CHEN E Fieldwork. 0 points.

Not offered during 2020-21 academic year.

CHEN E2100 Introduction to Chemical Engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 2.5

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 2020: CHEN E2100
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 2100 001/10126 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Online Only
Scott Banta 3 28/50

CHEN E3020 Analysis of chemical engineering problems. 3 points.

Lect: 1 Lab: 1

Prerequisites: vector calculus, ordinary differential equations.
Corequisites: CHEE E3010

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

Fall 2020: CHEN E3020
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 3020 001/12428 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Online Only
Alexander Urban 3 23/45

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 lfows, 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 2020: CHEN E3110
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 3110 001/10127 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Online Only
Christopher Boyce 3 24/50

CHEN E3120 Transport phenomena II. 3 points.

Lec: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3110) CHEN E3110x
Corequisites: CHEN E3220

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.

CHEN E3210 Chemical engineering thermodynamics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEE E3010) and (CHEN E2100) CHEE E3010 and CHEN E3100.
Corequisites: CHEN E3220.

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.

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 (includes: CHEN E3110, E3120, E4230, E3100, E3010, E3210, E4140, E4500), 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.

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.

Fall 2020: CHEN E3900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 3900 001/10170  
Scott Banta 1-6 1/25
CHEN 3900 002/10171  
Kyle Bishop 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 004/10173  
Jingguang Chen 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 005/10174  
Christopher Durning 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 006/10175  
Daniel Esposito 1-6 1/25
CHEN 3900 007/10176  
Oleg Gang 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 008/10177  
Jingyue Ju 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 009/10178  
Sanat Kumar 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 010/10153  
Lauren Marbella 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 011/10154  
Vivian McNeill 1-6 1/25
CHEN 3900 012/10155  
Allie Obermeyer 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 013/10156  
Ben O'Shaughnessy 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 014/10164  
Ah-Hyung Alissa Park 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 015/10165  
Mijo Simunovic 1-6 1/25
CHEN 3900 016/10166  
Dan Steingart 1-6 2/25
CHEN 3900 017/10167  
Alexander Urban 1-6 0/25
CHEN 3900 018/10168  
Venkat Venkatasubramanian 1-6 2/25
CHEN 3900 019/10169  
Alan West 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.

Fall 2020: CHEN E3999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 3999 001/10128  
Vivian McNeill 1 0/25

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 selected topics from Introduction to Chemical Engineering, Transport Phenomena I and II, and Chemical Engineering Control.  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 2020: CHEN E4001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4001 001/10129 M W 1:10pm - 3:55pm
Online Only
Scott Banta, Robert Bozic 3 23/45

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 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 2020: CHEN E4002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4002 001/10131 T Th 1:10pm - 3:55pm
227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Scott Banta, Robert Bozic 3 23/45
CHEN 4002 R01/10132 F 10:10am - 12:55pm
233 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Scott Banta, Robert Bozic 3 1/45

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.

Fall 2020: CHEN E4010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4010 001/10133 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Online Only
Robert Bozic 3 37/45

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.

CHEN E4110 MECHANISMS OF TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN FLUIDS. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3120) CHEN E3110X and CHEN E3120Y or the equivalent

Continuum frame-work for modeling non-equilibrium phenomena in fluids with clear connections to the molecular/microscopic mechanisms for "conductive" transport. Continuum balances of mass and momentum; continuum-level development of conductive momentum flux (stress tensor) for simple fluids; applications of continuum framework for simple fluids (lubrication flows, creeping flows). Microscopic developments of the stress for simple and/or complex fluids; kinetic theory and/or liquid state models for transport coefficients in simple fluids; Langevin/Fokker- Plank/Smoluchowski framework for the stress in complex fluids; stress in active matter; applications for complex fluids.

Fall 2020: CHEN E4110
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4110 001/10135 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Online Only
Christopher Durning 3 35/45

CHEN E4112 TRANSPORT IN MIXTURES. 3 points.

Prerequisites: CHEN E3110X and CHEN E3120Y or the equivalent

Develops and applies non-equilibrium thermodynamics for modeling of transport phenomena in fluids and their mixtures. Continuum balances of mass, energy and momentum for pure fluids; non-equilibrium thermodynamic development of Newton's law of viscosity and Fourier's law; applications (conduction dominated energy transport, forced and free convection energy transport in fluids); balance laws for fluid mixtures; non-equilibrium thermodynamic development of Fick's law; applications (diffusion-reaction problems, analogy between energy and mass transport processes, transport in electrolyte solutions, sedimentation).

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.

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 PhD students expected to undertake diverse research projects. Topics include Intermolecular interactions, non-ideal systems, mixtures, phase equilibria and phase transitions and interfacial thermodynamics.

Fall 2020: CHEN E4130
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4130 001/10136 M W 2:40pm - 4:30pm
Online Only
Sanat Kumar 3 17/55

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 2020: CHEN E4140
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4140 001/10137 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Online Only
Christopher Durning 3 32/50

CHEN E4150 Computational Fluid Dynamics in Chemical Engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2020-21 academic year.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate Fluid Mechanics

Course is aimed at junior and senior undergraduate and graduate students. Covers fundamentals of numerical algorithms for modeling dynamics of fluid flow computationally. Includes various approaches to discretize time and space on structured and unstructured grids with a variety of boundary conditions. Involves programming of basic CFD codes in MATLAB or Python to test example problems in fluid mechanics with different discretization schemes. Uses open-source software OpenFOAM to investigate more complex geometries and numerical approaches. Introduction to simulation of multiphase flow. Course grade based on homework assignments and final project report and presentation.

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.

Fall 2020: CHEN E4201
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4201 001/10138 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
Online Only
Alan West 3 41/50

CHEN E4231 Solar Fuels. 3 points.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E4230) or Graduate standing or CHEN E4230.

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 2020: CHEN E4231
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4231 001/10139 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Online Only
Daniel Esposito 3 23/45

CHEN E4300 Chemical engineering control and process safety. 2 points.

Lab: 2.

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.

Fall 2020: CHEN E4300
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4300 001/10141 T Th 1:10pm - 4:00pm
Online Only
Vivian McNeill, Aghavni Bedrossian 2 31/50

CHEN E4320 Molecular phenomena in chemical engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2020-21 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.

CHEN E4325 Bioseparations. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2020-21 academic year.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E2100 and CHEE E3010 and CHEN E3110 and CHEN E3230) or equivalent.

The course focuses on design and analysis of the concentration, recovery, and isolation of biological molecules relevant in biotechnology. The unit operations used in recovery and purification of biological molecules will be presented in this course. Theory and design of filtration, microfiltration, centrifugation, cell disruption, extraction, adsorption, chromatography, precipitation, ultrafiltration, crystallization, and drying will be discussed. By the end of the course students will have an understanding of basic principles of downstream processing, design and operations of various unit operations used in recovery of biological products, examining traditional unit operations, as well as new concepts and emerging technologies that are likely to benefit biochemical product recovery in the future.

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.

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.

CHEN E4410 Environmental control technology. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2020-21 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 & PRODUCT DESIGN I. 4.00 points.

Lect: 4.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E2100) and (CHEN E4140) CHEN E2100, CHEN E4140.
Prerequisites: (CHEN E2100) and (CHEN E4140) CHEN E2100, 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 2020: CHEN E4500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4500 001/10142 W 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Online Only
Robert Bozic 4.00 31/60
CHEN 4500 R00/10143 M 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Online Only
Robert Bozic 4.00 4/60

CHEN E4501 Chemical Engineering Process Safety. 3 points.

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.

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 E4600 Atmospheric aerosols. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3120) or 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.

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.

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

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2020-21 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. 0 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.

CHEN E4650 Polymer Physics. 3 points.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3110) and (CHEN E3120) and (CHEN E4620) CHEE E3110, CHEN E3120 and 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.

CHEN E4660 Biochemical Engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3

Prerequisites: (CHEN E4320) or 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.

Fall 2020: CHEN E4660
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4660 001/10145 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Online Only
Allie Obermeyer 3 39/45

CHEN E4670 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DATA ANALYSIS. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E4230) and (CHEN E3120) and (CHEN E3210) or

Fall 2020: CHEN E4670
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4670 001/10283 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
1127 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Kyle Bishop 3.00 37/45

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 2020: CHEN E4700
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4700 001/10146 M W 7:00pm - 8:50pm
602 Hamilton Hall
Jingyue Ju 3 26/60

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

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2020-21 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.

CHEN E4760 Genomics sequencing laboratory. 3 points.

Lect: 1. Lab: 2.Not offered during 2020-21 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 CHEN E4230, 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.

CHEN E4850 Contaminated Site Clean Up. 3 points.

Not offered during 2020-21 academic year.

The course is aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate students. It introduces the science fundamentals and the 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, groundwater, and sediment.  Uses case studies to illustrate the application of technologies used to address different categories of contaminants (metals, volatile and semi-volatile organic).  Applies basic concepts in the chemical engineering curriculum to specific approaches utilized in characterizing the fate and transport of contaminants and for designing the engineering processes utilized in their treatment.

CHEN E4860 NMR for Bio, Soft, and Energy Materials. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Physics UN1401, Principles of Chem. Eng. Thermodynamics CHEE E3010, or instructor's approval

This course is for junior/senior undergraduates and graduate (MS) students. The course focuses on the fundamentals of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and imaging in fields ranging from biomedical engineering to electrochemical energy storage. Course material covers basic NMR theory, instrumentation (including in situ/operando setup), data interpretation, and experimental design to couple with other materials characterization strategies. Course grade based on problem sets, quizzes, and final project presentation.

CHEN E4870 Synthetic Organogenesis. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Any quantitative undergraduate course with elements of biology, such as Chemistry, Biochemical Engineering/Biochemistry, Biophysics, but also at the instructor’s permission.

Prerequisites: see notes re: points

Synthetic organogenesis to use stem cells to reconstitute aspects of embryo development and organ formation in vitro. Examines the molecular basis of human embryogenesis. Introduces synthetic organogenesis as an interdisciplinary field. Students learn to recognize generic molecular mechanisms behind signaling and cell lineage specification. Covers recent advances in applying engineering and contemporary biology to creating organoids and organs on chips using human stem cells.

 

CHEN E4880 Atomistic Simulations for Science and Engineering. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Pre-requisites: ,A course in statistical mechanics or thermodynamics or instructor's permission

Many materials properties and chemical processes are governed by atomic-scale phenomena such as phase transformations, atomic/ionic transport, and chemical reactions. Thanks to progress in computer technology and methodological development, now there exist atomistic simulation approaches for the realistic modeling and quantitative prediction of such properties. Atomistic simulations are therefore becoming increasingly important as a complement for experimental characterization, to provide parameters for meso- and macroscale models, and for the in-silico discovery of entirely new materials. This course aims at providing a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge atomistic modeling techniques that are frequently used both in academic and industrial research and engineering. Participants will develop the ability to interpret results from atomistic simulations and to judge whether a problem can be reliably addressed with simulations. The students will also obtain basic working knowledge in standard simulation software.

CHEN E4900 Topics in Chemical Engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2020-21 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.

CHEN E4910 Solid State Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Development. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Pre-requisites: Thermodynamics (any), or General Chemistry.,Students must be engineering juniors or seniors, engineering graduate students, or PhD and undergraduate students in the sciences, e.g. chemistry or biology.

This course covers the fundamentals of the solid state as related to pharmaceutical development, and is intended for junior and senior undergraduates and graduate students. Theoretical and practical aspects are covered, including segments on thermal and spectroscopic analytical instrumentation. Topics include crystal structure, polymorphism, crystallization processes, pharmaceutical properties, amorphous solids, solid state reactions, stability testing, polymorphism, solid oral formulation, particle size control, and dissolution testing. The connections between molecular structure, physical structure (e.g. particle size distribution), and product performance will be the focus of this class.

CHEN E4920 Pharmaceutical Industry for Engineers. 3 points.

Pre-requisites: General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

This course provides students an overview of biopharmaceutical design, development, manufacturing, and regulatory requirements from an engineering perspective. The unit operations, equipment selection, and process development associated with small molecule, biologics, and vaccine manufacturing are all illustrated through examples, and quantitative engineering approaches are applied as appropriate. Small molecules, biologics, vaccines, solid oral formulations, sterile processing, and design of experiments (DoE) are treated along with a module on regulatory requirements.

Fall 2020: CHEN E4920
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 4920 001/10147 M W 5:40pm - 6:55pm
209 Havemeyer Hall
Aaron Moment 3 36/50

CHEN E4930 Biopharmaceutical Process Laboratory. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry Lab I, Undergraduate Organic Chemistry.

Prerequisites: see notes re: points

This laboratory-based course is intended for junior and senior undergraduates and graduate students interested in gaining hands-on experience in biopharmaceutical processing.   The exercises relate directly to processes and unit operations applied widely in the biopharmaceutical industry, including tableting, dissolution, disintegration, fermentation, chromatography, tangential flow filtration, mixing, and crystallization. The connections between process parameters, chemical and molecular properties, process performance, and product attributes will be illustrated through a combination of lectures, (given during lab time) experiments, and report writing.

 

CHEN E6050 Advanced electrochemistry. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2020-21 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 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: The 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.

Fall 2020: CHEN E9000
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 9000 001/10150 T 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Only
Christopher Boyce 0 72/75

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 2020: CHEN E9001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 9001 001/10151 T 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Online Only
Robert Bozic 0 56/60

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.

Fall 2020: CHEN E9400
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 9400 001/10179  
Scott Banta 1-6 1/10
CHEN 9400 002/10180  
Kyle Bishop 1-6 1/10
CHEN 9400 003/10181  
Christopher Boyce 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 004/10182  
Robert Bozic 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 005/10183  
Jingguang Chen 1-6 2/10
CHEN 9400 006/10184  
Christopher Durning 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 007/10185  
Daniel Esposito 1-6 4/10
CHEN 9400 008/10186  
Oleg Gang 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 009/10187  
Jingyue Ju 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 010/10188  
Sanat Kumar 1-6 1/10
CHEN 9400 011/10157  
Lauren Marbella 1-6 1/10
CHEN 9400 012/10158  
Vivian McNeill 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 013/10159  
Aaron Moment 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 014/10160  
Allie Obermeyer 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 015/10161  
Ben O'Shaughnessy 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 016/10162  
Ah-Hyung Alissa Park 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 017/10163  
Mijo Simunovic 1-6 1/10
CHEN 9400 018/10189  
Dan Steingart 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 019/10190  
Alexander Urban 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 020/10191  
Venkat Venkatasubramanian 1-6 0/10
CHEN 9400 021/10192  
Alan West 1-6 1/10

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.

Fall 2020: CHEN E9500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEN 9500 001/10209  
Scott Banta 1-15 2/10
CHEN 9500 002/10210  
Kyle Bishop 1-15 3/10
CHEN 9500 003/10211  
Christopher Boyce 1-15 3/10
CHEN 9500 004/10208  
Jingguang Chen 1-15 3/10
CHEN 9500 005/10207  
Christopher Durning 1-15 0/10
CHEN 9500 006/10206  
Daniel Esposito 1-15 4/10
CHEN 9500 007/10205  
Oleg Gang 1-15 2/10
CHEN 9500 008/10204  
Jingyue Ju 1-15 0/10
CHEN 9500 009/10203  
Sanat Kumar 1-15 4/10
CHEN 9500 010/10193  
Lauren Marbella 1-15 1/10
CHEN 9500 011/10194  
Vivian McNeill 1-15 1/10
CHEN 9500 012/10195  
Allie Obermeyer 1-15 4/10
CHEN 9500 013/10196  
Ben O'Shaughnessy 1-15 4/10
CHEN 9500 014/10197  
Ah-Hyung Alissa Park 1-15 1/10
CHEN 9500 015/10198  
Mijo Simunovic 1-15 0/10
CHEN 9500 016/10199  
Dan Steingart 1-15 0/10
CHEN 9500 017/10200  
Alexander Urban 1-15 2/10
CHEN 9500 018/10201  
Venkat Venkatasubramanian 1-15 0/10
CHEN 9500 019/10202  
Alan West 1-15 1/10

CHEN E9600 Advanced Research Problems. 2-10 points.

Not offered during 2020-21 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.

APCH E Soft Condensed Matter. 0 points.

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

BMCH E3500 Transport in biological systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2020-21 academic year.

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN3443) and (MATH UN2030) CHEM C3443 and MATH V2030.
Corequisites: BIOL C2005.

Convective and diffusive movement and reaction of molecules in biological systems.  Kinetics of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions in biological environments.  Mechanisms arid models of transport across membranes.  Convective diffusion with and without chemical reaction.  Diffusion in restricted spaces.  Irreversible thermodynamic approaches to transport and reaction in biological systems.

BMCH E4500 Biological transport and rate processes. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2020-21 academic year.

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN2443) and (APMA E2101)
Corequisites: BIOL UN2005

Convective and diffusive movement and reaction of molecules in biological systems. Kinetics of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions in biological environments. Mechanisms and models of transport across membranes. Convective diffusion with and without chemical reaction. Diffusion in restricted spaces. Irreversible thermodynamic approaches to transport and reaction in biological systems. 

BMCH E4810 Artificial organs. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Analysis and design of replacements for the heart, kidneys, and lungs. Specification and realization of structures for artificial organ systems.

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 2020: CHAP E4120
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHAP 4120 001/10124 T 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Online Only
Ben O'Shaughnessy 3 52/65

CHBM E4321 The genome and the cell. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2020-21 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) CHEM C1403
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, with an emphasis on phase  equilibrium.

Fall 2020: CHEE E3010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEE 3010 001/10125 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
Online Only
Aaron Moment, Mijo Simunovic 3 43/60

CHEE E4050 Industrial and environmental electrochemistry. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2020-21 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 INTRO-SURFACE AND COLLOID SCI. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: elementary physical chemistry.
The principles of surface and colloid chemistry are critical to a wide range of technologies which are indispensable to modern life. Surface and colloid chemistry has been of particular significance to the life sciences, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, environmental remediation and waste management, earth resource recovery, electronics, advanced materials, enhanced oil recovery, and even in emerging extraterrestrial mining. Thus, a thorough knowledge of this field would provide the necessary foundation for careers in a wide range of disciplines such as biological and biomedical sciences, and chemical and environmental engineering. The topics covered in the course will include the thermodynamics of surfaces, the properties of surfactant solutions and surface films, the electrokinetic phenomena at interfaces, the principles of adsorption and mass transfer and modern experimental techniques. This course will lead to a deeper understanding of interfacial engineering, particulate dispersions, emulsions, foams, aerosols, polymers in solution, and a variety of soft matter topics

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 2020-21 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.

MECH E4320 INTRO TO COMBUSTION. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: Course in introductory thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer at the undergraduate level or instructor's permission Thermodynamics and kinetics of reacting flows; chemical kinetic mechanisms for fuel oxidation and pollutant formation; transport phenomena; conservation equations for reacting flows; laminar non-premixed flames (including droplet vaporization and burning); laminar premixed flames; flame stabilization, quenching, ignition, extinction, and other limit phenomena; detonations; flame aerodynamics and turbulent flames

Fall 2020: MECH E4320
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECH 4320 001/10252 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
312 Mathematics Building
Michael Burke 3.00 14/20