CBE 1 — COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM
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 150 — INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Overview of the field of chemical engineering, including types of careers, industries, and skills required for successful completion of the degree and entry into the chemical engineering profession.
CBE 250 — PROCESS SYNTHESIS
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.
CBE 255 — INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL PROCESS MODELING
Introduction to modeling of chemical processes and introduction to using modern computational tools to analyze the models.
CBE 310 — CHEMICAL PROCESS THERMODYNAMICS
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
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 320 — INTRODUCTORY TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
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
Determination of thermodynamic properties, transport properties, and transfer coefficients; study of related phenomena.
CBE 326 — MOMENTUM AND HEAT TRANSFER OPERATIONS
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 361 — BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING LABORATORY
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 those with interests in biotechnology and synthetic biology.
CBE 424 — OPERATIONS AND PROCESS LABORATORY
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 426 — MASS TRANSFER OPERATIONS
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
Analysis and interpretation of kinetic data and catalytic phenomena; application of basic engineering principles to chemical reactor design.
CBE 440 — CHEMICAL ENGINEERING MATERIALS
Structure and properties of metallic and nonmetallic materials of construction; interrelations between chemical bonding, structure, and behavior of materials.
CBE 450 — PROCESS DESIGN
Analysis and design of chemical processing systems and equipment.
CBE 470 — PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
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
Undergraduate honors research projects supervised by faculty members. Declared in Chemical Engineering Honors in Research Program
CBE/CHEM 505 — ASPECTS OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY AND BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS
Learn 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 512 — ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES AND SUSTAINABILITY
Chemical engineering principles of material and energy balances, chemical process design, and chemical engineering economics are used to analyze a wide variety of energy systems and their impact on the economy, the environment, society, and the chemical process industry.
CBE/M E 525 — MACROMOLECULAR HYDRODYNAMICS
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
Discusses catalytic phenomena, with extensions to reactor design and catalyst characterization. Examples will be drawn from current problems in catalysis.
CBE 538 — PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF RENEWABLE FUELS AND CHEMICALS FROM BIOMASS
Various options for conversion of biomass into fuels and chemicals. Evaluation of different biofuel technologies from a chemical engineering perspective, and a holistic overview of the current technical, legal, business, and financial challenges, and opportunities for the production of fuels and chemicals from biomass. Several case studies on biomass conversion provide an overview of how technology is developed.
CBE 540 — POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Synthesis, properties, and fabrication of plastic materials of industrial importance.
CBE 541 — PLASTICS AND HIGH POLYMER LABORATORY
Experiments on polymerization, fabrication, and testing of plastics.
CBE 547 — INTRODUCTION TO COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE
Introduction to topics in colloid and interface science, including sedimentation and diffusion, solution thermodynamics, rheology, light scattering, surface tension and contact angle, adsorption, association colloids, particle interactions, electrokinetics, and colloidal stability.
CBE 554 — CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND THE COMMUNITY
Connect with a local community through the development and implementation of two research based hands-on inquiry engineering demonstrations for middle school level after-school science programs.
CBE 555 — SEMINAR-CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CONNECTIONS
Considers a variety of current engineering applications and problems. Investigate background information on topics of their choice, and present seminars to describe how engineering fundamentals interact with societal impact and how chemical engineering is relevant to societal concerns at large.
CBE/B M E 560 — BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING
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
Topics of specialized interest to majors in chemical engineering. Given on demand.
CBE/M E 567 — SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
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
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
Research or independent study.
CBE 620 — INTERMEDIATE TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
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 648 — SYNTHETIC ORGANIC MATERIALS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Introduction to topics relevant to the design, synthesis, fabrication, engineering, and characterization of organic materials currently used in or being designed for use in medical and biotechnological applications.
CBE 660 — INTERMEDIATE PROBLEMS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
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
Research on assigned topics under the guidance of a qualified instructor.
CBE 702 — GRADUATE COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM
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
Application of thermodynamic principles to selected topics, including equations of state, non-ideal solutions, and complex physical and chemical equilibria.
CBE 720 — MICROHYDRODYNAMICS, BROWNIAN MOTION, AND COMPLEX FLUIDS
Foundations for understanding microscale flow and transport phenomena in multiphase and complex fluids, as well as tools for modeling and simulation of their dynamics.
CBE 731 — COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING OF REACTIVE SYSTEMS
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Introduction to the methodologies for engineering the structure and function of biological molecules, especially proteins. Develop an understanding for the integration of computation and experiment to address biological molecular engineering problems. Knowledge of biochemistry and cell biology [such as BIOCHEM 501 or ZOOLOGY 570] required.
CBE 790 — MASTER'S RESEARCH OR THESIS
Directed study projects arranged with instructor.
CBE 890 — PRE-DISSERTATOR'S RESEARCH
Directed study projects arranged with instructor.
CBE/B M E/B M I/BIOCHEM/COMP SCI/GENETICS 915 — COMPUTATION AND INFORMATICS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE
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/BIOCHEM 932 — BIOTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM SEMINAR
Biotechnology Training Program trainees will present their research for critical review by audience.
CBE 961 — SEMINAR-CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Seminar in Chemical Engineering.
CBE 990 — THESIS-RESEARCH
CBE 999 — ADVANCED INDEPENDENT STUDIES