Seminar Series |
||Mathematical Methods for Chemical and Biological Engineers
||Mathematical analysis of heat, mass, and momentum transfer. Problems
of industrial and biological interest.
||Advanced thermodynamics as applied to chemical and biological
engineering. Statistical mechanics, chemical equilibrium, and
computation of vapor-liquid equilibrium compositions for chemical and
biological engineering applications.
||Chemical and Catalytic Reaction Engineering Topics
||Application of chemical kinetics to the development and improvement
of industrial processes; theories of chemical kinetics, complex
kinetics, chain reactions; isothermal and polytropic reactor stability;
stability criteria; oscillatory catalytic and non-catalytic reactions.
||Advanced Transport Phenomena
||Heat, mass, and momentum. Emphasis on coupling transport processes
with chemical reaction in chemical and biological engineering.
||Thermodynamics of biological reactions; principles of fermentation
processes; chemical engineering applications to bioreactor analysis.
|ChBE 167 or 193
||Metabolic & Cellular Engineering or Special Topics:
||Systems-oriented approach to the problem of remodeling
and reconfiguring the many molecular components of the cell
in order to achieve a desirable phenotype. Metabolism,
protein synthesis, regulation of gene expression. // Special
topics in synthetic biology.
||Methods of purifying proteins at a large scale for therapeutic or
||Principles of Cell and Microbe Cultivation
||In-depth examination of microbial and mammalian cell cultivation and
concomitant production of commercially important products.
Other requirements for the PhD program include:
- Additional electives that emphasize individual research themes
- Qualifying exam (Fall of 2nd year) that requires:
- 3.25 GPA in core classes (listed above)
- Research progress report
- Oral critique of a current research article
- 1-3 teaching assistant assignments
- Attendance and participation in the Departmental Seminar Series
- Research committee meetings and thesis defense
** Additional program details are provided in the
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