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Courses in Engineering: Chemical and Materials Science (ECM)

Courses in Chemical and Materials Science Engi­neering (ECM) are listed below; courses in Chemical Engineering (ECH) follow. For Materials Science and Engineering (EMS) courses, see Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering .

1. Design of Coffee–An Introduction to Chemical Engineering (3)

Lecture—1 hour; laboratory—2 hours; project—1 hour. Non-mathematical introduction to how chemical engineers think, illustrated by elucidation of the process of roasting and brewing coffee. Qualitative overview of the basic principles of engineering analysis and design. Corresponding experiments testing design choices on the sensory qualities of coffee. Not open for credit to Chemical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering majors or students who have completed Chemical and Materials Science 5. GE credit: SciEng | SE, SL, VL.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

5. Analysis in Biochemical, Chemical and Materials Engineering (3)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Mathematics 21A and 21B (concurrently). Analysis of systems of interest to chemical engineers and materials scientists. Applications of differential and integral calculus. Dimensional analysis. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE.—W. (W.)

6. Computational Methods for Bio/Chemical/Materials Engineers (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: Mathematics 21C. Programming methods for solving problems in chemical, biochemical and materials engineering using MATLAB. Programming styles, data structures, working with lists, functions and rules. Applications drawn from material balances, statistics, numerical methods, and bioinformatics. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE.—S. (S.)

90X. Honors Discussion Section (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: open only to students enrolled in the Chemical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering Honors programs. Examination of special topics covered in selected lower- division courses through additional readings, discussions, collaborative work, or special activities which may include projects, laboratory experience or computer simulations. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.—W, S. (W, S.)

94H. Honors Seminar (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Prerequisite: open only to students enrolled in the Chemical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering Honors programs. Examination of selected current topics in chemical or biochemical engineering through readings, discussions, collaborative work or special activities which may include projects, laboratory experiences or computer simulations. Offered irregularly.—F. (F.)

Upper Division

189A. Special Topics in ECM; Fluid Mechanics (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics; Fluid Mechanics. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

189B. Special Topics in ECM; Nonlinear Analysis and Numerical Methods (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics; Nonlinear Analysis and Numerical Methods. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.— F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

189C. Special Topics in ECM; Process Control (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics; Process Control. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

189D. Special Topics in ECM; Chemistry of Catalytic Processes (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics; Chemistry of Catalytic Processes. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

189E. Special Topics in ECM; Biotechnology (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics; Biotechnology. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

189F. Special Topics in ECM; Interfacial Engineering (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics; Interfacial Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

189G. Special Topics in ECM; Thermodynamics (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics; Thermodynamics. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

189H. Special Topics in ECM; Membrane Separations (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics: Membrane Separations. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

189I. Special Topics in ECM; Novel Experimental Methods (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics; Novel Experimental Methods. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

189J. Special Topics in ECM; Transport Phenomena (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics; Transport Phenomena. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

189K. Special Topics in ECM; Biomolecular Engineering (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics; Biomolecular Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

189L. Special Topics in ECM; Electronic Materials (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics; Electronic Materials. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

189M. Special Topics in ECM; Ceramics and Minerals (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics; Ceramics and Minerals. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

189N. Special Topics in ECM; Physics and Chemistry of Materials (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics; Physics and Chemistry of Materials. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

189O. Special Topics in ECM; Materials Processing (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics; Materials Processing. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

189P. Special Topics in ECM; Materials Science and Forensics (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics; Materials Science and Forensics. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

189Q. Special Topics in ECM; Biomaterials (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics; Biomaterials. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

189R. Special Topics in ECM; Surface Chemistry of Metal Oxides (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics; Surface Chemistry of Metal Oxides. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

190X. Honors Discussion Section (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: open only to students enrolled in the Chemical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering Honors programs. Examination of special topics covered in selected upper division courses through additional readings, discussions, collaborative work, or special activities which may include projects, laboratory experience or computer simulations. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

194HA. Special Study for Honors Students (2)

Independent study—6 hours. Open only to students enrolled in the Chemical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering Honors programs. Guided independent study of a selected topic in Chemical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering. Preparation for course 194HB. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

194HB. Special Study for Honors Students (1-5)

Independent study—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 194HA. Open only to students enrolled in the Chemical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering Honors programs. Guided independent study of a selected topic in Chemical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering. Preparation for course 194HC. May be repeated for credit. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

194HC. Special Study for Honors Students (1-5)

Prerequisite: course 194HB. Open only to students enrolled in the Chemical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering Honors programs. Guided independent study of a selected topic in Chemical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering leading to the presentation of an honors project or thesis, under the supervision of a faculty adviser. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

Graduate

229. Computational Molecular Modeling (4)

Lecture—3 hours; project—1 hour. Prerequisite: familiar with basic programming in either Fortran or C; prior experience with numerical methods and analysis; consent of instructor. Theory and hands-on implementation of algorithms in computational statistical mechanics. Temporal integrators, molecular dynamics, ab-initio methods, force fields, constrained dynamics, Monte Carlo techniques, fluctuationdissipation theorem, and parallel vs. serial computing. Offered irregularly.—S. (S.)

261. Molecular Modelling of Soft and Biological Matter (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: Materials Science and Engineering 247 or Engineering: Chemical 252 or equivalent course in advanced thermodynamics/statistical mechanics. Modern molecular simulation techniques with a focus on soft matter like polymers, biologically relevant systems, and glasses. Offered irregularly.—W. (W.) Faller

268. Process Monitoring and Data Analysis (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing in engineering or physical sciences or consent of instructor. Analytical approaches to the proper management of experimental and process system data, ranging from univariate and multivariate statistical methods to neural networks, wavelets and Markov models. Offered irregularly.—S. (S.)

280. Seminar in Ethics for Scientists (2)

Seminar—2 hours. Restricted to 20 students; graduate standing in any department of science or engineering. Studies of topical and historical issues in the ethics of science, possibly including issues such as proper authorship, peer review, fraud, plagiarism, responsible collaboration, and conflict of interest. (Same course as Chemistry 280 and Physics 280.) (S/U grading only.) Offered irregularly.—S. (S.)

281. Green Engineering: Theory and Practice (3)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Engineering or consent of instructor. Methods of evaluating alternative technologies, processes, materials, chemicals, and/or products relative to pollution, waste, toxic substance use, and sustainability. Topics include environmental regulations, recycling, life-cycle assessment, economic analysis, design for the environment, green chemistry and toxicology. Offered irregularly.—W. (W.)

290. Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Seminar (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Selected topics of current interest in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering. The subjects covered will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each quarter. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

Courses in Engineering: Chemical (ECH)

Lower Division

51. Material Balances (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Mathematics 21D with C- or better, and Mathematics 22A or concurrent. Application of the principle of conservation of mass to single and multicomponent systems in chemical process calculations. Studies of batch, semi-batch, and continuous processes involving mass transfer, change of phase, stoichiometry and chemical reaction. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 151. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—W. (F.) 

80. Chemical Engineering Profession (1)

Lecture/discussion—1 hours. Professional opportunities and professional responsibilities of chemical engineers. Opportunities and needs for post-baccalaureate education. Relationship of chemical engineering to contemporary issues. GE credit: SciEng or SocSci | SE or SS.—F. (F.) 

98. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor and lower division standing. Directed group study. (P/NP grading only.) Offered irregularly. GE credit: SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

99. Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Special study for undergraduates. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

Upper Division

140. Mathematical Methods in Biochemical and Chemical Engineering (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; laboratory—1 hour. Prerequisite: Mathematics 22B; and Chemical and Materials Science 6 or Engineering 6 or equivalent. Mathematical methods for solving problems in chemical and biochemical engineering, with emphasis on transport phenomena. Fourier series and separation of variables. Sturm-Liouville eigenvalue problems. Similarity transformations. Tensor analysis. Finite difference methods for solving time-dependent diffusion problems. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 159. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F. (F.)

141. Fluid Mechanics for Biochemical and Chemical Engineers (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 140 and course 51 or concurrent. Principles and applications of fluid mechanics in chemical and biochemical engineering. Hydrostatics. The stress tensor and Newton's law of viscosity. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 150B. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE.—W. (W.) 

142. Heat Transfer for Biochemical and Chemical Engineers (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 51 with a C- or better, course 141. Conduction, convection, and radiation of thermal energy in applications to chemical and biochemical engineering. Derivation of thermal and mechanical energy equations. Thermal boundary layers. Macroscopic balances. Applications: heat transfer in tubes, channels, and integrated circuits, and analysis of heat exchangers. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 153. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE.—S. (S.)  

143. Mass Transfer for Biochemical and Chemical Engineers (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 51 with a C- or better, course 141. Derivation of species conservation equations describing convective and diffusive mass transfer. Fick's law and the Stefan-Maxwell constitutive equations. Mass transfer coefficients. Multicomponent mass transfer across gas/liquid interfaces. Applications include drying, heterogeneous chemical reactions, and membrane separations. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—S. (S.)

144. Rheology and Polymer Processing (3)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 141. Deformation in steady shear, unsteady shear, and elongational flows. Linear and non-linear viscoelastic constitutive models. The principle of material indifference and admissibility of constitutive equations. Introduction to the unit operations of polymer processing. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 150C. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—S. (S.)

145A. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Laboratory (3)

Laboratory—2 hours; discussion—1 hour; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 152A, course 152B (may be taken concurrently). Open to majors in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering/Materials Science, & Biochemical Engineering. Laboratory experiments in chemical engineering thermodynamics. GE credit: SciEng | SE, WE.—W. (W.) 

145B. Chemical Engineering Transport Lab (3)

Laboratory—2 hours; discussion—1 hour; extensive writing. Prerequisite: courses 141 and 145A. Open to majors in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering/Materials Science, & Biochemical Engineering. Laboratory experiments in chemical engineering transport phenomena. GE credit: SciEng | SE, WE.—S. (S.) 

148A. Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 143; course 152B. Ideal chemical reactors. Rate laws and stoichiometry. Design and analysis of isothermal reactors with multiple reactions. Not open for credit to students who have taken course 146. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F. (F.) 

148B. Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 148A. Design and analysis of non-isothermal reactors. Reactions in packed beds with pressure drop. Adsorption and heterogeneous catalysis. Transport limitations. Not open for credit to students who have taken course 146. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—W. (W.) 

152A. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Chemical and Materials Science Engineering 6 or concurrent enrollment. Application of principles of thermodynamics to chemical processes. Not open for credit to students who have completed Engineering 105 or 105A. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F. (F.)

152B. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hour. Prerequisite: course 152A. Continuation of course 152A. Not open for credit to students who have completed Engineering 105. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—W. (W.)

155. Chemical Engineering Kinetics and Reactor Design Laboratory (4)

Laboratory—6 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper. Prerequisite: courses 145B, 148A; (course 148B and 157) may be taken concurrently; satisfaction of the upper division English composition requirement. Open to majors in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering/Materials Science, and Biochemical Engineering. Laboratory experiments in chemical kinetics, reactor design and process control. Not open for credit to students who have taken course 155B. GE credit: SciEng | SE, OL, VL, WE.—W, S. (W, S.)  

155A. Chemical Engineering Laboratory (4)

Laboratory—6 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper. Prerequisite: courses 141, 142, and 143 (may be taken concurrently); satisfaction of the upper division English composition requirement. Open only to majors in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering/Materials Science, Biochemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Biological Systems Engineering. Laboratory experiments in transport phenomena, chemical kinetics, and thermodynamics. GE credit: SciEng | Wrt | OL, QL, SE, VL, WE.

155B. Chemical Engineering Laboratory (4)

Laboratory—6 hours; discussion—1 hour; extensive writing—1 hour. Prerequisite: courses 143 (may be taken concurrently), 155A; satisfaction of the upper division English composition requirement. Open only to majors in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering/Materials Science, Biochemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Food Engineering, and Biosystems Engineering. Continuation of course 155A. Laboratory experiments in transport phenomena, chemical kinetics, and thermodynamics. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | QL, SE, VL, WE.

157. Process Dynamics and Control (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 140. Fundamentals of dynamics and modeling of chemical processes. Design and analysis of feedback control of chemical processes. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE.—F. (F.)

158A. Process Economics and Green Design (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 142; 143. Senior design experience in process and product creation and design with multiple realistic constraints. Cost accounting and capital investment estimation. Profitability analysis techniques. Green chemistry, health risk assessment and life cycle assessment concepts. GE credit: SciEng or SocSci | SE or SS, SL, VL.—F. (F.) 

158B. Separations and Unit Operations (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 158A. Senior design experience with multiple realistic constraints. Heuristic and rigorous design of chemical process equipment. Separation by filtration, distillation and extraction. Synthesis of reactor and separation networks, heat and power integration. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE.—W. (W.) 

158C. Plant Design Project (4)

Laboratory/discussion—2 hours; project—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 158B or 161C. Senior design experience for chemical and biochemical processes. Impact of multiple realistic constraints. Design, costing and profitability analysis of complete plants. Use of computer-aided design techniques. GE credit: SciEng | OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE.—S. (S.) 

160. Fundamentals of Biomanufacturing (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Microbiology 102, Biological Sciences 102 or Animal Biology 102. Principles of large scale bioreactor production of metabolites, enzymes, and recombinant proteins including the development of strains/cell lines, fermentor/bioreactor design, monitoring and operation, product recovery and purification, and biomanufacturing economics. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 161C or both 161A and 161B; only two units of credit to students who have completed either course 161A or 161B. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, VL.

161A. Biochemical Engineering Fundamentals (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 148A. Biokinetics; bioreactor design and operation; transport phenomena in bioreactors; microbial, plant, and animal cell cultures. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, VL.—W. (W.)

161B. Bioseparations (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 143. Product recovery and purification of biochemicals. Cell disruption, centrifugation, filtration, membrane separations, extraction, and chromatographic separation. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE.—W. (W.)

161C. Biotechnology Facility Design and Regulatory Compliance (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 161A (co-requisite) and course 161B (co-requisite), or Molecular & Cellular Biology 263 (co-requisite). Design of biotechnology manufacturing facilities. Fermentation and purification equipment, and utility systems. Introduction to current good manufacturing practices, regulatory compliance, and documentation. GE credit: SciEng or SocSci | QL, SE or SS, SL, VL.—W. (W.) 

161L. Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory (4)

Laboratory—9 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper. Prerequisite: course 161A and 161B, or Viticulture and Enology 186, or Biological Sciences 103 and Molecular and Cellular Biology 120L. Pass One restricted to chemical/biochemical engineering majors. Laboratory experiments in the operation and analysis of bioreactors; determination of oxygen mass transfer coefficients in bioreactors and ion exchange chromatography. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | QL, SE, VL, WE.—S. (S.)

166. Catalysis (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 148A; consent of instructor. Principles of catalysis based on an integration of principles of physical, organic, and inorganic chemistry and chemical kinetics and chemical reaction engineering. Catalysis in solution; catalysis by enzymes; catalysis in swellable polymers; catalysis in microscopic cages (zeolites); catalysis on surfaces. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—S. (S.) 

170. Introduction to Colloid and Surface Phenomena (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Chemistry 110A. Introduction to the behavior of surfaces and disperse systems. Fundamentals will be applied to the solution of practical problems in colloid science. Course should be of value to engineers, chemists, biologists, soil scientists, and related disciplines. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—S. (S.) 

190C. Research Group Conferences (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: upper division standing in Chemical Engineering; consent of instructor. Research group conferences. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

190X. Upper Division Seminar (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Prerequisite: upper division standing. In-depth examination of a special topic in a small group setting. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

192. Internship in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering (1-5)

Internship—3-15 hours. Prerequisite: completion of a minimum of 84 units; project approval before period of internship, consent of instructor. Supervised work experience in Chemical or Biochemical. May be repeated for credit when project differs. (P/NP grading only.) Offered irregularly. GE credit: SE.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)

198. Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Group study. (P/NP grading only.) Offered irregularly. GE credit: SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

Graduate

206. Biochemical Engineering (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Microbiology 102 and 102L, Biological Sciences 101, 102, 103, Molecular and Cellular Biology 120L, 200A; Food Science and Technology 205 recommended; or consent of instructor. Interaction of chemical engineering, biochemistry, and microbiology. Mathematical representations of microbial systems. Kinetics of growth, death, and metabolism. Continuous fermentation, agitation, mass transfer and scale-up in fermentation systems, product recovery, enzyme technology. Offered irregularly.—W. (W.) 

226. Enzyme Engineering (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Microbiology 102 and 102L, Biological Sciences 102, 103, Molecular and Cellular Biology 122, 120L, 200A; or consent of instructor. Application of basic biochemical and engineering principles of practical enzymatic processes. Lectures cover large scale production and separation of enzymes, immobilized enzyme systems, enzyme reactor design and optimization, and new application of enzymes in genetic engineering related biotechnology. Offered irregularly.—W. (W.)  

245. Micro- and Nano-Technology in Life Sciences (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Survey of biomedical device design from the engineering and biological perspectives; micro-/nano-fabrication and characterization techniques; surface chemistry and mass transfer; essential biological processes and models; proposal development skills to merge aforementioned themes in a multidisciplinary project. (Same course as Electrical and Computer Engineering 245 and Materials Science and Engineering 245.)—S. (S.) Seker

246. Advanced Biochemical Engineering (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 206 or consent of instructor. Advances in the field of biotechnology including genetic engineering, enzyme engineering, fermentation science, and renewable resources development. The important results of original research will be evaluated for understanding of the fundamental principles and for potential practical application. Offered irregularly. —W. (W.) 

252. Statistical Thermodynamics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 152B, Engineering 105B, or the equivalent. A treatment of the statistical basis of thermodynamics; introduction to statistical mechanics; discussion of the laws of thermodynamics; application of thermodynamic relationships to phase and chemical reaction equilibrium; introduction to molecular simulations and the evaluation of thermodynamic properties from molecular simulations.—F. (F.)

253A. Advanced Fluid Mechanics (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 141 and 259. Kinematics and basic principles of fluid flow. Principles of constitutive equations. Navier-Stokes equations for Newtonian fluids. Survey of rectilinear creeping flow, lubrication flow and boundary layer theory.—F. (F.)

253B. Advanced Heat Transport (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 142 and 259 or the equivalent. Fundamental energy postulates and derivation of microscopic and macroscopic energy equations. Mechanisms of conduction. Isotropic, thermoelastic and anisotropic materials solution problems using Greens functions and perturbation theory.—W. (W.)

253C. Advanced Mass Transfer (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 253A or the equivalent. Kinematics and basic conservation principles for multicomponent systems. Constitutive equations for momentum, heat and mass transfer, applications to binary and ternary systems. Details of diffusion with reaction, and the effects of concentration.—F. (F.)

254. Colloid and Surface Phenomena (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing in science or engineering or consent of instructor. Thermodynamics and rate processes at interfaces. These fundamental processes will be applied to determine the collective properties of thin films and membranes, self-assembled systems, liquid crystals and colloidal systems. Experimental techniques in surface analysis.—S. (S.)  

256. Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 146 or the equivalent. Analysis of the performance of chemical reactors and design of chemical reactors based on the principles of chemical kinetics and transport phenomena. Consideration of noncatalytic/catalytic reactions in single fluid phases and emphasis on reactions in multiphase mixtures, especially gas-solid reactors.—W. (W.)

259. Advanced Engineering Mathematics (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Mathematics 21D, 22A, 22B. Applications of methods of applied mathematics to the analytical and numerical solution of linear and nonlinear ordinary and partial differential equations arising in the study of transport phenomena.—F. (F.)

262. Transport Phenomena in Multiphase Systems (3)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 253C. Heat, mass and momentum transfer in multiphase, multicomponent systems with special emphasis on transport processes in porous media. Derivation of the averaging theorem and application of the method of volume averaging to multicomponent, reacting systems. Offered irregularly.—S. (S.) 

263. Rheology and Mechanics of Non-Newtonian Fluids (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: courses 253A and 259 or consent of instructor. Mechanics of polymer solutions and suspension, especially the development of properly invariant constitutive equations. Topics include: viscometry, linear and nonlinear viscoelasticity, continuum mechanics, kinetic theory. Offered irregularly.—W. (W.) Powell

265. Emulsions, Microemulsions and Bilayers (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: an undergraduate course in physical chemistry. Thermodynamic and mechanical descriptions of surfactant-laden interfaces. Forces between and within interfaces. Physics of micelle and microemulsion formation. Structure and stability of emulsions. Properties of phospholipid bilayers, with emphasis on vesicles.—W. (W.) 

267. Advanced Process Control (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 157 or the equivalent. Advanced course in analysis and synthesis of linear multivariable systems. Emphasis on frequency domain techniques and applications to chemical processes. Topics include singular value analysis, internal model control, robust controller design methods as well as self-tuning control techniques. Offered irregularly.—S. (S.)

289A. Special Topics in Chemical Engineering; Fluid Mechanics (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics in Fluid Mechanics. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

289B. Special Topics in Chemical Engineering; Nonlinear Analysis and Numerical Methods (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics in Nonlinear Analysis and Numerical Methods. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.— F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

289C. Special Topics in Chemical Engineering; Process Control (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics in Process Control. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

289D. Special Topics in Chemical Engineering; Chemistry of Catalytic Processes (1- 5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics in Chemistry of Catalytic Processes. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

289E. Special Topics in Chemical Engineering; Biotechnology (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics Biotechnology. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

289F. Special Topics in Chemical Engineering; Interfacial Engineering (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics in Interfacial Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

289G. Special Topics in Chemical Engineering; Molecular Thermodynamics (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics in Molecular Thermodynamics. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

289H. Special Topics in Chemical Engineering; Membrane Separations (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics in Membrane Separations. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

289I. Special Topics in Chemical Engineering; Advanced Materials Processing (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics in Advanced Materials Processing. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

289J. Special Topics in Chemical Engineering; Novel Experimental Methods (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics in Novel Experimental Methods. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

289K. Special Topics in Chemical Engineering; Advanced Transport Phenomena (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics in Advanced Transport Phenomena. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

289L. Special Topics in Chemical Engineering; Biomolecular Engineering (1-5)

Lecture and/or laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special topics in Biomolecular Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

290. Seminar (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Seminar. (S/U grading only.) Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

290C. Graduate Research Group Conference (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Research problems, progress and techniques in chemical engineering. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

294. Current Progress in Biotechnology (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Seminars presented by guest lecturers on subjects of their own research activities. May be repeated for credit. (Same course as Molecular and Cellular Biology 294.) (S/U grading only.) Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)  

298. Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Group study. (S/U grading only.) Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

299. Research (1-12)

Research. (S/U grading only.) Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

Professional

390. Teaching of Chemical Engineering (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: qualifications and acceptance as teaching assistant and/or associate-in in chemical engineering. Participation as a teaching assistant or associate-in in a designated engineering course. Methods of leading discussion groups or laboratory sections, writing and grading quizzes, use of laboratory equipment, and grading laboratory reports. May be repeated two times for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

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