CENG
Chemical and Biological Engineering
• CENG 5100
[3-0-0:3]
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 510
Background
CENG 3230
Description
Reaction mechanisms and kinetics. Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. Ideal reactors. Multiphase reactors. Interplay of reaction, mixing, heat and mass transfer. Design of reaction systems involving organics, inorganics, and polymeric materials. Experimental techniques in reaction engineering. Use of mathematical software to problem solving.
• CENG 5210
[3-0-0:3]
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 521
Exclusion(s)
CBME 5210
Background
CENG 3210
Description
Separation of gaseous and liquid mixtures by adsorption. Affinity chromatography. Membrane separation technology: reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration. Electrophoresis and other product recovery methods.
• CENG 5220
Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers
[3-0-0:3]
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 6000K
Background
Elementary background knowledge on linear algebra is preferred
Description
This course discusses the application of various numerical methods to solve typical problems found in the chemical engineering discipline. Topics include systems of linear and non-linear algebraic equations, ordinary and partial differential equations, and numerical optimization. The aim is to equip students with a practical set of skills to solve mathematical problems that they may encounter in their research or chemical engineering profession.
Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

• 1.
Develop, analyze and optimize two types of algorithm (Gaussian elimination, iterative) to solve linear equations.
• 2.
Develop, analyze, and optimize an algorithm based on Newtonâ€™s method to solve nonlinear equations.
• 3.
Analyze model equations using bifurcation analysis.
• 4.
Define and calculate pairs of eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and conduct a singular value decomposition numerically.
• 5.
Solve ordinary differential equations using single-step or multiple step and implicit or explicit methods.
• 6.
Assess the numerical stability of various numerical methods for ODEs and stiffness of numerical problems.
• 7.
Develop and implement a numerical method based on finite differences to solve typical BVPs in chemical engineering.
• 8.
Develop and implement a basic numerical code for gradient-based optimization.
• CENG 5300
[3-0-0:3]
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 6000A, CENG 530
Background
CENG 2210, or any undergraduate-level physical chemistry or engineering thermodynamics course
Description
The fundamental laws of thermodynamics, properties of pure substances and mixtures, phase and chemical equilibria, intermolecular forces. Brief introduction to statistical thermodynamics, colloid and interfacial phenomena, and molecular self-assembly.
• CENG 5400
[3-0-0:3]
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 540
Background
CENG 3220 and MATH 2351
Description
Mathematical formulation and physical understanding of selected transport phenomena in laminar flow, turbulent heat and mass transfer, and multiphase flow. Dimensional analysis and scaling models. Similarity parameters and asymptotic analysis. Solutions of boundary value problems.
• CENG 5520
Polymer and Materials Characterization Techniques
[3-0-0:3]
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 6000H
Exclusion(s)
CENG 4000J, CENG 355, CENG 555, CBME 5520, FYTG 5412 (prior to 2018-19)
Description
The course will first review some basic concepts in polymer physics and polymer chemistry. The course focuses more in polymer and materials characterization and related fabrication toward applications of advanced and functional polymers. The characterization techniques include thermal analysis of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), dynamic thermal mechanical analysis (DTMA), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEC), optical microscopy, infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction, surface analysis, and mechanical properties and testing. MCPR's instrument demo will also be arranged.
Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

• 1.
Explain basic concepts in polymer chemistry.
• 2.
Explain basic concepts in polymer physics.
• 3.
Carry out thermal analysis of polymers.
• 4.
Carry out Spectroscopic analysis.
• 5.
Carry out surface analysis.
• CENG 5530
Physical and Rheological Behavior of Polymers
[3-0-0:3]
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 553
Description
Linear and nonlinear viscoelastic behavior. Relaxation transitions and their relationships to molecular structures. Crystallization and melting of polymers. Mixing and swelling of polymers.
• CENG 5840
Nanomaterials for Chemical Engineering Applications
[2-1-0:3]
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 584, CENG 600J
Co-list with
NANO 5350
Prerequisite(s)
CENG 1500, CENG 3210, CENG 3230
Exclusion(s)
CBME 5840, CENG 4540, NANO 5350
Description
Nanomaterials and nanotechnology have become a rapid growth area in the 21st century. This course provides an introduction to students who enter into this exciting area of research. The course will focus on major routes for the synthesis of nanostructured materials. Selected applications of nanomaterials in chemical engineering applications, such as separation and catalysis, will be studied.
• CENG 5910
Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
[3-0-0:3]
Co-list with
ENEG 5050
Exclusion(s)
CBME 5820, ENEG 5050, JEVE 5820
Description
This course attempts to highlight the basic issues on the relation between material/energy resources, the environment and sustainable development. Potential directions for technological changes on greater efficiency of energy utilization, exploitation of renewable energy, adoption of cleaner environmental practices and waste reduction that can lead to sustainable development will be explored.
• CENG 5930
Electrochemical Energy Technologies
[3-0-0:3]
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 6000E
Exclusion(s)
CBME 5830
Description
Electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies such as fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors, solar cells, electrolyzers, CO2 reduction, etc. help overcome the energy and environmental problems that have become prevalent in our society. This course will focus on the principles and critical materials for each technology. Cutting-edge research areas as well as electrochemistry fundamentals will be discussed in this course.
Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

• 1.
Distinguish the working principles of each electrochemical energy technology.
• 2.
Assess the advantages and limitations of each technology.
• 3.
Analyze the current research trend of each technology.
• 4.
Design the critical materials including anode, cathode, electrolytes, etc. for each technology.
• 5.
Apply basic electrochemistry principles in energy conversion and storage.
• CENG 6000
Special Topics
[1-3 credit(s)]
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 600
Description
Example topics: biodegradation and recycling of plastics, harnessing renewable sources of energy.
• CENG 6800
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Seminar
[0-1-0:0]
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 680
Description
Seminar topics presented by students, faculty and guest speakers. Students are expected to attend regularly and demonstrate proficiency in presentation in accordance with the program requirements. Graded P or F.
• CENG 6900
Independent Study
[1-3 credit(s)]
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 690
Exclusion(s)
CENG 6800
Description
Selected topics in chemical engineering studied under the supervision of a faculty member. Graded P or F.
• CENG 6990
MPhil Thesis Research
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 699
Description
Master's thesis research supervised by a faculty member. A successful defense of the thesis leads to the grade Pass. No course credit is assigned.
• CENG 7990
Doctoral Thesis Research
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 799
Description
Original and independent doctoral thesis research. A successful defense of the thesis leads to the grade Pass. No course credit is assigned.