## Term Schedule

### Fall 2016

Number | Title | Instructor | Time |
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CHE 400 GRACEWSKI S MWF 11:50 - 12:40 | |||

This course covers the classical partial differential equations of mathematical physics: the heat equation, the Laplace equation, and the wave equation. The primary technique covered in the course is separation of variables, which leads to solutions in the form of eigenfunction expansions. The topics include Fourier series, separation of variables, Sturm-Liouville theory, unbounded domains and the Fourier transform, spherical coordinates and Legendre’s equation, cylindrical coordinates and Bessel’s equation. The software package Mathematica will be used extensively. Prior knowledge of Mathematica is helpful but not essential. In the last two weeks of the course, there will be a project on an assigned topic. The course will include applications in heat conduction, electrostatics, fluid flow, and acoustics. | |||

CHE 414 AGRAWAL G TR 11:05 - 12:20 | |||

Advanced techniques utilizing vector calculus, series expansions, contour integration, integral transforms (Fourier, Laplace and Hilbert) asymptotic estimates, and second order differential equations. | |||

CHE 414 – F 11:05 - 12:20 | |||

Advanced techniques utilizing vector calculus, series expansions, contour integration, integral transforms (Fourier, Laplace and Hilbert) asymptotic estimates, and second order differential equations. | |||

CHE 420 VATS K TR 9:40 - 10:55 | |||

This course is designed to provide students with detailed knowledge of the principles of nanotechnology and their applications in the biomedical field. Topics of study will include synthesis & assembly of nanoscale structures, lithography, and nanobiomaterials. Students will focus on biomedically-relevant topics such as cancer treatment, bone disorder, diabetes; and learn how nanotechnology is helping diagnose, treat, and understand these medical disorders. Recent innovative research in the biomedical field will be highlighted during discussions of the latest journal articles. At the end of the course, students will have an appreciation of the enormous potential of biomedical nanotechnology, its current, and future applications | |||

CHE 441 FOSTER D MW 16:50 - 18:05 | |||

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. | |||

CHE 447 MARSHALL K; KOSC T MW 14:00 - 15:15 | |||

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 | |||

CHE 458 JORNE J TR 18:15 - 19:30 | |||

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 25 - December 13 | |||

CHE 460 IOANNIDIS ZAC W 18:15 - 20:45 | |||

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. | |||

CHE 464 WU J M 18:15 - 20:55 | |||

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

CHE 476 TENHAEFF W TR 9:40 - 10:55 | |||

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. | |||

CHE 477 WHITE A MW 10:25 - 11:40 | |||

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. | |||

CHE 482 JORNE J TR 18:15 - 19:30 | |||

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 September 1 - October 20. | |||

CHE 488 – TR 12:30 - 13:45 | |||

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

### Fall 2016

Number | Title | Instructor | Time |
---|---|---|---|

Monday | |||

CHE 464 WU J M 18:15 - 20:55 | |||

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

Monday and Wednesday | |||

CHE 441 FOSTER D MW 16:50 - 18:05 | |||

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. | |||

CHE 447 MARSHALL K; KOSC T MW 14:00 - 15:15 | |||

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 | |||

CHE 477 WHITE A MW 10:25 - 11:40 | |||

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. | |||

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday | |||

CHE 400 GRACEWSKI S MWF 11:50 - 12:40 | |||

This course covers the classical partial differential equations of mathematical physics: the heat equation, the Laplace equation, and the wave equation. The primary technique covered in the course is separation of variables, which leads to solutions in the form of eigenfunction expansions. The topics include Fourier series, separation of variables, Sturm-Liouville theory, unbounded domains and the Fourier transform, spherical coordinates and Legendre’s equation, cylindrical coordinates and Bessel’s equation. The software package Mathematica will be used extensively. Prior knowledge of Mathematica is helpful but not essential. In the last two weeks of the course, there will be a project on an assigned topic. The course will include applications in heat conduction, electrostatics, fluid flow, and acoustics. | |||

Tuesday and Thursday | |||

CHE 414 AGRAWAL G TR 11:05 - 12:20 | |||

Advanced techniques utilizing vector calculus, series expansions, contour integration, integral transforms (Fourier, Laplace and Hilbert) asymptotic estimates, and second order differential equations. | |||

CHE 420 VATS K TR 9:40 - 10:55 | |||

This course is designed to provide students with detailed knowledge of the principles of nanotechnology and their applications in the biomedical field. Topics of study will include synthesis & assembly of nanoscale structures, lithography, and nanobiomaterials. Students will focus on biomedically-relevant topics such as cancer treatment, bone disorder, diabetes; and learn how nanotechnology is helping diagnose, treat, and understand these medical disorders. Recent innovative research in the biomedical field will be highlighted during discussions of the latest journal articles. At the end of the course, students will have an appreciation of the enormous potential of biomedical nanotechnology, its current, and future applications | |||

CHE 458 JORNE J TR 18:15 - 19:30 | |||

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 25 - December 13 | |||

CHE 476 TENHAEFF W TR 9:40 - 10:55 | |||

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. | |||

CHE 482 JORNE J TR 18:15 - 19:30 | |||

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 September 1 - October 20. | |||

CHE 488 – TR 12:30 - 13:45 | |||

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

Wednesday | |||

CHE 460 IOANNIDIS ZAC W 18:15 - 20:45 | |||

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. | |||

Friday | |||

CHE 414 – F 11:05 - 12:20 | |||