Graduate Program

Graduate Courses

Courses being offered in the current academic year:

Fall
Spring

Check the course schedules/descriptions available via the Registrar's Office for the official schedules for the widest range of terms for which such information is available.


Below you will find a list of all graduate courses that have been offered.

NOTE: Not all of these courses are offered in any given year.

CHE 400 APPLIED BOUNDARY VALUE PROB

See ME 201 for course description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 411 PROB FOR CHEMICAL ENGINEERS

No description

CHE 413 ENGINEERING OF SOFT MATTER

This course will provide an overview of several contemporary research topics pertaining to structured organic materials. Lectures will focus on intermolecular interactions and the thermodynamics of self-assembly. Additional lectures will introduce molecular crystals, polymer crystallinity, liquid crystals, self-assembled monolayers, surfactants, block copolymers, and biomimetic materials. Homework assignments and a brief technical presentation will be required. Advanced undergraduate students are welcome. OFFERED EVEN YEARS

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: CHM 203 (or equivalent) AND CHE 225 or CHM 251 (or equivalent).
Last Offered: Spring 2016

CHE 414 MATH METH OF OPTICS & PHY

See OPT 411 for course description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 418 STATISTICAL MECHANICS

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2012

CHE 420 BIOMEDICAL NANOTECH

See BME 420 for course desscription

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 430 ORGANIC ELECTRONICS

Basic optical and electronic processes of organic molecules and polymers. Charge transport and luminescent properties of organic solids. Metal/organic contacts and charge injection. Applications in thin-film organic electronic devices including organic light emitting diodes, solar cells, photoconductors, and transistors. Review of selected papers.

Last Offered: Spring 2013

CHE 432 CONTROLLED RELEASE SYSTEMS

See BME 432 for course description

Last Offered: Fall 2013

CHE 441 ADVANCED TRANSPORT PHENOMENON

This course will acquaint the student with important topics in advanced transport phenomena (momentum, heat and mass transport). Topics include laminar and turbulent flow, thermal conductivity and the energy equation, molecular mass transport and diffusion with heterogeneous and homogeneous chemical reactions. Focus will be to develop physical understanding of principles discussed and with emphasis on chemical engineering applications. In addition to the text, the student will be exposed to classic and current literature in the field.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Graduate Student standing (or permission from instructor)
Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 447 LIQUID-CRYSTAL MATERIALS AND OPTICAL APPLICATIONS

This course will introduce the student to the physical, chemical and optical properties of liquid crystals (LC) that are the basis for their wide and successful exploitation as optical materials for a broad variety of applications in optics, photonics and information display. Topics to be presented include: origins of LC physical properties in thermotropic and lyotropic materials as a function of chemical structure, influence of these structure-property relationships on macroscopic organization in LC mesophases, and the effect of molecular ordering and order parameter on properties of special significance for device applications. Operating principles for LC devices in a wide variety of applications will be described, including passive and tunable/switchable polarizers, wave plates, filters, information displays and electronic addressing, electronic paper, color-shifting polarizing pigments, optical modulators, and applications in photonics and lasers

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 448 CONTROLLED RELEASE SYSTEMS

See BME 448 for course description

Last Offered: Fall 2015

CHE 454 INTERFACIAL ENGINEERING

Lectures on the fundamentals of colloids and interfaces, systems with high interfacial area, and their role in modern processes and products. Topics include interfacial tension, contact angle, adsorption, surfactants, miscelles, microemulsions, and colloidal dispersions. Techniques for formation and characterization of interfaces and colloids will be reviewed.

Prerequisites: CHE 225
Last Offered: Spring 2016

CHE 455 THERMODYNAMICS & STAT MECH

Please see CHM 455 for the course descripition.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

CHE 458 ELECTROCHEMISTRY OF FUEL CELLS AND BATTERIES

The course will concentrate on presenting the principles of electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering, and the design considerations for the development of fuel cells capable of satisfying the projected performance of an electric car. The course is expected to prepare you for the challenges of energy conversion and storage and the environment in the 21st century.Course is offered October 23 - December 11.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 460 SOLAR CELLS

This course will introduce students to the basics of photovoltaic devices: physics of semiconductors; pn junctions; Schottky barriers; processes governing carrier generation, transport and recombination; analysis of solar cell efficiency; crystalline and thin-film solar cells, tandem structures, dye-sensitized and organic solar cells. Students will learn about current photovoltaic technologies including manufacturing processes, and also the economics of solar cells as an alternative energy source. Critical analysis of recent advances and key publications will be a part of the course work.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 462 CELL & TISSUE ENGINEERING

Teaches the principles of modern cell and tissue engineering with a focus on understanding and manipulating the interactions between cells and their environment. After a brief overview of Cell and Tissue Engineering, the course covers 5 areas of the field. 1) Physiology for Tissue Engineering; 2) Bioreactors and biomolecule production; 3) Materials for Tissue Engineering; 4) Cell Cultures and bioreactors and 5) Drug Delivery and Drug Discovery.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

CHE 463 BIOFUELS CHEMICAL APPROACHES

No description

CHE 464 BIOFUELS

This course will provide the student with a grounding in the fundamental principles of biofuels, including their sources, properties, and the biological and chemical processes by which they are made.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 465 SUSTAIBABLE CHEMICAL PROCESSES

Elements of sustainable chemical processes. Generation of transportation fuels and chemical platforms from renewable resources-- e.g. lignocellulose, algae, and carbon dioxide-- for production of bulk and fine chemicals traditionally derived from petroleum. Use of environmentally benign solvents-- e.g. ionic liquids, supercritical carbon dioxide, fluorous solvents, and liquid polymer-- for reactions and separations. Chemical reactions activated by unconventional means-- e.g. ball milling, microwave heating, and ultrasound irradiation-- requiring minimum energy, catalyst, and solvent. Chemical and enzymatic catalysis enhanced by process integration to minimize the need for product separation and purification. “Click reactions” applied to the synthesis of peptides and advanced materials. Microreactor technologies to maximize heat & mass transfer, reaction rate, product yield and selectivity, in addition to facilitating process control, optimization, and scale-up.

Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry I; Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design
Last Offered: Spring 2017

CHE 466 BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING

See BME 266 for course description

Last Offered: Spring 2017

CHE 469 BIOTECHNOLOGY&BIOENGINEERING

The life science and engineering principles underlying biotechnology processes; established biotechnology processes including microbial and enzyme conversions, metabolic pathways, and fermentation kinetics; tools for biotechnology development including the recombinant DNA and monoclonal antibody techniques; emerging areas at the forefront of biotechnology, including immune technology and tissue and organ cultures.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

CHE 476 POLYMER SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION

An introduction to polymerization reaction mechanisms. The kinetics of commercially relevant polymerizations are emphasized along with a discussion of important, contemporary polymerization schemes. Approaches to functionalize polymers and surface-initiated polymerizations will also be covered. An overview of polymer characterization techniques, emphasizing compositional analysis, will be presented. The course is intended for graduate students in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, and Biomedical Engineering, but advanced undergraduates are welcome.

Prerequisites: CHM 203
Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 477 ADVANCED NUMERICAL METHODS: THEORY TO IMPLEMENTATION

This is an advanced course where students will learn software engineering, advanced numerical methods, and high performance computing while completing four projects. This course is targeted at students with a programming, engineering and mathematics back-ground who want to use these skills simultaneously to independently solve challenging problems. The theme of the class is going from a set of equations describing a model to a complete implementation.Projects covered include Markov state modeling, Langevin dynamics, classification of protein structures, and multiscale modeling of molecular systems. Students will learn and apply software engineering concepts like unit testing, version control, software containers and high performance computing. Students will learn about advanced numerical methods such as optimizing floating point operations, parallel computing, and GPU computing.

Prerequisites: CHE 116 or BPH 509 or CHM 469 or Equivalent programming and statistics experience and instructor permission.
Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 480 CHEMISTRY OF ADVANCED MATERIALS

Preparation, structure, composition, and properties of advanced materials with emphasis on the underlying chemistry. Atomic structure and bonding of crystalline and amorphous solids and crystalline defect. Materials synthesis and processing by chemical and physical deposition methods. Focus on the relation of structure to properties of materials. Selected topics to illustrate the basic concepts and principles will include thin film materials, nanostructure/nanoscal/ nanocomposite materials, and bulk materials.

Last Offered: Fall 2011

CHE 482 PROCESSING MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES

This course features an overview of processes used in the fabrication of microelectronic devices, with emphasis on chemical engineering principles and methods of analysis. Modeling and processing of microelectronic devices. Includes introduction to physics and technology of solid state devices grade silicon, microlithography, thermal processing, chemical vapor deposition, etching and ion implantation and damascene processing. Course is offered August 30 - October 18.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 485 THERMODYNAMICS & STATISTICAL MECHANICS

Introduction to the topic: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics. In the beginning macroscopic thermodynamics including phase equilibria and stability concepts will be covered followed by material related to the principles of statistical mechanics. Applications to various modern areas of the topic will be examined including the Monte Carlo simulation method, critical phenomena and diffusion in disordered media. The course will require completion of a project as well as regular homework assignments.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

CHE 486 POLYMER PHYSICS

This course emphasizes the fundamental physics of polymer melts, solutions, networks, and glasses. Topics include: molecular weight and size, chain conformations, thermodynamics of polymer blends and solutions, networks and gelation, polymer dynamics and the glass transition, and morphology and order of semicrystalline polymers. Experimental methods will also be covered including viscometry, size exclusion chromatography, light scattering, scanning calorimetry and dynamic mechanical analysis. OFFERED ODD YEARS

Prerequisites: University Physics, Organic Chemistry, and Thermodynamics
Last Offered: Spring 2017

CHE 487 SURFACE ANALYSIS

Graduate and advanced undergraduate course on surface-specific analytical techniques. The first few lectures of the course will cover basic thermodynamics and kinetics of solid-liquid and solid-gas interfaces, including surface energy and tension, surface forces, adsorption and chemisorption, and self-assembly. The rest of the class will focus on surface spectroscopy and microscopy, including X-ray and UV photoelectron spectroscopy, Auger spectroscopy, secondary ion mass spectrometry, IR and Raman spectroscopy/microscopy and scanning probe microscopy. OFFERED ODD YEARS

Last Offered: Spring 2017

CHE 488 INTRO TO ENERGY SYSTEMS

A succinct, yet complete and critical introduction to the different means of producing energy.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

CHE 489 BIOSENSORS

This course aims to introduce students to the highly interdisciplinary field of electrochemical biosensors, and offer insight into the underlying engineering principles. After an overview of fundamental electrochemical principles and biosensors, the course will focus on introducing various designing strategies for electrochemical biosensors, with emphasis on practical applications such as immunoassays, DNA detection and in-vivo neuronal signal monitoring. The students will be exposed to recent publications that highlight key advances in this field. Strong focus will be given to active participation by the students, including literature presentations, critical evaluation of articles, concise technical writing and in-depth discussions.

Prerequisites: Graduate level in materials/chemical engineering (or by approval of instructor).
Last Offered: Spring 2017

CHE 491 MASTER'S READING COURSE CHE

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 492 BIOINTERFACES

The course will focus on interfacial phenomena in hybrid bio-inorganic systems. The goal of the course is to increase the understanding of interactions between biomolecules and surfaces. The course will aim at investigating the behavior of complex macromolecular systems at material interfaces and the importance of such systems in the fields of biology, biotechnology, diagnostics, and medicine. The first part of the course will focus on mechanisms of interactions between biomolecules and surfaces. The second part will focus on the characterization of physical, chemical, and morphological properties of biointerfaces. OFFERED EVEN YEARS

Last Offered: Spring 2016

CHE 493 MASTER'S ESSAY

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 494 MASTERS INTERNSHIP

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 495 MASTER'S RESEARCH IN CHEM EN

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 496 RESEARCH SEMINAR

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 497 TEACHING CHEM ENGR

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 507 ADVANCED GENETICS & GENOMICS

Please see GEN 507.

Last Offered: Fall 2011

CHE 508 GENES,DEVELOPMENT & DISEASE

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2012

CHE 589 TEACH, RESEARCH, WORK AFRICA

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2016

CHE 591 READING COURSE

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 594 INTERNSHIP

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 595 PHD RESEARCH IN CHEM ENGR

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 595A PHD RESEARCH IN ABSENTIA

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 890 SUMMER IN RESIDENCE - MA

No description

Last Offered: Summer 2014

CHE 895 CONT OF MASTER'S ENROLLMENT

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 897 MASTERS DISSERTATION

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 897A MASTERS DISS IN ABSENTIA

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 897B MASTER'S IN-ABSENTIA ABROAD

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2017

CHE 899 MASTER'S DISSERTATION

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 899A MSTRS DISSERTATN IN ABSENTIA

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2017

CHE 985 LEAVE OF ABSENCE

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 986V FULL TIME VISITING STUDENT

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 990 SUMMER IN RESIDENCE

No description

Last Offered: Summer 2013

CHE 995 CONT OF DOCTORAL ENROLLMENT

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 997 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 997A DOCT DISSERTATN IN ABSENTIA

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 999A DOCT DISSERTATN IN ABSENTIA

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

CHE 999B DOC DISS IN-ABSENTIA ABROAD

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017