Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE)

The department offers programs leading to the doctor of philosophy and the master of science in chemical engineering. The graduate program in chemical and biological engineering is designed to provide a balance between engineering science and practical applications. Faculty members work closely with students in coursework and in research.

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Faculty

Department Chair
  • Christopher Brazel
Professor
  • Christopher Brazel

Courses

CHE
512
Hours
3
Polymer Materials Engineering

Introduction to the manufacture, processing, and applications of organic polymeric materials. This course covers the chemistry of polymer manufacture, the molecular structures of polymers, and the structure-property relationships for thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers.

CHE
518
Hours
3
Tissue Engineering

Tissue engineering is an emerging dynamic, experimental science in which engineering and biological science principles are used to develop techniques for improving or restoring the structure and function of tissue.

CHE
540
Hours
3
Health Safety Chem Process Ind

This course will introduce chemical engineering students to the health and safety regulations and the designs and procedures to meet them in the Chemical Process. Advanced topics will also be introduced, including current relevant topics, such as recent accidents and ways and means of preventing a reoccurrence, advanced models of spills, and advanced safety analysis.

CHE
545
Hours
3
Introduction to Biochemical Engineering

Study of biological processes, application of chemical engineering skills to areas including enzyme kinetics, fermentation, cell growth, and metabolic processes.

Prerequisite(s): CH 231
CHE
551
Hours
3
Adv Thermodynamics I

Application of thermodynamic principles to chemical and phase equilibria.

CHE
552
Hours
3
Transport Phenomena

Development of the analogy between momentum, energy, and mass transport, with applications.

CHE
553
Hours
3
Computation In Chem Engr

Chemical-engineering applications of advanced calculus, numerical methods, and digital computer techniques, with emphasis on expressing physical situations in mathematical language.

CHE
554
Hours
3
Chemical Reaction Engr

Chemical kinetics theory and experimental techniques. Industrial reactor design by advanced methods.

CHE
591
Hours
1-4
Special Problems

Open to properly qualified graduate students. Advanced work of a research nature. Credit is based on the amount of work completed.

CHE
592
Hours
1-3
Special Problems

Open to properly qualified graduate students. Advanced work of a research nature. Credit is based on the amount of work completed.

CHE
593
Hours
1-3
Chem & Biol Engr Practicum

This course allows graduate students to gain classroom and lab experience under supervised conditions. Tasks may include grading for selected courses, structured lecturing, lab monitoring, and other related pedagogical exercises.

CHE
595
Hours
1
Seminar

Discussion of current advances and research in chemical engineering, presented by graduate students and other speakers.

CHE
596
Hours
1
Seminar

Discussion of current advances and research in chemical engineering, presented by graduate students and other speakers.

CHE
598
Hours
1-6
Non-Thesis Research

No description available.

CHE
599
Hours
1-12
Thesis Research

No description available.

CHE
691
Hours
1-3
Special Problems

Problems of current research.

CHE
692
Hours
1-3
Special Problems

Problems of current research.

CHE
693
Hours
1-3
Chem & Biol Engr Practicum

This course allows graduate students to gain classroom and lab experience under supervised conditions. Tasks may include grading for selected courses, structured lecturing, lab monitoring, and other related pedagogical exercises.

CHE
695
Hours
1
Seminar

Presentations of dissertation research.

CHE
696
Hours
1
Seminar

Presentations of dissertation research.

CHE
698
Hours
1-6
Non-Dissertation Research

No description available.

CHE
699
Hours
1-12
Dissertation Research

No description available.