Spring 2019: Introduction to Chemical Engineering (ChemEng 20)
Chemical engineers view the world as full of reactors that can be studied, designed, and optimizied. In this course, we will explore the fundamanetals of chemical engineering and how they apply to natural and engineered systems. Fundamental topics include overall staged separations, material and energy balances, rate processes, energy and mass transport, and kinetics of chemical reactions. These building blocks can be applied throughout the chemistry of energy, chemistry of life, and chemistry of the environment. Key applications include biotechnology, energy, production of chemicals, water treatment, materials processing, and purification. Prerequisite: Chem 31. This course is particularly well-suited for freshmen and sophomores considering the chemical engineering major, as well as upperclass students curious about chemical engineering perspectives.