APCH E4080 Soft Condensed Matter. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MSAE E3111) and (CHEN E3010) or (CHEN E3120) or equivalent.

Course is aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate students. Introduces fundamental ideas, concepts and approaches in soft condensed matter with emphasis on biomolecular systems. Covers the broad range of molecular, nanoscale and colloidal phenomena with revealing their mechanisms and physical foundations. The relationship between molecular architecture and interactions, and macroscopic behavior are discussed for the broad range of soft and biological matter systems, from surfactants and liquid crystals to polymers, nanoparticles and biomolecules. Modern characterization methods for soft materials, including x-ray scattering, molecular force probing and electron microcopy are reviewed. Example problems, drawn from the recent scientific literature, link the studied material to the actively developed research areas. Course grade based on midterm and final exams, weekly homework assignments, and final individual/team project.

Fall 2017: APCH E4080
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
APCH 4080 001/69259 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
545 Seeley W. Mudd Building
OLEG GANG 3 7/45

CHAP E4120 Statistical mechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3210) or equivalent thermodynamics course, or instructor's permission.

Fundamental principles and underlying assumptions of statistical mechanics. Boltzmann's entropy hypothesis and its restatement in terms of Helmholtz and Gibbs free energies and for open systems. Correlation times and lengths. Exploration of phase space and observation timescale. Correlation functions. Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics. Fluctuation-response theory. Applications to ideal gases, interfaces, liquid crystals, microemulsions and other complex fluids, polymers, Coulomb gas, interactions between charged polymers and charged interfaces, ordering transitions.

Fall 2017: CHAP E4120
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHAP 4120 001/19438 T 7:00pm - 9:30pm
227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Ben O'Shaughnessy 3 11/45

CHBM E4321 The genome and the cell. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: (BIOL UN2005) and (MATH UN2030)

The utility of genomic information lies in its capacity to predict the behavior of living cells in physiological, developmental, and pathological situations. The effect of variations in genome structure between individuals within a species, including those deemed healthy or diseased, and among species, can be inferred statistically by comparisons of sequences with behaviors, and mechanistically, by studying the action of molecules whose structure is encoded within the genome. This course examines known mechanisms that elucidate the combined effect of environmental stimulation and genetic makeup on the behavior of cells in homeostasis, disease states, and during development, and includes assessments of the probable effect of these behaviors on the whole organism.  Quantitative models of gene translation and intracellular signal transduction will be used to illustrate switching of intracellular processes, transient and permanent gene activation, and cell commitment, development, and death.

CHEE E3010 Principles of chemical engineering thermodynamics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1403)
Corequisites: CHEN E3020

Introduction to thermodynamics. Fundamentals are emphasized: the laws of thermodynamics are derived and their meaning explained and elucidated by applications to engineering problems. Pure systems are treated, followed by an introduction to mixtures and phase equilibrium.

Fall 2017: CHEE E3010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEE 3010 001/27495 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Sanat Kumar 3 34/60

CHEN E2100 Introduction to Chemical Engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3

Prerequisites: First-year chemistry and physics or equivalent.

This course serves as an introduction to the chemical engineering profession. Students are exposed to concepts used in the analysis of chemical engineering problems. Rigorous analysis of material and energy balances on open and closed systems is emphasized. An introduction to important processes in the chemical and biochemical industries is provided.

Fall 2017: CHEN E2100
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 2100 001/15931 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
516 Hamilton Hall
Scott Banta 3 28/60

CHEN E3020 Analysis of chemical engineering problems. 3 points.

Lect: 1.5. Lab: 1.5.

Prerequisites: Vector calculus, ordinary differential equations.
Corequisites: CHEE E3010,CHEN E3110

Computational solutions of chemical engineering problems in thermodynamics, transport phenomena, and reaction design.

Fall 2017: CHEN E3020
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 3020 001/15272 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Alan West 3 22/60

CHEN E3110 Transport phenomena I. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: mechanics, vector calculus, ordinary differential equations.
Corequisites: CHEN E3020

Analysis of momentum and energy transport processes at molecular, continuum, and system scales for systems of simple fluids (gases and low molecular-weight liquids).  Molecular-level origins of fluid viscosity, continuum fluid mechanics analysis of laminar flows, and the resulting dimensionless correlations of kinematic and mechanical characteristics of a system needed for engineering design (e.g., friction factor vs. Reynolds number correlations).  Molecular origins of fluid conductivity, continuum heat transfer analysis, and the resulting correlations of a system's thermal characteristics useful in engineering design (e.g., Nusselt number correlations).  Examples are reviewed of analyses typical in chemical engineering technologies. Essential mathematical methods are reviewed or introduced in context.

Fall 2017: CHEN E3110
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 3110 001/64516 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
V. Faye McNeill 3 23/60

CHEN E3120 Transport phenomena II. 3 points.

Lec: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3110)
Corequisites: CHEN E3020

Developments in Transport I are extended to handle turbulence. Topics include: Turbulent energy cascade, wall-bounded turbulent shear flow, time-averaging of the equations of change, Prandtl's mixing length hypothesis for the Reynolds stress, the Reynolds analogy, continuum modeling of turbulent flows and heat transfer processes, friction factor, and Nusselt number correlations for turbulent conditions. Then macroscopic (system-level) mass, momentum, and energy balances for one-component systems are developed and applied to complex flows and heat exchange processes. The final part focuses on mass transport in mixtures of simple fluids: Molecular-level origins of diffusion phenomena, Fick's law and its multicomponent generalizations, continuum-level framework for mixtures and its application to diffusion dominated processes, diffusion with chemical reaction, and forced/free convection mass transport.

Spring 2017: CHEN E3120
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 3120 001/23863 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Kyle Bishop 3 41/60

CHEN E3210 Chemical engineering thermodynamics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEE E3010) and (CHEN E2100)
Corequisites: CHEN E3020

This course deals with fundamental and applied thermodynamic principles that form the basis of chemical engineering practice. Topics include phase equilibria, methods to treat ideal and non-ideal mixtures, and estimation of properties using computer-based methods.

Spring 2017: CHEN E3210
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 3210 001/15484 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Jeffrey Koberstein 3 41/60

CHEN E3230 Reaction kinetics and reactor design. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEE E3010)

Reaction kinetics, applications to the design of batch and continuous reactors. Multiple reactions, nonisothermal reactors. Analysis and modeling of reactor behavior. Recitation section required. 

CHEN E3810 Chemical engineering laboratory. 3 points.

Lab: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3110) and (CHEN E3120) and (CHEN E4230) and (CHEN E2100) and (CHEE E3010) and (CHEN E3210) and (CHEN E4140) and (CHEN E4500) or Completion of core chemical engineering curricula through the fall semester of senior year; or instructor's permission.

The course emphasizes active, experiment-based resolution of open-ended problems involving use, design, and optimization of equipment, products, or materials. Under faculty guidance students formulate, carry out, validate, and refine experimental procedures, and present results in oral and written form. The course develops analytical, communications, and cooperative problem-solving skills in the context of problems that span from traditional, large scale separations and processing operations to molecular level design of materials or products. Sample projects include: scale up of apparatus, process control, chemical separations, microfluidics, surface engineering, molecular sensing, and alternative energy sources. Safety awareness is integrated throughout the course.

Spring 2017: CHEN E3810
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 3810 001/73676 M W 1:00pm - 5:00pm
282 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Jingyue Ju 3 40/150

CHEN E3900 Undergraduate research project. 1-6 points.

Candidates for the B.S. degree may conduct an investigation of some problem in chemical engineering or applied chemistry or carry out a special project under the supervision of the staff.  Credit for the course is contingent upon the submission of an acceptable thesis or final report.  No more than 6 points in this course may be counted toward the satisfaction of the B.S. degree requirements.

Spring 2017: CHEN E3900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 3900 001/69572  
Scott Banta 1-6 0
CHEN 3900 002/63965  
Kyle Bishop 1-6 1
CHEN 3900 003/74856  
Jingguang Chen 1-6 0
CHEN 3900 004/25431  
Christopher Durning 1-6 0
CHEN 3900 005/20688  
Daniel Esposito 1-6 3
CHEN 3900 006/70126  
OLEG GANG 1-6 0
CHEN 3900 007/74178  
Jingyue Ju 1-6 0
CHEN 3900 008/27392  
Jeffrey Koberstein 1-6 0
CHEN 3900 009/22188  
Sanat Kumar 1-6 1
CHEN 3900 010/70797  
Edward Leonard 1-6 1
CHEN 3900 011/74321  
V. Faye McNeill 1-6 3
CHEN 3900 012/19426  
Allie Obermeyer 1-6 1
CHEN 3900 013/74217  
Ben O'Shaughnessy 1-6 0/3
CHEN 3900 014/73547  
Ah-Hyung Alissa Park 1-6 3/3
CHEN 3900 015/21934  
Venkat Venkatasubramanian 1-6 1
CHEN 3900 016/29559  
Alan West 1-6 1
Fall 2017: CHEN E3900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 3900 001/27471  
Scott Banta 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 002/71395  
Kyle Bishop 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 003/73664  
Jingguang Chen 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 004/22718  
Christopher Durning 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 005/11831  
OLEG GANG 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 006/66510  
Daniel Esposito 1-6 2/25
CHEN 3900 007/24056  
Jingyue Ju 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 008/73411  
Sanat Kumar 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 009/12833  
Edward Leonard 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 010/70159  
V. Faye McNeill 1-6 2/25
CHEN 3900 011/77653  
Allie Obermeyer 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 012/14675  
Ben O'Shaughnessy 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 013/76276  
Venkat Venkatasubramanian 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 014/61210  
Alan West 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 015/13597  
Ah-Hyung Alissa Park 1-6 0/25

CHEN E3999 Undergraduate Fieldwork. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Restricted to Chemical Engineering undergraduate students.

Provides work experience on chemical engineering in relevant intern or fieldwork experience as part of their program of study as determined by the instructor. Written application must be made prior to registration outlining proposed internship/study program. A written report describing the experience and how it relates to the chemical engineering core curriculum is required. Employer feedback on student performance and the quality of the report are the basis of the grade. This course may not be taken for pass/fail or audited. May not be used as a technical or non­technical elective. May be repeated for credit, but no more than 3 points total of CHEN E3999 may be used for degree credit.

Summer 2017: CHEN E3999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 3999 001/96348  
1 0

CHEN E4001 Essentials of chemical engineering -- A. 3 points.

Lect: 3

Prerequisites: First-year chemistry and physics, vector calculus, ordinary differential equations, and the instructor's permission.

Part of an accelerated consideration of the essential chemical engineering principles from the undergraduate program, including topics from Reaction Kinetics and Reactor Design, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, I and II, and Chemical and Biochemical Separations. While required for all M.S. students with Scientist to Engineer status, the credits from this course may not be applied toward any chemical engineering degree.

Fall 2017: CHEN E4001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4001 001/11427 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
825 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Scott Banta 3 0/45
CHEN 4001 R01/27719  
Scott Banta 3 0/0

CHEN E4002 Essentials of chemical engineering -- B. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: First-year chemistry and physics, vector calculus, ordinary differential equations, and the instructor's permission.

Part of an accelerated consideration of the essential chemical engineering principles from the undergraduate program, including topics from Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, I and II, and Chemical and Biochemical Separations. Reaction Kinetics and Reactor Design. While required for all M.S. students with Scientist to Engineer status, the credits from this course may not be applied toward any chemical engineering degree.

Fall 2017: CHEN E4002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4002 001/24891 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
825 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Scott Banta 3 0/45
CHEN 4002 R01/13986  
Scott Banta 3 0/0

CHEN E4010 Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3120) and (CHEN E4230) or equivalent, or instructor's permission.

Mathematical description of chemical engineering problems and the application of selected methods for their solution. General modeling principles, including model hierarchies. Linear and nonlinear ordinary differential equations and their systems, including those with variable coefficients. Partial differential equations in Cartesian and curvilinear coordinates for the solution of chemical engineering problems.

Spring 2017: CHEN E4010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4010 001/11019 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
833 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Venkat Venkatasubramanian 3 37/75
Fall 2017: CHEN E4010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4010 001/13183 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
503 Hamilton Hall
Robert Bozic 3 1/60

CHEN E4020 Protection of industrial and intellectual property. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

To expose engineers, scientists and technology managers to areas of the law they are most likely to be in contact with during their career. Principles are illustrated with various case studies together with active student participation.

Fall 2017: CHEN E4020
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4020 001/23160 M 7:00pm - 9:30pm
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Kenneth Spall 3 13/60

CHEN E4110 Transport phenomena III. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3120)

Tensor analysis; kinematics of continua; balance of laws for one-component media; constituitive laws for free energy and stress in one-component media; exact and asymptotic solutions to dynamic problems in fluids and solids; balance laws for mixtures; constitutive laws for free energy, stress and diffusion fluxes in mixtures; solutions to dynamic problems in mixtures.

Spring 2017: CHEN E4110
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4110 001/12197 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
545 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Christopher Durning 3 34/75
Fall 2017: CHEN E4110
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4110 001/26977 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
545 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Christopher Durning 3 26/45

CHEN E4115 Topics in Transport Phenomena. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate fluid mechanics, or transport phenomena, or instructor's permission.

Self-contained treatments of selected topics in transport phenomena (e.g., rheology, nonequilibrium thermodynamics, molecular-level aspects of transport turbulence). Topics and instructor may change from year to year. Intended for junior/senior level undergraduates and graduate students in engineering and the physical sciences.

CHEN E4130 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of an undergraduate chemical engineering thermodynamics course.

The course provides a rigorous and advanced foundation in chemical engineering thermodynamics suitable for chemical engineering Ph.D. students expected to undertake diverse research projects. Topics include intermolecular interactions, non-ideal systems, mixtures, phase equilibria and phase transitions and interfacial thermodynamics.

Fall 2017: CHEN E4130
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4130 001/73420 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Ben O'Shaughnessy 3 20/45

CHEN E4140 Engineering separations processes. 3 points.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E2100) and (CHEN E3120) and (CHEN E3210) or instructor's permission.

Design and analysis of unit operations employed in chemical engineering separations. Fundamental aspects of single and multistaged operations using both equilibrium and rate-based methods. Examples include distillation, absorption and stripping, extraction, membranes, crystallization, bioseparations, and environmental applications.

Fall 2017: CHEN E4140
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4140 001/12985 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Christopher Durning 3 34/60

CHEN E4201 Engineering applications of electrochemistry. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Physical chemistry and a course in transport phenomena.

Engineering analysis of electrochemical systems, including electrode kinetics, transport phenomena, mathematical modeling, and thermodynamics. Common experimental methods are discussed. Examples from common applications in energy conversion and metallization are presented.

CHEN E4231 Solar Fuels. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E4230) or graduate standing.

Fundamentals and applications of solar energy conversion, especially technologies for conversion of sunlight into storable chemical energy or solar fuels. Topics include fundamentals of photoelectrochemistry, kinetics of solar fuels production, solar harvesting technologies, solar reactors, and solar thermal production of solar fuels. Applications include solar fuels technology for grid-scale energy storage, chemical industry, manufacturing, environmental remediation.

Fall 2017: CHEN E4231
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4231 001/63081 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Alan West, Daniel Esposito 3 27/45

CHEN E4235 Surface reactions and kinetics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Fundamental concepts and techniques to describe electronic, structural, chemical and catalytic properties of surfaces. Kinetics and thermodynamics in adsorption, reaction, desorption, and diffusion processes on surfaces. Effects of transport in modifying surface reaction kinetics. Applies basic concepts in the chemical engineering curriculum (mathematical modeling, reaction kinetics, thermodynamics, transport) to surface reactions. 

Fall 2017: CHEN E4235
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4235 001/66156 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Jingguang Chen 3 7/35

CHEN E4300 Chemical engineering control and process safety. 3 points.

Lab: 2. Lect: 1.

Prerequisites: Material and energy balances.

Ordinary differential equations including Laplace transforms. Reactor Design. An introduction to process control applied to chemical engineering through lecture and laboratory. Concepts include the dynamic behavior of chemical engineering systems, feedback control, controller tuning, and process stability. Introduction to the fundamentals of process safety and hazard analysis.

Fall 2017: CHEN E4300
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4300 001/29785 T Th 1:10pm - 4:00pm
702 Hamilton Hall
Venkat Venkatasubramanian, Aghavni Bedrossian 3 37/60

CHEN E4320 Molecular phenomena in chemical engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3120) or instructor's permission.

This course introduces a molecularlevel understanding of topics in modern chemical engineering. It builds upon and validates the concepts presented in the rest of the chemical engineering curriculum via a molecular perspective.

Spring 2017: CHEN E4320
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4320 001/85945 T 1:10pm - 3:40pm
524 Seeley W. Mudd Building
V. Faye McNeill 3 22/75

CHEN E4330 Advanced chemical kinetics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E4230) or instructor's permission.

Complex reactive systems. Catalysis. Heterogeneous systems, with an emphasis on coupled chemical kinetics and transport phenomena. Reactions at interfaces (surfaces, aerosols, bubbles). Reactions in solution.

Spring 2017: CHEN E4330
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4330 001/12567 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Daniel Esposito 3 47/45

CHEN E4400 Chemical process development. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN3443) or equivalent, or instructor's permission.

Process development for new compounds, including fine and specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biologicals and agrochemicals. Experimental strategy and methods for process scale-up from bench to pilot plant. Evaluation of process economics. Hazard and risk evaluation for environmental and industrial hygiene safety. Capture and use of process know-how for process and plant design, regulatory approvals, and technology transfer to first manufacture.

Fall 2017: CHEN E4400
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4400 001/13899 Th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Elias Mattas 3 12/50

CHEN E4410 Environmental control technology. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: (CHEE E3010) or equivalent.

Causes of pollution and effect on life. Legal aspects, OSHA and EPA rules. Pollution at home and at work; radon, fumes, and dust; ventilation, dust collection, carbon adsorption. Fuel and acid gases, smog and dispersion. Treatment of ground, saline, and waste water. Primary and secondary (biological) treatment. Tertiary water treatment with membranes, ion exchange, carbon, and sieves. Solid hazardous waste. Visit New York City wastewater treatment plant.

CHEN E4500 Process and product design I. 4 points.

Lect: 4.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E2100) and (CHEN E4140)

The practical application of chemical engineering principles for the design and economic evaluation of chemical processes and plants. Use of ASPEN Plus for complex material and energy balances of real processes. Students are expected to build on previous coursework to identify creative solutions to two design projects of increasing complexity. Each design project culminates in an oral presentation, and in the case of the second project, a written report.

Fall 2017: CHEN E4500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4500 001/23095 M 1:00pm - 4:00pm
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Robert Bozic, Gregory Hounsell 4 38/60
CHEN 4500 001/23095 W 1:10pm - 2:00pm
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Robert Bozic, Gregory Hounsell 4 38/60

CHEN E4501 Chemical Engineering Process Safety. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Aimed at seniors and graduate students. Provides classroom experience on chemical engineering process safety as well as Safety in Chemical Engineering certification. Process safety and process control emphasized. Application of basic chemical engineering concepts to chemical reactivity hazards, industrial hygiene, risk assessment, inherently safer design, hazard operability analysis, and engineering ethics. Application of safety to full spectrum of chemical engineering operations.

Spring 2017: CHEN E4501
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4501 001/69228 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Robert Bozic 3 31/50

CHEN E4510 Process and product design II. 4 points.

Lect: 4.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E4500)

Students carry out a semester long process or product design course with significant industrial involvement. The project culminates with a formal written design report and a public presentation. Recitation section required. 

CHEN E4540 Energy and process integration. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E4500) or equivalent.

Energy optimization of chemical processes through identification of thermodynamically attainable minimum energy targets. Energy cascade diagrams. Composite curves. Identification of energy saving opportunities. Maximum energy recovery networks. Euler’s Principle. Capital cost targeting. Introduction to combined heat and power site integration.

CHEN E4600 Atmospheric aerosols. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3120) or instructor's permission.

Atmospheric aerosols and their effects on atmospheric composition and climate. Major topics are aerosol sources and properties, field and laboratory techniques for characterization, gas-aerosol interactions, secondary organic aerosols, aerosol direct and indirect effects on climate.

Spring 2017: CHEN E4600
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4600 001/22651 Th 1:10pm - 3:40pm
227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
V. Faye McNeill 3 25/45

CHEN E4610 Chemical product design. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3210) and (CHEM UN3443) or equivalent, or instructor's permission.

Application of chemical and engineering knowledge to the design of new chemical products. Relationships between composition and physical properties. Strategies for achieving desired volumetric, rheological, phase equilibrium, thermal and environmental behavior. Case studies, including separation solvents, blood substitutes, refrigerants, and aircraft deicing fluids.

Spring 2017: CHEN E4610
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4610 001/16098 W 6:10pm - 8:40pm
833 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Kevin Joback 3 37/75

CHEN E4620 Introduction to polymers and soft materials. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: An elementary course in physical chemistry or thermodynamics. Organic chemistry, statistics, calculus and mechanics are helpful, but not essential.

An introduction to the chemistry and physics of soft material systems (polymers, colloids, organized surfactant systems and others), emphasizing the connection between microscopic structure and macroscopic physical properties. To develop an understanding of each system, illustrative experimental studies are discussed along with basic theoretical treatments. High molecular weight organic polymers are discussed first (basic notions, synthesis, properties of single polymer molecules, polymer solution and blend thermodynamics, rubber and gels). Colloidal systems are treated next (dominant forces in colloidal systems, flocculation, preparation and manipulation of colloidal systems) followed by a discussion of self-organizing surfactant systems (architecture of surfactants, miceles and surfactant membranes, phase behavior).

CHEN E4630 Topics in Soft Materials. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Physical chemistry or instructor's permission.

Self-contained treatments of selected topics in soft materials (e.g., polymers, colloids, amphiphiles, liquid crystals, glasses, powders). Topics and instructor may change from year to year. Intended for junior/senior level undergraduates and graduate students in engineering and the physical sciences.

Spring 2017: CHEN E4630
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4630 001/65387 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
524 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Christopher Durning 3 33/45

CHEN E4640 Polymer surfaces and interfaces. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E4620) or instructor's permission.

A fundamental treatment of the thermodynamics and properties relating to polymer surfaces and interfaces. Topics include the characterization of interfaces, theoretical modeling of interfacial thermodynamics and structure, and practical means for surface modification.

CHEN E4645 Inorganic polymers, hybrid materials and gels. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: Organic chemistry

The focus of the first part of the course, taught by Prof. Mark is on the preparation, characterization, and applications of inorganic polymers, with a heavy emphasis on those based on main-group elements. Main topics are characterization methods, polysiloxanes, polysilanes, polyphosphazenes, ferrocene-based polymers, other phosphorous-containing polymers, boron-containing polymers, preceramic inorganic polymers, and inorganic-organic hybrid composites. The focus of the second part of the course, taught by Prof. Koberstein is on gels, both physical and chemical. Topics will include gel chemistry, including epoxies, polyurethanes, polyesters, vinyl esters and hydrogels, as well as theoretical methods used to characterize the gel point and gel properties.

CHEN E4650 Polymer Physics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3110) and (CHEN E3120) and (CHEN E4620)

Senior undergraduate/first-year graduate course on the physics of polymer systems. Topics include scaling behavior of chains under different conditions, mixing thermodynamics, networks and geation, polymer dynamics, including retation and entanglements. Special topics: nanocomposites.

Spring 2017: CHEN E4650
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4650 001/62799 F 10:10am - 12:00pm
227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Sanat Kumar 3 9/45

CHEN E4660 Biochemical Engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3

Prerequisites: (CHEN E4320) or instructor's permission.

Engineering of biochemical and microbiological reaction systems. Kinetics, reactor analysis, and design of batch and continuous fermentation and enzyme processes. Recovery and separations in biochemical engineering systems.

Spring 2017: CHEN E4660
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4660 001/81546 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
825 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Allie Obermeyer 3 20/25
Fall 2017: CHEN E4660
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4660 001/12835 T Th 5:40pm - 6:55pm
227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Allie Obermeyer 3 14/45

CHEN E4680 Soft materials laboratory. 3 points.

Lect/lab: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: Two years of undergraduate science courses and the instructors' permission. Limited to 15 students.

Covers modern characterization methods for soft materials (polymers, complex fluids, biomaterials). Techniques include differential scanning calorimetry, dynamic light scattering, gel permeation chromatography, rheology, and spectroscopic methods. Team-taught by several faculty and open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students. Lab required. 

CHEN E4700 Principles of genomic technologies. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate-level biology, organic chemistry and instructor's permission.

Chemical and physical aspects of genome structure and organization, genetic information flow from DNA to RNA to Protein. Nucleic acid hybridization and sequence complexity of DNA and RNA. Genome mapping and sequencing methods. The engineering of DNA polymerase for DNA sequencing and polymerase chain reaction. Fluorescent DNA sequencing and high-throughput DNA sequencer development. Construction of gene chip and micro array for gene expression analysis. Technology and biochemical approach for functional genomics analysis. Gene discovery and genetics database search method. The application of genetic database for new therapeutics discovery.

Fall 2017: CHEN E4700
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4700 001/12200 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Jingyue Ju 3 13/60

CHEN E4740 Biological transport and rate phenomena II. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3110) or (BIOL UN2005) or (CHEN E3210) or (BMCH E3500) Any two of the prerequisite courses

Analysis of transport and rate phenomena in biological systems and in the design of biomimetic transport-reaction systems for technological and therapeutic applications. Modeling of homogeneous and heterogeneous biochemical reactions. The Bases of biological transport: roles of convection, ordinary diffusion, forced diffusion. Systems where reaction and transport interact strongly. Applications to natural and artificial tissue beds, tumor modeling, controlled release, natural and artificial organ function.

Fall 2017: CHEN E4740
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4740 001/63397 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
545 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Edward Leonard 3 0

CHEN E4760 Genomics sequencing laboratory. 3 points.

Lect: 1. Lab: 2.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate level biology, organic chemistry and instructor's permission.

The chemical, biological and engineering principles involved in the genomics sequencing process will be illustrated throughout the course for engineering students to develop the hands-on skills in conducting genomics research.

CHEN E4780 Quantitative methods in cell biology. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Elementary calculus, physics and biology, or instructor's permission.

Quantitative statistical analysis and mathematical modeling in cell biology for an audience with diverse backgrounds. The course presents quantitative methods needed to analyze complex cell biological experimental data and to interpret the analysis in terms of the underlying cellular mechanisms. Optical and electrical experimental methods to study cells and basic image analysis techniques are described. Methods of statistical analysis of experimental data and techniques to test and compare mathematical models against measured statistical properties will be introduced.  Concepts and techniques of mathematical modeling will be illustrated by applications to mechanosensing in cells, the mechanics of cytokinesis during cell division and synaptic transmission in the nervous system. Image analysis, statistical analysis, and model assessment will be illustrated for these systems.

CHEN E4800 Protein engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E4230) or may be taken concurrently, or the instructors permission.

Fundamental tools and techniques currently used to engineer protein molecules. Methods used to analyze the impact of these alterations on different protein functions with specific emphasis on enzymatic catalysis. Case studies reinforce concepts covered, and demonstrate the wide impact of protein engineering research. Application of basic concepts in the chemical engineering curriculum (reaction kinetics, mathematical modeling, thermodynamics) to specific approaches utilized in protein engineering.

Spring 2017: CHEN E4800
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4800 001/72650 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
524 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Scott Banta 3 10/45

CHEN E4850 Contaminated site cleanup. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Course is aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate students.

Introduces the science fundamentals and the policies and regulations that govern the cleanup of sites contaminated with hazardous materials and discusses the processes used for their treatment and safe disposal. Covers the methods used to investigate the extent of contamination in soil and groundwater and to quantify the impacts on human health and the environment. Uses case studies from current projects to illustrate the application of state-of-the-art technologies used to address different categories of contaminants (metals, volatile organics, semivolatiles) in order to reinforce the concepts covered. Applies basic concepts in the chemical engineering curriculum (such as material balances, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, unit operations, applied chemistry, engineering economics) to specific approaches utilized in characterizing the fate and transport of contaminants and for designing the engineering processes utilized for their treatment. 

Fall 2017: CHEN E4850
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4850 001/72967 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
CHRISTOS D TSIAMIS 3 3/45

CHEN E4890 Biopharmaceuticals, entrepreneurship, and chemical engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: This course is aimed at graduate students of Chemical Engineering.

The class will examine the application of Chemical Engineering fundamentals and entrepreneurship in starting up a biopharmaceutical company and in developing a biopharmaceutical product. This course will serve as a description of the major stages of developing a biopharmaceutical product. Topics presented in this course will include drug discovery, preclinical and clinical development, IP, manufacturing, and regulatory process. In addition, implementation of the lean startup methodology, business valuation, and financial considerations for a biopharmaceutical startup will be offered. Basic topics in the chemical engineering curriculum (reaction kinetics, mathematical modeling, unit operations, thermodynamics), as well as specific topics in developing biopharmaceuticals will be discussed in this course. 

CHEN E4900 Topics in Chemical Engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission

Additional current topics in chemical engineering taught by regular or visiting faculty. Special topics arranged as the need and availability arise. Topics usually offered on a one-time basis. Since the content of this course changes each time it is offered, it may be repeated for credit.

Spring 2017: CHEN E4900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4900 001/96046 T 6:10pm - 8:40pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Daven Henze 3 11/35

CHEN E4999 Fieldwork. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: M.S. student. Course intended only for M.S. students.

Provides work experience on chemical engineering in relevant intern or fieldwork experience as part of their program of study as determined by the instructor. A written report describing their experience and how it relates to the chemical engineering core curriculum is required. Employer feedback on student performance and the quality of the report are the basis of the grade. This course may not be taken for pass/fail or audited. Only 3 points of CHEN E4999 can be credited toward the M.S. degree. Furthermore, students who take CHEN E4999 can use only maximum of 3 points of CHEN E9400 in fulfillment of the M.S. degree. 

Summer 2017: CHEN E4999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4999 001/12646  
3 10
Fall 2017: CHEN E4999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4999 001/20630  
Robert Bozic 3 0/60

CHEN E6050 Advanced electrochemistry. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.

An advanced overview of the fundamentals of electrochemistry, with examples taken from modern applications. An emphasis is placed on mass transfer and scaling phenomena. Principles are reinforced through the development of mathematical models of electrochemical systems.  Course projects will require computer simulations. The course is intended for advanced graduate students, conducting research involving electrochemical technologies.

CHEN E6620 Physical chemistry of macromolecules. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E4620) or instructor's permission.

Modern studies of static and dynamic behavior in macromolecular systems. Topics include single-chain behavior adsorption, solution thermodynamics, the glass transition, diffusion, and viscoelastic behavior. The molecular understanding of experimentally observed phenomena is stressed.

CHEN E8001 M.S. Chemical Engineering Colloquium. 0 points.

Required for all M.S. students in residence in their first semester. Topics related to professional development and the practice of chemical engineering are discussed. No degree credit is granted. This course is not intended for M.S./ Ph.D. students or doctoral students.

CHEN E8100 Topics in biology. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.

This research seminar introduces topics at the forefront of biological research in a format and language accessible to quantitative scientists and engineers lacking biological training.  Conceptual and technical frameworks from both biological and physical science disciplines are utilized. The objective is to reveal to graduate students where potential lies to apply techniques from their own disciplines to address pertinent biological questions in their research. Classes entail reading, criticism and group discussion of research papers and textbook materials providing overviews to various biological areas including: evolution, immune system, development and cell specialization, the cytoskeleton and cell motility, DNA transcription in gene circuits, protein networks, recombinant DNA technology, aging, and gene therapy.

CHEN E9000 Chemical engineering colloquium. 0 points.

0 pts. Col: 1.

All graduate students are required to attend the department colloquium as long as they are in residence. No degree credit is granted.

Spring 2017: CHEN E9000
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 9000 001/16691 T 4:00pm - 5:00pm
644 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Daniel Esposito 0 38/75
Fall 2017: CHEN E9000
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 9000 001/67901  
Daniel Esposito 0 17/60

CHEN E9001 M.S. Chemical Engineering Colloquium. 0 points.

Required for all M.S. students in residence in their first semester. Topics related to professional development and the practice of chemical engineering. No degree credits granted. Intended for M.S./Ph.D. students or doctoral students.

Fall 2017: CHEN E9001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 9001 001/13527  
Robert Bozic 0 1/90

CHEN E9400 Master's research. 1-6 points.

Prescribed for M.S. and Ch.E. candidates; elective for others with the approval of the Department. Degree candidates are required to conduct an investigation of some problem in chemical engineering or applied chemistry and to submit a thesis describing the results of their work. No more than 6 points in this course may be counted for graduate credit, and this credit is contingent upon the submission of an acceptable thesis. The concentration in pharmaceutical engineering requires a 2-point thesis internship.

Spring 2017: CHEN E9400
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 9400 001/20489  
Scott Banta 1-6 3
CHEN 9400 002/13500  
Kyle Bishop 1-6 1
CHEN 9400 003/60996  
Jingguang Chen 1-6 1
CHEN 9400 004/62717  
Christopher Durning 1-6 1
CHEN 9400 005/66961  
Daniel Esposito 1-6 4
CHEN 9400 006/61655  
OLEG GANG 1-6 2
CHEN 9400 007/11783  
Jingyue Ju 1-6 10
CHEN 9400 008/27582  
Jeffrey Koberstein 1-6 0
CHEN 9400 009/27818  
Sanat Kumar 1-6 2
CHEN 9400 010/74432  
Edward Leonard 1-6 4
CHEN 9400 011/63876  
V. Faye McNeill 1-6 0
CHEN 9400 012/17919  
Allie Obermeyer 1-6 2
CHEN 9400 013/23825  
Ben O'Shaughnessy 1-6 1/4
CHEN 9400 014/68817  
Ah-Hyung Alissa Park 1-6 2
CHEN 9400 015/14366  
Venkat Venkatasubramanian 1-6 0
CHEN 9400 016/20599  
Alan West 1-6 2
CHEN 9400 017/16680  
Robert Bozic 1-6 1
CHEN 9400 018/11115  
Michael Burke 1-6 0
Fall 2017: CHEN E9400
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 9400 001/21854  
Scott Banta 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 002/18339  
Kyle Bishop 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 003/19128  
Jingguang Chen 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 004/74812  
Christopher Durning 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 005/11665  
OLEG GANG 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 006/64344  
Daniel Esposito 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 007/72054  
Jingyue Ju 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 008/29053  
Sanat Kumar 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 009/71495  
Edward Leonard 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 010/71849  
V. Faye McNeill 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 011/63706  
Allie Obermeyer 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 012/29478  
Ben O'Shaughnessy 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 013/70614  
Venkat Venkatasubramanian 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 014/67969  
Alan West 1-6 1/10
CHEN 9400 015/22768  
Ah-Hyung Alissa Park 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 016/11900  
Robert Bozic 1-6 0/10

CHEN E9500 Doctoral research. 1-15 points.

Prerequisites: The qualifying examinations for the doctorate. Open only to certified candidates for the Ph.D. and Eng.Sc.D. degrees.

Doctoral candidates in chemical engineering are required to make an original investigation of a problem in chemical engineering or applied chemistry, the results of which are presented in their dissertations. No more than 15 points of credit toward the degree may be granted when the dissertation is accepted by the department.

Spring 2017: CHEN E9500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 9500 001/62084  
Scott Banta 1-15 0
CHEN 9500 002/19428  
Kyle Bishop 1-15 3
CHEN 9500 003/70177  
Jingguang Chen 1-15 5
CHEN 9500 004/21875  
Christopher Durning 1-15 0
CHEN 9500 005/27253  
Daniel Esposito 1-15 3
CHEN 9500 006/67888  
OLEG GANG 1-15 0
CHEN 9500 007/71069  
Jingyue Ju 1-15 0
CHEN 9500 008/66443  
Jeffrey Koberstein 1-15 2
CHEN 9500 009/68603  
Sanat Kumar 1-15 5
CHEN 9500 010/75647  
Edward Leonard 1-15 0
CHEN 9500 011/23152  
V. Faye McNeill 1-15 1
CHEN 9500 012/71755  
Allie Obermeyer 1-15 0
CHEN 9500 013/13996  
Ben O'Shaughnessy 1-15 0
CHEN 9500 014/11564  
Ah-Hyung Alissa Park 1-15 1
CHEN 9500 015/25354  
Venkat Venkatasubramanian 1-15 1
CHEN 9500 016/23797  
Alan West 1-15 2
CHEN 9500 017/11767  
Michael Burke 1-15 0
Fall 2017: CHEN E9500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 9500 001/10317  
Scott Banta 1-15 0/10
CHEN 9500 002/28048  
Kyle Bishop 1-15 1/10
CHEN 9500 003/18979  
Jingguang Chen 1-15 2/10
CHEN 9500 004/62661  
Christopher Durning 1-15 0/10
CHEN 9500 005/21402  
OLEG GANG 1-15 0/10
CHEN 9500 006/11678  
Daniel Esposito 1-15 0/10
CHEN 9500 007/19730  
Jingyue Ju 1-15 0/10
CHEN 9500 008/64748  
Sanat Kumar 1-15 2/10
CHEN 9500 009/68000  
Edward Leonard 1-15 0/10
CHEN 9500 010/65295  
V. Faye McNeill 1-15 1/10
CHEN 9500 011/27312  
Allie Obermeyer 1-15 0/10
CHEN 9500 012/74535  
Ben O'Shaughnessy 1-15 0/10
CHEN 9500 013/15313  
Venkat Venkatasubramanian 1-15 0/10
CHEN 9500 014/18347  
Alan West 1-15 0/10
CHEN 9500 015/69348  
Ah-Hyung Alissa Park 1-15 1/10

CHEN E9600 Advanced Research Problems. 2-10 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: Recommendation of the professor concerned and approval of the master's research department.

For postdoctoral students and other qualified special students who wish to pursue research under the guidance of members of the department. Not open to undergraduates or to candidates for the degrees of Ch.E., M.S., Ph.D., or Eng.Sc.D.

CHEN E9800 Doctoral research instruction. 0 points.

3, 6, 9 or 12 pts.

A candidate for the Eng.Sc.D. degree in chemical engineering must register for 12 points of doctoral research instruction. Registration in CHEN E9800 may not be used to satisfy the minimum residence requirement for the degree.

CHEN E9900 Doctoral dissertation. 0 points.

0 pts.

Open only to certified doctoral candidates. A candidate for the doctorate in chemical engineering may be required to register for this course in every term after the student's course work has been completed, and until the dissertation has been accepted.

CHOR E4690 Managing systemic risk in complex systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E4300) or equivalent, or instructor's permission.

Course will introduce systems engineering concepts and tool such as digraphs, faults trees, probabilistic risk assessment, HAZOP, FMEA, etc., for modeling enterprise-wide risk in complex systems. Important industrial accidents will be discussed a case studies. 

GRAP E2005 Computer-aided engineering graphics. 3 points.

Lect: 1.5. Lab: 2.5.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MATH UN1101)

Basic concepts needed to prepare and understand engineering drawings and computer-aided representations: preparation of sketches and drawings, preparation and transmission of graphic information. Lectures and demonstrations, hands-on computer-aided graphics laboratory work. Term project.