Course Catalog - 2013-2014

     

CHBE 100 - INTRO TO CHEM&BIOMOLECULAR ENG

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
Description: A series of lectures for freshman 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.
 

CHBE 281 - ENGRG SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

Long Title: ENGINEERING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group III
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Students will work in teams to develop sustainable solutions for energy or environmental problems affecting our Houston and Rice communities. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of engineering fundamentals with societal issues, environmental and safety considerations, sustainability and professional communications. Prerequisites: Introductory Engineering Courses, or Permission of Instructor. Cross-list: ENST 281.
 

CHBE 301 - CHEMICAL ENGR FUNDAMENTALS

Long Title: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 122 OR CHEM 152
Corequisite: CHBE 303
Description: Use of basic mathematical concepts and computer tools, physical laws, stoichiometry and the thermodynamic properties of matter to obtain material and energy balances for steady and unsteady state systems. Required for sophomores intending to major in chemical engineering.
 

CHBE 303 - COMP PROGRAMMING IN CHEM ENG

Long Title: COMPUTER PROGRAMMING IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Laboratory
Credit Hours: 1
Corequisite: CHBE 301
Description: An introduction to computer programming for chemical engineering applications using MATLAB and FORTRAN.
 

CHBE 305 - COMP METHODS CHEMICAL ENGIN

Long Title: COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHBE 301 AND CHBE 303
Description: Introduction to modern practice and chemical engineering applications of scientific computing: approximations and round-off errors; solution of nonlinear algebraic equations; solution of systems of linear equations; unconstrained and constrained optimization; least squares regression; interpolation; numerical solution of ordinary differential equations; chaos; boundary value problems. Principles illustrated through chemical engineering examples.
 

CHBE 310 - INTRO BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING

Long Title: FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): MATH 211 AND CHBE 301
Description: Molecular biology fundamentals: DNA replication, transcription, and translation; regulation. Biochemical engineering: cellular metabolism, enzyme kinetics and bioreactor design. Recombinant DNA technologies and genetic engineering: manipulation of gene expression and protein production; molecular diagnostics and therapeutics.
 

CHBE 343 - CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LAB I

Long Title: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LAB I
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHBE 390 AND CHBE 401 AND CHBE 411
Description: Experiments demonstrating principles presented in core chemical engineering courses.
 

CHBE 350 - PROCESS SAFETY

Long Title: PROCESS SAFETY IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 1
Description: This new course will be required starting with Chemical Engineering majors that matriculate Fall 2013. The course will be required in the junior year.
 

CHBE 381 - ICT DESIGNS -SUSTAINABLE WORLD

Long Title: ICT DESIGNS FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have tremendous economic benefits, yet at an increasing cost to society with sustainability emerging as the major challenge. After an introduction, students will work on design projects based on ICT at the nexus of engineering, sciences and medicine. Cross-list: COMP 381. Repeatable for Credit.
Course URL: http://www.cs.rice.edu/~kvp1/design_course.pdf
 

CHBE 382 - INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY

Long Title: INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Topics in development and environmental economics focusing on how innovation can improve underdeveloped economies and our environment. Introduction to a general framework for assessing the impact of humans on the environment. Environmental consequences of increasing energy use. Case studies showing how innovation information technologies can provide alternatives for sustainable growth. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CHBE 582.
 

CHBE 390 - KINETICS & REACTOR DESIGN

Long Title: CHEMICAL KINETICS AND REACTOR DESIGN
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHBE 301 AND CHBE 303 AND CHBE 305 AND MATH 211 AND (MATH 212 OR MATH 222)
Description: General areas that are covered in this course are (1) principles of chemical kinetics; (2) analysis of reaction rate data; (3) heterogeneous catalysis; (4) ideal reactor design and sizing; and (5) heat effects in reactor designs.
 

CHBE 401 - TRANSPORT PHENOMENA I

Long Title: TRANSPORT PHENOMENA I
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): (CHBE 305 AND MATH 211) AND MATH 212 OR MATH 222 AND (PHYS 101 AND PHYS 102) OR (PHYS 112 AND PHYS 111)
Description: Fundamental principles of energy, mass, and momentum transport applied to the continuum; analysis of macroscopic physical systems based on the continuum equations; applications in chemical engineering practice.
 

CHBE 402 - TRANSPORT PHENOMENA II

Long Title: TRANSPORT PHENOMENA II
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHBE 401 AND (CAAM 336 OR MATH 381)
Description: Continuation of CHBE 401. Emphasis on energy and mass transport applied to the continuum. CAAM 336 and MATH 381 may be taken concurrently with CHBE 402.
 

CHBE 403 - DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS

Long Title: DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite(s): CHBE 390 AND CHBE 402 AND CHBE 412
Description: Product and process design fundamentals. Economic analysis. Use of modern simulation tools for chemical engineering design.
 

CHBE 404 - PRODUCT AND PROCESS DESIGN

Long Title: PRODUCT AND PROCESS DESIGN
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite(s): CHBE 403
Description: Strategies for optimal product and process design. Industrial economic principles. Special process or product design projects in small groups.
 

CHBE 411 - THERMODYNAMICS I

Long Title: THERMODYNAMICS I
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHBE 301 AND CHBE 303
Description: Development and application of the first and second laws of thermodynamics.
 

CHBE 412 - THERMODYNAMICS II

Long Title: THERMODYNAMICS II
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHBE 411
Description: Advanced treatment of chemical and phase equilibria in multicomponent systems. Includes a detailed study of nonideal solutions.
 

CHBE 420 - BIOSYSTEMS TRANSPORT&REACTION

Long Title: BIOSYSTEMS TRANSPORT AND REACTION PROCESSES
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): MATH 211 AND MATH 212 AND (BIOE 332 OR CHBE 411)
Description: Application of the basic principles of transport and reaction to analyze momentum, heat, and mass transport, and reaction processes in the human body. Includes mathematical modeling to describe physiologic function, to understand pathological conditions, and to design bioartificial organs with emphasis on the quantification of biomedical systems in relation to underlying molecular mechanisms and cellular behavior. Cross-list: BIOE 420.
 

CHBE 443 - CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LAB II

Long Title: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LAB II
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Laboratory
Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite(s): CHBE 343 AND CHBE 402 AND CHBE 412
Description: Experiments demonstrating principles presented in core chemical engineering courses, operations, and thermodynamic principles as covered in CHBE 401, 402, 411.
 

CHBE 450 - PETRO PHASE BEHAV & FLOW ASSUR

Long Title: PETROLEUM PHASE BEHAVIOR AND FLOW ASSURANCE
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHBE 305 AND CHBE 412
Description: Reviews fundamentals of phase and chemical equalibria thermodynamics focusing on the application of experimental and advanced modeling techniques to characterize reservoir fluids and predict their phase behavior and thermo-physical properties. Intended for students who wish to develop expertise on PVT modeling and gain understanding of common petroleum flow assurance problems. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CHBE 550.
 

CHBE 460 - BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Long Title: BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): BIOE 252
Description: Design, operation, and analysis of processes in the biochemical industries. Topics include enzyme kinetics, cell growth kinetics, energetics, recombinant DNA technology, microbial, tissue and plant cell cultures, bioreactor design and operation, down stream processing. Cross-list: BIOE 460.
 

CHBE 470 - PROCESS DYNAMICS & CONTROL

Long Title: PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHBE 390 AND CHBE 402 AND CHBE 412
Description: Modeling of dynamic processes. Response of uncontrolled systems. Transfer functions. Feedback controllers; response and stability of controlled systems; frequency response. Design of feedback controllers. Cascade, feed forward and multivariable control systems. Introduction to computer control. Use of simulators to design feedback controllers. Required for B.S. majors in chemical engineering.
 

CHBE 499 - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Long Title: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Description: Independent investigation of a specific topic or problem in modern chemical engineering research under the direction of a selected faculty member. Department Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

CHBE 501 - FLUID MECH & TRANSPORT PROCS

Long Title: FLUID MECHANICS AND TRANSPORT PROCESSES
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Advanced study in fluid mechanics and transport processes including analytical and numerical approximation methods, boundary layer theory, and potential flow theory.
 

CHBE 510 - INTRO BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING

Long Title: FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Molecular biology fundamentals: DNA replication, transcription, and translation; regulation. Biochemcial engineering: cellular metabolism, enzyme kinetics and bioractor design. Recombinant DNA technologies and genetic engineering: manipulation of gene expression and protein production; molecular diagnostics and therapeutics.
 

CHBE 540 - STATISTICAL MECHANICS

Long Title: STATISTICAL MECHANICS
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: A development of the principles of statistical mechanics with applications.
 

CHBE 550 - PETRO PHASE BEHAV & FLOW ASSUR

Long Title: PETROLEUM PHASE BEHAVIOR AND FLOW ASSURANCE
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): (CHBE 305 AND CHBE 412)
Description: Reviews fundamentals of phase and chemical equilibria thermodynamics focusing on the application of experimental and advanced modeling techniques to characterize reservoir fluids and predict their phase behavior and thermo-physical properties. Intended for students who wish to develop expertise on PVT modeling and gain understanding of common petroleum flow assurance problems. At the graduate level (CHBE 550), a final project will be required. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CHBE 450.
 

CHBE 560 - COLLOIDAL & INTERFACIAL PHENOM

Long Title: COLLOIDAL AND INTERFACIAL PHENOMENA
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: The course will provide knowledge into the fundamentals of colloidal interactions (e.g., stabilization, adsorption, self-assembly) and the techniques currently applied for their assessment. Apart from the theoretical background, the course will also provide applicable knowledge by covering current and emerging applications involving these phenomena. Interfacial tension, wetting and spreading, contact angle hysteresis, interaction between colloid particles, stability of interfaces, flow and transport near interfaces will be covered. Cross-list: MSCI 560.
 

CHBE 571 - FLOW&TRANSPRT POROUS MEDIA I

Long Title: FLOW AND TRANSPORT THROUGH POROUS MEDIA I
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Study of the geology, chemistry, and physics of multicomponent, multiphase fluids in porous media. Includes hydrostatic and hydrodynamic properties of fluids in soils and rocks and the simulation of fundamental transport processes in one dimension.
 

CHBE 580 - PROTEIN ENGINEERING

Long Title: PROTEIN ENGINEERING
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Manipulation of gene expression in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Rational design and directed solutions for cell and protein engineering. Selection and screening technologies and process optimization. Synthetic Biology: engineering and application of gene circuits. Molecular biotechnology applications: Diagnosis, Therapeutics and Vaccines. Cross-list: BIOC 580, BIOE 580. CHBE 310/510 or equivalent is highly recommended.
 

CHBE 582 - INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY

Long Title: INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Topics in development and environmental economics focusing on how innovation can improve underdeveloped economies and our environment. Introduction to a general framework for assessing the impact of humans on the environment. Environmental consequences of increasing energy use. Case studies showing how innovation information technologies can provide alternatives for sustainable growth. NOTE: Graduate students taking this course will have to write and present a term paper on sustainability, economics and environmental costs, or IT innovation. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CHBE 382.
 

CHBE 590 - ADV REACTION ENGRG

Long Title: KINETICS, CATALYSIS, AND REACTION ENGINEERING
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Review of kinetics and reactor design equations; heterogeneous catalysis; catalyst preparation, characterization, testing; catalytic reaction mechanisms; diffusion and reaction in catalyst pellets; conservation equations; reactor analysis.
 

CHBE 593 - POLYMER PHYSICS

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 211 AND CHEM 212
Description: The course focuses on demonstrating how the physical properties of polymers can be understood from simple models. Students will be introduced to the terminology and mathematics involved in the physical understanding of polymer systems. The course is intended for students who would like to gain an understanding of modern approaches to polymer physics. Cross-list: MSCI 593.
 

CHBE 594 - PROPERTIES OF POLYMERS

Long Title: PROPERTIES OF POLYMERS
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 211 OR CHEM 251) AND (MATH 211 OR MATH 221)
Description: The course will introduce basic concepts in polymer science including the synthesis and chemical modification of polymers as well as physical properties of polymers. Topics include approaches to polymer synthesis, processing and characterization of polymer materials, and an introduction to mathematical models applied to describe the structure and dynamics of polymeric materials. Cross-list: MSCI 594. Repeatable for Credit.
 

CHBE 597 - POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES

Long Title: POLYMER SYNTHESIS, SOFT NANOMATERIALS AND NANOCOMPOSITES
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 211 AND (CHEM 212 OR CHEM 320)
Description: The course will cover methods of characterization and some basic synthetic polymer methods (step growth and chain growth approaches). New synthetic polymer methods will be presented including ATRP, ADMET, ROMP, metallocene catalysts and the development of flame retardant polymer blends. Carbon-carbon composites will be discussed along with the functionalization of carbon nanotubes and their use in nanocomposites. Cross-list: CHEM 597, MSCI 597. Repeatable for Credit.
 

CHBE 600 - MASTER CHEM ENGINEER RESEARCH

Long Title: MASTER OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 1 TO 12
Description: Independent investigation of a topic or problem in modern chemical engineering research under the direction of a selected faculty member. Department Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

CHBE 602 - PHYSICO-CHEMICAL HYDRODYNAMICS

Long Title: PHYSICO-CHEMICAL HYDRODYNAMICS
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Topics in hydrodynamics including areas such as waves on liquid surfaces, convection and diffusion in liquids, motion of drops and bubbles, and electrophoresis.
 

CHBE 603 - RHEOLOGY

Long Title: RHEOLOGY
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Calculus and time derivatives of directed quantities. Elastic solid, Newtonian liquid. Shear and extensional flows. Linear viscoelasticity. Non-linear viscoelasticity: rate- and time-dependent shear and extensional viscosity, normal stresses in shear. Elementary theories of non-linear viscoelastic behavior. Isotropy, objectivity, frame-indifference. Shear and extensional rheometry. Special topics: thermodynamics of microstructured materials; fine-grained theories of polymer dynamics; computational rheology.
 

CHBE 605 - TEACHING ASSISTANT

Long Title: TEACHING ASSISTANT
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Internship/Practicum
Credit Hours: 1
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Registration for this class is required for all graduate students assigned as teaching assistants within the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Repeatable for Credit.
 

CHBE 606 - DEAN'S TEACHING ASSISTANT

Long Title: DEAN'S TEACHING ASSISTANT
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Internship/Practicum
Credit Hours: 1
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Registration for this class is required for all graduate students assigned as Dean's teaching assistants within the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Repeatable for Credit.
 

CHBE 611 - ADVANCED TOPICS-THERMODYNAMICS

Long Title: ADVANCED TOPICS-THERMODYNAMICS
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: An advanced treatment of the thermodynamics of pure and multicomponent systems. Topics range from classical thermodynamics to a discussion of modern developments, and include an introduction to statistical thermodynamics.
 

CHBE 615 - APPL MOLEC SIMULATN&STAT MECH

Long Title: APPLICATION OF MOLECULAR SIMULATION AND STATISTICAL MECHANICS
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Introduction to molecular simulation techniques and applications of statistical mechanics-based theory to engineering problems. Projects involve topics of current research interest. Students are expected to know thermodynamics and to have had some introduction to statistical mechanics.
 

CHBE 620 - TISSUE ENGINEERING

Long Title: TISSUE ENGINEERING
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This course will focus on cell-cell interactions and the role of the extracellular matrix in the structure and function of normal and pathological tissues. Includes strategies to regenerate metabolic organs and repair structural tissues, as well as cell-based therapies to deliver proteins and other therapeutic drugs, with emphasis on issues related to cell and tissue transplantation such as substrate properties, angiogenesis, growth stimulation, cell differentiation, and immunoprotection. Cross-list: BIOE 620.
 

CHBE 630 - CHEM ENG NANOSTRUCTURE MATRLS

Long Title: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING OF NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Overview of materials with structural features on the nanometer scale. Discussion of general concepts of synthesis, characterization and applications. Highlight advances found in recent literature.
 

CHBE 640 - METABOLIC ENGINEERING

Long Title: METABOLIC ENGINEERING
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Principles of metabolic engineering: overview of biochemical pathways; kinetics and thermodynamics of metabolic networks; genetic engineering and molecular biology tools; metabolic flux analysis using stoichiometric and labeling techniques; metabolic control analysis. Metabolic engineering in the postgenomic era: functional genomics and systems biology. Emerging applications: chemicals from biorenewables; food ingredients; health and disease. Cross-list: BIOC 540.
 

CHBE 661 - GRADUATE SEMINAR

Long Title: GRADUATE SEMINAR
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
Description:  Repeatable for Credit.
 

CHBE 662 - GRADUATE SEMINAR

Long Title: GRADUATE SEMINAR
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description:  Repeatable for Credit.
 

CHBE 671 - FLOW&TRANSPORT POROUS MEDIA II

Long Title: FLOW AND TRANSPORT THROUGH POROUS MEDIA II
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Calculation of multicomponent-multiphase transport in one to three dimensions using finite difference methods. Includes development of multidimensional models of systems and representation and estimation of geological heterogeneity.
 

CHBE 682 - SYS BIO OF HUMAN DISEASES

Long Title: SYSTEMS BIOLOGY OF HUMAN DISEASES
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Introduction to concepts necessary for application of systems - Biology Approaches to Human Diseases. Topics include transcriptional and metabolic design principles, introduction to various regulatory network motifs in diseases and potential treatments using embryonic stem cells. Analysis of complex diseases using engineering concepts such as optimality, nonequilibrium thermodynamics, multiscale analysis and spatiotemporal transport. Cross-list: BIOE 682.
 

CHBE 692 - NUMERIC METH DIFF EQUATIONS

Long Title: NUMERICAL METHODS FOR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS IN ENGINEERING AND BIOLOGY
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: The class focuses on the numerical analysis of various times integration techniques for ordinary differential equations, as well as spatial and temporal discretization methods for hyperbolic and parabolic partial differential equations that describe processes in engineering and biology. Homework and projects aim at the comparative evaluation of the various schemes discussed in class. Recommended prerequisite(s): Knowledge of a programming language (Fortran preferably) elementary P.D.E.'s, basic concepts of calculus.
 

CHBE 700 - M.S. RESEARCH AND THESIS

Long Title: M.S. RESEARCH AND THESIS
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 1 TO 15
Description:  Repeatable for Credit.
 

CHBE 720 - SPECIAL TOPICS CHEM ENGRG I

Long Title: SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING I
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1 TO 15
Description: A course which covers various special topics in chemical engineering. Offered at irregular intervals on demand. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

CHBE 760 - BAYLOR/RICE MD/PHD PROGRAM

Long Title: BAYLOR/RICE MD/PHD PROGRAM
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Internship/Practicum
Credit Hours: 1 TO 15
Description:  Repeatable for Credit.
 

CHBE 800 - GRADUATE RESEARCH

Long Title: GRADUATE RESEARCH
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 1 TO 15
Description:  Repeatable for Credit.
 

CHBE 801 - SPECIAL TOPICS CHEM ENGRG II

Long Title: SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING II
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1
Description: Summer internship in an area related to thesis research or professional broadening. Permission of thesis advisor and department chair required. Repeatable for Credit.