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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of  June 2010.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu  to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

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Courses in "CHBE-Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering"

CHBE - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

CHBE 101 Introduction to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (3) Prerequisite: CHEM135; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Corequisite: MATH141. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Chemical program; or permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department. Credit only granted for: CHBE101 or ENCH215. Formerly: ENCH215. Introduction to methods of chemical engineering calculations and analysis. Stoichiometric relations, material and energy balances, and behavior of gases, vapors, liquids and solids. Analytical and computer methods.

CHBE 250 Computer Methods in Chemical Engineering (3) Prerequisite: CHBE101; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in MATH246. Restriction: Must be in a major within ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department. Credit only granted for: CHBE250 or ENCH250. Formerly: ENCH250. Algorithm development and application of software to the analysis of chemical engineering problems. File management and editing, graphics and numerical methods. Use of spreadsheets, statistics/math software and process simulators for the design of chemical process equipment.

CHBE 301 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Thermodynamics I (3) Prerequisite: CHBE101. Corequisite: CHBE250 and MATH241. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Chemical program; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENCH300 or CHBE301. Formerly: ENCH300. Principles of thermodynamics and their application to engineering problems. First and second laws of thermodynamics, properties of gases, liquids and solids, phase equilibrium, flow and non-flow systems, energy conversion, production of work from heat, thermodynamic analysis of processes, equilibrium stage operations and the thermodynamics of chemically reacting systems.

CHBE 302 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Thermodynamics II (3) Prerequisite: CHBE301. Corequisite: CHBE250. Restriction: Must be in a major within ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department. Credit only granted for: CHBE302 or ENCH400. Formerly: ENCH400. Contemporary trends in chemical engineering thermodynamics that bridge the gap between fundamentals and applications. Thermodynamic analysis of non-ideal and structured systems; such as complex fluids, strongly fluctuating and nanoscale systems, dissipative systems, biosystems, and systems under extreme conditions.

CHBE 333 Chemical Engineering Seminar (1) Restriction: Junior standing; and must be in a major within ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department. Credit only granted for: CHBE333 or ENCH333. Formerly: ENCH333. To develop oral communication skills through a series of class presentations of current chemical engineering topics.

CHBE 410 Statistics and Design of Experiments (3) Credit only granted for: CHBE410 or ENCH476. Formerly: ENCH476. An introduction to probability, statistics, and design of experiments for chemical engineers.

CHBE 422 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Transport Phenomena I (3) Credit only granted for: CHBE422 or ENCH422. Formerly: ENCH422. Principals of fluid dynamics as applied to model development and process design. Mass, momentum and energy conservation. Statics and surface tension. Equation of Continuity and Navier-Stokes Equation with application to laminar flow. Dimensional analysis. Macroscopic balances, Bernoulli Equation and friction factors with application to turbulent flow.

CHBE 424 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Transport Phenomena II (3) Prerequisite: CHBE422. Corequisite: CHBE302. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Chemical program; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department. Credit only granted for: CHBE424 or ENCH424. Formerly: ENCH424. Principles of mass and heat transfer as applied to model development and process design. Species continuity equation with application to diffusion, and convection in laminar flow. Macroscopic balances and mass transfer coefficients with application to turbulent flow. Microscopic equation of energy with application to heat conduction, and convection in laminar flow. Macroscopic energy balance and heat transfer coefficients with application to turbulent flow. Heat exchanger design.

CHBE 426 Chemical and Biomolecular Separation Processes (3) Corequisite: CHBE302. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Chemical program; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department. Credit only granted for: CHBE426 or ENCH426. Formerly: ENCH426. Separation by stages operations. Rate dependent separation processes. Design application in distillation, gas absorption, liquid extraction, drying, adsorption and ion exhange.

CHBE 437 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Laboratory (3) Prerequisite: CHBE424, CHBE426, and CHBE440. Restriction: Must be in a major within ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department. Credit only granted for: CHBE437 or ENCH437. Formerly: ENCH437. Application of chemical engineering process and unit operation principals in small-scale semi-commercial equipment. Data from experimental observations are used to evaluate performance and efficiency of operations. Emphasis on correct presentation of results inreport form.

CHBE 440 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design (3) Prerequisite: CHBE301. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Chemical program; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department. Credit only granted for: CHBE440 or ENCH440. Formerly: ENCH440. Fundamentals of chemical reaction kinetics and their application to the design and operation of chemical reactors. Reaction rate theory, homogeneous reactions and catalysis electrochemical reactions. Catalytic reactor design.

CHBE 442 Chemical and Biomolecular Systems Analysis (3) Prerequisite: CHBE424 and CHBE426. Credit only granted for: CHBE442 or ENCH442. Formerly: ENCH442. Dynamic response applied to process systems. Goals and modes of control, Laplace transformations, analysis and synthesis of simple control systems, closed loop response, dynamic testing.

CHBE 444 Process Engineering Economics and Design I (3) Credit only granted for: CHBE444 or ENCH444. Formerly: ENCH444. Principles of chemical engineering economics and process design. Equipment sizing and costing. Economic evaluation of projects. Flowsheet synthesis. Introduction to flowsheet simulators and concepts of flowsheet optimization. Synthesis of Heat Exchanger Networks and Distillation Sequences.

CHBE 446 Process Engineering Economics and Design II (3) Credit only granted for: CHBE446 or ENCH446. Formerly: ENCH446. Application of chemical engineering principles for the design of chemical processing equipment. Representative problems in the design of chemical plants will be the focus of this capstone design class. Comprehensive reports are required.

CHBE 451 Photovoltaics: Solar Energy (3) Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENCH468L or CHBE451. Formerly: ENCH468L. The emphasis of the class is on developing a conceptual understanding of the device physics and manufacturing processes of crystalline and thin-film photovoltaic cells, and to develop elementary computational skills necessary to quantify solar cell efficiency. The class material includes detailed, system-level energy balances necessary to understand how solar energy fits into the complete energy generation, conversion, and storage picture. Quantitative comparisons of PV technology to solar chemical conversion processes and biofuels are made.

CHBE 453 Applied Mathematics and Distributive Parameter Systems (3) Credit only granted for: CHBE453 or ENCH453. Formerly: ENCH453. Mathematical techniques applied to the analysis and solution of chemical engineering problems. Use of differentiation, integration, differential equations, partial differential equations and integral transforms. Application of infinite series, numerical and statistical methods.

CHBE 454 Chemical Process Analysis and Optimization (3) Credit only granted for: CHBE454 or ENCH454. Formerly: ENCH454. Application of mathematical models to the analysis and optimization of chemical processes. Models based on transport, chemical kinetics and other chemical engineering principles will be employed.

CHBE 455 Model Predictive Control (3) Credit only granted for: CHBE455 or ENCH455. Formerly: ENCH455. Empirical model identification from process data. Step and impulse response models. Linearization of nonlinear first principles models. Single variable Model Predictive Control. Robustness with respect to modeling error. MPC based tuning of PID controllers. Feedforward control. Multi-input multi-output processes. Multi-loop decentralized control. Centralized multivariable Model Predictive Control via on-line optimization.

CHBE 468 Research (1-3) Restriction: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to 6 credits. Investigation of a research project under the direction of a faculty member. Comprehensive reports are required.

CHBE 470 The Science and Technology of Colloidal Systems (3) Credit only granted for: CHBE470 or ENCH470. Formerly: ENCH470. Introduction to colloidal systems. Preparation, stability and coagulation kinetics of colloidal suspensions. Introduction to DLVO theory, electrokinetic phenomena, rheology of dispersions, surface/interfacial tension, solute absorption at gas-liquid, liquid-liquid, liquid-solid and gas-solid interfaces and properties of micelles and other microsturctures.

CHBE 471 Particle Science and Technology (3) Prerequisite: Knowledge of undergraduate engineering thermodynamics, and transport phenomena; knowledge of numerical methods for solving systems of ordinary differential equations. Restriction: Must be in a major within ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department; or permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department. Credit only granted for: CHBE471 or ENCH471. Formerly: ENCH471. Particles are everywhere. We breathe them, eat them, and use them to make many non-particulate materials. Knowledge of particle science and technology is important for manufacturing, for occupational health and safety, as well as environmental considerations. In this multidisciplinary course, the focus will be on the study of science and technology relevant to multiphase systems consisting of solid and/or liquid particles surrounded by a gas. These topics fall loosely under the headings of powder and aerosol technology. Team design projects will be an integral component.

CHBE 472 Control of Air Pollution Sources (3) Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department. Sources and effects of air pollutants, regulatory trends, atmospheric dispersion models, fundamentals of two-phase flow as applied to air pollution and air pollution control systems, design of systems for control of gases and particulate matter.

CHBE 473 Electrochemical Energy Engineering (3) Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENCH468K or CHBE473. Formerly: ENCH468K. The lecture will start from the basic electrochemical thermodynamics and kinetics, with emphasis on electrochemical techniques, fundamental principle and performance of batteries, and supercapacitors.

CHBE 475 Ethics in Science and Engineering (3) Credit only granted for: CHBE475 or ENCH475. Formerly: ENCH475. Ethical issues in science and engineering and their resolutions are examined. The main topics will be ethics and scientific truth (including issues of proper data analysis, proper data presentation, and record-keeping), ethics and other scientists and engineers (including issues of attribution, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, mentoring, and inclusion of under-represented groups), ethics and the practice of engineering (including responsibilities of engineers to clients, ecological issues, and conflicts of interest), and ethics and society (including funding priorities, moral issues, and human and animal subjects). Class meetings will be organized around discussions, case studies, and student reports. The course is aimed at postdoctoral students, graduate students and advanced undergraduate students who wish to ponder the important contemporary questions about the ethics of how science and engineering get done.

CHBE 476 Molecular Modeling Methods (3) Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENCH468P or CHBE476. Formerly: ENCH468P. Statistical mechanics will be introduced to give the fundamental background for atomic to mesoscale molecular modeling. Classical atomic-level simulations methods (Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics) and the procedures to develop intra- and intermolecular potentials will be covered. This course will also discuss the theory and application of coarse-grained molecular simulations, mesoscale simulations and other modern simulation techniques. A broad range of applications will be included throughout the semester, e.g., phase behavior of small molecules, kinetics, and biophysics.

CHBE 477 Mesoscopic and Nanoscale Thermodynamics (3) Credit only granted for: CHBE477 or ENCH468Q. Formerly: ENCH468Q. Interdisciplinary course primarily for graduate and senior undergraduate students from engineering or science departments. New emerging technologies deal with bio-membrane and gene engineering, microreactor chemistry and microcapsule drug delivery, micro-fluids and porous media, nanoparticles and nanostructures, supercritical fluid extraction and artifical organs. Engineers often design processes where classical thermodynamics may be insufficient, e.g., strongly fluctuating and nanoscale systems, or dissipative systems under conditions far away from equilibrium.

CHBE 480 Bionanotechnology: Physical Principles (3) Prerequisite: BIOE120 or BSCI105. And BCHM461; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department. Physics at nano/micro scales. Biomolecular building blocks. Simplest biomolecular assembly: protein folding. Nanoscale intermolecular interactions important for biology. Protein-ligand binding. Protein higher-order assembly: filaments, networks. Protein filaments and motility. DNA, RNA and their assembly assisted by proteins. Viral capsid assembly. Lipid assembly into micelles, bilayers. Lipid-protein co-assembly in membranes. Lipid and polymer structures useful in medicine. Targeted delivery of drugs, genes by nano/micro structures. Cellular assembly in the eye, in insect wings. Cellular assembly at surfaces: gecko feet, duck feathers. Cellular assembly in the presence of crystals: biomineralization.

CHBE 481 Transport Phenomena in Small and Biological Systems (3) Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENCH468W or CHBE481. Formerly: ENCH468W. Interdisciplinary course primarily for senior undergraduate and graduate students from engineering or science departments. The course's main goal is to make the students familiar with the fundamental physics and modeling of transport phenomena in small and biological systems, and their current scientific and engineering utilization in microfluidics, nanofluidics and biological systems.

CHBE 482 Biochemical Engineering (3) Credit only granted for: CHBE482 or ENCH482. Formerly: ENCH482. Introduction to biochemical and microbiological applications to commericail and engineering processes, including industrial fermentation, enzymology, ultrafiltration, food and pharmaceutical processing and resulting waste treatment. Enzyme kinetics, cell growth, energetics and mass transfer.

CHBE 483 Bioseparations (3) Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENCH483 or CHBE483. Formerly: ENCH483. Engineering fundamentals of separations and purification of biological molecules. Case studies and examples illustrate principles and practice of centrifugation, precipitation, crystallization, filtration, membrane separations, chromatography, and affinity separation of recombinant proteins and other biomolecules. Process scale-up and economics of biotechnology products and processes.

CHBE 484 Metabolic Pathway Engineering (3) Prerequisite: CHBE101 and CHBE440. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENCH468M or CHBE484. Formerly: ENCH468M. The state-of-the-art in metabolic engineering, with a focus on the analysis and engineering of metabolic pathways through (chemical) engineering principles, will be covered. Topics covered include: (1) overview of biochemistry and metabolism; (2) metabolic flux analysis and isotope labeling illustrated with examples from the recent scientific literature; (3) technologies for engineering metabolic pathways; (4) metabolic control analysis and pathway regulation; (5) applications of metabolic engineering to synthesis of biofuels and therapeutics; (6) specialized and related subjects such as protein engineering and synthetic biology.

CHBE 485 Biochemical Engineering Laboratory (3) Credit only granted for: CHBE485 or ENCH485. Formerly: ENCH485. Techniques of measuring pertinent parameters in fermentation reactors, quantification of production variables for primary and secondary metabolites such as enzymes and antibiotics, the insolubilization of enzymes for reactors, and the demonstration of separation techniques such as ultrafiltration and affinity chromatography.

CHBE 486 Heterogeneous Catalysis for Energy Applications (3) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHBE302, CHBE424, and CHBE440; and permission of instructor. Credit only granted for: CHBE486 or ENCH686. Additional information: This is a pilot course. Introduction to heterogeneous catalytic science and technology for energy conversion and hydocarbon processing. Preparation and mechanistic characterization of catalyst systems, kinetics of catalyzed reactions, adsorption and diffusion influences in heterogenious reactions. An overview of heterogeneous catalysis in various energy-related applications, including petroleum refining, chemicals from biomass, valorization of shale gas, and CO2 utilization will be introduced.

CHBE 487 Tissue Engineering (3) Also offered as: BIOE411. Credit only granted for: BIOE411, CHBE487, or ENCH468T. Formerly: ENCH468T. A review of the fundamental principles involved in the design of engineered tissues and organs. Both biological and engineering fundamentals will be considered. Specific tissue systems will be emphasized at the end of the course.

CHBE 490 Polymer Science (3) Also offered as: ENMA495. Credit only granted for: CHBE490, ENCH490, or ENMA495. Formerly: ENCH490. The elements of the polymer chemistry and industrial polymerization, polymer structures and physics, thermodynamics of polymer solutions, polymer processing methods, and engineering applications of polymers.

CHBE 496 Processing and Engineering of Polymers (3) Credit only granted for: CHBE496 or ENCH496. Formerly: ENCH496. A comprehensive analysis of processing and engineering techniques for the conversion of polymeric materials into useful products. Evaluation of the performance of polymer processes, design of polymer processing equipment.

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