CHBE 305: Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering
Introduction to modern practice and chemical engineering applications of scientific computing: approximations and round-off errors; solution of systems of linear equations; least squares regression; interpolation; solution of nonlinear algebraic equations; integration and differentiation; numerical solution of ordinary differential equations; boundary value problems. Principles illustrated through chemical engineering examples
(Core Undergraduate Course - Spring Semester - 3 credits).
CHBE 590: Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design
Introduction. Stoichiometry: Independent reactions, reaction and production rates, computational aspects. Material Balances: Batch, semi-batch, continuous stirred tank (CSTR) and continuous flow reactors. Energy Balances: Steady-state multiplicity, limit cycles; hot spots and runaways. Chemical Kinetics: Fast and slow time scales, equibrium assumption, quasi-steady-state assumption. Fixed bed catalytic reactors: Reaction and diffusion in isothermal and non-isothermal catalyst pellets, effectiveness factor, external mass transfer, dispersion, design of fixed-bed reactors, convection, diffusion, reaction models. Mixing in chemical reactors: Residence time distribution, reactor mixing limits.
(Graduate course - Fall Semester - 3 credits).
OTHER COURSES TAUGHT IN RECENT YEARS
CHBE/ENST 281: Engineering Solutions for Sustainable Communities
Students work in teams to develop substainable solutions for energy or environmental problems affecting our Houston and Rice communities. Emphasis is placed on the integration of engineering fundamentals with societal issues, environmental and safety considerations, sustainability and professional communications (Spring Semester - 3 credits).
CHBE 303: Programming for Chemical Engineers
An introduction to computer programming for chemical engineering applications using MATLAB (Core Undergraduate Course - Fall Semester - 2 credits).
CHBE 100: Introduction to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
A series of lectures for freshmen that outline how chemical and biomolecular engineers tackle today's major energy, health, environmental and economic challenges by working to provide sustainable and affordable energy, by designing new materials, biological products or medical therapeutics, and by developing production methods that are friendly to our environment (Spring Semester - 1 credit).
OTHER COURSES TAUGHT IN PREVIOUS YEARS
CHBE 470: Process Dynamics and Control
CHBE 692: Applied Mathematics for Chemical Engineers