CBE 1 — COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM

1 credit.

Work experience which combines classroom theory with practical knowledge of operations to provide students with a background upon which to base a professional career.

CBE 250 — PROCESS SYNTHESIS

3 credits.

An introduction to the invention of processes for the large scale, low cost processing of materials such as water, chemicals, petroleum products, food, drugs and wastes. Open to students in any field.

CBE 255 — INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL PROCESS MODELING

3 credits.

Introduction to modeling of chemical processes and introduction to using modern computational tools to analyze the models.

CBE 310 — CHEMICAL PROCESS THERMODYNAMICS

3 credits.

Introduction to thermodynamics, energy balances, applications to steady state and unsteady state processes, behavior of pure fluids, chemical reaction equilibria.

CBE 311 — THERMODYNAMICS OF MIXTURES

3 credits.

Properties of ideal and non-ideal vapors and liquids, ideal and non-ideal multicomponent vapor-liquid and liquid-liquid equilibria, complex chemical reaction equilibria, electrolytic solutions, surface thermodynamics, solid phase thermodynamics.

CBE/​B M E  320 — INTRODUCTORY TRANSPORT PHENOMENA

4 credits.

Mass, momentum, and energy transport; calculation of transport coefficients; solution to problems in viscous flow, heat conduction, and diffusion; dimensional analysis; mass, momentum, and heat transfer coefficients; over-all balances; elementary applications.

CBE 324 — TRANSPORT PHENOMENA LAB

3 credits.

Determination of thermodynamic properties, transport properties, and transfer coefficients; study of related phenomena.

CBE 326 — MOMENTUM AND HEAT TRANSFER OPERATIONS

3 credits.

Analysis of chemical engineering operations involving fluid flow and heat transfer. Flow of fluids through ducts and porous media; motion of particulate matter in fluids; general design and operation of fluid-flow equipment. Conductive, convective and radiative heat exchange with and without phase change; general design and operation of heat-exchange equipment.

CBE/​B M E  330 — ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES OF MOLECULES, CELLS, AND TISSUES

3 credits.

Introduction to the fundamental principles of kinetics and transport that are relevant for the analysis of biological systems. Topics covered include concepts of reaction rate, stoichiometry, equilibrium, momentum/mass transport, and the interaction between transport and kinetics in biological systems.

CBE 361 — BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING LABORATORY

3 credits.

Instruction and laboratory experiments in basic molecular biology techniques, recombinant protein production, fermentation processes, protein purification and characterization, and related bioengineering laboratory topics. Geared towards chemical engineering students with interests in biotechnology and synthetic biology.

CBE 424 — OPERATIONS AND PROCESS LABORATORY

5 credits.

Experiments in unit operations, and supervised individual assignments selected from areas such as: fluid dynamics, analytical methods, reaction kinetics, plastics technology, and use of computers in data processing and simulation.

CBE/​CHEM/​E M A/​M E  425 — UNDERGRADUATE RHEOLOGY SEMINAR

1 credit.

Rheology seminar course encouraged for all interested in professions related to polymers, suspensions or rheology; will not count toward credit requirement of the major.

CBE 426 — MASS TRANSFER OPERATIONS

3 credits.

Analysis of chemical engineering operations involving mass transfer. Differential and stagewise separation processes; simultaneous heat and mass transfer; mass transfer accompanied by chemical reaction; general design and operation of mass-transfer equipment.

CBE 430 — CHEMICAL KINETICS AND REACTOR DESIGN

3 credits.

Analysis and interpretation of kinetic data and catalytic phenomena; application of basic engineering principles to chemical reactor design.

CBE 440 — CHEMICAL ENGINEERING MATERIALS

3 credits.

Structure and properties of metallic and nonmetallic materials of construction; interrelations between chemical bonding, structure, and behavior of materials.

CBE 450 — PROCESS DESIGN

3 credits.

Analysis and design of chemical processing systems and equipment.

CBE 470 — PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL

3 credits.

A systematic introduction to dynamic behavior and automatic control of industrial processes; lab includes instrumentation, measurement and control of process variables by using conventional hardware and real-time digital computers.

CBE 489 — HONORS IN RESEARCH

1-3 credits.

Undergraduate honors research projects supervised by faculty members.

CBE/​CHEM  505 — ASPECTS OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY AND BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS

3 credits.

The objective of this course is to educate students in the chemistry and chemical engineering that defines societies' standard of living. Commercial chemical processes will be reviewed. Practical realities of how a discovery moves from research to commercial product will be taught through examples and case studies. Financial concepts that guide investment will be reviewed.

CBE/​B M E  510 — INTRODUCTION TO TISSUE ENGINEERING

3 credits.

Overview of tissue engineering, including discussion of cell sources, cell-material interactions, tailoring biomaterials, methods of culture and characterization of engineering tissues, ethical issues, concluding with case studies of specific types of tissue engineering. Optional laboratory exercises offered throughout semester.

CBE/​B M E/​BSE  517 — BIOLOGY IN ENGINEERING SEMINAR

1 credit.

Current topics at the interface of biology and engineering with special emphasis on the ways in which engineers have contributed to knowledge and advances in biology.

CBE/​B M E  520 — STEM CELL BIOENGINEERING

3 credits.

Covers engineering approaches that are used to understand and manipulate stem cells. Concepts covered include: introduction to stem cell biology, quantitative modeling of stem cell signaling, methods to engineer the stem cell microenvironment, and the role of stem cells in tissue development and regeneration.

CBE/​M E  525 — MACROMOLECULAR HYDRODYNAMICS

3 credits.

Observed phenomena in polymeric flow systems. Techniques of viscometry and viscoelastic measurements for polymeric fluids. Rheological models. Analytical solutions to flow problems: non-Newtonian viscosity, linear viscoelasticity, normal stresses, recoil, stress relaxation, etc. Dimensional analysis. Unit operations of the polymer industry: extrusion, blow molding, injection molding, mixing.

CBE 535 — HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSIS: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS

3 credits.

This course discusses catalytic phenomena, with extensions to reactor design and catalyst characterization. Examples will be drawn from current problems in catalysis.

CBE 540 — POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

3 credits.

Synthesis, properties, and fabrication of plastic materials of industrial importance.

CBE 541 — PLASTICS AND HIGH POLYMER LABORATORY

1-3 credits.

Experiments on polymerization, fabrication, and testing of plastics.

CBE/​E C E/​M S & E  544 — PROCESSING OF ELECTRONIC MATERIALS

3 credits.

Physics and chemistry principles underlying microelectronic materials processing. Effects of processing on materials and structures important in microelectronic and opto-electronic devices.

CBE 547 — INTRODUCTION TO COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE

3 credits.

Introduction to topics in colloid and interface science. Topics include: sedimentation and diffusion, solution thermodynamics, rheology, light scattering, surface tension and contact angle, adsorption, association colloids, particle interactions, electrokinetics, and colloidal stability.

CBE 555 — SEMINAR-CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CONNECTIONS

1 credit.

Considers a variety of current engineering applications and problems. Students will investigate background information on topics of their choice, and present seminars to describe how engineering fundamentals interact with societal impact and how our undergraduate education in chemical engineering is relevant to societal concerns at large.

CBE/​B M E  560 — BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING

3 credits.

Properties of biological molecules; enzyme kinetics, enzyme reactors, and enzyme engineering; metabolic engineering; microbial growth kinetics; bioreactor design; bioseparations.

CBE 562 — SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

1-3 credits.

Topics of specialized interest to majors in chemical engineering. Given on demand.

CBE/​M E  567 — SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY

3 credits.

Radiant energy transfer and its application to solar exchangers; energy balances for solar exchangers, review of theory, economics, and practice of solar energy applications.

CBE 575 — INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS FOR CHEMICAL ENGINEERS

3 credits.

Instrumental methods as applied to chemical and physical processes in chemical engineering. Spectroscopic, optical, and electrochemical methods; chromatography, differential thermal analysis, and microscopy.

CBE 599 — SPECIAL PROBLEMS

1-4 credits.

Research or independent study.

CBE 620 — INTERMEDIATE TRANSPORT PHENOMENA

3 credits.

Mass, momentum, and energy transport; kinetic theory of transport properties; analytical and approximate solutions to the equations of change; boundary layer theory; turbulence; simultaneous heat and mass transfer; multicomponent diffusion.

CBE 660 — INTERMEDIATE PROBLEMS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

3 credits.

Illustrations of solving chemical engineering problems by using a variety of mathematical topics such as ordinary and partial differential equations, Laplace transform, Bessel functions, matrices, and tensor analysis. Problem formulation and interpretation of results emphasized.

CBE 699 — ADVANCED INDEPENDENT STUDIES

1-5 credits.

Research on assigned topics.

CBE 702 — GRADUATE COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM

1-2 credits.

Work experience that combines classroom theory with practical knowledge of operations to provide students with a background on which to develop and enhance a professional career. The work experience is tailored for MS students from within the U.S. as well as eligible international students.

CBE 710 — ADVANCED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS

3 credits.

Application of thermodynamic principles to selected topics, including equations of state, non-ideal solutions, and complex physical and chemical equilibria.

CBE 720 — PHYSICOCHEMICAL HYDRODYNAMICS

3 credits.

Tensor analysis; partial differential equations for multi-component fluid mixtures; applications to laminar flow, turbulent flow, porous media, particulate systems; two-phase flow problems; interfacial transport; boundary-layer methods and variational procedures.

CBE 731 — COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING OF REACTIVE SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Principles of computer-aided modelling of chemical reaction systems. Formulation, numerical solution and sensitivity analysis of reactor models. Bayesian estimation of parameters. Iterative strategies for model development. Structure and use of related software.

CBE 735 — KINETICS AND CATALYSIS

2-3 credits.

Survey of kinetic principles and factors which influence reaction rates, with particular emphasis on catalysts and catalytic reactions. May include a seminar on modern catalytic research.

CBE 747 — ADVANCED COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE

3 credits.

Advanced topics in colloid and interface science. Topics include: intermolecular forces, stability of thin films, association colloids, liquid crystals, microhydrodynamics, electrostatics, electrokinetics, colloidal stability, and dispersion rheology.

CBE 750 — ADVANCED CHEMICAL PROCESS SYNTHESIS AND OPTIMIZATION

3 credits.

Methodologies for synthesis and optimization of chemical process systems. Application of linear, nonlinear, and mixed integer programming to steady state process optimization, production planning, and flowsheet synthesis.

CBE 770 — ADVANCED PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL

3 credits.

Modern methods for the mathematical analysis and control of dynamical systems. Application to physico-chemical systems. Real-time computer control.

CBE/​E C E/​MATH  777 — NONLINEAR DYNAMICS, BIFURCATIONS AND CHAOS

3 credits.

Advanced interdisciplinary introduction to qualitative and geometric methods for dissipative nonlinear dynamical systems. Local bifurcations of ordinary differential equations and maps. Chaotic attractors, horseshoes and detection of chaos.

CBE 781 — BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING: MOLECULES, CELLS & SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Protein engineering and protein-protein interactions, receptor-ligand binding, cell metabolism and signaling, metabolic engineering and synthetic biology, tissue engineering. Additional topics may be covered such as: regenerative medicine, biomaterials, microbe-host interactions.

CBE/​B M E  782 — MODELING BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Literature survey of mathematical models in biology at the molecular and cellular levels; application of chemical kinetics and thermodynamics to biological systems; comparison of deterministic and stochastic strategies.

CBE/​B M E  783 — DESIGN OF BIOLOGICAL MOLECULES

3 credits.

Introduction to the methodologies for engineering the structure and function of biological molecules, especially proteins. Students will develop an understanding for the integration of computation and experiment to address biological molecular engineering problems.

CBE 790 — MASTER'S RESEARCH OR THESIS

1-9 credits.

CBE 890 — PRE-DISSERTATOR'S RESEARCH

1-9 credits.

CBE/​B M E/​B M I/​BIOCHEM/​COMP SCI/​GENETICS  915 — COMPUTATION AND INFORMATICS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE

1 credit.

Participants and outside speakers will discuss current research in computation and informatics in biology and medicine. This seminar is required of all CIBM program trainees.

CBE 920 — SEMINAR ON ADVANCES IN TRANSPORT PHENOMENA

1 credit.

Critical review of recent and current research in transport phenomena and allied disciplines.

CBE/​CHEM/​E M A/​M E  925 — RHEOLOGY RESEARCH SEMINAR

1 credit.

Exploration of the most recent research literature on viscoelasticity, constitutive equations, non-Newtonian flow systems, fluid metering devices, kinetic theory of macromolecules, and rheooptical phenomena. Periodic reports on recent advances made by research workers in the various rheology groups on the Madison campus.

CBE/​BIOCHEM/​MICROBIO  932 — BIOTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM SEMINAR

1 credit.

Biotechnology Training Program trainees will present their research for critical review by audience. Required of Biotechnology Training Program trainees

CBE 961 — SEMINAR-CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

1 credit.

CBE 970 — SEMINAR ON PROCESS ANALYSIS, SYNTHESIS, DYNAMICS AND CONTROL

1 credit.

Critical review of recent and current research in these areas.

CBE 990 — THESIS-RESEARCH

1-12 credits.

CBE 999 — ADVANCED INDEPENDENT STUDIES

1-6 credits.