CHEMICAL & BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING

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CHEG600/MSEG630 INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Academic year Fall 2016
3 credit hours
Time/Location: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30-1:45 PM in SHL123
Intructor(s): Wasserman, Scott Hanley; Jayaraman, Arthi

Provides an understanding of the science and engineering of macromolecules from a structure/property perspective. Topics include polymerization, chain structure and configuration, polymer size and shape, phase separation behavior, amorphous and crystalline state, glass-rubber transition, cross linking/rubber elasticity, viscoelasticity, rheology polymer processing and mechanical behavior.

Cross-listed with MSEG630

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CHEG608 INTRODUCTION TO PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY

3 credit hours
Time/Location: M-F 3:30-5:00 PM*
Instructor(s): Diemer Jr., Russell Bertrum; Michaels, James

Introduction during which the student encounters (a) the characterization of particle properties and their distributions, (b) the fundamental processes by which particles are formed, grow or shrink in size and are dispersed into and separated from continuous fluid phases, and (c) the population balance that is used to describe particle growth and how processing modifies particle distributions. These ideas are then applied to several case studies drawn from industry.

Prerequisites:

  • MATH305 or equivalent undergraduate differential equations
  • CHEM443 or equivalent undergraduate physical chemistry
  • CHEG231 or equivalent undergraduate chemical engineering thermodynamics
  • CHEG341 or equivalent undergraduate fluid mechanics

About this section: 5-week course

*Course offered in Winter — anticipated course times indicated.

CHEG670 PARTICLE RATE PROCESSES

Academic year 2016 - 2017
3 credit hours
Time/Location: Tuesdays & Thusdays 3:30-4:45 PM in PRS304
Instructor(s): Diemer Jr., Russell Bertrum; Michaels, James

Analysis of physicochemical fundamentals and rate equations for key particle formation, growth and size reduction processes including: physical and chemical nucleation, accretional growth mechanisms, collisional growth, droplet and bubble coalescence, solid-state sintering, dissolution and comminution. PREREQ: CHEG332 or equivalent undergraduate Kinetics.

Prerequisites:

  • CHEG332 or equivalent undergraduate kinetics
  • RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor

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CHEG671 PARTICLE TRANSPORT

Academic year 2016 - 2017
3 credit hours
Time/Location: Mondays 5:00-8:00 PM in PRS304
Instructor(s): Etchells, Arthur W; Tilton, James Nelson;
Grenville, Richard K., Bell, Timothy A; Liu Ph.D., Minye

Analysis of the fundamentals of particle motion and their applications to transport processes involving particles, including granular and powder flows, dense and lean-phase pneumatic conveying, and slurry flows.

Prerequisites:

  • CHEG341 or equivalent undergraduate fluid mechanics
  • RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor

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CHEG672 MATHEMATICS OF PARTICLE SYSTEMS

Academic year 2016 - 2017
Time/Location: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 11:15 AM-12:05 PM in PRS304
Instructor(s): Diemer Jr., Russell Bertrum

Analysis of population balance modeling in particulate systems with application to the design of particle-based unit operations. The course will drawn on elements of linear analysis, ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations as needed to enable the solution of mathematical models of particulate systems based on the rate kernels.

Prerequisites:

  • MATH305 or equivalent undergraduate differential equations
  • RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor

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CHEG673 PARTICLE PROPERTIES AND CHARACTERIZATION

Academic year 2016 - 2017
Time/Location: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30-1:45 PM in PRS304
Instructor(s): Michaels, James

Analysis of particle properties, including single particle, aggregated particle, and particle population descriptors and the various techniques available for sampling, measurement and characterization particle systems. These include methods based on sedimentation, light scattering, particle charging, and microscopy.

Prerequisites:

  • CHEM444 or equivalent undergraduate level physical chemistry
  • CHEG325 or equivalent undergraduate thermodynamics
  • RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor

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CHEM603 Practical NMR Spectroscopy

Academic year Fall 2016
1 credit hours
Time/Location: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00-8:00 PM in BRL220
Instructor(s): Bai, Shi

Elements of NMR spectroscopic techniques, the practical operation of NMR spectrometers, spectral acquisition and special analysis techniques.

COREQ:

  • CHEM444 recommended
  • RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor

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CHEM606 Introduction to Research at the Chemistry/Biology Interface

Academic year 2016 - 2017
3 credit hours
Time/Location: Wednesdays 11:30 PM-1:25 PM in BRL219
Instructor(s): Bahnson, Brian J.

Research experiences in biochemistry, molecular biology, bioanalytical chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, biochemical engineering, materials science, protein crystallography, agricultural biochemistry, virology, and cell biology. Attendance at the weekly Chemistry-Biology Interface Seminar is required.

RESTRICTIONS: Restricted to graduate students admitted to the Chemistry/Biology Interface Program.

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CHEM623 Chemometrics

Academic year 2016 - 2017
3 credit hours
Time/Location: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 9:05-9:55 AM in BRL221
Instructor(s): Brown, Steven David

Chemometrics is a lecture-only course with a focus on practical multivariate statistical examination of data from instrumentation. You’ll learn about various ways based on modern multivariate computational statistics to model relationships of properties and sets of measurements, how to assess the relationships in multivariate measurements and how to find and use groupings in multivariate data. The course presumes some exposure to chemical instrumentation and some basic background in statistics. While some previous exposure to basic computer programming will be helpful, the course does not presume extensive prior experience in programming.

Prerequisites:

  • CHEM437 or permission of instructor

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CHEM628 Chemical Sensors

Academic year 2016 - 2017
3 credit hours
Time/Location: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 10:10-11:00 AM in BRL221
Instructor(s): Booksh, Karl S.

Survey of state-of-the-art methods and philosophy for designing and deploying chemical sensors for environmental and biomedical applications. Covers optical, electrochemical, and/or mass-based transduction schemes.

Prerequisites:

  • CHEM437 or permission of instructor

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CHEM633 Advanced Organic Chemistry: Physical

Academic year 2016 - 2017
3 credit hours
Time/Location: Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 AM-12:15 PM in BRL205
Instructor(s): Watson, Mary Pavan

Sterochemistry and reactivity of organic compounds; and reaction mechanisms, structure and bonding.

Prerequisites:

  • CHEN332

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CHEM634 Advanced Organic Chemistry: Synthesis and Reactivity

Academic year 2016 - 2017
3 credit hours
Time/Location: Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00-3:15 PM in BRL206
Instructor(s): Watson, Donald Allen

Reactions of organic compounds with emphasis on synthetic methods.

Prerequisites: CHEM332; COREQ: CHEM633 or permission of instructor

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CHEM641 Biochemistry

Academic year 2016 - 2017
3 credit hours
Time/Location: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30-10:45 AM in BRL206
Saturdays 9:00-11:00 AM EXAM NOTE
Instructor(s): Rozovsky, Sharon; Zhuang, Zhihao

Structure and function of proteins, enzymes and coenzymes; kinetics and mechanisms; carbohydrate metabolism and its regulation; and citric acid cycle.

Prerequisites:

  • CHEM322
  • CHEM332

Notes: See the Registrar's page for your out of class exam schedule. (Mon-Fri; 5PM-7PM, or Sat morning for some CHEM exams)

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CHEM641 Biochemistry

Academic year 2016 - 2017
3 credit hours
Time/Location: Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-4:45 PM in BRL207
Saturdays 9:00-11:00 AM EXAM NOTE
Instructor(s): Zhuang, Zhihao; Rozovsky, Sharon

Structure and function of proteins, enzymes and coenzymes; kinetics and mechanisms; carbohydrate metabolism and its regulation; and citric acid cycle.

Prerequisites:

  • CHEM322
  • CHEM332

Notes: See the Registrar's page for your out of class exam schedule. (Mon-Fri; 5PM-7PM, or Sat morning for some CHEM exams)

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CHEM643 Intermediary Metabolism

Academic year 2016 - 2017
3 credit hours
Time/Location: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00-6:15 PM in BRL207
Instructor(s): Thorpe, Colin

General principles of intermediary metabolism with emphasis on biosynthetic pathways of amino acids, nucleotides, coenzymes, antibiotics and toxic secondary metabolites.

Prerequisites: CHEM641

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CHEM645 Protein Structure and Function

Academic year 2016 - 2017
3 credit hours
Time/Location: Wednesdays 6:00-9:00 PM in BRL221
Instructor(s): Bahnson, Brian J.

Overview of structural biology, including how x-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, homology modeling and other techniques are used to solve or model structures of macromolecules. Representative proteins discussed in terms of how a protein's structure relates to its function.

Prerequisites: CHEM641

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CHEM646 DNA-Protein Interactions

Academic year 2016 - 2017
3 credit hours
Time/Location: Mondays 7:00-10:00 PM in BRL205
Instructor(s): Chen, Junghuei

Current topics of DNA-protein interactions which focus on DNA replication, DNA recombination, DNA damage repair, transcription and translation processes.

Prerequisites: CHEM642

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CHEM651 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I

Academic year 2016 - 2017
3 credit hours
Time/Location: Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-4:45 PM in SHL109
Instructor(s): Rosenthal Ph.D., Joel

Inorganic chemistry: application of the principles of structure and reactivity, examples from compounds of both the representative elements and the transition metals.

Prerequisites:

  • CHEM444
  • CHEM457

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CHEM654 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II

Academic year 2016 - 2017
3 credit hours
Time/Location: Mondays 6:30-9:30 PM in BRL116
Instructor(s): Bobev, Svilen Stefchev

A group theoretical approach to structure and bonding in inorganic compounds.

Prerequisites:

  • CHEM444
  • CHEM457

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CHEM667 SEMINAR: Physical Methods in Inorg. Chemistry

Academic year 2016 - 2017
3 credit hours
Time/Location: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30-1:45 PM in BRL116
Instructor(s): Bloch Ph.D., Eric Douglas

Physical methods used to investigate the geometric and electronic structure of inorganic and organometallic compounds. Techniques include electrochemical methods, EPR, Mossbauer, multinuclear NMR, and x-ray spectroscopies, magnetic measurements, neutron scattering, and surface techniques.

Prerequisites: CHEM457

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CHEM671010 Quantum Chemistry

Academic year 2016 - 2017
3 credit hours
Time/Location: Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00-3:15 PM in GOR317
Instructor(s): Bloch Ph.D., Eric Douglas

Basic principles and methods of quantum theory including wave mechanics of simple systems, angular momentum and the hydrogen atom, and approximate methods applied to atomic and molecular structure.

Prerequisites: CHEM444

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CHEM685 Colloid Chemistry

Academic year 2016 - 2017
3 credit hours
Time/Location: Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 AM-12:15 PM in BRL116
Instructor(s): Wingrave Ph.D., James A.

Introduction to the principles of colloid chemistry and discussion of applications, including surface and interfacial thermodynamics, surface and interfacial tension, capillarity, interfacial adsorption, adsorption isotherms, adhesion, contact angles, surface wetting and dewetting, emulsification, foaming and defoaming, interfacial thermodynamics and electrostatics.

Prerequisites: MATH241; COREQ: MATH242

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MSEG667 SEMINAR: POLYMER RHEOLOGY AND PROCESSING

Academic year 2016 - 2017
3 credit hours
Time/Location: Mondays & Wednesdays 3:35-4:50 PM in ALS314
Instructor(s): Wingrave Ph.D., James A.

An introduction to rheological characterization and modeling will first be given. This will include the use of shear flow devices to measure fluid viscosity and elasticity with the application of simple models to gain molecular insight that can be applied to processing. Plasticating extrusion will be next introduced since this is the process that takes solid polymer pellets and melts and pressurizes them polymer ready for any of a number of unit operations. The operations that will be considered are; fiber spinning, film blowing and calendering, as well as injection molding. At the end of this course the student will have a good general introduction on how to characterize a polymer and design a process to manufacture any of a number of items.

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