EAEE E2002 Alternative energy resources. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Unconventional, alternative energy resources. Technological options and their role in the world energy markets. Comparison of conventional and unconventional, renewable and non-renewable energy resources and analysis of the consequences of various technological choices and constraints. Economic considerations, energy availability, and the environmental consequences of large-scale, widespread use of each particular technology. Introduction to carbon dioxide capture and carbon dioxide disposal as a means of sustaining the fossil fuel option.

EAEE E2100 A better planet by design. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Introduction to design for a sustainable planet. Scientific understanding of the challenges. Innovative technologies for water, energy, food, materials provision. Multiscale modeling and conceptual framework for understanding environmental, resource, human, ecological and economic impacts and design performance evaluation. Focus on the linkages between planetary, regional and urban water, energy, mineral, food, climate, economic and ecological cycles. Solution strategies for developed and developing country settings.

Fall 2017: EAEE E2100
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 2100 001/64756 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Upmanu Lall, Yin Yip Ngai 3 20/48

EAEE E3101 Earth resource production systems. 3 points.

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

Technologies and equipment common to a wide range of surface and subsurface engineering activities: mine reclamation, hazardous waste remediation, discovering and operating surface and underground mines, detection and removal of hidden underground objects, waste disposal, dredging and harbor rehabilitation, and tunneling for transportation or water distribution systems. These methods and equipment are examined as they apply across the spectrum from mining to environmental engineering projects. The aim is to provide a broad background for earth and environmental engineers in careers involving minerals and industrial, large-scale environmental projects.

EAEE E3103 Energy, minerals and materials systems. 3 points.

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

Prerequisites: (MSAE E3111) or (MECE E3301) and (ENME E3161) or (MECE E3100) or equivalent.
Corequisites: MSAE E3111,MECE E3301,ENME E3161,MECE E3100

Overview of energy resources, resource management from extraction and processing to recycling and final disposal of wastes. Resources availability and resource processing in the context of the global natural and anthropogenic material cycles; thermodynamic and chemical conditions including nonequilibrium effects that shape the resource base; extractive technologies and their impact on the environment and the biogeochemical cycles; chemical extraction from mineral ores, and metallurgical processes for extraction of metals. In analogy to metallurgical processing, power generation and the refining of fuels are treated as extraction and refining processes. Large scale of power generation and a discussion of its impact on the global biogeochemical cycles.                                                

Fall 2017: EAEE E3103
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 3103 001/72651 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
834 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Ah-Hyung Alissa Park 3 28/40

EAEE E3112 Introduction to rock mechanics. 3 points.

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

Prerequisites: (EAEE E3101) and (ENME E3111) or equivalent.

Rock as an engineering material, geometry and strength of rock joints, geotechnical classification of rock masses, strength and failure of rock, field investigations prior to excavation in rock, rock reinforcement, analysis and support of rock slopes and tunnels, and case histories.

EAEE E3185 Summer fieldwork for earth and environmental engineers. 0.5 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Undergraduates in Earth and Environmental Engineering may spend up to 3 weeks in the field under staff direction. The course consists of mine, landfill, plant, and major excavation site visits and brief instruction of surveying methods. A final report is required.

EAEE E3200 Applied transport and chemical rate phenomena. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (APMA E2101)

Fluid statics. Basics of flow analysis. Dimensional analysis. Pipe flow. Fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer. Effect of velocity, temperature, and concentration gradients and material properties on fluid flow, heat and mass transfer. Applications to environmental engineering problems.

Fall 2017: EAEE E3200
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 3200 001/27947 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
222 Pupin Laboratories
Xi Chen 3 27

EAEE E3221 Environmental geophysics. 3 points.

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

Introduction to applied and environmental geophysics methods. Overview of principles of geophysics, geophysical methods and techniques (seismic, ground penetrating radar, resistivity, frequency em, and magnetics), and theory and practical aspects of data processing and inversion. Examination of geophysical case studies for engineering and environmental purposes.

EAEE E3800 Earth and environmental engineering laboratory I. 2 points.

Lect: 1. Lab: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEE E3010)
Corequisites: CIEE E3255

Experiments on fundamental aspects of Earth and environmental engineering with emphasis on the applications of chemistry, biology and thermodynamics to environmental processes: energy generation, analysis and purification of water, environmental biology, and biochemical treatment of wastes. Students will learn the laboratory procedures and use analytical equipment firsthand, hence demonstrating experimentally the theoretical concepts learned in class.

Spring 2017: EAEE E3800
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 3800 001/70393  
Robert Farrauto 2 17/17

EAEE E3801 Earth and environmental engineering laboratory II. 2 points.

Lect: 1. Lab: 3.

Prerequisites: (EAEE E3800)
Corequisites: EAEE E4003

A continuation of EAEE E3800, with emphasis on the principles underlying water analysis for inorganic, organic, and bacterial contaminants. Lab required.

Fall 2017: EAEE E3801
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 3801 001/72831 M W 4:10pm - 5:10pm
253 Engineering Terrace
Robert Farrauto 2 17/20

EAEE E3900 Undergraduate research in Earth and environmental engineering. 0 points.

0-3 pts. Directed study.

This course may be repeated for credit, but no more than 3 points of this course may be counted towards the satisfaction of the B. S. degree requirements. Candidates for the B.S. degree may conduct an investigation in Earth and Environmental Engineering, or carry out a special project under the supervision of EAEE faculty. Credit for the course is contingent on the submission of an acceptable thesis or final report. This course cannot substitute for the Undergraduate design project (EAEE E3999x or EAEE E3999y)

Spring 2017: EAEE E3900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 3900 001/28840  
Kartik Chandran 0 1
EAEE 3900 002/69898  
Xi Chen 0 0
EAEE 3900 003/65416  
Paul Duby 0 0
EAEE 3900 004/26829  
Robert Farrauto 0 1
EAEE 3900 005/71178  
Vasilis Fthenakis 0 0
EAEE 3900 006/66587  
Pierre Gentine 0 0
EAEE 3900 008/73001  
Upmanu Lall 0 0
EAEE 3900 009/22352  
Wade McGillis 0 0
EAEE 3900 010/26570  
Ah-Hyung Alissa Park 0 0
EAEE 3900 011/20052  
Peter Schlosser 0 0
EAEE 3900 012/15561  
Ponisseril Somasundaran 0 0
EAEE 3900 013/25079  
Nickolas Themelis 0 1
EAEE 3900 014/17885  
Yin Yip Ngai 0 2
EAEE 3900 015/72870  
Alan West 0 0
Fall 2017: EAEE E3900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 3900 001/22451  
Kartik Chandran 0 0/20
EAEE 3900 002/77753  
Xi Chen 0 0
EAEE 3900 003/29084  
Paul Duby 0 0
EAEE 3900 004/66949  
Robert Farrauto 0 2
EAEE 3900 005/13050  
Vasilis Fthenakis 0 0
EAEE 3900 006/14537  
Pierre Gentine 0 0
EAEE 3900 007/13619  
Alan West 0 1
EAEE 3900 008/60089  
Upmanu Lall 0 0
EAEE 3900 009/21090  
Ah-Hyung Alissa Park 0 0
EAEE 3900 010/60990  
Peter Schlosser 0 0
EAEE 3900 011/64524  
Ponisseril Somasundaran 0 0
EAEE 3900 012/76689  
Nickolas Themelis 0 0
EAEE 3900 013/74351  
Yin Yip Ngai 0 3

EAEE E3901 Environmental microbiology. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1404) or equivalent.

Fundamentals of microbiology, genetics and molecular biology, principles of microbial nutrition, energetics and kinetics, application of novel and state-of-the-art techniques in monitoring the structure and function of microbial communities in the environment, engineered processes for biochemical waste treatment and bioremediation, microorganisms and public health, global microbial elemental cycles.

Spring 2017: EAEE E3901
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 3901 001/17348 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
545 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Kartik Chandran 3 22/40

EAEE E3998 Undergraduate design project. 2 points.

2 pts. (each semeseter). Lect: 1. Lab: 2.

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Students must enroll for both 3998x and 3999y during their senior year. Selection of an actual problem in Earth and environmental engineering, and design of an engineering solution including technical, economic, environmental, ethical, health and safety, social issues. Use of software for design, visualization, economic analysis, and report preparation. Students may work in teams. Presentation of results in a formal report and public presentation.

Fall 2017: EAEE E3998
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 3998 001/60635 F 10:10am - 12:55pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Robert Farrauto 2 15/25

EAEE E3999 Undergraduate design project. 2 points.

2 pts. (each semeseter). Lect: 1. Lab: 2.

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Students must enroll for both 3998x and 3999y during their senior year. Selection of an actual problem in Earth and environmental engineering, and design of an engineering solution including technical, economic, environmental, ethical, health and safety, social issues. Use of software for design, visualization, economic analysis, and report preparation. Students may work in teams. Presentation of results in a formal report and public presentation.

Spring 2017: EAEE E3999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 3999 001/12215  
Robert Farrauto 2 11

EAEE E4001 Industrial ecology of earth resources. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Industrial ecology examines how to reconfigure industrial activities so as to minimize the adverse environmental and material resource effects on the planet. Engineering applications of methodology of industrial ecology in the analysis of current processes and products and the selection or design of environmentally superior alternatives. Home assignments of illustrative quantitative problems.

Spring 2017: EAEE E4001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 4001 001/70756 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
825 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Christoph Meinrenken 3 38/50
Fall 2017: EAEE E4001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 4001 001/65812 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Xi Chen 3 45/50

EAEE E4003 Introduction to aquatic chemistry. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEE E3010)

Principles of physical chemistry applied to equilibria and kinetics of aqueous solutions in contact with minerals and anthropogenic residues. The scientific background for addressing problems of aqueous pollution, water treatment, and sustainable production of materials with minimum environmental impact. Hydrolysis, oxidation-reduction, complex formation, dissolution and precipitation, predominance diagrams; examples of natural water systems, processes for water treatment and for the production of inorganic materials from minerals.

Fall 2017: EAEE E4003
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 4003 001/15236 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
214 Pupin Laboratories
Yin Yip Ngai 3 40/60

EAEE E4004 Physical processing and recovery of solids. 3 points.

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

Generalized treatment of processes for solids separation. Applications to materials processing and handling; mining; solid waste, recycling, and resource recovery; construction materials and debris; scrap materials, yard and park wastes.  Economic considerations and context. Relevant materials properties and bulk materials analyses. Process system flow-sheets and analysis. Solid/solid, solid/liquid, and solid/gas separation process.  Liberation, concentration, and auxiliary processes. Design of separation machines: types and intensities of force involved; scaling-up factors. Laboratory demonstrations and a field trip will be included.

EAEE E4005 Near-surface engineering geophysics. 3 points.

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

Geophysical methods as applicable to engineering problems. Principles of geophysics and noninvasive imaging techniques (inversion technology) and benefits and pitfalls of geophysics vs. direct imaging methods. Discussion of theory of each method. Discussion of data acquisition, processing and interpretation for each method. Treatment of several case studies. Class-wide planning and execution of small-scale geophysical survey.

EAEE E4006 Field methods for environmental engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 1.5. Lab: 2.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3161) or equivalent or instructor's permission.

Principles and methods for designing, building and testing systems to sense the environment. Monitoring the atmosphere, water bodies and boundary interfaces between the two. Sensor systems for monitoring heat and mass flows, chemicals, and biota. Measurements of velocity, temperature, flux and concentration in the field. The class will involve planning and execution of a study to sense a local environmental system.

Spring 2017: EAEE E4006
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 4006 001/61500 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Wade McGillis 3 21/24

EAEE E4007 Environmental geophysics field studies. 3 points.

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

Application of geophysical methods to noninvasive assessment of the near surface. First part consists of series of two-hour lectures of physics and math involved in instrumental methods and data acquisition and processing. In the field (nine field days) students plan surveys; collect and analyze geophysical data in teams; learn how to integrate geophysical data with invasive data, hydrological, geological, engineering, and contaminant transport models; and develop a comprehensive and justifiable model of the subsurface. Geophysical methods include GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar), conductivity, and magnetic and seismic methods. Field applications include infrastructure/environmental assessment, archeological studies, and high resolution geology.

EAEE E4009 Geographic information systems (GIS) for resource, environmental and infrastructure management. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.

Basic concepts of geomatics, spatial data representation and organization, and analytical tools that comprise GIS are introduced and applied to a variety of problems including watershed protection, environmental risk assessment, material mass balance, flooding, asset management, and emergency response to natural or man-made hazards. Technical content includes geography and map projections, spatial statistics, database design and use, interpolation and visualization of spatial surfaces and volumes from irregularly spaced data, and decision analysis in an applied setting. Taught in a laboratory setting using ArcGIS. Access to New York City and other standard databases. Term projects emphasize information synthesis towards the solution of a specific problem.

Spring 2017: EAEE E4009
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 4009 001/22382 M 7:10pm - 8:25pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Yuri Gorokhovich 3 28/30
EAEE 4009 B01/64094 M W 8:40pm - 9:55pm
282 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Yuri Gorokhovich 3 5/10

EAEE E4010 Remote sensing and environmental change. 3 points.

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

Prerequisites: (EAEE E4009) or (EESC GU4050) or instructor permission.

Practical and theoretical foundations for the application of remote sensing techniques to identification and monitoring of environmental change. Designing and applying spectral indices for assessment and monitoring, time series analysis of remote sensing data for analyzing environmental problems. Discussions of published literature relevant to the central topic covered in class. Analysis of remote sensing data using IRI data library.

EAEE E4011 Industrial ecology for manufacturing. 3 points.

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

Prerequisites: (EAEE E4001) or instructor's permission.

Application of industrial ecology to Design for Environment (DFE) of processes and products using environmental indices of resources consumption and pollution loads.  Introduction of methodology for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of manufactured products. Analysis of several DFE and LCA case studies. Term project required on use of DFE/LCA on a specific product/process: (a) product design complete with materials and process selection, energy consumption, and waste loadings; (b) LCA of an existing industrial or consumer product using a commercially established method.

EAEE E4150 Air pollution prevention and control. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Adverse effects of air pollution, sources and transport media, monitoring and modeling of air quality, collection and treatment techniques, pollution prevention through waste minimalization and clean technologies, laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines.

Spring 2017: EAEE E4150
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 4150 001/11241 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
834 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Vasilis Fthenakis 3 25/35

EAEE E4160 Solid and hazardous waste management. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Generation, composition, collection, transport, storage and disposal of solid and hazardous waste. Impact on the environment and public health. Government regulations. Recycling and resource recovery.

Spring 2017: EAEE E4160
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 4160 001/67838 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
1024 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Ponisseril Somasundaran 3 23/40

EAEE E4190 Photovoltaic systems engineering and sustainability. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Senior standing or instructor's permission

A systems approach for intermittent renewable energy involving the study of resources, generation, demand, storage, transmission, economics and politic. Study of current and emerging photovoltaic technologies, with focus on basic sustainability metrics (e.g., cost, resource availability, and life-cycle environmental impacts). The status and potential of 1st and 2nd generation photovoltaic technologies (e.g., crystalline and amorphous Si, CdTe, CIGS) and emerging 3rd generation ones. Storage options to overcome the intermittency constraint. Large scales of renewable energy technologies and plug-in hybrid electric cars.

Fall 2017: EAEE E4190
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 4190 001/21168 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
644 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Vasilis Fthenakis 3 29/50

EAEE E4200 Production of inorganic materials. 3 points.

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

Prerequisites: (CHEE E3010) or equivalent.

Production and recycling of inorganic materials in aqueous and high temperature systems. Industrial and environmental applications of hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy, and electrometallurgy. Reactor systems for, e.g., leaching, precipitation, and solvent extraction, bath and flash smelting reactors, rotary kilns, and fluid bed reactors. Thermodynamic and kinetic factors and materials/energy balances involved in the design and performance of such reactors in typical applications.

EAEE E4210 Thermal treatment of waste and biomass materials. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEE E3010) or equivalent or instructor's permission.

Origins, quantities generated, and characterization of solid wastes. Chemical and physical phenomena in the combustion or gasification of wastes. Application of thermal conversion technologies, ranging from combustion to gasification and pyrolysis. Quantitative description of the dominant waste to energy processes used worldwide, including feedstock preparation, moving grate and fluid bed combustion, heat transfer from combustion gases to steam, mitigation of high temperature corrosion, electricity generation, district heating, metal recovery, emission control, and beneficial use of ash residues.

Fall 2017: EAEE E4210
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 4210 001/26435 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
524 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Athanasios Bourtsalas 3 14/50

EAEE E4241 Solids handling and transport systems. 3 points.

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

Analysis and design of transportation systems for bulk solids in tunnels, mines, and large excavations. Design of hoisting, cable transport, rail and trackless haulage systems, conveyor belts, selection of loaders, excavators, off-highway trucks, and draglines for large excavations.

EAEE E4255 River and coastal hydrodynamics. 3 points.

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

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3110) or (ENME E3161) or equivalent.

Dynamics of flow and waves in rivers and coastal settings, with applications to flooding and mixing of saline and fresh waters, sediment transport. Integrative hydrodynamics modeling experience using numerical and analytical tools applied to complex real world setting, including concerns of anthropogenic change in rivers and estuaries and sea level fluctuations at the river-estuary boundary.

EAEE E4257 Environmental data analysis and modeling. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (SIEO W3600) or (STAT GU4001) or

Statistical methods for the analysis of the space and time structure in environmental data. Application to problems of climate variation and change; hydrology; air, water and soil pollution dynamics; disease propagation; ecological change; and resource assessment. Applications are developed using the ArcView Geographical Information System (GIS), integrated with currently available statistical packages. Team projects that lead to publication-quality analyses of data in various environmental fields of interest. An interdisciplinary perspective is emphasized in this applications-oriented class.

EAEE E4300 Introduction to carbon management. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate level mathematics and science, or instructor's permission.

Introduction to natural and anthropogenic carbon cycle, and carbon & climate. Rationale and need to manage carbon and tools with which to do so (basic science, psychology, economics and policy background, negotiations & society; emphasis on interdisciplinary and inter-dependent approach). Simple carbon emission model to estimate the impacts of a specific intervention with regards to national, per capita and global emissions. Student-led case studies (e.g., reforestation, biofuels, CCS, efficiency, alternative energy) to illustrate necessary systems approach required to tackle global challenges.

Spring 2017: EAEE E4300
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 4300 001/22857 T Th 5:40pm - 7:10pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Peter Schlosser, Victor Der 3 16/30
Fall 2017: EAEE E4300
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 4300 001/74177 T Th 5:40pm - 6:55pm
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Peter Schlosser 3 19/50

EAEE E4301 Carbon storage. 3 points.

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

Prerequisites: Undergraduate level mathematics and science, or instructor's permission.

Major technologies to capture carbon dioxide via new or retro-fitted power plant designs, during industrial processes, and from ambient air. In addition to basic science and engineering challenges of each technology, full spectrum of economic, environmental, regulatory, and political/policy aspects, and their implication for regional and global carbon management strategies of the future. Combination of lectures, class debates and breakout groups, student presentations, and independent final projects.

EAEE E4302 Carbon capture. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate level math and science or instructor's permission.

Major technologies to store carbon dioxide, geological, ocean, and in the carbon chemical pool. Carbon dioxide transport technologies also covered. In addition to basic science and engineering challenges of each technology, full spectrum of economic, environmental, regulatory, and political/policy aspects, and their implication for regional and global carbon management strategies of the future. Combination of lectures, class debates and breakout groups, student presentations, and independent final projects.

Fall 2017: EAEE E4302
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 4302 001/66887 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Klaus Lackner 3 17/30

EAEE E4303 Carbon measurement and monitoring. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate level math and science or instructor permission.

Sources of various GHGs (whether fossil/industrial or biogenic), their chemical behavior, interactions, and global warming potential once airborne; available measurement, monitoring, and detection technologies to track gas emissions, including leakage from storage sites. Carbon accounting and reporting methodologies such as life cycle analysis, and corporate carbon footprinting. In addition to basic science and engineering challenges of each technology, full spectrum of economic, environmental, regulatory, and political/policy aspects, and their implication for regional and global carbon management strategies of the future. Combination of lectures, class debates and breakout groups, student presentations, and independent final projects.

EAEE E4304 Closing the carbon cycle. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Calculus, basic inorganic chemistry and basic physics including thermodynamics or permission of the instructor.

Introduction to complex systems, their impact on our understanding and predictability of the carbon cycle , the use of systems analysis and modeling tools, as well as Bayesian statistics and decision theory for evaluating various solutions to close the carbon cycle, a detailed examination of the geochemical carbon cycle, major conceptual models that couple its changes to climate change, analysis of the anthropogenic carbon sources and sinks and role of carbon in energy production, closing the carbon cycle impacts on energy security, economic development and climate change protection, analysis of solutions to close the carbon cycle.

EAEE E4305 Carbon Utilization and Conversion. 3 points.

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

Prerequisites: Undergraduate level thermodynamics or instructor’s permission.

Introduction to various CO2 utilization and conversion technologies that can reduce the overall carbon footprint of commodity chemicals and materials. The fundamentals of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, reaction kinetics, catalysis and reactor design will be discussed using technological examples such as enhanced oil recovery, shale fracking, photo and electro-chemical conversion of CO2 to chemical and fuels, and the formation of solid carbonates and their various uses. Life cycle analyses of potential products and utilization schemes will also be discussed as well as the use of renewable energy for CO2 conversion.

Spring 2017: EAEE E4305
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 4305 001/91247 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Ah-Hyung Alissa Park 3 9

EAEE E4350 Planning and management of urban hydrologic systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3161) or equivalent.

Introduction to runoff and drainage systems in an urban setting, including hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, flow and water quality monitoring, common regulatory issues, and mathematical modeling. Applications to problems of climate variation, land use changes, infrastructure operation and receiving water quality, developed using statistical packages, public-domain models, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Team projects that can lead to publication quality analyses in relevant fields of interest. Emphasis on the unique technical, regulatory, fiscal, policy, and other interdisciplinary issues that pose a challenge to effective planning and management of urban hydrologic systems.

Fall 2017: EAEE E4350
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 4350 001/64819 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Eric Rosenberg 3 19/30

EAEE E4361 Economics of earth resource industries. 3 points.

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

Prerequisites: (EAEE E3103) or instructor's permission.

Definition of terms. Survey of Earth resource industries: resources, reserves, production, global trade, consumption of mineral commodities and fuels. Economics of recycling and substitution. Methods of project evaluation: estimation of operating costs and capital requirements, project feasibility, risk assessment, and environmental compliance. Cost estimation for reclamation/remediation projects. Financing of reclamation costs at abandoned mine sites and waste-disposal post-closure liability.

EAEE E4550 Catalysis for emissions control. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: One year of general college chemistry.

Fundamentals of heterogeneous catalysis including modern catalytic preparation techniques. Analysis and design of catalytic emissions control systems. Introduction to current industrial catalytic solutions for controlling gaseous emissions. Introduction to future catalytically enabled control technologies.

Fall 2017: EAEE E4550
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 4550 001/76229 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
313 Fayerweather
Robert Farrauto 3 39/80

EAEE E4901 Environmental microbiology. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Basic microbiological principles; microbial metabolism; identification and interactions of microbial populations responsible for the biotransformation of pollutants; mathematical modeling of microbially mediated processes; biotechnology and engineering applications using microbial systems for pollution control.

Spring 2017: EAEE E4901
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 4901 001/15056 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
545 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Kartik Chandran 3 10/40

EAEE E4950 Environmental biochemical processes. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (EAEE E4901) and (EAEE E4003) and (CIEE E4252) or instructor's approval.

Qualitative and quantitative considerations in engineered environmental biochemical processes. Characterization of multiple microbial reactions in a community and techniques for determining associated kinetic and stoichiometric parameters. Engineering design of several bioreactor configurations employed for biochemical waste treatment. Mathematical modeling of engineered biological reactors using state-of-the-art simulation packages.

Fall 2017: EAEE E4950
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 4950 001/71158 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
1024 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Kartik Chandran 3 9/30

EAEE E4951 Engineering systems for water treatment and re-use. 3 points.

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

Prerequisites: (CIEE E4163) and (EAEE E3901) or instructor's permission.

Application of fundamental principles to designing water treatment and reuse plants. Development of process designs for a potable water treatment plant, a biological wastewater treatment plant, or a water reclamation and reuse facility by students working in teams. Student work in evaluation of water quality and pilot plant data, screening process alternatives, conducting regulatory reviews and recommending a process for implementation, supported by engineering drawings and capital operating costs. Periodic oral progress reports and a full engineering report are required. Presentations by practicing engineers, utility personnel, and regulators; and field trips to water, wastewater, and water reuse facilities.

EAEE E4980 Urban environmental technology and policy. 3 points.

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

Progress of urban pollution engineering via contaminant abatement technology, government policy, and public action in urban pollution. Pollutant impact on modern urban environmental quality, natural resources, and government, municipal, and social planning and management programs. Strong emphasis on current and twentieth-century waste management in New York City.

EAEE E4999 Fieldwork. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Instructor's written permission.

Only EAEE graduate students who need relevant off-campus work experience as part of their program of study as determined by the instructor. Written application must be made prior to registration outlining proposed study program. Final reports required. This course may not be taken for pass/ fail credit or audited. International students must also consult with the International Students and Scholars Office.

Spring 2017: EAEE E4999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 4999 001/71746  
Athanasios Bourtsalas 1 2
Summer 2017: EAEE E4999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 4999 001/92796  
Robert Farrauto, Pierre Gentine 1 5
Fall 2017: EAEE E4999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 4999 001/14330  
1 3

EAEE E6132 Numerical methods in geomechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (EAEE E3112) and (CIEN E4241) or instructor's permission.

A detailed survey of numerical methods used in geomechanics, emphasizing the Finite Element Method (FEM). Review of the behavior of geological materials. Water and heat flow problems. FEM techniques for solving nonlinear problems, and simulating incremental excavation and loading on the surface and underground.

Spring 2017: EAEE E6132
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 6132 001/62437 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Xi Chen 3 5/14

EAEE E6140 Environmental physicochemical processes. 3 points.

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

Prerequisites: (CIEE E4252) and (CIEE E4163) or the equivalent, or the instructor's permission.

Fundamentals and applications of key physicochemical processes relevant to water quality engineering (such as water treatment, waste water treatment/reuse/recycling, desalination) and the natural environment (e.g., lakes, rivers, groundwater). 

EAEE E6150 Industrial catalysis. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (EAEE E4550) or equivalent, or instructor's permission.

Fundamental principles of kinetics, characterization and preparation of catalysts for production of petroleum products for conventional transportation fuels, specialty chemicals, polymers, food products, hydrogen and fuel cells and the application of catalysis in biomass conversion to fuel. Update of the ever changing demands and challenges in environmental applications, focusing on advanced catalytic applications as described in modern literature and patents.  

Spring 2017: EAEE E6150
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 6150 001/76262 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
414 Pupin Laboratories
Robert Farrauto 3 10/50

EAEE E6151 Applied geophysics. 3 points.

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

Potential field data, prospecting, wave equations. Huygens' principle, Green's functions, Kirchoff equation, WKB approximation, ray tracing. Wave propagation, parameters. Computer applications. Wavelet processing, filters and seismic data. Stratified Earth model, seismic processing and profiling. Radon transform and Fourier migration. Multidimensional geological interpretation.

EAEE E6200 Theory and applications of extreme value statistics in engineering and earth sciences. 3 points.

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

Prerequisites: (STAT GR5204) or equivalent background in probability and statistical inference, or instructor's permission.

Introduction of fundamental concepts in extreme value statistics. The exact and asymptotic theory of extremes. Development of statistical methodology for estimating the parameters of asymptotic extremal distributions from experimental data. Examples of applications of extreme value statistics to regional and global earthquake forecasting, laboratory testing of rocks and metals, fatigue failure, floods, droughts, extreme wind velocities, and rainfalls.

EAEE E6208 Combustion chemistry and processes. 3 points.

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

Prerequisites: (EAEE E3200) or equivalent or instructor's permission.

The fundamentals of combustion phenomena and the intrinsic chemistry of combustion processes. The theory of the essential combustion processes such as ignition, sustained reaction, stability and flame quenching. Processes that govern reactant consumption and product formation, in particular by-products that are formed that result in pollutant emissions, and the impacts and implications that combustion has locally and globally on the environment. Detailed examination of the entire range of combustion systems from diffusion flame processes to current developing technologies including millisecond catalytic combustion processes, noncarbon fueled combustion, fuel cells and plasma combustion.

EAEE E6210 Quantitative environmental risk analysis. 3 points.

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

Prerequisites: (EAEE E3101) and (STAT GU4001) or equivalent.

Comprises the tools necessary for technical professionals to produce meaningful risk analyses. Review of relevant probability and statistics; incorporation of probability in facility failure analysis. Availability, assessment, and incorporation of risk-related data. Contaminant transport to exposed individuals; uptake, morbidity, and mortality. Computational tools necessary to risk modeling. Use and applicability of resulting measurements of risk, and their use in public policy and regulation.

EAEE E6212 Carbon sequestration. 3 points.

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

Prerequisites: (EAEE E3200) or equivalent or instructor's permission.

New technologies for capturing carbon dioxide and disposing of it away from the atmosphere. Detailed discussion of the extent of the human modifications to the natural carbon cycle, the motivation and scope of future carbon management strategies and the role of carbon sequestration. Introduction of several carbon sequestration technologies that allow for the capture and permanent disposal of carbon dioxide. Engineering issues in their implementation, economic impacts, and the environmental issues raised by the various methods.

EAEE E6220 Remedial and corrective action. 3 points.

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

Prerequisites: (EAEE E4160) or equivalent.

Integrates the engineering aspects of cleanup of hazardous materials in the environment. Site assessment/investigation. Site closure, containment, and control techniques and technologies. Techniques used to treat hazardous materials in the environment, in situ and removal for treatment, focusing on those aspects that are unique to the application of those technologies in an uncontrolled natural environment. Management, safety, and training issues.

EAEE E6228 Theory of flotation. 3 points.

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

Prerequisites: (CHEE E4252) or instructor's permission.

A detailed study of the physicochemical principles of the flotation process.

EAEE E6240 Physical hydrology. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Engineering hydrology or the equivalent

Spatial/temporal dynamics of the hydrologic cycle and its interactions with landforms and vegetation. Hydroclimatology at regional to planetary scales, focusing on mechanisms of organization and variation of water fluxes as a function of season, location, reservoir (ocean, atmosphere, land), and time scale. Land-atmosphere interaction and the role of vegetation and soil moisture. Topography as an organizing principle for land water fluxes. Geomorphology and the evolution of river networks. Sedimentation, erosion and hill slope hydrology. Dynamics of water movement over land, in rivers and in the subsurface, with an emphasis on modeling interfaces. Integrated models and the scale problem. Emphasis on data-based spatial/temporal modeling and exploration of outstanding theoretical challenges.

Fall 2017: EAEE E6240
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 6240 001/77588 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
545 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Pierre Gentine 3 25/40

EAEE E6255 Methods and applications of analytical decision making in mineral industries. 3 points.

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

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.

Advanced study of decision-making problems with critical survey and applications of quantitative decision-making techniques in mineral industries. Systematic development of methods of the formulation, analysis, and resolution of these problems.

EAEE E6256 Methods and applications of analytical decision making in mineral industries. 3 points.

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

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.

Advanced study of decision-making problems with critical survey and applications of quantitative decision-making techniques in mineral industries. Systematic development of methods of the formulation, analysis, and resolution of these problems.

EAEE E8229 Selected topics in processing minerals and wastes. 3 points.

Lect: 2. Lab: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: (CHEE E4252) or instructor's permission.

Critical discussion of current research topics and publications in the area of flotation, flocculation, and other mineral processing techniques, particularly mechanisms of adsorption, interactions of particles in solution, thinning of liquid films, and optimization techniques.

EAEE E8231 Selected topics in hydro- and electrometallurgy. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (EAEE E4003) and (CHEE E4050) or instructor's permission.

Review of current research and literature in the field of hydrometallurgy, electrometallurgy, and corrosion. Topics will be selected by the instructor to illustrate the application of thermodynamics and rate phenomena to the design and control of electrochemical engineering processes.

EAEE E8233 Research topics in particle processing. 0 points.

Emergent findings in the interactions of particles with reagents and solutions, especially inorganics, surfactants, and polymers in solution, and their role in grinding, flotation, agglomeration, filtration, enhanced oil recovery, and other mineral processing operations.

Fall 2017: EAEE E8233
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 8233 001/13441 F 12:10pm - 2:00pm
Room TBA
Ponisseril Somasundaran 0 0/10

EAEE E8273 Mining engineering reports. 0 points.

0-4 pts.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

May substitiute for formal thesis, EAEE E9271, upon recommendation of the student's advisor.

EAEE E8274 Mining engineering reports. 0 points.

0-4 pts.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

May substitiute for formal thesis, EAEE E9271, upon recommendation of the student's advisor.

EAEE E9271 Earth and environmental engineering thesis. 0 points.

0-6 pts.

Research work culminating in a creditable dissertation on a problem of a fundamental nature selected in conference between student and adviser. Wide latitude is permitted in choice of a subject, but independent work of distinctly graduate character is required in its handling.

Spring 2017: EAEE E9271
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 9271 001/23348  
Kartik Chandran 0 1
EAEE 9271 002/62476  
Xi Chen 0 0
EAEE 9271 003/26578  
Paul Duby 0 0
EAEE 9271 004/22106  
Robert Farrauto 0 0
EAEE 9271 005/14724  
Vasilis Fthenakis 0 1
EAEE 9271 006/70828  
Pierre Gentine 0 0
EAEE 9271 008/25972  
Upmanu Lall 0 1
EAEE 9271 009/14783  
Ah-Hyung Alissa Park 0 0
EAEE 9271 011/15248  
Peter Schlosser 0 0
EAEE 9271 012/61734  
Ponisseril Somasundaran 0 0
EAEE 9271 013/61053  
Nickolas Themelis 0 2
EAEE 9271 014/62450  
Yin Yip Ngai 0 0
Summer 2017: EAEE E9271
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 9271 005/81696  
Vasilis Fthenakis 0 0
EAEE 9271 006/72195  
Pierre Gentine 0 0
Fall 2017: EAEE E9271
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 9271 001/76662  
Kartik Chandran 0 2/25
EAEE 9271 002/66408  
Xi Chen 0 0/25
EAEE 9271 003/26335  
Paul Duby 0 0/25
EAEE 9271 004/66874  
Robert Farrauto 0 0/25
EAEE 9271 005/21578  
Vasilis Fthenakis 0 0/25
EAEE 9271 006/16070  
Pierre Gentine 0 1/25
EAEE 9271 007/75627  
Alan West 0 0/25
EAEE 9271 008/73766  
Upmanu Lall 0 2/25
EAEE 9271 009/13147  
Ah-Hyung Alissa Park 0 1/25
EAEE 9271 010/29291  
Peter Schlosser 0 0/25
EAEE 9271 011/13295  
Ponisseril Somasundaran 0 0/25
EAEE 9271 012/77745  
Nickolas Themelis 0 2/25
EAEE 9271 013/18047  
Yin Yip Ngai 0 0/25

EAEE E9273 Earth and environmental engineering reports. 0 points.

0-4 pts.

May be substituted for the formal master's thesis, EAEE E9271, upon recommendation of the department.

EAEE E9274 Earth and environmental engineering reports. 0 points.

0-4 pts.

May be substituted for the formal master's thesis, EAEE E9271, upon recommendation of the department.

Spring 2017: EAEE E9274
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 9274 001/72901  
Robert Farrauto 0 1

EAEE E9280 Earth and environmental engineering colloquium. 0 points.

Lect: 1.5.

All graduate students are required to attend the departmental colloquium as long as they are in residence. Advanced doctoral students may be excused after 3 years of residence. No degree credit is granted

Spring 2017: EAEE E9280
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 9280 001/66743 F 10:10am - 11:25am
833 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Yin Yip Ngai 0 48/85
Fall 2017: EAEE E9280
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 9280 001/29185 Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
702 Hamilton Hall
Yin Yip Ngai 0 86/86

EAEE E9281 Prospects for nuclear energy - earth and environmental engineering seminar. 0 points.

0-1 pt. Lect: 1.5.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

This seminar course examines the prospects for nuclear energy as a source of safe, secure and environmentally sustainable energy both in the U.S. and internationally. In particular, it analyzes the four key issues that limit the expansion of nuclear energy: cost, safety, proliferation concerns and long-term disposal of radioactive wastes. Through readings, research and class discussions, it engages students to critically evaluate arguments both for and against nuclear power. The course builds basic literacy in nuclear technology and is open to students with technical, policy or economic backgrounds.

EAEE E9302 Mining engineering research. 0 points.

0-4 pts.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Graduate research directed toward solution of technicoscientific problems in mining.

EAEE E9305 Earth and environmental engineering research. 0 points.

0-12 pts.

Graduate research directed toward solution of a problem in mineral processing or chemical metallurgy

Spring 2017: EAEE E9305
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 9305 001/75480  
Kartik Chandran 0 3
EAEE 9305 002/20481  
Xi Chen 0 2
EAEE 9305 003/63998  
Paul Duby 0 0
EAEE 9305 004/16409  
Robert Farrauto 0 2
EAEE 9305 005/66557  
Vasilis Fthenakis 0 0
EAEE 9305 006/20589  
Pierre Gentine 0 4
EAEE 9305 008/11586  
Upmanu Lall 0 2
EAEE 9305 009/24886  
Wade McGillis 0 0
EAEE 9305 010/75155  
Ah-Hyung Alissa Park 0 3
EAEE 9305 011/67951  
Peter Schlosser 0 0
EAEE 9305 012/63368  
Ponisseril Somasundaran 0 0
EAEE 9305 013/28230  
Nickolas Themelis 0 0
EAEE 9305 014/16563  
Yin Yip Ngai 0 1
Summer 2017: EAEE E9305
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 9305 005/88548  
Vasilis Fthenakis 0 0
Fall 2017: EAEE E9305
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 9305 001/63887  
Kartik Chandran 0 4/25
EAEE 9305 002/67629  
Xi Chen 0 1/25
EAEE 9305 003/70493  
Paul Duby 0 0/25
EAEE 9305 004/64124  
Robert Farrauto 0 2/25
EAEE 9305 005/26782  
Vasilis Fthenakis 0 0/25
EAEE 9305 006/21616  
Pierre Gentine 0 5/25
EAEE 9305 007/66740  
Alan West 0 0/25
EAEE 9305 008/13224  
Upmanu Lall 0 3/25
EAEE 9305 009/61010  
Ah-Hyung Alissa Park 0 2/25
EAEE 9305 010/73935  
Peter Schlosser 0 2/25
EAEE 9305 011/20428  
Ponisseril Somasundaran 0 0/25
EAEE 9305 012/68351  
Nickolas Themelis 0 1/25
EAEE 9305 013/73554  
Yin Yip Ngai 0 3/25
EAEE 9305 014/88020  
Wade McGillis 0 1/25

EAEE E9800 Doctoral research instruction. 0 points.

3, 6, 9 or 12 pts.

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

Spring 2017: EAEE E9800
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 9800 005/90957  
Vasilis Fthenakis 0 0
Fall 2017: EAEE E9800
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 9800 001/24616  
Kartik Chandran 0 0
EAEE 9800 002/16151  
Xi Chen 0 0
EAEE 9800 003/25826  
Paul Duby 0 0
EAEE 9800 004/22802  
Robert Farrauto 0 0
EAEE 9800 005/28489  
Vasilis Fthenakis 0 0
EAEE 9800 006/22762  
Pierre Gentine 0 0
EAEE 9800 007/11768  
Alan West 0 0
EAEE 9800 008/73679  
Upmanu Lall 0 0
EAEE 9800 009/72149  
Ah-Hyung Alissa Park 0 0
EAEE 9800 010/22110  
Peter Schlosser 0 0
EAEE 9800 011/64635  
Ponisseril Somasundaran 0 0
EAEE 9800 012/65692  
Nickolas Themelis 0 0
EAEE 9800 013/18935  
Yin Yip Ngai 0 0

EAEE E9900 Doctoral dissertation. 0 points.

0 pts.

A candidate for the doctorate may be required to register for this course every term after the student's course work has been completed, and until the dissertation has been accepted.

Fall 2017: EAEE E9900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAEE 9900 001/68473  
Kartik Chandran 0 0
EAEE 9900 002/64494  
Xi Chen 0 0
EAEE 9900 003/13111  
Paul Duby 0 0
EAEE 9900 004/60070  
Robert Farrauto 0 0
EAEE 9900 005/75063  
Vasilis Fthenakis 0 0
EAEE 9900 006/61284  
Pierre Gentine 0 0
EAEE 9900 007/20904  
Alan West 0 0
EAEE 9900 008/66260  
Upmanu Lall 0 0
EAEE 9900 009/23477  
Ah-Hyung Alissa Park 0 0
EAEE 9900 010/27044  
Peter Schlosser 0 0
EAEE 9900 011/29672  
Ponisseril Somasundaran 0 0
EAEE 9900 012/24239  
Nickolas Themelis 0 0
EAEE 9900 013/66755  
Yin Yip Ngai 0 0

EAEE P6329 Water, Sanitation, and Human Health. 3 points.

Lect.: 3

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.

In-depth analysis of issues relating to water, sanitation, and hygiene in both the developed and developing worlds. Hydrologic cycle, major causes of enteric morbidity and mortality, and design, financing and implementation of sanitation systems. For both engineering and public health students; intended to foster dialog between the two communities.

CIEE E3250 Hydrosystems engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3110) or (ENME E3161) or (SIEO W3600) or equivalent, or instructor's permission.

A quantitative introduction to hydrologic and hydraulic systems, with a focus on integrated modeling and analysis of the water cycle and associated mass transport for water resources and environmental engineering. Coverage of unit hydrologic processes such as precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, runoff generation, open channel and pipe flow, subsurface flow and well hydraulics in the context of example watersheds and specific integrative problems such as risk-based design for flood control, provision of water, and assessment of environmental impact or potential for non-point source pollution. Spatial hydrologic analysis using GIS and watershed models. Note: This course is to be joint listed CIEN and replaces the previous CIEN 3250. 

Spring 2017: CIEE E3250
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 3250 001/20696 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Pierre Gentine 3 17/50

CIEE E3255 Environmental control and pollution reduction systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (EAEE E3200) or (ENME E3161) or (MECE E3100)

Review of engineered systems for prevention and control of pollution. Fundamentals of material and energy balances and reaction kinetics. Analysis of engineered systems to address environmental problems, including solid and hazardous waste, and air, water, soil and noise pollution. Life cycle assessments and emerging technologies. 

Spring 2017: CIEE E3255
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 3255 001/17305 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Robert Farrauto 3 36/50

CIEE E3260 Engineering for developing communities. 3 points.

Lect: 3

Introduction to engineering problems faced by developing communities and exploration of design solutions in the context of real project with a community client. Emphasis is on the design of sustainable solutions that take account of social, economical, and governance issues, and that can be implemented now or in the near future. The course is open to all undergraduate engineering students. Multidisciplinary teamwork and approaches are stressed. Outside lecturers are used to address issues specific to developing communities and the particular project under consideration.

Spring 2017: CIEE E3260
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 3260 001/61056 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Matthew Sisul 3 28/35

CIEE E4163 Sustainable Water Treatment and Reuse. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Introductory chemistry (with laboratory) and fluid mechanics.

Fundamentals of water pollution and wastewater characteristics. Chemistry, microbiology, and reaction kinetics. Design of primary, secondary, and advanced treatment systems. Small community and residential systems.

Fall 2017: CIEE E4163
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 4163 001/15904 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
602 Northwest Corner
William Becker 3 29/35

CIEE E4250 Hydrosystems Engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3110) or (ENME E3161) or (SIEO W3600) or CHEN E3110 or ENME E3161 or equivalent, SIEO W3600 or equivalent, or the instructor's permission.

A quantitative introduction to hydrologic and hydraulic systems, with a focus on integrated modeling and analysis of the water cycle and associated mass transport for water resources and environmental engineering. Coverage of unit hydrologic processes such as precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, runoff generation, open channel and pipe flow, subsurface flow and well hydraulics in the context of example watersheds and specific integrative problems such as risk-based design for flood control, provision of water, and assessment of environmental impact or potential for non-point source pollution. Spatial hydrologic analysis using GIS and watershed models.

CIEE E4252 Environmental engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1403) and (ENME E3161) or CHEM C1403, or the equivalent; ENME E3161 or the equivalent.

Engineering aspects of problems involving human interaction with the natural environment. Review of fundamental principles that underlie the discipline of environmental engineering, i.e., constituent transport and transformation processes in environmental media such as water, air, and ecosystems. Engineering applications for addressing environmental problems such as water quality and treatment, air pollution emissions, and hazardous waste remediation. Presented in the context of current issues facing the practicing engineers and government agencies, including legal and regulatory framework, environmental impact assessments, and natural resource management.

CIEE E4257 Groundwater contaminant transport and remediation. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEE E3250 and ENME E3161 or instructor's permission.

Sources and types of groundwater contamination. Groundwater hydrology. Groundwater contaminant fate and transport. Flow and transport in the unsaturated zone. Nonaqueous phase liquids and multiphase flow. Physical and numerical models for contaminant transport. Characterization and assessments of contaminated sites. Groundwater remediation alternatives. Regulations. 

Fall 2017: CIEE E4257
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 4257 001/80897 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
413 Hamilton Hall
Robert Mutch, Richard Carbonaro 3 11/20

CIEE E4260 Urban ecology studio. 3 points.

Lect: 2. Lab: 2.5.

Prerequisites: Senior undergraduate or graduate student standing and the instructor's permission.

Conjoint studio run with the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) that explores solutions to problems of urban density. Engineering and GSAPP students will engage in a joint project that address habitability and sustainability issues in an urban environment, and also provides community service. Emphasis will be on the integration of science, engineering and design within a social context. Interdisciplinary approaches and communication will be stressed.

Fall 2017: CIEE E4260
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 4260 001/62503 M 1:30pm - 4:00pm
611 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Robert Elliott 3 12/20
CIEE 4260 001/62503 W 2:00pm - 4:00pm
611 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Robert Elliott 3 12/20

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 47/60

CHEE E4050 Industrial and environmental electrochemistry. 3 points.

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

Prerequisites: (CHEE E3010) or equivalent.

A presentation of the basic principle underlying electrochemical processes. Thermodynamics, electrode kinetics, and ionic mass transport. Examples of industrial and environmental applications illustrated by means of laboratory experiments: electroplating, refining, and winning in aqueous solutions and in molten salts; electrolytic treatment of wastes; primary, secondary, and fuel cells.

CHEE E4252 Introduction to surface and colloid chemistry. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: elementary physical chemistry.

Thermodynamics of surfaces, properties of surfactant solutions and surface films, electrostatic and electrokinetic phenomena at interfaces, adsorption; interfacial mass transfer and modern experimental techniques.

Fall 2017: CHEE E4252
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEE 4252 001/61015 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
1024 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Ponisseril Somasundaran 3 7/45

CHEE E4530 Corrosion of metals. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEE E3010) or CHEE E3010 or equivalent

The theory of electrochemical corrosion, corrosion tendency, rates,and passivity. Application to various environments. Cathodic protection and coatings. Corrosion testing.

CHEE E6220 Equilibria and kinetics in hydrometallurgical systems. 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.

CHEE E6252 Applied surface and colloid chemistry. 3 points.

Lect:2. Lab:3.

Prerequisites: (CHEE E4252) CHEE E4252.

Applications of surface chemistry principles to wetting, flocculation, flotation, separation techniques, catalysis, mass transfer, emulsions, foams, aerosols, membranes, biological surfactant systems, microbial surfaces, enhanced oil recovery, and pollution problems. Appropriate individual experiments and projects.

CIEE E3250 Hydrosystems engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3110) or (ENME E3161) or (SIEO W3600) or equivalent, or instructor's permission.

A quantitative introduction to hydrologic and hydraulic systems, with a focus on integrated modeling and analysis of the water cycle and associated mass transport for water resources and environmental engineering. Coverage of unit hydrologic processes such as precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, runoff generation, open channel and pipe flow, subsurface flow and well hydraulics in the context of example watersheds and specific integrative problems such as risk-based design for flood control, provision of water, and assessment of environmental impact or potential for non-point source pollution. Spatial hydrologic analysis using GIS and watershed models. Note: This course is to be joint listed CIEN and replaces the previous CIEN 3250. 

Spring 2017: CIEE E3250
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 3250 001/20696 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Pierre Gentine 3 17/50

CIEE E3255 Environmental control and pollution reduction systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (EAEE E3200) or (ENME E3161) or (MECE E3100)

Review of engineered systems for prevention and control of pollution. Fundamentals of material and energy balances and reaction kinetics. Analysis of engineered systems to address environmental problems, including solid and hazardous waste, and air, water, soil and noise pollution. Life cycle assessments and emerging technologies. 

Spring 2017: CIEE E3255
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 3255 001/17305 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Robert Farrauto 3 36/50

CIEE E3260 Engineering for developing communities. 3 points.

Lect: 3

Introduction to engineering problems faced by developing communities and exploration of design solutions in the context of real project with a community client. Emphasis is on the design of sustainable solutions that take account of social, economical, and governance issues, and that can be implemented now or in the near future. The course is open to all undergraduate engineering students. Multidisciplinary teamwork and approaches are stressed. Outside lecturers are used to address issues specific to developing communities and the particular project under consideration.

Spring 2017: CIEE E3260
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 3260 001/61056 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Matthew Sisul 3 28/35

CIEE E4163 Sustainable Water Treatment and Reuse. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Introductory chemistry (with laboratory) and fluid mechanics.

Fundamentals of water pollution and wastewater characteristics. Chemistry, microbiology, and reaction kinetics. Design of primary, secondary, and advanced treatment systems. Small community and residential systems.

Fall 2017: CIEE E4163
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 4163 001/15904 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
602 Northwest Corner
William Becker 3 29/35

CIEE E4250 Hydrosystems Engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3110) or (ENME E3161) or (SIEO W3600) or CHEN E3110 or ENME E3161 or equivalent, SIEO W3600 or equivalent, or the instructor's permission.

A quantitative introduction to hydrologic and hydraulic systems, with a focus on integrated modeling and analysis of the water cycle and associated mass transport for water resources and environmental engineering. Coverage of unit hydrologic processes such as precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, runoff generation, open channel and pipe flow, subsurface flow and well hydraulics in the context of example watersheds and specific integrative problems such as risk-based design for flood control, provision of water, and assessment of environmental impact or potential for non-point source pollution. Spatial hydrologic analysis using GIS and watershed models.

CIEE E4252 Environmental engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1403) and (ENME E3161) or CHEM C1403, or the equivalent; ENME E3161 or the equivalent.

Engineering aspects of problems involving human interaction with the natural environment. Review of fundamental principles that underlie the discipline of environmental engineering, i.e., constituent transport and transformation processes in environmental media such as water, air, and ecosystems. Engineering applications for addressing environmental problems such as water quality and treatment, air pollution emissions, and hazardous waste remediation. Presented in the context of current issues facing the practicing engineers and government agencies, including legal and regulatory framework, environmental impact assessments, and natural resource management.

CIEE E4257 Groundwater contaminant transport and remediation. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEE E3250 and ENME E3161 or instructor's permission.

Sources and types of groundwater contamination. Groundwater hydrology. Groundwater contaminant fate and transport. Flow and transport in the unsaturated zone. Nonaqueous phase liquids and multiphase flow. Physical and numerical models for contaminant transport. Characterization and assessments of contaminated sites. Groundwater remediation alternatives. Regulations. 

Fall 2017: CIEE E4257
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 4257 001/80897 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
413 Hamilton Hall
Robert Mutch, Richard Carbonaro 3 11/20

CIEE E4260 Urban ecology studio. 3 points.

Lect: 2. Lab: 2.5.

Prerequisites: Senior undergraduate or graduate student standing and the instructor's permission.

Conjoint studio run with the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) that explores solutions to problems of urban density. Engineering and GSAPP students will engage in a joint project that address habitability and sustainability issues in an urban environment, and also provides community service. Emphasis will be on the integration of science, engineering and design within a social context. Interdisciplinary approaches and communication will be stressed.

Fall 2017: CIEE E4260
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 4260 001/62503 M 1:30pm - 4:00pm
611 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Robert Elliott 3 12/20
CIEE 4260 001/62503 W 2:00pm - 4:00pm
611 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Robert Elliott 3 12/20

ECIA W4100 Management and development of water systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Decision analytic framework for operating, managing, and planning water systems, considering changing climate, values and needs. Public and private sector models explored through US-international case studies on topics ranging from integrated watershed management to the analysis of specific projects for flood mitigation, water and wastewater treatment, or distribution system evaluation and improvement.

Spring 2017: ECIA W4100
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECIA 4100 001/22516 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
233 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Pierre Gentine 3 26/40

EAIA W4200 Alternative energy resources. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Unconventional, alternative energy resources. Technological options and their role in the world energy markets. Comparison of conventional and unconventional, renewable and nonrenewable, energy resources and analysis of the consequences of various technological choices and constraints. Economic considerations, energy availability, and the environmental consequences of large-scale, widespread use of each particular technology. Introduction to carbon dioxide disposal as a means of sustaining the fossil fuel option. Recitation section required. 

EAIA W6201 Complexity Science. 4 points.

Lect.: 4

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and instructor's permission.

Survey of techniques, applications, and implications of complexity science and complex systems. Topics include systems dynamics, chaos, scaling, fat-tailed distributions, fractals, information theory, emergence, criticality, agent-based models, graph theory, and social networks. Applications will cover climate science, ecology, conflict, hydrology, geomorphology, physics, social theory, epidemiology, and governance.