(Perm Req)
Control of Air Pollution Sources
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Sources and effects of air pollutants, regulatory trends, atmospheric dispersion models, fundamentals of two-phase flow as applied to air pollution and air pollution control systems, design of systems for control of gases and particulate matter.
CHBE473
(Perm Req)
Electrochemical Energy Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENCH468K or CHBE473.
Formerly: ENCH468K.
The lecture will start from the basic electrochemical thermodynamics and kinetics, with emphasis on electrochemical techniques, fundamental principle and performance of batteries, and supercapacitors.
CHBE477
(Perm Req)
Mesoscopic and Nanoscale Thermodynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: A prior course in classical thermodynamics.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: CHBE477 or ENCH468Q.
Formerly: ENCH468Q.
Interdisciplinary course primarily for graduate and senior undergraduat students from engineering or science departments. New emerging technologies deal with bio-membrane and gene engineering, microreactor chemistry and microcapsule drug delivery, micro-fluids and porous media, nanoparticles and nanostructures, supercritical fluid extraction and artifical organs. Engineers often design processes where classical thermodynamics may be insufficient, e.g., strongly fluctuating and nanoscale systems, or dissipative systems under conditions far away from equilibrium.
CHBE480
(Perm Req)
Bionanotechnology: Physical Principles
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BIOE120; or (BSCI170 and BSCI171); or BSCI105. And BCHM461; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Physics at nano/micro scales. Biomolecular building blocks. Simplest biomolecular assembly: protein folding. Nanoscale intermolecular interactions important for biology. Protein-ligand binding. Protein higher-order assembly: filaments, networks. Protein filaments and motility. DNA, RNA and their assembly assisted by proteins. Viral capsid assembly. Lipid assembly into micelles, bilayers. Lipid-protein co-assembly in membranes. Lipid and polymer structures useful in medicine. Targeted delivery of drugs, genes by nano/micro structures. Cellular assembly in the eye, in insect wings. Cellular assembly at surfaces: gecko feet, duck feathers. Cellular assembly in the presence of crystals: biomineralization.
CHBE490
(Perm Req)
Polymer Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as: ENMA495.
Credit only granted for: CHBE490, ENCH490, or ENMA495.
Formerly: ENCH490.
The elements of the polymer chemistry and industrial polymerization, polymer structures and physics, thermodynamics of polymer solutions, polymer processing methods, and engineering applications of polymers.