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Courses - Spring 2018
CHBE
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
CHBE100
(Perm Req)
Academic Planning and Career Exploration in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Corequisite: CHBE101; and permission of instructor.
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 and co-op opportunities and 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.
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.
CHBE457
(Perm Req)
Design and Processing of Polymers for Biomedical Devices
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: MATH246; and CHEM231; and (CHBE301, ENMA461, or BIOE232).
Recommended: Knowledge of basic fluid dynamics: CHBE422/BIOE331 or equivalent.
This course will provide an overview to the design and processing of polymers used in medical applications. Following a discussion of the physical and mechanical properties of polymers, important classes of polymeric biomaterials will be surveyed, discussing material synthesis, processing techniques and equipment, as well as properties and performance in biomedical applications. Topics will include silicone elastomers, hydrogels, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, polyurethanes, polyureas, polyesters, degradable and resorbable polymeric biomaterial designs used in surgery and drug delivery, polymers for ophthalmologic and orthopedic applications, and biopolymers such as silks and collagen. Finally, the design of major industrial polymer processing equipment will be covered, and the fundamentals of extrusion, calendering, coating, fiber spinning, film blowing, and injection molding processes will be presented.
CHBE468
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CHBE468J
(Perm Req)
Research; Fundamentals of Photovoltaics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Overview of the fundamentals of photovoltaic devices, including principles of operation, with emphasis on the materials science aspects of the different technologies available.
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.
CHBE474
(Perm Req)
Biopharmaceutical Process Development and Manufacturing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BIOE120; and permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
This course will cover the fundamental steps involved in process development and manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals. An overview of different classes of biopharmaceuticals as well as manufacturing requirements for clinical development and regulatory approval will be provided. In depth coverage of manufacturing steps including cell culture, purification and formulation as well as drug product manufacturing, analysis and stability will be covered. Scientific literature will be used to highlight current challenges and novel solutions in each step of the manufacturing process. Scale up considerations, GMP requirements and process economics will also be introduced.
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.
CHBE495
(Perm Req)
Nanoparticle Aerosol Dynamics and Particle Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major within the ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
NanoParticles (NA) ( < 100 nm), and their science and technology play an important role in nature and industry. From air quality standards, nuclear reactor safety, inhalation therapy, workplace exposure, global climate change, to counterterrorism, aerosols play a central role in our environment. On the industrial side, NA plays an integral part of reinforcing fillers, pigments and catalysts, and the new emerging field of nanotechnology, they are the building blocks to new materials, which encompass, electronic, photonic and magnetic devices, and bio and chemical sensors.