CHEN 204 Elementary Chemical Engineering

Solution of elementary problems by application of mass balances, energy balances, and equilibrium relationships

CHEN 304: Chemical Engineering Fluid Operations

Fundamentals of fluid mechanics with applications to design and analysis of process equipment. Prerequisites: CHEN 205; MATH 308.
Course Contents:
Conservation laws of mass, energy, linear momentum and angular momentum; the second law of thermodynamics; flow behavior of incompressible and compressible fluids including Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids; analyze and design process equipment, e.g. conduits of all shapes with fittings; pumps and compressors; flow measurement and control devices; fluid-solid separations and operations such as filtration, centrifugation, settling, sedimentation, fluidization.

CHEN 313 Chemical Engineering Materials

This course introduces chemical engineers to the basic principles of materials science.  The course will be constructed around understanding the properties of three classes of materials:  metals, ceramic, and polymers.  The students will also be introduced to applications of these materials in emerging areas such as biomedical applications as well as nanotechnology.

CHEN 323: Chemical Engineering Heat Transfer Operations

Continuation of CHEN 304. Heat transfer operations. Prerequisite: CHEN 304
Course contents:
Fundamentals of conduction, convection and radiation; principles underlying one-dimensional, steady–state conduction, and one-dimensional, steady–state conduction;  heat transfer from extended surfaces (fins); transient conduction; principles underlying heat transfer by forced and natural convection; blackbody and gray body radiation; multi-mode heat transfer; boiling and condensation; heat exchangers.

CHEN 489: NANOMATERIALS FOR ENERGY CONVERSION

Course Contents:     
Bulk semiconductor synthesis (Czochralski process, Bridgman process), inorganic nanomaterials synthesis (quantum dot and inorganic nanoparticle synthesis, inorganic one-dimensional structure synthesis (nanotubes, nanowires, nanobelts, hierarchical branched nanowires, nanowire superlattices), Assembly of nanomaterials (layer-by-layer assembly, assembly using lamgmuir-blodgett films, epitaxy, pelletization and sintering, printing, spin-casting and doctor-blade techniques), solar cell fabrication (physics of solar cells, First-generation (silicon) solar cells, Second-generation (thin film solar cells), third-generation (dye-sensitized solar cells, polymer solar cells, hot carrier cells), inorganic-polymer hybrid solar cells based on quantum dots and nanowires), thermoelectrics (fundamental principle of operation, bulk thermoelectrics, materials for bulk thermoelectrics, nanomaterials based thermoelectrics-fundamental principles and the current state-of-the-art).

CHEN 491: Research, Credit 1 to 4.

Research conducted under the direction of faculty member in chemical engineering. May be repeated 2 times for credit. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior classification and approval of instructor.