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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2005-2007 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 155 Graduate Courses  

Graduate Courses

16:155:501(F) Advanced Transport Phenomena I (3) Momentum transport processes in laminar- and turbulent-flow systems. Development and application of steady and unsteady boundary-layer processes, including growth, similitude principles, and separation. Potential flow theory coupled with viscous dissipation at boundaries. Momentum transport in fixed- and fluid-bed exchangers and reactors. Prerequisite: Undergraduate transport phenomena.
16:155:502(S) Advanced Transport Phenomena II (3) Energy balances derived from first and second law approaches to open systems, with reaction. Conduction in fluids and solids, both steady and unsteady examples. Convection in laminar- and turbulent-flow systems. Diffusion and its treatment in stagnant and flowing media. Two-phase systems, coupled reaction, and mass transfer. Interphase transport. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
16:155:503(F) Advanced Transport Phenomena III (3) Advanced topics in momentum, heat, and mass transfer. Special emphasis on computational techniques. Pre- or corequisites: 16:155:501, 502.
16:155:504(S) Mixing: Theory and Applications (3) Theory of mixing processes in laminar and turbulent flows. Practical aspects of mixing processes (equipment selection, design, scale-up) used in industrial operations. Prerequisite: Undergraduate fluid mechanics.
16:155:506Fluid Particles and Granular Flow (3) Flow of granular materials and fluid-particle suspensions. Continuum and discrete modeling, process equipment. Applications in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries addressing hydrodynamics, mixing, segregation, granulation, and reactive multiphase flows.
16:155:507(F) Analytical Methods in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (3) Analytical solutions to deterministic mathematical models encountered in chemical and biochemical engineering, including environmental and safety systems. Emphasis is on purpose, philosophy, classification, development, and analytical solutions of models occurring in transport phenomena, thermochemical, and reactor systems. Prerequisites: Undergraduate differential and integral calculus and differential equations or permission of the graduate director.
16:155:508(F) Chemical Engineering Analysis (3) Mathematical modeling and simulation of chemical and biochemical systems; numerical methods. Solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. Statistical methods of linear and nonlinear regression analysis; optimization methods. Extensive use of digital computers. Prerequisite: Undergraduate or graduate degree in chemical engineering or in the biological or physical sciences.
16:155:509Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos (3) Nonlinearities in practical systems: time series analysis; delay space embedding; real-time control of experimental chaotic systems; significance and treatment of node coupling in linear problems; and meaning and analysis of Lyapunov exponents.
16:155:511(F) Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3) Basic principles of classical chemical thermodynamics. Chemical and physical equilibria and their relationships in simple and reactive systems. Estimation and correlation of thermodynamic functions, applications of thermodynamic principles to transport and rate processes. Irreversible and statistical thermodynamic topics also introduced. Prerequisite: Undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering or chemistry.
16:155:512Advanced Chemical Engineering Molecular Thermodynamics (3) Statistical ensembles; ideal and nonideal gases; liquids; distribution function theories; Ornstein-Zernike equation; computer simulation methods; perturbation theories; engineering semiempirical equations of state; applications to chemical engineering systems. Prerequisite: 16:155:511 or equivalent.
16:155:514(S) Kinetics, Catalysis, and Reactor Design (3) Principles of applied chemical kinetics, reaction mechanisms and rate laws, and engineering design of reactor vessels. Applications to homogeneous and heterogeneous process reaction systems with internal, transphase, and external mass transfer. Noncatalytic gas-solid reaction and gas-liquid absorption with reaction. Micromixing and macromixing in reactor systems. Prerequisites: 16:155:501 and 507, or equivalent.
16:155:517Advanced Process Control (3) Review of analysis and design of feedback control systems. Advanced process control systems. Control systems for multivariable processes. Process control systems, using computers and artificial intelligence techniques. Intelligent control laboratory. Prerequisite: Process control or permission of instructor.
16:155:518(S) Process Systems Engineering (3) Key issues in process synthesis and design and process operations. Mathematical modeling, algorithmic development and optimization. Computer-aided tools. Applications: planning and scheduling of batch/continuous processes, energy integration in industrial plants, uncertainty evaluation and consideration in plant design. Case studies. Prerequisite: Undergraduate engineering design.
16:155:531(F) Biochemical Engineering (3) Integration of the principles of chemical engineering, bio- chemistry, and microbiology. Development and application of biochemical engineering principles. Analysis of biochemical and microbial reactions. Prerequisites: Degree or option in biochemical engineering, or 01 or 11:115:301 and 01:119:390, or equivalent.
16:155:532(F) Topics in Biochemical Engineering (3) Advanced course devoted to current topics of interest in biochemical and enzyme engineering. Topics include production, isolation, and purification of enzymes; downstream processing; design and analysis of bioreactors; bioprocess economics; modeling, optimization, and scale-up of biochemical systems. Content and format may vary from year to year. Prerequisite: 16:155:531.
16:155:533(S) Bioseparations (3) Fundamental problems of separation processes important to the recovery of products from biological processes. Topics include membrane filtration centrifugation, chromatography, extraction, electrokinetic methods. Emphasis on protein separations. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
16:155:534(S) Enzyme Engineering (3) Application of biochemical engineering principles to enzyme technology. Enzyme structure and function, biochemical and biophysical properties, enzyme stability, mathematical models for inactivation. Design and analysis of enzyme and fixed microbial cell reactors. Use of enzymes in industrial, environmental, and medical applications. Case studies of commercial enzyme processes. Prerequisite: Undergraduate or graduate degree in chemical or biochemical engineering or in the biological sciences.
16:155:542Chemical Processing of Drugs and Fine Chemicals (3) Chemical process operations and engineering methods used in the development, scale-up, and manufacture of drugs and fine chemicals; design and regulatory compliance methods for batch multiproduct plants.
16:155:543Industrial Chemistry of Drugs and Fine Chemicals (3) Chemical process development, scale-up, and regulatory environment of drugs and fine chemicals; strategies and technologies for the synthesis and semisynthesis of drugs. Transition from the bench to the FDA-approved plant.
16:155:548Advanced Topics in Pharmaceutical Engineering (3) Thermochemical process safety; physiochemical methods at the bulk/dosage form interface; and surface chemistry of crystallization, extraction, and adsorption.
16:155:551(F) Polymer Science and Engineering I (3) Physical and chemical structure of polymers; morphology of polymer crystals; microscopic texture. Mechanical properties; influence of orientation; effects of temperature and environment; engineering applications.
16:155:552Polymer Science and Engineering II (3) Emphasis on a modern treatment of polymers, including statistical mechanics scaling concepts and polymer properties and characterization. Prerequisite: 16:155:551.
16:155:553Polymer Science and Engineering Laboratory (1) Basic structure-property relationships of polymeric materials in their liquid, glassy, and crystalline states, including synthesis, molecular weight distribution, morphology, and thermal and mechanical properties. Pre- or corequisite: 16:155:551.
16:155:554Polymer Processing (3) Extrusion, transfer, and compression molding; injection molding, thermoforming, and blow molding; thermoset, thermoplastics, and elastomers. Additives and fillers, coatings, laminates, mold designs, heat sealing, and orientation in films and fibers. Prerequisites: 16:155:551, 552.
16:155:555Polymer Physics (3) Introduction to physics of high polymers and their properties in the solid state; discussion of dielectric, mechanical, and nuclear magnetic resonance phenomena and application to relaxation behavior; theories of rubber elasticity and viscoelasticity; yield and fracture behavior. Prerequisites: 16:155:551, 552.
16:155:556Polymer Rheology (3) Introduction to viscosity and rheological phenomena in high polymers; the relation of these to molecular parameters and their applications in polymer physics, polymer engineering, and polymer processing. Prerequisites: 16:155:551, 552.
16:155:557Advanced Polymer Physics (3) Theory of thermoelastic behavior of rubbers, calculations of surface tension for single and multicomponent systems, Gibbs-DiMarzio theory of glass transitions, effect of pressure on transitions, relaxations, viscoelastic behavior of homopolymer blends, diffusion, viscosity. Prerequisites: 16:155:554, 555.
16:155:558Vibrational Spectroscopy of Polymers (3) Physical basis for infrared absorption and Raman scattering. Theory of molecular vibrations. Michelson interferometer with associated optical and computational techniques. Modeling of vibrational properties of chain molecules. Applications to synthetic and biological macromolecules. Prerequisites: 16:155:551, 552.
16:155:559Scattering Methods in Polymer Science (3) Basic scattering theory and its application in studying polymers in solution and solid state: static and dynamic light scattering, small-angle X-ray scattering, and small-angle neutron scattering. Prerequisites: 16:155:551, 552.
16:155:561Applied Surface Chemistry (3) Phenomena and processes relevant to chemical engineering characterized by large interfacial area relative to phase volume. Fundamental principles of surface chemistry and physics, such as interfacial tension and pressure. Study of colloidal state and colloidal particles. Theories of electrical double layer and stability of suspensions. Application of theory to important processes such as foaming, emulsification, detergency, adhesion, ore flotation, and rate processes controlled at a phase interface, including nucleation and crystallization. Prerequisite: Undergraduate or graduate degree in chemical engineering or in the biological or physical sciences.
16:155:562Synthesis and Properties of Solid Polymers (3) Advanced treatment of polymer processes and resultant polymer properties from the interrelated points of view of reaction engineering (including catalytic routes) and materials science (structure-property relationships) appropriate to the modern generation of engineering polymers. Prerequisite: Undergraduate or graduate degree in chemical engineering or in the biological or physical sciences.
16:155:563(F) Semipermeable Membranes (3) Applied physiochemical principles that underlie the frontier applications of barrier diffusion. Prerequisite: Undergraduate or graduate degree in chemical engineering or in the biological or physical sciences.
16:155:572,573Electrochemical Engineering I,II (3,3) Introduction to the principles and applications of electrochemical engineering properties of electrodes. Electrochemical engineering, energy conversion, and storage thermodynamics and design features in primary and secondary fuel cells, and in metallic corrosion, electroforming, and electrolysis. Prerequisite: Undergraduate or graduate degree in chemical engineering or chemistry.
16:155:574Solvent Extraction Engineering (3) Advanced treatment of solvent extraction operations, including both practical design approaches and a systematic development based on the fundamental aspects of mass transfer, mass transfer with reaction, and dispersion modeling in various contractor configurations. Prerequisite: Undergraduate or graduate degree in chemical engineering or chemistry.
16:155:575Electrochemical Engineering Techniques (3) Lecture-laboratory course providing theoretical and practical experience in techniques of studying charge-transfer and mass-transfer controlled reactions in corrosion, electroplating, battery energy conversion, the production of chemicals, and other electrochemical applications. Lec. 2 hrs., lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 16:155: 572,573.
16:155:582Fundamentals of Contaminant Mass Transfer (3) Theory and mathematical modeling of thermodynamics, reaction, and diffusive and convective mass transfer for inorganic and organic contaminants in porous media, emphasizing behavior in sediments and saturated soils. Prerequisite: Undergraduate degree in chemical, biochemical, or environmental engineering, or permission of instructor.
16:155:588,589(F) Special Problems in Chemical Environmental Engineering (3,3) Natural water bodies described by the techniques developed for chemical and biochemical reactor analysis. Physical transport, interfacial exchanges, and biochemical reactions. Examples drawn from reaeration processes, surface water temperature and energy balances, and stochastic variations in stream discharge. Prerequisites: 16:155:501, 502, or equivalent.
16:155:601,602Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar (N1,N1) Graduate students make a formal presentation on their independent study and/or research. Outside speakers also are invited.
16:155:603,604Topics in Advanced Biotechnology (1,1) Oral presentations and discussions of current literature in biotechnology. Topics selected from the following: tissue, genetic, and protein engineering; growth control; receptor signaling; immunotechnology; neurotechnology; and others. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
16:155:701,702Research in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (BA,BA)
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