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Courses - Fall 2019
CHBE
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
CHBE100
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Overview of the specializations and career paths available in chemical and biomolecular engineering. Academic planning, policies and resources will be covered including introduction to undergraduate research, study abroad, internship and co-op opportunities as well as chemical engineering student groups. A peer mentoring program will enable students to interact with successful upper-class chemical engineering students and build their chemical engineering peer network.
CHBE250
(Perm Req)
Computer Methods in Chemical Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: CHBE101; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in MATH241.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: CHBE250 or ENCH250.
Formerly: ENCH250.
Algorithm development and application of software to the analysis of chemical engineering problems. File management and editing, graphics and numerical methods. Use of spreadsheets, statistics/math software and process simulators for the design of chemical process equipment.
CHBE301
(Perm Req)
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Thermodynamics I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHBE101; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in CHBE250 and MATH241.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Chemical program; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENCH300 or CHBE301.
Formerly: ENCH300.
Principles of thermodynamics and their application to engineering problems. First and second laws of thermodynamics, properties of gases, liquids and solids, phase equilibrium, flow and non-flow systems, energy conversion, production of work from heat, thermodynamic analysis of processes, equilibrium stage operations and the thermodynamics of chemically reacting systems.
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.
CHBE369
Teaching Experiences in Chemical Engineering
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CHBE410
(Perm Req)
Statistics and Design of Experiments
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHBE250, MATH241, and MATH246.
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: CHBE410 or ENCH476.
Formerly: ENCH476.
An introduction to probability, statistics, and design of experiments for chemical engineers.
CHBE422
(Perm Req)
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Transport Phenomena I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHBE101, CHBE250, MATH241, and MATH246.
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: CHBE422 or ENCH422.
Formerly: ENCH422.
Principals of fluid dynamics as applied to model development and process design. Mass, momentum and energy conservation. Statics and surface tension. Equation of Continuity and Navier-Stokes Equation with application to laminar flow. Dimensional analysis. Macroscopic balances, Bernoulli Equation and friction factors with application to turbulent flow.
CHBE437
(Perm Req)
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Laboratory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHBE424, CHBE426, and CHBE440.
Restriction: Must be in a major within ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: CHBE437 or ENCH437.
Formerly: ENCH437.
Application of chemical engineering process and unit operation principals in small-scale semi-commercial equipment. Data from experimental observations are used to evaluate performance and efficiency of operations. Emphasis on correct presentation of results inreport form.
CHBE440
(Perm Req)
Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHBE301, MATH241, and MATH246.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Chemical program; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: CHBE440 or ENCH440.
Formerly: ENCH440.
Fundamentals of chemical reaction kinetics and their application to the design and operation of chemical reactors. Reaction rate theory, homogeneous reactions and catalysis electrochemical reactions. Catalytic reactor design.
CHBE442
(Perm Req)
Chemical and Biomolecular Systems Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHBE424 and CHBE426.
Credit only granted for: CHBE442 or ENCH442.
Formerly: ENCH442.
Dynamic response applied to process systems. Goals and modes of control, Laplace transformations, analysis and synthesis of simple control systems, closed loop response, dynamic testing.
CHBE444
(Perm Req)
Process Engineering Economics and Design I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHBE424, CHBE426, and CHBE440.
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: CHBE444 or ENCH444.
Formerly: ENCH444.
Principles of chemical engineering economics and process design. Equipment sizing and costing. Economic evaluation of projects. Flowsheet synthesis. Introduction to flowsheet simulators and concepts of flowsheet optimization. Synthesis of Heat Exchanger Networks and Distillation Sequences.
CHBE451
(Perm Req)
Photovoltaics: Solar Energy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENCH468L or CHBE451.
Formerly: ENCH468L.
The emphasis of the class is on developing a conceptual understanding of the device physics and manufacturing processes of crystalline and thin-film photovoltaic cells, and to develop elementary computational skills necessary to quantify solar cell efficiency. The class material includes detailed, system-level energy balances necessary to understand how solar energy fits into the complete energy generation, conversion, and storage picture. Quantitative comparisons of PV technology to solar chemical conversion processes and biofuels are made.
CHBE468
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CHBE469
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CHBE470
The Science and Technology of Colloidal Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHBE424 and CHBE426.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Introduction to colloidal systems and interfacial science. Topics include preparation, stability and coagulation kinetics of colloidal suspensions. Introduction to DLVO theory, electrokinetic phenomena, colloidal aggregation, interfacial phenomena, double layer theory, surface chemistry. Discussion of interfacial thermodynamics and interfacial forces for solid-liquid interfaces. Applications to nanomaterial synthesis, nanomaterial and polymer self-assembly, protein-protein interactions, and protein aggregation will be discussed.
CHBE472
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.
CHBE481
Transport Phenomena in Small and Biological Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENCH468W or CHBE481.
Formerly: ENCH468W.
Interdisciplinary course primarily for senior undergraduate and graduate students from engineering or science departments. The course's main goal is to make the students familiar with the fundamental physics and modeling of transport phenomena in small and biological systems, and their current scientific and engineering utilization in microfluidics, nanofluidics and biological systems.
CHBE486
(Perm Req)
Heterogeneous Catalysis for Energy Applications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHBE302, CHBE424, and CHBE440; and permission of instructor.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: CHBE486 or ENCH686.
Introduction to heterogeneous catalytic science and technology for energy conversion and hydocarbon processing. Preparation and mechanistic characterization of catalyst systems, kinetics of catalyzed reactions, adsorption and diffusion influences in heterogenious reactions. An overview of heterogeneous catalysis in various energy-related applications, including petroleum refining, chemicals from biomass, valorization of shale gas, and CO2 utilization will be introduced.
CHBE497
(Perm Req)
Protein Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BIOE120, CHBE302, and CHBE440; and permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: CHBE497, BIOE489R, or ENCH 648P.
This course will cover the fundamentals of protein engineering and its applications in medicine, chemical processes, and energy. Topics will include the structure and function of biological molecules, rational design and directed evolution, construction of protein and peptide libraries, protein screening platforms, methods for characterizing structure and function of biological molecules. Scientific literature will be used to highlight key discoveries and current work in protein engineering.