Graduate Course Descriptions

CHEG-501 Advanced Transport Phenomena 3 Credits
CORE; Advanced treatment of the mechanisms of heat, mass, and momentum transport on a continuum basis. Methods of solution to transport problems are looked at in depth with emphasis on coupled systems where two or more transport processes interact. Introduction to boundary layer and turbulent systems. PREREQ: CHEG 301, CHEG 302, CHEG 504 or equivalent/permission of instructor.

CHEG-502 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3 Credits
CORE; Advanced treatment of the fundamentals of thermodynamics. Energy. Reversibility, concepts and consequences. Thermodynamics of mixtures, phase equilibria, chemical equilibria. PREREQ: CHEG 303 or equivalent/permission of instructor.

CHEG-503 Advanced Process Design 3 Credits
ELECTIVE: Structure of chemical process systems. Process analysis, thermodynamic and kinetic considerations in the selection of process operations and configuration. Process synthesis of networks of heat exchangers, separation schemes, etc. Decomposition and heuristic methods. simulation of chemical process systems, use of general purpose process simulation programs. Process optimization. Engineering in the presence of uncertainty.

CHEG-504 Advanced Mathematics for Chemical Engineers 3 Credits
CORE: Use of the basic laws of conservation of momentum, mass and energy to formulate partial differential equations describing chemical engineering processes. Analytical and numerical solution of partial differential equations. Matrices, vector analysis, selected topics. NOTE: If this course is not offered, an Advanced Math Course from the Department of Physics, PHYS-216 may be substituted with permission of Graduate Advisor.

CHEG-505 Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering 3 Credits
CORE: Advanced treatment of chemical reaction engineering including effects of non-ideal flow and fluid mixing on reactor design. Multi-phase reaction systems of non-heterogeneous catalysis and catalytic kinetics. PREREQ: CHEG 403, CHEG 301, CHEG 302, CHEG 401 and MATH 159.

CHEG-506 Advanced Process Control 3 Credits
Elective; Advanced topics in control, including feed forward control, cascade control, and frequency response analysis. Control of processes using microprocessors and digital computers is introduced. Specification of control systems and on-line process instrumentation is stressed. A survey is made of the most recent methods for analysis of the dynamic behavior and control of process systems.

CHEG-510 Advanced Topics in Chemical Engineering 3 Credits
Elective; Advanced treatment of several complex and specialized topics in chemical engineering. Critical examination of recent literature describing the application of these topics to new technology areas. PREREQ: Permission of instructor.

CHEG-529 Air Pollution Control Engineering 3 Credits
Elective; Selection and design of air pollution abatement programs, including alternate process methods and process materials. PREREQ: Permission of instructor.

CHEG-606 Introduction to Polymer Engineering 3 Credits
Elective; Treats the fabrication and characterization of polymneric materials. PREREQ: None.

CHEG-610 Advanced Topics: Nanoscience, Engineering and Technology 3 Credits
Elective; Leading edge research and potential impacts of nanotechnology will be covered. Nanomaterials and processing is emphasized and production of nanoassemblies and naomedicine applications will be reviewed. PREREQ: Permission of instructor.

CHEG-616 Advanced Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering 3 Credits
Elective; Study of environmental media, water treatment and wastewater treatment, chemical, physical and biological mechanisms for environmental remediation; analysis and design of environmental remediation and control processes and systems. PREREQ: Permission of instructor.

CHEG-622 Polymer Processing 3 Credits
Elective; Applies the power law and linear viscoelasticty to extrusion, injection molding, and fiber spinning. PREREQ: Permission of instructor.

CHEG-624 Advanced Bioprocess Engineering 3 Credits
Elective; Study of life sciences, microbiology, enzyme kinetics, biochemistry and genetic engineering. Use of these in the design and analysis of biologically based production and purification processes. Emphasis is placed on design of bioreactors and bioseparations processes. PREREQ: Permission of instructor.

CHEG-626 Polymer Rheology 3 Credits
Applies viscoelasticity and generalized Newtonian fluid, including the power law, to fluid mechanics and rheology; differential and integral constitutive equations. PREREQ: Permission of instructor.

CHEG-70l Master of Science Thesis Research I 1-3 Credits
Thesis Guidance for MS students. Each student must choose a suitable thesis subject and must successfully pass a preliminary thesis examination by the Thesis Committee.

CHEG-702 Master of Science Thesis Research II 1-3 Credits
Thesis guidance for MS students. Each student must present a seminar on their thesis work at a regularly scheduled Departmental Graduate Seminar Session.

CHEG-801 Graduate Seminar I 1 Credit
This course is offered during the fall semester and is designed to support course work and research work by exposing students and faculty to distinguished scientific personnel from industry, government and academia. In addition, each student is required to present at least one seminar on their thesis research prior to graduation.

CHEG-802 Graduate Seminar II 0 Credit
This course is offered during the spring semester and is a continuation of Graduate Seminar I.


Associate Professor Preethi Chandran Awarded $500K NSF Grant for Biological Research

Tue, September 29, 2020

Chemical Engineering Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Preethi Chandran, Ph.D., received a $500K grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the Excellence in Research (EiR) program to study the biophysics of the shield of sugars (glycans) that typically covers pathogens.Read More >>

Associate Professor Preethi Chandran Partners with Heart of Tabitha Foundation on STEM and College Readiness Workshop

Fri, September 11, 2020

The Heart of Tabitha Foundation partnered with Howard University Chemical Engineering Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Preethi Chandran, Ph.D., and Catholic University Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Otto Wilson, Ph.D., to continue offering its annual summer workshop for local high school students in a virtual setting. The workshop focused on college readiness and STEM careers and featured speakers from several professions. Read More >>


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