Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Top 20 Doctoral Program—National Research Council

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Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
University of Houston
S222 Engineering Bldg 1,
Houston, TX 77204-4004
phone: 713-743-4311
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Graduate Courses

Course Description Prerequisites
CHEE 6111 Graduate Seminar
Cr. 1. (1-0). May be repeated for credit.
 
CHEE 6197, 6297, 6397 Selected Topics
Cr. 1-3. (1-0; 2-0; 3-0;). May be repeated for credit.
 
CHEE 6198, 6298 ,6398, 6498, 6598 Research
Cr. 1-5.
Approval of chair.
CHEE 6289, 6389 Chemical Engineering Project
Cr. 2-3. (2-0; 3-0). May be repeated for credit. Industrial scale chemical engineering economics and/or engineering project.
Approval of instructor.
CHEE 6323 Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering
Cr. 3. (3-0). Fundamental concepts in tissue engineering and cell biology. Tissue structure, function, and replication.
CHEE 3300, CHEE 3334 and CHEE 3369 and graduate standing, or consent of instructor.
CHEE 6300 Physics and Chemistry of Engineering Materials
Cr. 3. (3-0). Advanced theories of the structure and properties of materials, preparation methods, and applications in electronics, optics, catalysis and fuel cells.
Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
CHEE 6327 Experimental Methods in Chemical Engineering
Cr. 3. (3-0). Experimental methods used in chemical and biomolecular research such as error analysis, experimental design, microsopy (optical, electron, atomic force), scattering, spectroscopic analysis, bioanalysis, electrochemical analysis, and x-ray diffraction.
Graduate standing and/or consent of instructor.
CHEE 6330 Foundation of Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering
Introductory graduate level mathematical methods used in linear system analysis, solution of ordinary and partial differential equations, and model parameter estimation for various problems encountered in chemical engineering.
Consent of the instructor. 
CHEE 6331 Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering I (core course)
Cr. 3. (3-0). Linear methods applied to chemical engineering, matrices, transforms, series, complex variable methods and boundary layer problems.
Approval of department.
CHEE 6332 Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering II (core course)
Cr. 3. (3-0). Linear methods applied to chemical engineering, matrices, transforms, series, complex variable methods and boundary layer problems.
CHEE 6331
CHEE 6333 Transport Processes  (core course)
Cr. 3. (3-0). Advanced principles of fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer with application to problems in research and design. Emphasis on unified view of transport process in laminar and turbulent flow situations.
CHEE 3369
CHEE 6334 Transport Processes II
Cr. 3. (3-0). Advanced principles of fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer with application to problems in research and design. Emphasis on unified view of transport process in laminar and turbulent flow situations.
CHEE 6333
CHEE 6335 Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics (core course)
Cr. 3. (3-0). Advanced methods. Advanced principles of chemical engineering thermodynamics. Introduction to molecular and statistical thermodynamics and their ability to predict bulk thermodynamic properties and characteristics of chemical engineering systems.
CHEE 3460 or approval of department.
CHEE 6336 Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics
Cr. 3. (3-0). Advanced methods.

CHEE 6335

CHEE 6337 Advanced Reactor Engineering (core course)
Cr. 3. (3-0). Introduction to modern concepts and techniques of chemical reactor analysis and design.
Undergraduate kinetics or reactor design course, approval of department.
CHEE 6360 Biomolecular Engr. Fundamentals
Cr. 3. (3-0). Analysis and design fundamentals for biomolecular processes: introductory biochemistry, microbiology, biological kinetics, reactor design, transport phenomena; applications of enzymes and single and mixed microbial populations.
postbaccalaureate, graduate standing in engineering or consent of instructor.
CHEE 6365 Fundamentals of Catalysis
Cr. 3. (3-0). Theories and experimental procedures in modern heterogeneous catalysis, catalyst preparation and properties, absorption, surface mechanisms, catalyst design, and catalytic processes.
CHEE 4367 or equivalent.
CHEE 6367 Advanced Process Control
Cr. 3. (3-0). Application of high-speed computers in the control of chemical processes, reactors, and units.
CHEE 3367 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
CHEE 6368 Chemical Process Economics I
Cr. 3. (3-0). Managerial economics of chemical processes and products; development of decision-making methods using chemical industry examples. 
Graduate standing in chemical engineering.
CHEE 6369 Chemical Process Economics II
Cr. 3. (3-0). Study of profitability, process comparison, and risk analysis from an advanced viewpoint, followed by extensive case history studies of managerial economics in process industries. 
CHEE 6368
CHEE 6371 Pollution Control Engineering
Cr. 3. (3-0). A general survey of problems and remedies with the earth as an environmentally closed system. Limitations of absorption and self-cleaning of the terrasphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere and their interaction and interrelationship.
Credit for or concurrent enrollment in CHEE 4321 and CHEE 4367 or equivalent.
CHEE 6375 Chemical Processing for Microelectronics
Cr. 3. (3-0). Chemical engineering principles applied to micro-electronic device fabrication and processing.
CHEE 4367 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
CHEE 6377 Introduction to Polymer Science
Cr. 3. (3-0). Introduction to the synthesis, characterization, physical properties and processing of polymeric materials. The course thematically revolves around methods to measure, characterize and tailor structure, processing, property correlations for polymeric materials.
Consent of instructor.
CHEE 6379 Safety and Reliability
Cr. 3. (3-0). An overview of risk, safeguards and hazards associated with chemical process engineering. Layers of protection, hazard identification, source term models, toxic release and dispersion models, fires and explosions, probabilistic analysis, fault tree analysis, designs to prevent accidents, safety-instrumented systems, and safety-related standards and regulations. 
CHEE 3363, CHEE 3369 & CHEE 3367.
CHEE 6383 Advanced Unit Operations
Cr. 3. (3-0). Property prediction of multicomponent fluids. Advanced principles of heat exchanger design, multicomponent fractionation, absorption, stripping, and extraction from a unified point of view.
CHEE 3462
CHEE 6384 Petrochemical Processes
Cr. 3. (3-0). Petrochemical industry in terms of feedstocks, products, companies and trends. Technology, markets, and economics for the major building blocks and derivatives. 
CHEE 3332 and graduate standing or consent of instructor.
CHEE 6386 Air-Pollution Problems and Control
Cr. 3. (3-0). Air pollutant identification and control technology; estimation of pollutant transport, dispersion, and conversion; computer application for design of control units.
 
CHEE 6388 Catalytic Processes
Cr. 3. (3-0). Process-oriented survey of catalytic technology; catalyst selection and design; catalytic processes, engineering, and economics in the petroleum, chemical, and pollution control industries.
CHEE 4367 or consent of instructor.
CHEE 6390 Energy and the Environment
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course surveys modern energy technologies and their impact on the environment. Topics include energy generation from fossil, nuclear, and renewable sources. Energy utilization covers stationary and transportation applications. Optimization of source-to-consumer efficiencies and minimization of emissions are included, with special emphasis on emerging technologies such as fuel cells. Capstone topics for the course are future developments in the hydrogen economy and the technical-economic-social aspects of global warming.
Graduate standing in Chemical Engineering or consent of instructor.
CHEE 6391 Transport Phenomena in Physiological Systems
Cr. 3. (3-0). Fundamental aspects of systems physiology and other life science principles with quantitative analysis of transport phenomena and chemical reactions in cells, organs and the whole body.
Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
CHEE 6393 Cellular and Biological Transport Phenomena
Cr. 3. (3-0). Combines basic cell biology and biophysical chemistry principles with quantitative analysis of transport phenomena and chemical reactions.
Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
CHEE 6399-7399 Master’s Thesis
Cr. 3 per semester.
 
CHEE 7350 Applied Nonlinear Methods for Engineers
Cr. 3. (3-0). Recent nonlinear methods with emphasis on engineering applications. Topics: nonlinear functional analysis, steady-state bifurcation theory, dynamical systems, nonlinear partial differential equations, nonlinear waves, computation methods in bifurcation theory.
CHEE 6331, CHEE 6332, or consent of instructor.
CHEE 7387 Plasma Processing: Principles and Applications
Cr. 3. (3-0). Principles of low pressure glow discharge plasmas: plasma generation and maintenance, plasma chemistry, plasma diagnostics. Applications with emphasis on semiconductor manufacturing.
Graduate standing in engineering or natural sciences or consent of instructor.
CHEE 7397 Selected Topics
Cr. 3 per semester. (3-0). May be repeated for credit.
 
CHEE 8198, 8298, 8398, 8498, 8598 Doctoral Research
Cr. 1-5 or more by concurrent enrollment.
Approval of chair.
CHEE 8399, 8699, 8999 Doctoral Dissertation
Cr. 3, 6, 9 per semester.