Graduate Courses

Graduate Courses

Course # Course Name Click for Description
C200 Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics Description
C210 Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering Description
C211 Cryogenics and Low-Temperature Processes Description
C212 Polymer Processes Description
C214 Electrochemical Processes and Corrosion Description
C215 Biochemical Reaction Engineering Description
C216 Surface and Interface Engineering Description
217 Electrochemical Engineering Description
C218 Multimedia environmental Assessment Description
C220 Advanced Mass Transfer Description
C221 Membrane Science Technology Description
223 Design for Environment Description
C225 Bioseparations and Bioprocess Engineering Description
C230 Reaction Kinetics Description
C231 Molecular Dynamics Description
C232 Combustion Processes Description
M233 Principles, Practices, and Policies in Biotechnology Description
C234 Plasma Processing Description
C240 Fundamentals of Aerosol Technology Description
C246 Systems Biology: Intracellular Network Identification and Analysis
C250 Computer-Aided Chemical Process Design Description
C260 Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics Description
M265 Bioprocess Technology Description
C290A-290Z Special Topics Description
M290U Toxics Reduction: Science Description
C298A-298Z Research Seminars Description
CM 145/245 Molecular Biotechnology for Engineers
Other Selected Course Offerings in other Departments

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  • C200 Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics. Phenomenological and statistical thermodynamics of chemical and physical systems with engineering applications. Presentation of role atomic and molecular spectra and intermolecular forces in interpretation of thermodynamic properties of gases, liquids, solids, and plasmas.
  • C210 Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering. Principles of chemical reaction and reactor analysis and design. Estimation of thermochemical and reaction rate parameters using empirical and quantum chemical methods, detailed chemical kinetic modeling, catalysis. Catalyst particle design, with particular emphasis on coupled chemical kinetics and transport phanomena. Heterogeneous non-isothermal reactor design.
  • C211. Cryogenics and Low-Temperature Processes. Fundamentals of cryogenics and cryoengineering science pertaining to industrial low-temperature processes. Basic approaches to analysis of cryofluids and envelopes needed for operation of cryogenic systems; low-temperature behavior of matter, optimization of cryosystems and other special conditions.
  • C214. Electrochemical Processes and Corrosion. Fundamentals of electrochemistry and engineering applications to industrial electrochemical processes and metallic corrosion. Primary emphasis on fundamental approach to analysis of electrochemical and corrosion processes. Specific topics include corrosion of metals and semiconductors, electrochemical metal and semiconductor surface finishing, passivity, electrodeposition, electroless deposition, batteries and fuel cells, electrosynthesis and bioelectrochemical processes.
  • C215. Biochemical Reaction Engineering. Use of previously learned concepts of biophysical chemistry, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, and reaction kinetics to develop tools needed for technical design and economic analysis of biological reactors.
  • C216. Surface and Interface Engineering. Description of thermodynamics and kinetics of surface phenomena: nucleation, growth, and coalescence of films; adsorption, desorption, diffusion, and reaction of gases on surfaces. Application of these concepts to electronic materials processing and catalyst design.
  • C217. Electrochemical Engineering. Transport phenomena in electrochemical systems; relationships between molecular transport, convection, and electrode kinetics, along with applications to industrial electrochemistry, fuel cell design, and modern battery technology.
  • C218. Multimedia environmental Assessment. Pollutant sources, estimation of source releases, waste minimization, transport and fate of chemical pollutants in environment, intermedia transfers of pollutants, multimedia modeling of chemical partitioning in environment, exposure assessment and fundamentals of risk assessment, risk reduction strategies.
  • C220. Advanced Mass Transfer. Advanced treatment of mass transfer, with applications to industrial separation processes, gas cleaning, pulmonary bioengineering, controlled release systems, and reactor design; molecular and constitutive theories of diffusion, interfacial transport, membrane transport, convective mass transfer, concentration boundary layers, turbulent transport.
  • C221. Fundamentals of membrane science and technology, with emphasis on separations at micro, nano, and molecular/angstrom scale with membranes. Relationship between structure/morphology of dense and porous membranes and their separation characteristics. Use of nanotechnology for design of selective membranes and models of membrane transport (flux and selectivity). Examples provided from various fields/applications, including biotechnology, microelectronics, chemical processes, sensors, and biomedical devices.
  • C223. Design for Environment. Design of products for meeting environmental objectives; life cycle inventories; life-cycle impact assessment; design for energy efficiency; design for waste minimization, computer-aided design tools, materials selection methods.
  • C225. Bioseparations and Bioprocess Engineering. Separation strategies, unit operations, and economic factors used to design processes for isolating and purifying materials like whole cells, enzymes, food additives, or pharmaceuticals that are products of biological reactors.
  • C230. Reaction Kinetics. Macroscopic descriptions: reaction rates, relaxation times, thermodynamic correlations of reaction rate constants. Molecular descriptions: kinetic theory of gases, models of elementary processes. Applications: absorption and dispersion measurements, unimolecular reactions, photochemical reactions, hydrocarbon pyrolysis and oxidation, explosions, polymerization.
  • C231. Molecular Dynamics. Analysis and design of molecular-beam systems. Molecular-beam sampling of reactive mixtures in combustion chambers or gas jets. Molecular-beam studies of gas-surface interactions, including energy accommodations and heterogeneous reactions. Applications to air pollution control and to catalysis.
  • C232. Combustion Processes. Fundamentals: change equations for multicomponent reactive mixtures, rate laws. Applications: combustion, including burning of (1) pre-mixed gases or (2) condensed fuels. Detonation. Sound absorption and dispersion.
  • M233. Principles, Practices, and Policies in Biotechnology. Presentation of technologies, regulatory practices, and policies required for product development and review of current opportunities for new technology development. Topics include fermentation processes, hybridomas, protein engineering, peptide mimetics and rational drug design, medical and microscopic imaging, and intellectual property issues.
  • C240. Fundamentals of Aerosol Technology. Technology of particle/gas systems with applications to gas cleaning, commercial production of fine particles, and catalysis. Particle transport and deposition, optical properties, experimental methods, dynamics and control of particle formation processes.
  • C250. Computer-Aided Chemical Process Design. Application of optimization methods in chemical process design; computer aids in process engineering; process modeling; systematic flowsheet invention; process synthesis; optimal design and operation of large-scale chemical processing systems.
  • C260. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics. Flow behavior of complex fluids. Stress constitutive equations. Rheology of polymeric liquids and dispersed systems. Viscometric behavior of macromolecular systems such as synthetic polymers and proteins. Dynamics of macromolecules and molecular models, molecular conformation and deformation in various systems. Recent developments in the area of macromolecules at solid surfaces. Applications of macromolecules to separation processes, chemical sensors and biocompatibility.
  • M265. Bioprocess Technology. Current bioprocess technologies involving microorganisms, especially extremophiles and animal cells, as vesicles for macromolecular and biomaterial production. Applications to processes including mineral leaching, remediation, and bioconversion. Emphasis on exploiting properties of diverse microorganisms. Exercises may vary yearly.
  • C290A-290Z. Special Topics. Advanced and current study of one or more aspects of chemical engineering, such as chemical process dynamics and control, fuel cells and batteries, membrane transport, advanced chemical engineering analysis, polymers, optimization in chemical process design.
  • M290U. Toxics Reduction: Science, Engineering, and Policy Issues. Public health experts, industrial engineers, and planners are being asked to assess risks biological active chemicals present and to take such risks into account in planning process. Examination of potential for toxic reduction and current state of government and industry activities in this area.
  • C298A-298Z. Research Seminars. Lectures, discussions, student presentations, and projects in areas of current interest.