EAEE E1100 A BETTER PLANET BY DESIGN. 3.00 points.

EAEE E2100 A BETTER PLANET BY DESIGN. 3.00 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement
Lect: 3.

Introduction to design for a sustainable planet. Scientific understanding of the challenges. Innovative technologies for water, energy, food, materials provision. Multi-scale 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

EAEE E3103 ENERGY,MINERALS,MATERIALS SYST. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MSAE E3111) or (MECE E3301) and (ENME E3161) or (MECE E3100) or MSAE E3111 or MECE E3301 and ENME E3161 or MECE E3100 or equiv
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

EAEE E3112 Introduction to rock mechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 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 TRANSPORT/CHEM RATE PHENOMENA. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2023-2024 academic year.

Prerequisites: (APMA E2101)
Fluid statics. Basics of flow analysis. Dimensional analysis. Pipe flow. Fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer. Effects of velocity, temperature, and concentration gradients 130 ENGINEERING 2021–2022 and material properties on fluid flow, heat and mass transfer. Applications to environmental engineering problems

EAEE E3800 EARTH & ENVIR ENGIN LAB I. 2.00 points.

Lect: 1. Lab: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEE E3010) CHEE E3010.
Corequisites: EAEE 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

EAEE E3899 Research Training. 0.00 points.

Research training course. Recommended in preparation for laboratory related research

EAEE E3900 UNDERGRAD RES-ENVIRONMTL ENGIN. 0.00-3.00 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)

EAEE E3901 ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1404) or CHEM C1404 or the 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

EAEE E3995 Fieldwork. 1.00-2.00 points.

Obtained internship and approval from faculty adviser. Written application must be made prior to registration outlining proposed internship and study program. Final reports required. May not be taken for pass/fail credit or audited. Fieldwork credits may not count toward any major core, technical elective, and nontechnical requirements. International students must also consult with the International Students and Scholars Office. Note: only for EAEE undergraduate students who need relevant off-campus work experience as a part of their program of study as determined by instructor

EAEE E3998 UNDERGRADUATE PROJECT I. 2.00 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

EAEE E3999 UNDERGRADUATE PROJECT II. 2.00 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

EAEE E4001 INDUST ECOLOGY-EARTH RESOURCES. 3.00 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

EAEE E4002 ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RESOURCES. 3.00 points.

An engineering and economic analysis of past, present and future energy resources. Technological options and their role in the world energy markets. Understanding limits of energy and power density and its impact of resource adoption and feasibility. Comparison of 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. Critical analysis of carbon dioxide capture and carbon dioxide disposal as a means of sustaining the fossil fuel options in comparison to dramatic increase of electrified resources

EAEE E4003 AQUATIC CHEMISTRY. 3.00 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

EAEE E4006 Field methods for environmental engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 1.5. Lab: 2.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3161) or ENME E3161 or the 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.

EAEE E4009 GIS-RES,ENVIR,INFRASTRUCTR MGT. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.
Basic concepts of spatial data representation and organization, and analytical tools are introduced and applied in a form of case studies from hydrology, environmental conservation, and emergency response to natural or man-made hazards, among others. Technical content includes geographic topics (map projections, cartography, etc.), spatial statistics, database design and use, interpolation and visualization of spatial surfaces and volumes, and multi-criteria decision analysis. Students will learn the basics of ArcGIS Pro, Model Builder and Python. Elective term projects or final exams emphasize spatial information synthesis towards the solution of a specific problem

EAEE E4011 Industrial ecology for manufacturing. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

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 E4100 A Better Planet by Design (MS). 3.00 points.

Foundational for the Master of Science in Earth and Environmental Engineering degree. Provides broader understanding of engineering tools critical/ essential to success in large-scale, engineering projects. Divided into two parts: Module on global/regional flows, and systems approach, and Module on Engineering Principles in Earth & Environmental Engineering. Guest lectures on several topics will be provided

EAEE E4150 AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION/CONTR. 3.00 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

EAEE E4160 SOLID & HAZARDOUS WASTE MGMT. 3.00 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

EAEE E4180 ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS. 3.00 points.

Lec: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1403) and (CHEM UN1404) and (MECE E3301) and (PHYS UN1402) or similar.
Corequisites: CHEN E4201
EAEE E3103

Survey course on electrochemical energy storage with a focus on closed-form cells. Fundamentals of thermodynamics will be reviewed and fundamentals of electrochemistry introduced. Application of fundamentals to devices such as batteries, flow batteries, and fuel cells. Device optimization with respect to energy density, power density, cycle life and capital cost will be considered

EAEE E4190 PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS ENGIN. 3.00 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

EAEE E4200 Introduction to Sustainable Production of Earth Mineral & Metal Resources. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.,Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level courses in chemistry (especially inorganic, physical and organic), physics (CHEM UN1404, PHYS UN1401, PHYS UN1402); EAEE E3103 (Energy, minerals and materials systems). A highly recommended course: CHEE E4252.

Prerequisites: (see notes re: points) or equivalent.
Introductory course focused on engineering principles and unit operations involved in sustainable processing of primary and secondary earth mineral and metal resources. Covers entire value chain, viz, aspects of economic resource deposits, mining, fundamental principles and processes for size reduction, separations based on physical and chemical properties of minerals and metals, solid-liquid separation, waste and pollution management, water and energy efficiency and management, safety and health, environmental impact assessment and control, and economic efficiency. Special emphasis on concepts and practical applications within "mines of the future" framework to highlight innovations and transformational technological changes in progress

EAEE E4210 THERMAL TREATMNT-WASTE/BIO MAT. 3.00 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

EAEE E4220 Energy System Economics and Optimization. 3.00 points.

Transitioning into a sustainable energy system is not only a technical challenge but also an economical one. Teaches students fundamentals of power system economics over which current electricity markets are designed. Also examines challenges and opportunities in future sustainable energy systems such as carbon tax, renewable energy, demand response, and energy storage. Covers mixed-integer linear programming and demonstrates how mathematical optimizations are integrated into energy system operations. Provides overview of current energy system research topics. Includes a project using mathematical tools to solve real-world problems in the energy system

EAEE E4222 Interfacial Engineering for Sustainable Energy and Materials. 3.00 points.

Cross disciplinary interfacial engineering principles and applications in sustainable energy and material science. Surface science and systems analysis across different technology sectors - material production and processing, waste management, device manufacture, composites, coatings, ceramics, membranes, biomaterials, and microelectronics

EAEE E4228 Separation Science and Technology in Sustainable Earth Resources Development. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate level courses in chemistry (especially inorganic, physical and organic), physics (CHEM UN1404, PHYS UN1401, PHYS UN1402), CHEE E4252 (Introduction to Surface and Colloid Chemistry), EAEE E3103 (Energy, Minerals and Materials Systems).

Prerequisites: see notes re: points
Detailed study of the chemical and physicochemical principles underlying separations in development of earth resources in a safe and sustainable manner. Covers wide-range of solid-solid, solid-liquid and liquid-liquid separations used in processing of mineral resources. Interfacial science and engineering principles of important industrial processes of flotation, flocculation, dewatering, interfacial transport, magnetic/gravity/electrostatic separations, solvent extraction, solid-support extraction, crystallization and precipitation. Emphasis on concepts in interfacial chemistry and concepts associated with 'mines of the future' framework

EAEE E4257 ENVIR DATA ANALYSIS & MODELING. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (SIEO W3600) or (STAT GU4001) or
Introduction parametric and non-parametric statistical models applied to climate and environmental data analysis. Time and space data analysis methods will be focused, including clustering, autoregressive models, trend analysis, Bayesian analysis, missing data imputation, geostatistics, principal components analysis. Application to problems of climate variation and change; hydrology; air, water and soil pollution dynamics; disease propagation; ecological change; and resource assessment. The class requires the use of R with hands-on programmings and a term project applied to a current environmental data analysis problem

EAEE E4262 Space Exploration and Mining. 3.00 points.

Needs and opportunities for space exploration and mining, resources in planets and asteroids, history of human colonization, terraforming Mars, Titan, and Moon, safety and health issues, benign mining, space junk extraction, microbial mining

EAEE E4280 Issues Facing the Water Industry. 3.00 points.

Principles and practice of water treatment and utility management will be presented. Project-based class where students will work in teams to solve an issue for a water utility. Variety of external experts will lecture and serve as a resource for students for the project. Allows students to better understand the role of the water utility in providing safe drinking water in a sustainable manner. Students will become familiar with the challenges facing water utilities, gain knowledge in the design and operation of water treatment systems, and learn how to develop solutions to water supply and water quality issues which will allow them to pursue productive careers in the consulting, utility, or regulatory fields

EAEE E4300 INTRO TO CARBON MANAGEMENT. 3.00 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

EAEE E4301 CARBON STORAGE. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2023-2024 academic year.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate level mathematics and science, or instructor's permission.
This course is intended to provide a quantitative introduction to storage of carbon derived from greenhouse gases, mainly CO2, with a focus on geological carbon storage and mineralization in saline aquifers, depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs, and “reactive” subsurface formations (rocks rich in Fe, Ca, and Mg) as well and other natural and engineered storage reservoirs (e.g., terrestrial storage, ocean storage, building materials). Course modules cover fundamental processes such as geochemical fluid-rock interactions and fluid flow, transport, and trapping of supercritical and/or dissolved CO2 in the context of pore-scale properties to field-scale example storage reservoirs and specific integrative problems such as reservoir characterization and modeling techniques, estimating storage capacity, and regulations and monitoring

EAEE E4302 CARBON CAPTURE. 3.00 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

EAEE E4303 CARBON MEASUREMNT & MONITORING. 3.00 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. 3.00 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 CO2 UTILIZATION AND CONVERSION. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2023-2024 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. 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 electrochemical conversion of CO2 to chemical and fuels, and 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

EAEE E4350 PLANNG/MGT-URBAN HYDROLGC SYST. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3161) or ENME E3161 or the 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

EAEE E4361 ECON-EARTH RESOURCE INDUSTRIES. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2023-2024 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 postclosure liability

EAEE E4550 CATALYSIS OF EMISSIONS CONTROL. 3.00 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

EAEE E4560 PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY. 3.00 points.

Introduction to engineering processes involving particulates and powders. The fundamentals of particle characterization, multiphase flow behavior, particle formation, processing and utilization of particles in various engineering applications with examples in energy and environment related technologies. Engineering of functionalized particles and design of multiphase reactors and processing units with emphasis on fluidization technology. Particle technology is an interdisciplinary field. Due to the complexity of particulate systems, particle technology is often treated as art rather than science. In this course, the fundamental principles governing the key aspects of particle science and technology are introduced along with various industrial examples

EAEE E4899 Research Training. 0.00 points.

Research training course. Recommended in preparation for laboratory related research

EAEE E4900 APP TRANSP/CHEM RATE PHENOMENA. 3.00 points.

EAEE E4901 ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY. 3.00 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

EAEE E4950 ENIVRON BIOCHEMICAL PROCESSES. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (EAEE E4901) and (EAEE E4003) and (CIEE E4252) or EAEE E4901, E4003, CIEE E4252 or the 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

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

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 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. 1.00 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

EAEE E6000 Special Topics in Earth and Environmental Engineering. 3.00 points.

Current topics in earth and environmental engineering. Subject matter will vary by year. Instructors may impose prerequisites depending on the topic

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.

EAEE E6140 ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROCESSES. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: (CIEE E4252) and (CIEE E4163) or the equivalent, or the instructors 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. 3.00 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

EAEE E6151 Applied geophysics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2023-2024 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 E6181 Advanced Electrochemical Energy Storage. 3.00 points.

Most modern commercial implementations of electrochemical energy storage are not fully deterministic: provides context and best-hypotheses for modern challenges. Topics include current understanding of Lithium/Lithium Anode Solid-Electrolyte-Interphase, Reversible and Irreversible Side Reactions in Redox flow systems, electrochemically correlated mechanical fracture at multiple scales, relationships between electrolyte solvation and electrode insertion, roughening, smoothing, and detachment behavior of metal anodes, best practices in structural, chemical, and microscopic characterization, morphological vs. macro-homogenous transport models, particle to electrode to cell nonlinearity

EAEE E6210 QUANT ENVIRONMTL RISK ANALYSIS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2023-2024 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. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 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 E8229 SEL TPC:PROC MINERALS & WASTES. 3.00 points.

Lect: 2. Lab: 3.Not offered during 2023-2024 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 E8233 RES TPCS IN PARTICLE PROCESSNG. 0.00-1.00 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

EAEE E9271 EARTH & ENVIRONMNTL ENG THESIS. 0.00-6.00 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

EAEE E9274 EARTH/ENVIRONMENTL ENG REPORTS. 0.00-4.00 points.

0-4 pts.

May substitute for the formal master's thesis, EAEE E9271, upon recommendation of the department

EAEE E9280 EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL COLLOQ. 0.00 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 three years of residence. No degree credit is granted

EAEE E9282 MINERAL ENGINEERING SEMINAR. 0.00 points.

EAEE E9305 EARTH/ENVIRONMNTL ENG RESEARCH. 0.00-12.00 points.

0-12 pts.

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

EAEE E9800 DOCTORAL RESEARCH INSTRUCTION. 0.00-12.00 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

EAEE E9900 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION. 0.00 points.

0 pts.

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

EAEE P6329 WATER,SANITATION & HUM HEALTH. 3.00 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

EAEE S9305 EARTH/ENVIRONMNTL ENG RESEARCH. 0.00-4.00 points.

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

CIEE E3111 UNCERTAIN/RISK-CIVIL INF SYST. 3.00 points.

Introduction to basic probability; hazard function; reliability function; stochastic models of natural and technological hazards; extreme value distributions; Monte Carlo simulation techniques; fundamentals of integrated risk assessment and risk management; topics in risk-based insurance; case studies involving civil infrastructure systems, environmental systems, mechanical and aerospace systems, construction management. Not open to undergraduate students

Fall 2024: CIEE E3111
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 3111 001/14263 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
Room TBA
George Deodatis 3.00 13/50

CIEE E3260 ENGINEERING FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3

Introduction to the challenges and realities of implementing design solutions with high-risk, low-resource communities in urban and rural settings in both developed and developing countries. History and theory of international development towards preparing globally responsible and informed professionals. Real-world examples of development work across technical sectors including water, sanitation, energy, health, communication technology, shelter, food systems, and environment. Role of engineering in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Course projects follow a Design for Impact process resulting in an engineering design, an action plan, and the identification of indicators for impact evaluation

Spring 2024: CIEE E3260
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 3260 001/13101 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Charles Newman, Hannah Matthews 3.00 23/30

CIEE E4111 UNCERTAIN/RISK-CIVIL INF SYST. 3.00 points.

Introduction to basic probability; hazard function; reliability function; stochastic models of natural and technological hazards; extreme value distributions; Monte Carlo simulation techniques; fundamentals of integrated risk assessment and risk management; topics in risk-based insurance; case studies involving civil infrastructure systems, environmental systems, mechanical and aerospace systems, construction management. Not open to undergraduate students

Fall 2024: CIEE E4111
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 4111 001/14264 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
Room TBA
George Deodatis 3.00 6/75

CIEE E4116 Energy Harvesting. 3.00 points.

Pre-requisites: ENME E3114 - Experimental Mechanics of Materials or equivalent; or instructor’s permission

Criterion of energy harvesting, identification of energy sources. Theory of vibrations of discrete and continuous system, measurement and analysis. Selection of materials for energy conversion, piezoelectric, electromagnetic, thermoelectric, photovoltaic, etc. Design and characterization, modeling and fabrication of vibration, motion, wind, wave, thermal gradient, and light energy harvesters; resonance phenomenon, power electronics and energy storage and management. Applications to buildings, geothermal systems, and transportation. To alternate with ENME E4115

CIEE E4245 Tunnel design and construction. 3.00 points.

Engineering design and construction of different types of tunnel, including cut and cover tunnel, rock tunnel, soft ground tunnel, immersed tub tunnel, and jacked tunnel. The design for the liner, excavation, and instrumentation are also covered. A field trip will be arranged to visit the tunneling site

CIEE E4257 GROUND CONT TRANSP&REMED. 3.00 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

CIEE E4260 URBAN ECOLOGY STUDIO. 4.00 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

CHEE E4140 ENGINEERING SEPARATIONS. 3.00 points.

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

CHEE E4252 INTRO-SURFACE AND COLLOID SCI. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: elementary physical chemistry.
The principles of surfaces and colloid chemistry critical to range of technologies indispensable to modern life. Surface and colloid chemistry has significance to life sciences, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, environmental remediation and waste management, earth resources recovery, electronics, advanced materials, enhanced oil recovery, and emerging extraterrestrial mining. Topics include: thermodynamics of surfaces, properties of surfactant solutions and surface films, electrokinetic phenomena at interfaces, principles of adsorption and mass transfer and modern experimental techniques. Leads to deeper understanding of interfacial engineering, particulate dispersions, emulsions, foams, aerosols, polymers in solution, and soft matter topics

CHEE E4530 CORROSION OF METALS. 3.00 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 E6201 Topics in Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion. 3.00 points.

CHEE E6252 ADV SURFACE/COLLOID CHEMISTRY. 3.00 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. Lab required

CIEE E3111 UNCERTAIN/RISK-CIVIL INF SYST. 3.00 points.

Introduction to basic probability; hazard function; reliability function; stochastic models of natural and technological hazards; extreme value distributions; Monte Carlo simulation techniques; fundamentals of integrated risk assessment and risk management; topics in risk-based insurance; case studies involving civil infrastructure systems, environmental systems, mechanical and aerospace systems, construction management. Not open to undergraduate students

Fall 2024: CIEE E3111
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 3111 001/14263 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
Room TBA
George Deodatis 3.00 13/50

CIEE E3260 ENGINEERING FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3

Introduction to the challenges and realities of implementing design solutions with high-risk, low-resource communities in urban and rural settings in both developed and developing countries. History and theory of international development towards preparing globally responsible and informed professionals. Real-world examples of development work across technical sectors including water, sanitation, energy, health, communication technology, shelter, food systems, and environment. Role of engineering in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Course projects follow a Design for Impact process resulting in an engineering design, an action plan, and the identification of indicators for impact evaluation

Spring 2024: CIEE E3260
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 3260 001/13101 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Charles Newman, Hannah Matthews 3.00 23/30

CIEE E4111 UNCERTAIN/RISK-CIVIL INF SYST. 3.00 points.

Introduction to basic probability; hazard function; reliability function; stochastic models of natural and technological hazards; extreme value distributions; Monte Carlo simulation techniques; fundamentals of integrated risk assessment and risk management; topics in risk-based insurance; case studies involving civil infrastructure systems, environmental systems, mechanical and aerospace systems, construction management. Not open to undergraduate students

Fall 2024: CIEE E4111
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 4111 001/14264 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
Room TBA
George Deodatis 3.00 6/75

CIEE E4116 Energy Harvesting. 3.00 points.

Pre-requisites: ENME E3114 - Experimental Mechanics of Materials or equivalent; or instructor’s permission

Criterion of energy harvesting, identification of energy sources. Theory of vibrations of discrete and continuous system, measurement and analysis. Selection of materials for energy conversion, piezoelectric, electromagnetic, thermoelectric, photovoltaic, etc. Design and characterization, modeling and fabrication of vibration, motion, wind, wave, thermal gradient, and light energy harvesters; resonance phenomenon, power electronics and energy storage and management. Applications to buildings, geothermal systems, and transportation. To alternate with ENME E4115

CIEE E4245 Tunnel design and construction. 3.00 points.

Engineering design and construction of different types of tunnel, including cut and cover tunnel, rock tunnel, soft ground tunnel, immersed tub tunnel, and jacked tunnel. The design for the liner, excavation, and instrumentation are also covered. A field trip will be arranged to visit the tunneling site

CIEE E4257 GROUND CONT TRANSP&REMED. 3.00 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

CIEE E4260 URBAN ECOLOGY STUDIO. 4.00 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

ECIA W4100 MGMT & DEVPT OF WATER SYSTEMS. 3.00 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

Fall 2024: ECIA W4100
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECIA 4100 001/14990 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
3.00 9/50

EAIA W4200 ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RESOURCES. 3.00 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.