CE 511 – Bioprocessing and Bioproducts
The aim of this course is to provide more basic and applied bioengineering knowledge and to serve as a part of the new Bioengineering minor. It is also proposed to be used as an elective graduate course in either CCEE as CE 511 or ABE 511, and Biorenewable Resources and Technology program as BRT 511.
ChE 427 – Biological Engineering Lab
The main objectives of this course are to give students the opportunities to apply basic classroom principles to process equipment relevant to bioprocessing, learn from the literature, plan experiments, analyze and interpret data, and develop the teamwork and communication skills. Particularly for the 4-week experiments, each of these abilities will be needed in the context of solving an assigned problem.
ChE 547/ 447 – Polymers and Polymer Engineering
This course provides an introduction to the field of polymers from the perspective of a chemical engineer. Polymeric materials are found everywhere: in your body, natural materials, and nearly every modern commercial product. The first part of the course will cover chemistry of polymers, addition and condensation polymerization, and characteristic properties. Then, the relationship between polymer thermodynamics and thermal and mechanical properties will be explored, such as physical and mechanical properties, polymer rheology, and production methods. At last, the applications of polymers in the chemical industry will be studied in the Term Paper.
ChE 426 – Chemical Engineering Lab
The main objectives of this course are to give you opportunities to apply basic classroom principles to process equipment relevant to chemical engineering, learn from the literature, plan experiments, analyze and interpret data, and develop your teamwork and communication skills. This course includes experiments in heat and mass transfer, staged operations, chemical reactor performance, unit processes, and computer applications.
ChE 695K – Advanced Topics: Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
The main objectives of this course are to help junior graduate students read articles in the area of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering and help them become well-versed in the current state-of-the-art. The class also aims at improving students’ ability to process a large amount of information related to the selected topic, share and present the findings with team members, and eventually organize a review article. The course is co-taught by a team of CBE faculty.
Engr 160 – Engineering Problems with Computer Applications
The main objectives of this course are to solving engineering problems and present solutions through technical reports. The major contents include significant figures, use of SI units, graphing and curve-fitting, flow-charting, introduction to mechanics, statistics and engineering economics. It also requires the use of spreadsheet programs to solve and present engineering problems. Solution of engineering problems using computer programming languages is essential.