Curriculum

First Semester
Credit ECTS
ChE 555 Applied Mathematics and Modeling for Chemical Engineers I

Modeling and mathematical formulation of lumped-parameter and distributed-parameter systems encountered in chemical engineering. Review of analytical and numerical methods used in the solution of ordinary and partial differential equations.

3 3 8 8
ChE 579 Graduate Seminar

The widening of students' perspectives and awareness of topics of interest to chemical engineers through seminars offered by faculty, guest speakers and graduate students.

0 0 2 2
ChE 631 Advanced Fluid Mechanics

Tensor algebra; continuum hypothesis; continuity and momentum equations; Lagrangian and Eulerian approach; ideal and potential flows; Navier - Stokes equation; exact and approximate solutions; creeping flow; laminar and turbulent boundary layer theory; lubrication theory.

3 3 8 8
-- Elective 3 4 7 8
-- Elective 3 3 7 7
12
13
32
33
Second Semester
Credit ECTS
ChE 622 Statistical Thermodynamics

Review of classical thermodynamics and quantum mechanics. Ensembles and partition functions. Estimation of thermodynamic properties. Fluctuations. Boltzmann, Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics. Ideal gases. Crystals. Imperfect gases. Introduction to lattice statistics and to liquids.

3 3 8 8
ChE 642 Catalytic Reactor Analysis and Design

Fundamentals of heterogeneous catalytic reaction systems with emphasis on the interaction of chemical and physical rate processes. Microkinetic analysis of solid-catalyzed reactions with and without external and/or internal heat and mass transfer resistances at the particle level. Macrokinetic analysis of two-phase catalytic reactors including design and simulation of fixed-bed reactors by pseudohomogeneous and heterogeneous models; scale up strategies. Introduction to two-phase catalytic micro-structured reactors and design by numbering up.

3 3 8 8
-- Elective 3 3 7 7
-- Elective 3 3 7 7
12
12
30
30
Third Semester
Credit ECTS
ChE 690 M.S. Thesis in Chemical Engineering 0 0 60 60
60
60