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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
College of Engineering

Chemical Engineering

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Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

CHE | Chemical Engineering

180C. Laboratory Safety. Safe laboratory practice. Training in use of fire extinguishers and first aid. Case studies of laboratory accidents. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemical engineering.

381N. Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer. Advanced treatment of fluid flow and heat transfer problems in chemical engineering. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

381P. Advanced Analysis for Chemical Engineers. Applications of mathematical methods to chemical engineering problems, with emphasis on differential equations, linear analysis and matrices, and real analysis and complex variables. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

384, 684. Introduction to Research. The equivalent of three or six class hours a week for one semester. Any number of topics may be taken for credit, and, with consent of instructor, any topic may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemical engineering, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Advanced Concepts in Thermodynamics.

Topic 2: College Teaching in Engineering and Science.

Topic 3: Aerosol Science and Technology.

Topic 9: Kinetics and Catalysis.

Topic 10: Biochemical Engineering.

Topic 11: Transport Phenomena.

Topic 12: Advanced Materials.

Topic 13: Chemistry of Electronic and Optical Materials.

Topic 16: Synthesis, Growth, and Analysis of Electronic Materials.

Topic 17: Biomolecular Recognition.

Topic 18: Chemical Technology.

Topic 19: Design for Environment.

Topic 21: Kinetic Processes in Materials. Examination of the connection between structure and various kinetic processes that occur in different classes of materials, metals, ionic crystals, inorganic glasses, and polymers. Discusses the kinetic theory of gases and Brownian dynamics.

Topic 22: Polymer Statistical Thermodynamics. Application of statistical mechanics to problems in polymer science.

Topic 23: Biomedical Polymer Seminar.

384K. Applied Kinetics and Chemical Reaction Analysis. Application of chemical reaction kinetics to the prediction and determination of reaction rates and reaction selectivity. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

185, 285, 385, 685. Research. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemical engineering, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

385M. Surface Phenomena. Liquid/fluid interfaces including equilibrium and nonequilibrium phenomena. Topics covered include capillarity, thermodynamics, surface rheology, and streaming potentials. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

386K. Theory of X-Ray Diffraction. Application of basic diffraction theory to polycrystalline and single crystal materials. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

386L. Laboratory Experiments in X-Ray Diffraction. Application of x-ray diffraction techniques to the examination of polycrystalline and single crystal materials. Two or three lecture hours and three or four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

387K. Advanced Thermodynamics. Applications of thermodynamics to chemical engineering processes. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemical engineering, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

387M. Mass Transfer. Advanced treatment of diffusional mass transfer operations in chemical engineering. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

388K. Separations Processes. Advanced treatment of modern chemical engineering separations processes. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

391. Elements of Modern Control Theory. Introduction to fundamentals of dynamic optimization and system theory; applications to engineering processes. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

392. Polymer Science. Details of polymerization mechanisms; structure-property relationships, fundamentals of processing, and characterization of high polymers. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

395C. Chemical Processes for Microelectronics. Introduction to the chemical processes and the manufacturing operations used in microelectronics device fabrication. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

395E. Polymer Science and Engineering Laboratory. Training in the preparation and instrumental characterization of polymers, blends, and compounds. Twelve laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

395G. Chemical Engineering Economics and Business Analysis. Study of the economic decisions faced by chemical engineers. Discounted cash flow techniques. Personal finance, managerial economics, and other special topics. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemical Engineering 342, 379 (Topic: Chemical Engineering Economics and Business Analysis), 384 (Topic 20: Chemical Engineering Economics and Business Analysis), 395G. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemical engineering, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

395J. Product and Process Development. Product and process innovation in the process industries; screening criteria; needs-requirements research; evaluation. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemical Engineering 340, 379 (Topic: Product and Process Development), 384 (Topic: Product and Process Development), 395J. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemical engineering, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

395K. Design for Environment. Overview of environmental assessment tools for chemical processes and products, including life cycle and risk assessments. Overview of design tools for improving environmental performance of chemical processes, including unit operations and flow sheet analysis methods. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemical Engineering 341, 379 (Topic 1: Design for Environment), 384 (Topic 19: Design for Environment), 395K. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemical engineering, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

397M. Graduate Research Internship. Research associated with enrollment in the Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP). The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemical engineering and consent of instructor and the dean of the College of Engineering.

698. Thesis. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in chemical engineering and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Chemical Engineering 698A.

398R. Master's Report. Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemical engineering and consent of the graduate adviser.

398T. Supervised Teaching in Chemical Engineering. Teaching under the close supervision of the instructor for one to four semesters; weekly group meetings; individual consultation; reports. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and appointment as a teaching assistant.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Chemical Engineering 399R, 699R, or 999R.

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