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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

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CHEM E 299 Undergraduate Research (1-3, max. 9)
Research or special topics under the supervision of a faculty member. Offered: AWSpS.
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CHEM E 301 Leadership Seminar (1) Schwartz
Forum for industrial, academic, and government leaders to share their experiences and insights with students. Includes topics related to leadership in the chemical engineering profession including career planning, management skills, interpersonal skills, effective planning, entrepreneurship, ethics, and strategic decisions. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.
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CHEM E 309 Creativity and Innovation (2) VLPA G. ALLAN
Understanding creativity and creative thinking; its challenges and dynamics through knowledge, judgment, planning, and observation. Techniques of creative thinking. Design and development of creative games. Computer-aided creative thinking. Creation, protection, and exploitation of a useful idea, including bargaining and negotiations. Offered: jointly with BSE 309; Sp.
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CHEM E 310 Material and Energy Balances (4)
Chemical and physical process calculations: steady- and unsteady-state material and energy balances with specific examples in vapor-liquid contact operations and multiphase extraction, and introductory thermochemistry. Prerequisite: PHYS 122 and MATH 307. Offered: Sp.
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CHEM E 325 Energy and Entropy (4)
Introduction to the basic principles of thermodynamics from both microscopic and macroscopic points of view. Emphasis on equilibrium phenomena, and the trade-off of energy and disorder in determining structure and properties. Applications of thermodynamics in process design and analysis. Prerequisite: CHEM E 310. Offered: A.
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CHEM E 326 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (4)
Phase equilibria and chemical equilibria in multicomponent systems; theories of solution; chemical reaction analysis. Prerequisite: CHEM E 325. Offered: W.
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CHEM E 330 Transport Processes I (5)
Diffusive transport of momentum, heat, and mass; general aspects of fluid flow; the Navier-Stokes equations; one-dimensional flow with engineering applications. Prerequisite: CHEM E 310; either MATH 136 or MATH 307. Offered: A.
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CHEM E 340 Transport Processes II (4)
Heat transfer, basic principles, and applications. Conduction, convection, and radiation. Prerequisite: CHEM E 330. Offered: W.
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CHEM E 341 Energy and Environment (3) NW
Energy use. Fossil energy conversion. Oil, gas, coal resources. Air impacts. Nuclear energy principles, reactors, fuel cycle. Prerequisite: either MATH 112, MATH 124, or Q SCI 291; either CHEM 120, CHEM 142, CHEM 144, PHYS 114, or PHYS 121. Offered: jointly with ENVIR 341/M E 341; A.
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CHEM E 355 Biological Frameworks for Engineers (3) Shen
For engineers with no prior experience in the biological sciences. Hands-on, project-based course covers fundamental concepts and language of biology, from an engineering perspective. Topics include functions of life, information processing, proteins, DNA, genetic variability, control loops, energetics, tissues, organisms, ecosystems. Prerequisite: either CHEM 142 or CHEM 145; PHYS 123; either MATH 307 or AMATH 351; recommended: CHEM 220. Offered: W.
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CHEM E 375 Chemical Enginering Computer Skills (2) Pfaendtner
Use Excell, Matlab, and AspenPlus to solve typical chemical engineering problems. Solve realistic problems and explore alternatives that would be inaccessible for hand calculations. Includes equations of state, chemical equilibrium of simultaneous reactions, phase equilibria, plug flow reactors, heat transfer in 1-D, and time-dependent heat transfer. Offered: W.
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CHEM E 435 Transport Processes III (4)
Mass transfer, basic principles, and applications to equipment design. Physical separation processes. Prerequisite: CHEM E 326; CHEM E 340. Offered: A.
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CHEM E 436 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I (3)
Lectures on statistics, experimental design, instrumentation, laboratory safety, and report writing; laboratory experiments on fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Emphasis on teaming, experimental planning, procedures, report writing, and oral presentations. Prerequisite: CHEM E 326; CHEM E 340 which may be taken concurrently; HCDE 231. Offered: ASp.
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CHEM E 437 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II (3)
Continuation of CHEM E 436. Laboratory investigation of chemical engineering principles applied to equipment design with emphasis on mass transfer operations and chemical reactors. Prerequisite: CHEM E 435; CHEM E 436; CHEM E 465. Offered: W.
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CHEM E 442 Renewable Energy (4) NW P. MALTE
Introduction to renewable energy. Principles and practices: solar, wind, water, and biomass energy conversion. Prerequisite: either M E 323, CHEM E 325, A A 260, or E E 351. Offered: jointly with M E 442; W.
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CHEM E 445 Fuel Cell Engineering (3) Stuve
Introduction to electrochemical fuel cells for use in transportation and stationary power applications. Topics covered include types of fuel cells, single cell operation, stack engineering, overall system design, and safety, with emphasis on proton exchange membrane and solid oxide fuel cells. Prerequisite: CHEM E 330.
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CHEM E 455 Surface and Colloid Science Laboratory (3) Berg, Pozzo
Laboratory techniques, equipment, and underlying fundamentals in surface and colloid science. Experiments in the measurement of surface tension, adsorption, wetting and spreading, colloid properties, emulsion preparation and stability, electrophoresis, and interfacial hydrodynamics. Recommended: CHEM E 326; CHEM E 330. Offered: ASp.
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CHEM E 457 Principles of Molecular Engineering (3) Hillhouse
Covers the basic aspects of statistical mechanics, focusing primarily on the canonical ensemble. Develops and applies a set of tools to regular liquid solutions, phase formation, spinodal decomposition, adsorption, polymer thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and physical kinetics. Prerequisite: CHEM E 310; CHEM E 325; CHEM 455. Offered: Sp.
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CHEM E 458 Surface Analysis (3) B. RATNER
Understanding of solid surfaces for research and development in microelectronics, catalysis, adhesion, biomaterials, science wear, and corrosion science. Newer methods available to study surfaces of materials. Electron emission spectroscopies (ESCA, Auger): ion scattering, ion spectroscopic, photon spectroscopic, and thermodynamic methods. Offered: jointly with BIOEN 492; Sp.
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CHEM E 461 Electrochemical Engineering (3) Schwartz
Explores role of thermodynamics, charge transfer kinetics, and mass transfer on behavior of electrochemical systems. Includes cell thermodynamics, faradaic and non-faradaic rate processes, ionic transport, nucleation and growth theories. Applications to chemical sensors, batteries, corrosion, thin film deposition. In-class demonstrations to illustrate concepts.
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CHEM E 465 Reactor Design (4)
Application of chemical kinetics and transport phenomena to the design of chemical reactors; characterization of batch and continuous-flow reactors in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems. Prerequisite: CHEM E 326; CHEM E 340. Offered: A.
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CHEM E 467 Biochemical Engineering (3) F. BANEYX
Application of basic chemical engineering principles to biochemical and biological process industries such as fermentation, enzyme technology, and biological waste treatment. Rapid overview of relevant microbiology, biochemistry, and molecular genetics. Design and analysis of biological reactors and product recovery operations. Prerequisite: CHEM E 340; either CHEM 223, CHEM 237, or CHEM 335; recommended: CHEM E 465. Offered: jointly with BIOEN 467; W.
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CHEM E 468 Air-Pollution Control Equipment Design (3)
Designs to control air pollutants from stationary sources. Procedures for calculating design and operating parameters. Fundamental mechanisms and processes of gaseous and particulate control equipment for absorption and adsorption of gaseous pollutants; electrostatic precipitation and filtration of particulate pollutants. Actual case studies. Offered: jointly with CEE 494/M E 468.
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CHEM E 480 Process Dynamics and Control (4)
Dynamics of process units and systems; instrumentation and control system design and analysis. Includes weekly laboratory. Prerequisite: CHEM E 435; CHEM E 465. Offered: W.
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CHEM E 481 Process Optimization (3) Holt
Concepts and techniques of optimizing chemical engineering processes and systems, including classical and direct methods of search, linear and nonlinear programming, dynamic programming, statistical experimental design, and evolutionary operation. Offered: A.
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CHEM E 482 Advanced Topics in Process Control (3) Holt, Ricker
Current topics in process control design and analysis. Possible topics include robustness analysis and design, time delay compensation, modern frequency response techniques, discrete control, adaptive control, model-based control, and nonlinear control. Prerequisite: CHEM E 480.
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CHEM E 484 Electronic and Optoelectronic Polymers (3) Jenekhe
Covers the chemistry, physics, materials science, and engineering applications of semiconducting and metallic conjugated polymers. Examines the structural origins of the diverse electronic and optoelectronic properties of conjugated polymers. Exemplifies applications by light-emitting diodes, lasers, solar cells, thin film transistors, electrochromic devices, biosensors, and batteries. Prerequisite: either CHEM 237, CHEM 455, CHEM E 340, or MSE 310. Offered: A.
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CHEM E 485 Process Design I (4)
Applied economics in chemical engineering design and operations; measures of profitability; capital and operating cost estimates; introduction to design and design strategies. Prerequisite: CHEM E 480 which may be taken concurrently. Offered: W.
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CHEM E 486 Process Design II (5)
Comprehensive design of a specific process or product, including economic feasibility studies, utilization of market survey and plant location studies, process equipment design and optimization, and overall plant integration and layout. Prerequisite: CHEM E 485. Offered: Sp.
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CHEM E 490 Engineering Materials for Biomedical Applications (3)
Combined application of principles of physical chemistry and biochemistry, materials engineering, to biomedical problems and products. Applications include implants and medical devices, drug delivery systems, cell culture processes, diagnostics, and bioseparations. Offered: jointly with BIOEN 490; A.
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CHEM E 491 Controlled-Release Systems (3) S. PUN
Mechanisms for controlled release of active agents and the development of useful drug delivery systems for this purpose. Release mechanisms considered include diffusive, convective, and erosive driving forces. Delivery routes include topical, oral, and in vivo. Some special case studies covered in detail. Offered: jointly with BIOEN 491; W.
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CHEM E 493 Advanced Surface Analysis (3) D. CASTNER
Covers the latest advanced in surface analysis instrumentation and methodology, including advanced methods of biorecognition AFM, surface Plasmon resonance, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, sum frequency generation spectroscopy, time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry, and multivariate analysis. Prerequisite: either CHEM E 458 or BIOEN 492. Offered: jointly with BIOEN 493; W.
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CHEM E 497 Special Projects in Chemical Engineering Design ([1-6]-, max. 12)
Chemical engineering design instruction and experience in special projects, such as industrially motivated, timely, or interdisciplinary projects. Project subject and content varies. Majors only. Prerequisite: CHEM E 340.
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CHEM E 498 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering (1-4, max. 12)
Topics of current interest in the field. Subject matter changes from quarter to quarter.
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CHEM E 499 Undergraduate Research ([1-6]-, max. 12)
Independent research projects in chemical engineering. Offered: AWSpS.
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CHEM E 510 Mathematical Foundations of Systems Theory (4)
Mathematical foundations for system theory presented from an engineering viewpoint. Includes set theory; functions, inverse functions; metric spaces; finite dimensional linear spaces; linear operators on finite dimensional spaces; projections on Hilbert spaces. Applications to engineering systems stressed. Offered: jointly with A A 510/E E 510/M E 510.
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CHEM E 511 Biomaterials Seminar (1, max. 18) D. CASTNER, L. GAMBLE
Presentation of student research results. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with BIOEN 511.
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CHEM E 512 Methods of Engineering Analysis (3)
Applications of mathematics to problems in chemical engineering; vector calculus; properties and methods of solution of first and second order partial differential equations; similarity transforms, separation of variables, Laplace and Fourier transforms. Prerequisite: MATH 308, MATH 307 or AMATH 351, MATH 324, or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with AMATH 512; A.
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CHEM E 514 Advanced Chemical Engineering Laboratory (3) Q. YU
Instrumentation and laboratory techniques for chemical, biological, clean energy, and nano technologies. Experiments include surface modification, this film formation, nanoparticle synthesis, micro/nanoscale fabrication, protein adsorption, microorganism identification, and photovoltaic device fabrication/evaluation using advanced instrumentation. Offered: W.
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CHEM E 515 Experimental Methods in Chemical Engineering Research (3) Baneyx, Berg, Jiang
Lecture and laboratory studies in current research methods of chemical engineering. Includes surface science, biochemical engineering, collodial chemistry, light scattering, and nanoscience techniques. Offered: A.
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CHEM E 523 Seminar in Chemical Engineering (0-1, max. 30)
Topics of current interest in chemical engineering. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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CHEM E 525 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (4)
Review of principles of thermodynamics. Applications to problems in multiphase and multicomponent systems; theories of solutions. Prerequisite: undergraduate thermodynamics. Offered: A.
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CHEM E 530 Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer I (4)
Derivation of the differential equations for mass, energy, and momentum transport. Principles of fluid mechanics; creeping flow, turbulence, boundary-layer theory. Offered: A.
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CHEM E 531 Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer II (3)
Continuation of CHEM E 530. Flows of fluid-particle systems; convective heat transfer, natural convection. Prerequisite: CHEM E 530.
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CHEM E 554 Nanoscale Science I: Contact Mechanics and Rheology on the Nanoscale (3) Overney
Introductory nanoscale science with emphasis on contact mechanics, principle and concept of forces, scanning force microscopy, tribology (friction, wear, lubrication), rheology, ultrathin organic films, physical properties of polymers, and computer simulation. Offered: W.
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CHEM E 556 Colloidal Systems (3) Berg, Pozzo
Examines the unique properties and application of colloidal materials, i.e., dispersions of micro- or nano-sized particles in various media are described. Explores their inherent instability, and their kinetic, phoretic, electric, optical, and rheological properties. Offered: W.
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CHEM E 558 Surface Analysis (3) B. RATNER
Understanding of solid surfaces for research and development in microelectronics, catalysis, adhesion, biomaterials science, wear and corrosion science. Newer methods available to study surfaces of materials. Electron emission spectroscopies (ESCA, Auger); ion scattering, ion spectroscopic, photon spectroscopic, and thermodynamic methods. Offered: jointly with BIOEN 592.
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CHEM E 560 Reactions at Solid Surfaces (3) Stuve
Fundamental studies of adsorption and reactions on metallic and non-metallic surfaces with emphasis on heterogeneous catalysis and electrochemistry, including fuel cells. Topics include gas phase and liquid phase surface reactions, analyzed both experimentally and computationally. Prerequisite: undergraduate level course in kinetics or catalysis.
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CHEM E 565 Kinetics and Catalysis (3) Stuve
Homogeneous and heterogeneous systems with emphasis on chemical engineering principles applied to industrial reactor design. Prerequisite: CHEM E 525.
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CHEM E 580 Topics in Chemical Engineering Design (3, max. 9)
Lectures and seminars on current design methods in chemical engineering, including technical and economic feasibility of processes, design and optimization of process equipment, and environmental and social constraints. Prerequisite: undergraduate chemical engineering design, admission to chemical engineering master's program, or permission of instructor.
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CHEM E 584 Electronic and Optoelectronic Polymers (3) Jenekhe
Covers the chemistry, physics, materials science, and engineering applications of semiconducting and metallic conjugated polymers. Examines the structural origins of the diverse electronic and optoelectronic properties of conjugated polymers. Exemplifies applications by light-emitting diodes, lasers, solar cells, thin film transistors, electrochromic devices, biosensors, and batteries. Prerequisite: either CHEM 237, CHEM 455, CHEM E 340, or MSE 310. Offered: A.
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CHEM E 588 Research in Applied Microbiology (1, max. 30) Lidstrom
Weekly research seminar and discussion of scientific literature pertaining to applied microbiology. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with MICROM 588; AWSpS.
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CHEM E 590 Advanced Topics in Biomaterials (3)
Major, controversial issues in application of synthetic materials to medical problems. Blood compatibility, bioadhesion, intraocular lenses, contact lenses, polyurethanes, biodegradation, protein adsorption, corrosion, bone fixation, new materials, artificial heart, medical device regulation. Prerequisite: BIOEN 490 or CHEM E 490. Offered: jointly with BIOEN 590.
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CHEM E 591 Robotics and Control Systems Colloquium (1, max. 30)
Colloquium on current topics in robotics and control systems analysis and design. Topics presented by invited speakers as well as on-campus speakers. Emphasis on the cross-disciplinary nature of robotics and control systems. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with A A 591/E E 591/M E 591.
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CHEM E 593 Advanced Surface Analysis (3) D. CASTNER
Covers the latest advanced in surface analysis instrumentation and methodology, including advanced methods of biorecognition AFM, surface Plasmon resonance, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, sum frequency generation spectroscopy, time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry, and multivariate analysis. Prerequisite: either CHEM E 558 or BIOEN 592. Offered: jointly with BIOEN 593; W.
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CHEM E 599 Current Topics in Chemical Engineering (1-5, max. 12)
Readings or lectures and discussions of topics of current interest in the field of chemical engineering. Subject matter changes from year to year. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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CHEM E 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
Offered: AWSpS.
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CHEM E 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
Offered: AWSpS.
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CHEM E 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)
Offered: AWSpS.
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