William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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subject course number course description
CHBE 2194

Provides groups of students opportunities to pursue special studies not otherwise offered. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 10 cr hrs or 10 completions.

CHBE 2200

Application of physicochemical principles to problems of the chemical industry; stoichiometry and material balance. Prereq: Chem 1220 (123), and Engr 1182 (Engineer 183.01). Prereq or concur: Math 2177 (254), and CPHR 2.0 or above, and permission of department. Not open to students with credit for 200 or 201.

CHBE 2420

Introduction to momentum, mass, and heat transfer with emphasis on the analogies between them; practical applications of momentum transfer (fluid flow). Prereq: 2200 (201), and Math 2177 or 415.01, and enrollment in CBE, FABEng, or EngPhysics major; or Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 420 or 521.

CHBE 2523

The application of mass and energy balances and transport phenomena such as fluid, heat, and mass transfer to chemical engineering separation operations of distillation, absorption, evaporation, extraction, drying, etc. Prereq: 2200 (201), and enrollment in CBE major. Prereq or concur: 2420 (420), or permission of instructor or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 523.

CHBE 3189

Preparation of a comprehensive report based on employment experience in a co-op or job in industry. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 cr hrs or 8 completions. This course is graded S/U.

CHBE 3508

Application of the fundamental concepts and laws of thermodynamics to problems of the chemical industry; stress on computational problem work. Prereq or concur: 2420 (420), and enrollment in CBE, FABEng, or EngPhysics major; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 509.

CHBE 3521

Emphasis on conduction, convective and radiation heat transfer, mass transfer and stagewise operations with applied computational problems. Prereq: 2420 (420), and enrollment in CBE, FABEng, or EngPhysics major; or permission of instructor or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 522.

CHBE 3610

Chemical and engineering principles for the design and operation of chemical reactors; kinetics of simple homogeneous systems and introduction to heterogeneous catalysis. Prereq: 3521 (522), 3508 (509), or Chem 4310 (532), and enrollment in CBE, FABEng, or EngPhysics major; or permission of instructor; or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 610.

CHBE 3630

Laboratory investigation of the operating characteristics and efficiency of chemical engineering equipment such as distillation, absorption, heat exchangers, and three phase mixing dynamics with mass transfer. Prereq or concur: 2523 (523), and enrollment in CBE major. Prereq or concur: 3610 (610). Not open to students with credit for 630.

CHBE 4193

Provides the opportunity to pursue special studies or research in biomedical engineering not otherwise covered. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs or 10 completions. This course is graded S/U.

CHBE 4194

Provides groups of students opportunities to pursue special studies not otherwise offered. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 10 cr hrs or 10 completions.

CHBE 4610

Chemical and engineering principles for the design and operation of chemical reactors; kinetics of simple homogeneous systems and introduction to heterogeneous catalysis. Prereq: Grad standing in Engineering, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 3610 (610).

CHBE 4624

Study of the dynamics and control of chemical processes; mathematical models of simple processes, including feedback control, are derived, analyzed, and simulated. Prereq: 2523 (523) or 3610 (610), and enrollment in CBE major; or Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 624.

CHBE 4630

Continuation of 3630. Laboratory investigation of the operating characteristics and efficiency of chemical engineering equipment such as distillation, absorption, heat exchangers, and three phase mixing dynamics with mass transfer. Prereq: 3630, or 523 and 610; and enrollment in CBE major. Not open to students with credit for 630.

CHBE 4760

Economic and strategy considerations in research, development, design, and manufacturing in the chemical process industry. Prereq: 3610 (610), and enrollment in CBE or EngPhysics major; or Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 760.

CHBE 4764

Process design studies on selected chemical processes encompassing a broad spectrum of fundamental engineering principles; optimization studies utilizing economic and technical simulation. Prereq or concur: 4760 (760), and enrollment in CBE major. Not open to students with credit for 762.

CHBE 4998

Supervised research in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 10 cr hrs or 10 completions. This course is graded S/U.

CHBE 4998H

Supervised Honors level research in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Prereq: Honors standing, and permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 10 cr hrs or 10 completions. This course is graded S/U.

CHBE 4999

Supervised research and project work arranged individually for students resulting in written thesis. Prereq: GPA 3.0 or above, and permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 10 cr hrs or 10 completions.

CHBE 4999H

Supervised research and project work arranged individually for honors students resulting in written Honors thesis. Prereq: Honors standing, and permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 10 cr hrs or 10 completions.

CHBE 5194

Provides groups of students opportunities to pursue special studies not otherwise offered. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 10 cr hrs or 10 completions.

CHBE 5194

Provides groups of students opportunities to pursue special studies not otherwise offered. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 10 cr hrs or 10 completions.

CHBE 5712

Kinetics of catalytic processes, mass transfer in catalysis, catalyst preparation and characterization, deactivation of catalysts, catalytic reactors, and application of catalytic phenomena in industrial processes. Prereq: 3521 (522) and 3610 (610), or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 712.

CHBE 5713

An introduction to fuel cells and related concepts with an emphasis on the catalytic phenomena involved in fuel cells. Prereq: ChBE 3508, 3610 (610), 509, Chem 4310, or 531, or Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 713.

CHBE 5713

An introduction to fuel cells and related concepts with an emphasis on the catalytic phenomena involved in fuel cells. Prereq: 3508 (508), 3610 (610), or 4310 (531), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 713.

CHBE 5715

Engineering processes involving particulates and powders. Multiphase transport phenomena and fluidization are emphasized. Prereq: 2523 (523), and Math 2177 or Math 415.01; or Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 715.

CHBE 5715

Engineering processes involving particulates and powders. Multiphase transport phenomena and fluidization are emphasized. Prereq: 2523 (523), Math 2177, or 415.01, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 715.

CHBE 5717

Interfacial phenomena and colloidal science and engineering, with emphasis on surface tension, adsorption, emulsions, surfactants, molecular self-assembly. Prereq: 3508 or 509, and Chem 2520 or 253; or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 717.

CHBE 5717

Interfacial phenomena and colloidal science and engineering, with emphasis on surface tension, adsorption, emulsions, surfactants, molecular self-assembly. Prereq: 3508 (508), Math 2177, or 415.01, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 717.

CHBE 5733

Provides depth in the area of separations applied to chemical and biomolecular processing and introduces some novel techniques that are at the leading edge of separations research. Prereq: 3508 (508) or 2523 (523), or Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 733.

CHBE 5733

Provides depth in the area of separations applied to chemical and biomolecular processing and introduces some novel techniques that are at the leading edge of separations research. Prereq: 3508 (508) or 2523 (523), or Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 733.

CHBE 5734

Overview of molecular informatics, with emphasis on its use in modern drug discovery and exploration of chemical structure-property relationships. Prereq: Sr or Grad standing in Engineering, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 734.

CHBE 5734

Overview of molecular informatics, with emphasis on its use in modern drug discovery and exploration of chemical structure-property relationships. Prereq: Sr or Grad standing in Engineering, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 734.

CHBE 5735

Application of nanotechnology to cells for sensing and subcellular manipulation. Synthesis and biological modification of quantum dots and magnetic nanostructures, their unique material properties, and their application. Prereq: Sr or Grad standing in Engineering, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 735 or BiomedE 765. Cross-listed in BiomedE 5635.

CHBE 5735

Application of nanotechnology to cells for sensing and subcellular manipulation. Synthesis and biological modification of quantum dots and magnetic nanostructures, their unique material properties, and their application. Prereq: Sr or Grad standing in Engineering, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 735 or BiomedE 765. Cross-listed in BiomedE 5635.

CHBE 5740

Introduction to the biophysical and biochemical principles underlying the behavior of cellular processes with an emphasis on surveying engineering models and quantitative measurements. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Cross-listed in Physics.

CHBE 5755

Familiarizes students with varied topics relating to chemical and industrial process safety. Covers PHA methods and tools. Prereq: Jr, Sr, or Grad standing in ChBE. Not open to students with credit for 755.

CHBE 5755

Familiarizes students with varied topics relating to chemical and industrial process safety. Covers PHA methods and tools. Prereq: Jr, Sr, or Grad standing in ChBE. Not open to students with credit for 755.

CHBE 5761

Integration of fundamentals of chemistry, chemical engineering operations, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics and economics for optimum design and operation of chemical process plants. Prereq: Sr standing in CBE or Chem. Not open to students with credit for 761.

CHBE 5761

Integration of fundamentals of chemistry, chemical engineering operations, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics and economics for optimum design and operation of chemical process plants. Prereq: Sr standing in ChBE or Chem. Not open to students with credit for 761.

CHBE 5765

The application of biochemical engineering principles for modern bioprocesses and in the area of industrial biotechnology. Prereq: 2523 (523) or 3610 (610), or Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 765.

CHBE 5765

The application of biochemical engineering principles for modern bioprocesses and in the area of industrial biotechnology. Prereq: 2523 (523) or 3610 (610), or Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 765.

CHBE 5766

Fundamentals of biotechnology and their applications to bioprocessing with emphasis on fermentation and bioseparation. Prereq: 5765 (765), Biochem 4511 (511), MicrBio 4000 (509), or 4100 (520), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 766.

CHBE 5766

Fundamentals of biotechnology and their applications to bioprocessing with emphasis on fermentation and bioseparation. Prereq: 5765 (765), Biochem 4511 (511), MicrBio 4000 (509), or 4100 (520), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 766.

CHBE 5769

Survey of biomedical nanotechnology with particular emphasis on nanoscale mass transport, nanomechanics, nanofluidics, bioconjugates and medical therapeutics. Prereq: BiomedE 4610 (461), and Sr standing; or Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 769 or BiomedE 761. Cross-listed in BiomedE 5661.

CHBE 5769

Survey of biomedical nanotechnology with particular emphasis on nanoscale mass transport, nanomechanics, nanofluidics, bioconjugates and medical therapeutics. Prereq: BiomedE 4610 (461), and Sr standing; or Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 769 or BiomedE 761. Cross-listed in BiomedE 5661.

CHBE 5771

Introduction to principal aspects of air pollution, including engineering control of stationary sources, atmospheric chemistry, aerosol behavior, transport and dispersion modeling. Prereq: Sr or Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 771.

CHBE 5771

Introduction to principal aspects of air pollution, including engineering control of stationary sources, atmospheric chemistry, aerosol behavior, transport and dispersion modeling. Prereq: Sr or Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 771.

CHBE 5772

Introduces the principles, techniques, and challenges of environmentally conscious decision making in chemical engineering. A study of systematic methods for the analysis and development of sustainable industrial products and processes. Prereq: 4760 (760), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 772.

CHBE 5772

Introduces the principles, techniques, and challenges of environmentally conscious decision making in chemical engineering. A study of systematic methods for the analysis and development of sustainable industrial products and processes. Prereq: 4760 (760), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 772.

CHBE 5773

Introduction to polymeric materials, polymerization methods and kinetics, polymer solution properties, molecular weight determination and polymer physical/mechanical properties. Prereq: 3610 (610) or Chem 2510 (251), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 773.

CHBE 5773

Introduction to polymeric materials, polymerization methods and kinetics, polymer solution properties, molecular weight determination and polymer physical/mechanical properties. Prereq: 3610 (610) or Chem 2510 (251), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 773.

CHBE 5774

Membrane separation mechanisms, transport models, permeability computations/measurements, membrane materials/types/modules, membrane contactors/reactors, and applications. Prereq: 3508 (509), or Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 774 or MatScEn 774. Cross-listed in MatScEn 5774.

CHBE 5774

Membrane separation mechanisms, transport models, permeability computations/measurements, membrane materials/types/modules, membrane contactors/reactors, and applications. Prereq: 3508 or 509; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 774 or MatScEn 774. Cross-listed in MatScEn 6774.

CHBE 5775

Principles of rheology, including the characterization of non-Newtonian materials, rheological equations of state, viscometric flows, measurements, and applications to the flow of industrial materials. Prereq: 2420 (420), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 775.

CHBE 5775

Principles of rheology, including the characterization of non-Newtonian materials, rheological equations of state, viscometric flows, measurements, and applications to the flow of industrial materials. Prereq: 2420 (420), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 775.

CHBE 5777

An introduction to nanomaterials and nanotechnology. Important polymeric micro/nanomaterials and structures, and their manufacturing techniques. Prereq: 3521 (521), MechEng 3500 (500), 4510 (510), MatScEn 2251 (401), or 3151 (526), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 777.

CHBE 5777

An introduction to nanomaterials and nanotechnology. Important polymeric micro/nanomaterials and structures, and their manufacturing techniques. Prereq: 3521 (521), MechEng 3500 (500), 4510 (510), MatScEn 2251 (401), or 3151 (526), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 777.

CHBE 5779

Design and analysis of experiments with emphasis on applications in engineering. Prereq: Jr or Sr standing in CBE. Not open to students with credit for 779.

CHBE 5779

Design and analysis of experiments with emphasis on applications in engineering. Prereq: Jr or Sr standing in ChBE. Not open to students with credit for 779.

CHBE 5790

Application of chemical and biomolecular engineering principles to construct mathematical models of processes and perform simulations. Prereq: Jr, Sr, or Grad standing in ChBE. Not open to students with credit for 790.

CHBE 5790

Application of chemical and biomolecular engineering principles to construct mathematical models of processes and perform simulations. Prereq: Jr, Sr, or Grad standing in ChBE. Not open to students with credit for 790.

CHBE 6999

Research for thesis. Prereq: Grad standing. Repeatable. This course is graded S/U.

CHBE 8189

Expose students who are interested in academic careers to the classroom environment, while having minimal impact upon the overall course. Prereq: FABEng 7220 or 810; and at least 1 IA or TA experience.

CHBE 8194

Designed to give the student an opportunity to pursue special studies and topics not otherwise offered. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs or 18 completions.

CHBE 8781

Analysis and critique of chemical and biomolecular engineering research literature. Training and practice in written and oral communication of research ideas. Prereq: Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 881.

CHBE 8799

Teaching and instructional development under faculty guidance in the chemical and biomolecular engineering curriculum. Prereq: Grad standing. International students for whom English is not the first language must first become certified in English, either through the SPEAK or Mock Teaching Test. Repeatable to a maximum of 20 cr hrs or 20 completions. This course is graded S/U.

CHBE 8800

A minor problems course covering chemical engineering operation, instrumentation, thermodynamics, kinetics, transport fields, and chemical technology. Prereq: Satisfactory courses in field of problem undertaken, and permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs or 15 completions.

CHBE 8801

Modern techniques for the theoretical analysis of chemical and biomolecular engineering problems. Prereq: Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 801.

CHBE 8808

Detailed discussion of the thermodynamic properties of pure compounds and mixtures; computational problem work emphasizes the application of thermodynamics in industrial problems. Prereq: 3508 (508), and Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 808.

CHBE 8809

Continuation of CBE 8808 and special topics of thermodynamics that are of interest to chemical and biomolecular engineering. Prereq: 8808 (808), and Grad standing; or permisson of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 809. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

CHBE 8812

Chemical engineering kinetics from the viewpoint of industrial chemical processes. Prereq: 2523 (523) and 3610 (610), and Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 812.

CHBE 8813

A continuation of Advanced Kinetics I but with emphasis on deeper study of topics taken up in the first course. Prereq: 8812 (812), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 813. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.

CHBE 8815

Momentum and mass transfer theory at both the macroscopic and microscopic levels utilizing integral and differential conservation equations. Prereq: Grad standing in ChemEng, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 815.01 or 815.08.

CHBE 8816

Advanced theories and applications of mass transfer at the graduate level. Prereq: 8815, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 815.01.

CHBE 8817

An advanced course on heat transfer phenomena including heat conduction, heat convection and thermal radiation. Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 815.05.

CHBE 8818

An advanced momentum transfer course taught at the graduate level. It is assumed that all students have an equivalent background of undergraduate fluid mechanics and graduate advanced transport. Prereq: 8815, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 815.09.

CHBE 8890

Formal lectures and discussion on topics related to the Center for Affordable Nanoengineering of Polymeric Biomedical Devices. Prereq: Grad standing. Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs.

CHBE 8895

Formal lectures and discussion of state of the art research and development in chemical and biomolecular engineering. Prereq: Grad standing. Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U.

CHBE 8999

Research for dissertation purposes only. Prereq: Grad standing. Repeatable. This course is graded S/U.