Department of Chemical, Biological, and Bioengineering
Steven Knisley, Chairperson
Chemical Engineering, Biological Engineering and Bioengineering are core engineering disciplines and are central to the College of Engineering and the University's mission and its land grant heritage. The breadth of these disciplines affords us many natural links to other academic programs within and outside the College of Engineering. These interdisciplinary links have allowed us to develop strengths in emerging areas of engineering, while maintaining our excellence in more traditional areas.
What is Bioengineering (Biomedical)?
Bioengineering is the application of engineering principles and techniques to the medical field. This field seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine. It combines the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to improve healthcare diagnosis and treatment. Bioengineering has only recently emerged as its own discipline, compared to many other engineering fields; such an evolution is common as a new field transitions from being an interdisciplinary specialization among already-established fields, to being considered a field in itself. Much of the work in bioengineering consists of research and development, spanning a broad array of subfields Prominent bioengineering applications include the development of biocompatible prostheses, various diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices ranging from clinical equipment to micro-implants, common imaging equipment such as MRIs and EEGs, biotechnologies such as regenerative tissue growth, and pharmaceutical drugs and biopharmaceuticals.
The mission of the BSBMEN program at North Carolina A&T State University is to provide students with a learning experience in bio engineering that will instill in them a lifelong sense of learning, social responsibility, and commitment to improving the quality of life for all people. The Department seeks to provide an atmosphere of dedicated service to the student by providing instruction, counseling, program planning, career guidance, and any other supportive student services to facilitate their growth and success in the academic and professional communities.
The Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering program is a four-year engineering program open to new college entrants and transfer students. The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science Program in Bioengineering are to produce Bioengineers who:
- Perform effectively the high growth biomedical and related industry.
- Function in interdisciplinary, culturally and/or globally diverse teams.
- Contribute to their communities, the profession of Bioengineering, and the University and its constituents.
- Engage in proactive, continuous, and life long learning including the pursuit of graduate studies.
The Bioengineering major must complete 125 credit hours following the approved departmental curriculum. Majors must also satisfy all University and College of Engineering requirements.
BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM
The mission of the Biological Engineering program is to provide its students with a quality Biological Engineering education and to satisfy the educational and technical needs of society on local, national and international levels.
Our graduates will:
- Demonstrate the ability to work productively and ethically as Biological Engineers or to pursue graduate education.
- Have the skills to actively lead or participate on multi-disciplinary teams.
- Be active in professional societies, engage in continuing education, and progress towards professional registration.
- Contribute to society and to the diversity of the workforce in their company and in their profession by actively recruiting and mentoring for these organizations.
The Biological Engineering major must complete 126 credit hours following the approved departmental curriculum. Majors must also satisfy all University and College of Engineering requirements.
The undergraduate program in Biological Engineering, leading to the Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering (BSBiolE)degree, is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
A degree in this field prepares a student for careers in engineering design, management, research, consulting, sales, teaching, and product development, governmental agencies (federal and state), industries and foreign services.
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM
The mission of the Bachelor of Science program in Chemical is to provide students with a learning experience in chemical engineering that will instill in them a lifelong sense of learning, social responsibility, and commitment to improving the quality of life for all people. The Department seeks to provide an atmosphere of dedicated service to the student by providing instruction, counseling, program planning, career guidance, and any other supportive student services to facilitate their growth and success in the academic and professional communities.
The following are the current educational objectives of the BSChE Program. After graduating from the program, the graduates will:
- Perform effectively in a chemical engineering related position in industry or in graduate/professional schools.
- Demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills in using interdisciplinary approaches for solving problems.
- Be active in their communities and professional societies.
- Enhance their professional credentials through life long learning.
The chemical engineering major must complete 127 credit hours following the approved departmental curriculum. Majors must also satisfy all University and College of Engineering requirements.
The undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering, leading to the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BSChE) degree, is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Chemical engineers have a broad enough background to do almost anything they choose. All branches of engineering emphasize the application of the principles of mathematics and physics to solve problems and create products for the community at large. Chemical engineers, however, are unique in emphasizing applications, which are also founded in chemistry and biology. Chemical engineers are primarily concerned with processes and equipment in which material changes in composition or state. Chemical engineers often become employed by a company which manufactures a variety of chemical products, including plastics, forest products, gasoline, food, textile fibers, and pharmaceuticals. Chemical engineers also find career opportunities in the fabrication of microelectronic devices, the control of industrial and municipal wastes, and the application of biological science to produce chemicals from biomass through genetic engineering. The assignments given to chemical engineers can be highly diverse, ranging from design, construction, operations research, and product development to technical sales and management. A career in chemical engineering is often a route to top management. In addition to the industrial opportunities that await chemical engineering graduates, opportunities exist for graduate study in engineering as well as such diverse areas as medicine, law, business and biotechnology. In view of the many options open to its graduates, chemical engineering can be a particularly good choice for students who have broad interests, but have not yet defined their career objectives.
The chemical engineering curriculum is designed to give students the knowledge and scientific tools needed to prepare them for a career in industry or to go on to graduate school. It is also intended to be flexible enough to accommodate a broad range of educational interests. An option that is recommended for students with advanced placement is a dual degree in Chemistry.
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS IN CHEMICAL AND BIOENGINEERING PROGRAMS
MCEN 310. Introduction to Biological Applications of Engineering Credits 3(3-0)
This course is an introduction to the application of engineering principles and methods to problems in medicine, the integration of engineering with biology, and the emerging industrial opportunities. Examples from a variety of engineering disciplines will be provided. The ethical concerns associated with some emerging life science applications will be explored. Lab experiments will be utilized in the course to provide hands-on experience with life science concepts. Prerequisites: CHEM 106, MATH 431 and PHYS 242 (all with a grade of “C” or higher). (S)
MCEN 550. Cooperative Industrial Experience in Engineering Credits 3(3-0)
This course is a supervised learning experience in a specified private or governmental facility. Students who have completed at least three co-op sessions with the same company may enroll in this course. Course requirements include employer evaluations of the student for each co-op session and student evaluations of the employer for each session. Written reports for each co-op session and an oral report summarizing the work experiences will be presented to a faculty committee. Prerequisites: Senior standing in engineering and permission of instructor. (F;S)
BIOE 114. Home and Farm Maintenance Credit 3(1-4)
This course provides instruction in the selection, sharpening, care and correct use of shop tools and equipment; woodworking and simple carpentry; simple electrical repairs; sheet metal work; electric arc and oxyacetylene welding; pipe fitting and simple plumbing repairs. (F;S)
BIOE 216. Geographic Information Systems Credit 3(1-4)
This course introduces Geographic Information System (GIS) concepts and applications. GIS theory is presented, and hands-on exercises are used to demonstrate the application and use of GIS in agriculture, arts and sciences, health, political sciences, engineering, technology, and other disciplines. (F;S)
BIOE 330. Engineering Systems Analysis and Design Credit 4(2-4)
This course introduces the analysis and the design of engineering systems. Concepts, methods, and procedures associated with the engineering design process are studied. Specific topics include project management; customer need identification; team behavior; concept generation and evaluation; embodiment design; modeling and simulation; finite element analysis software; material selection; engineering statistics; and legal and ethical issues in design. Prerequisites: CAAE 332 or MEEN 336 or equivalent. (F;S)
BIOE 360. General Hydrology Credit 3(2-2)
This course is an introduction to the study of surface and subsurface hydrology. Topics include hydrologic cycle, rainfall-runoff relationships, precipitation measurements and hydrographs, unit hydrograph analysis, flood routing, planning and design of runoff/detention systems, and computer applications in hydrology. Prerequisites: CAAE 362 or MEEN 416. (F;S;S)
BIOE 400. Soil and Water Engineering I Credit 3(2-2)
This course studies the sustainable soil and water use by evaluating and applying present conservation practices and models. Water conveying and retaining structures, and soil conservation, drainage and irrigation systems are discussed and designed. The course emphasizes sound environmental design practices. Prerequisite: CAAE 364 or equivalent. (F;S;S)
BIOE 403. Power and Machinery Credit 3(2-2)
This course covers the design principles of field machinery evaluation of functional performance and the efficiency of these machines. Also considered is the thermal analysis of internal combustion engines. Measurement and calculation of tractive and engine powers are included. Prerequisites: CAAE 332 or MEEN 336 or equivalent. (F;S;S)
BIOE 404. Structures and the Environment Credit 3(1-4)
This course covers the fundamentals of timber-framed building design and construction. Topics include, selection of materials, design of foundations, beams and columns, reinforced concrete, and environmental considerations, such as temperature, humidity, condensation, and ventilation. Prerequisite: CAAE 332 or MEEN 336 or equivalent. (F;S;S)
BIOE 422. Introduction to Bioprocess Engineering Credit 3(3-0)
This course covers the engineering concepts for biological conversion of raw materials to food, pharmaceuticals, fuels, and chemicals. Emphasis is placed on energy balance, material balance, fluid flow and mixing, heat and mass transfer, bioreaction kinetics, design, analysis, instrumentation, and control of bioreactors. Prerequisites: BIOE 330 or equivalent. (F;S;S)
BIOE 423. Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Systems Credit 3(2-2)
This course discusses the production, utilization, and system design for energy in food and agricultural productions. Specific topics include: biogs, miomass, solar energy, energy analysis, conservation and management, and electric power supply and motor control. Energy production through photosynthesis and energy flow in biological systems are studied. Prerequisite: MEED 441 or CHEN 310 and BIOL 221 or equivalents. (F;S;S)
BIOE 424. Water Resources Engineering Credit 3(2-2)
This course emphasizes the analysis and design of water resources systems. Topics include water resources planning and development, hydraulic structures, introduction to aquifer analysis and contamination, well development, pump evaluation and selection, water quality, best management practices, total maximum daily load, water laws, detention and retention ponds, wastewater management, and remediation. Prerequisite: CAAE 364 or equivalent. (F;S,;S)
BIOE 432. Physical and Engineering Properties of Soil Credit 3(2-2)
This course involves a study of fundamental principles of laws which govern the movement or behavior of water and air in soils. The impact of soil physical and biological properties on drainage and irrigation design are discussed. Discussion will also include stream restoration, compaction and mechanics of soil materials. Prerequisite: CAAE 364 or equivalent. (F;S;S)
BIOE 440. Engineering Properties of Biological Materials Credit 3(2-2)
This course covers engineering properties of plant and animal materials. Specific topics include structure and composition of plant and animal materials, elastic and viscoelastic properties, food rheology and thermal properties, aerodynamic and hydrodynamic properties, and electromagnetic properties. Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or equivalent; CAAE 332 or and MEEN 336 or equivalent. (F;S;S)
BIOE 501. Engineering Design I Credit 1(1-0)
In this course, each student identifies a design project, defines the problem, collects all required resources and databases and outline the work plan. This project integrates design concepts from previous courses. Prerequisite: BIOE 330. (F;S;S)
BIOE 502. Engineering Design II Credit 2(2-0)
In this course students complete the work plan established in BIOE 501. Prerequisite: BIOE 501. (F;S;S)
BIOE 505. Selected topics in Biological Engineering Credit 3(3-0)
An in-depth lecture course covering several advanced topics in Biological Engineering. Topics are selected to match student interest and faculty expertise. A specific course description will be made available at the time such a course is offered. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Biological Engineering. (F;S;S)
BIOE 510. Independent Study in Biological Engineering Credit 1-3(0-6)
An independent study course is completed on a single topic in Biological Engineering / Topics are selected to fit the mutual interests of students and faculty advisor. The study includes the design of an apparatus, a process, or a procedure. Final written report and an oral presentation of the work are required. Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor (F;S;S)
BIOE 522. Food Engineering Credit 2(2-2)
The general engineering principles of solids, fluids, and process equipment are discussed. Topics include energy, heat, enthalpy, pyschrometrics, heat and mass transfer, drying and refrigeration of food products. Prerequisite: CHEM 107. (F;S;S)
CHEN 200. Chemical Process Principles Credits 4(3-2)
This course is an introduction to the analysis of chemical processes with an emphasis on mass and energy balances. Stoichiometric relationships, ideal and real gas behavior are also covered. Topics also include an introduction to the first law of thermodynamics for open and closed systems and the solution of problems with comprehensive mass and energy balance equations. Prerequisites: CHEM 106, GEEN 100 (with a grade of “C” or higher). Corequisites: CHEM 107, MATH 132, and PHYS 241. (F;S;SS)
CHEN 208/209. Chemical Engineering Sophomore Colloquium I & II Credits 0 (0-0)
Topics of interest to sophomores majoring in chemical engineering are presented and discussed. Topics include advising, retention, scholarships, curriculum, AIChE, coop, industrial internships, career planning, contemporary issues in chemical engineering and gaining stakeholder input from students. The course also provides a forum for students to interact with CHEN faculty and the Department Chair. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing in CHEN. [CHEN 208 (F); CHEN 209 (S)]
CHEN 220. Analytical Methods in Engineering Credits 3(2-2)
This course introduces contemporary computational methods and tools for numerical analysis in engineering. It includes numerical methods in differentiation, integration, interpolation, root-finding, linear and nonlinear regression. Linear algebra topics include matrix manipulation, solution of linear simultaneous equations, and solution of ordinary differential equations. Each topic involves projects with numerical computations using MATLAB. Prerequisites: MATH 132 (with a grade C or higher) and course equivalent to MEEN 210. (F;S;SS)
CHEN 300. Fluid Mechanics Credits 3(2-2)
This course examines the continuum concept, fluid statics, mass and momentum balances, the Bernoulli Equation, dimensional analysis, pipe flow problems, the design and the selection of pumps and the three forms of drag. Boundary layer flows, compressible flow and flow measurement devices are reviewed. Prerequisites: MATH 231, PHYS 241 (both with C or higher), and course equivalent to MEEN 416. (F;S;SS)
CHEN 308/309. Chemical Engineering Junior Colloquium I & II Credits 0(0-0)
Topics of interest to juniors majoring in chemical engineering are presented and discussed. Topics include advising, retention, scholarships, curriculum, AIChE, coop, industrial internships, career planning, contemporary issues in chemical engineering and gaining stakeholder input from students. The course also provides a forum for students to interact with CHEN faculty and the Department Chairperson. Prerequisite: Junior standing in CHEN. [CHEN 308 (F); CHEN 309 (S)]
CHEN 310. Fundamentals of Thermodynamics Credits 3(2-2)
This is a basic course in fundamental thermodynamic principles. The topics covered include energy, heat and work, thermodynamic properties of substances, real and ideal gases, first and second laws of thermodynamics, introduction of power cycle and refrigeration cycle. Prerequisites: CHEN 200, MATH 231, PHYS 241 (all with C or higher) and course equivalent to MEEN 441. (F;S;SS)
CHEN 311. Thermodynamics of Chemical and Phase Equilibria Credits 3(2-2)
This course consists of a systematic study of chemical reaction equilibria and phase equilibria. Use of fugacity, activity and chemical potential concepts for predicting the effect of such variables as temperature and pressure on equilibrium compositions are studied. Methods for measuring and estimating thermodynamic properties important to equilibrium calculations in real systems are also examined. Single component and multi-component systems are addressed. Students are introduced to the ASPEN PLUS chemical process simulation package and are trained to use the package to access and estimate thermodynamic properties of pure components and mixtures. Prerequisite: CHEN 310. (F;S)
CHEN 312. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Credits 4(3-2)
The course is a study of thermodynamics principles with special emphasis on chemical process applications and equilibria. Topics included are the first and second laws, properties of single and multi-component systems, expansion and compression of fluids, heat engines, thermodynamics of flow processes, phase equilibria and chemical reaction equilibria. Prerequisites: CHEN 200, MATH 231 (both with C or higher grade). (F;S;SS)
CHEN 318. Analysis of Chemical Process Data Credits 2(1-2)
The course introduces contemporary computational methods and tools for designing experiments and analysis of data. The course covers statistical inference, empirical models, strategies for efficient experimentation and their applications in chemical engineering process analysis. Statistical methods including error analysis, curve fitting and regression, analysis of variance, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and control charts are covered. Prerequisites: MATH 132 (with C or higher grade). (F;S;SS)
CHEN 320. Heat Transfer Credits 3(2-2)
The course covers the fundamentals of heat conduction, convection, radiation, boiling and condensation, and heat exchangers. Design and safety aspects of heat transfer equipment will be covered. Prerequisites: CHEN 300, MATH 431 (with a grade of “C” or higher), and course equivalent to MEEN 562. (F;S;SS)
CHEN 325. Introduction to Chemical Process Simulation Credits 1(0-2)
The course is an introduction to the use of a chemical process simulator. Computer-aided mass and energy balances are emphasized. Ideal models for mixing, reaction and separation are used. Students learn to prepare process streams to feed the above processing operations. Students are introduced to computer-aided thermodynamic property analysis for pure and multi-component systems. Students study vapor-liquid and liquid-liquid equilibrium using various thermodynamic models. Currently, the ASPEN PLUS simulation package is used. Prerequisites: CHEN 200 (with C or higher grade), Corequisite: CHEN 312 (F;S;SS)
CHEN 330. Chemical Engineering Laboratory I Credits 2(0-5)
Students conduct laboratory studies on unit operations involving fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer. The studies include open-ended experiments and comparisons between theory and experimental results. Statistical analysis of data, experimental design, laboratory safety and quality reporting are stressed. Students are required to complete formal and informal reports and make oral presentations with visual aids. Prerequisites: CHEN 318, Corequisite: CHEN 320. (F;S)
CHEN 340. Process Dynamics and Control Credits 3(2-2)
The course covers the methods for controlling chemical process equipment including the dynamic response of process equipment and systems. Simulation methods are stressed in the design of control systems. Modes of control, controller characteristics and control loop design are stressed. Computer control and statistical process control are introduced. Prerequisites: MATH 431, CHEN 300 (with a grade of “C” or higher) and 310. Corequisite: CHEN 320. (S)
CHEN 400. Mass Transfer Operations Credits 3(2-2)
The course is a study of diffusion, diffusional operations and stagewise separation principles. Topics include the quantitative treatment and design of mass transfer equipment involving equilibrium stage contacting. Operations included are distillation, absorption, and extraction. Additional operations, such as, ion exchange, drying, humidification, chromatography and membrane separation may be included at the instructor’s discretion. Prerequisite: CHEN 320 (with a grade of “C” or higher), CHEN 220, CHEN 312. (F,S,SS)
CHEN 408. Chemical Engineering Senior Colloquium Credits 0(0-0)
Topics of interest to first semester seniors majoring in chemical engineering are presented and discussed. This course provides monthly meetings to present and discuss topics of interest to seniors majoring in chemical engineering. Topics include advising, retention, scholarships, curriculum, AIChE, coop, industrial internships, career planning, contemporary issues in chemical engineering and gaining stakeholder input from students. The course also provides a forum for students to interact with CHEN faculty and the department chairperson. Prerequisite: Senior standing in CHEN. (F)
CHEN 410. Chemical Engineering Laboratory II Credits 2(0-5)
The course is a continuation of CHEN 330 with emphasis on open-ended laboratory studies and comparisons between theory and experimental results. Topics include mass transfer, process dynamics and control, reaction kinetics, and reactor design. Statistical analysis of data, experimental design, laboratory safety and quality reporting are stressed. Students are required to complete formal and informal reports and make oral presentations with visual aids. Prerequisites: CHEN 320 (with a grade of “C” or higher), CHEN 330. Corequisites: CHEN 400, CHEN 422. (F;S)
CHEN 422. Chemical Reaction Engineering Credits 3(2-2)
This course covers the fundamentals of chemical kinetics, rate theories and chemical reactor design. Homogeneous reactors are emphasized. Heterogeneous systems and catalysis are introduced. Students design chemical reactors for batch and flow systems. Prerequisites: CHEN 320 (with a grade of “C” or higher), CHEN 312, CHEM 221. (F;S)
CHEN 430. Process Design I Credits 3(2-2)
The steps in creating a chemical process design from concept to completion and plant operation are studied. Topics included are engineering economics, simulation, process equipment design, ethics, and process safety. Students complete an open-ended process component design. Prerequisites: CHEN 320 (with a grade of “C” or higher), CHEN 312, CHEN 325;. Corequisites: CHEN 400 , CHEN 422. (F;S)
CHEN 440. Process Design II Credits 3(1-4)
This capstone design course emphasizes the design of a complete chemical process including a literature survey, mass and energy balances, flow diagrams, equipment selection and design, and cost and economic analysis. Students develop and use computer-aided simulation to model process equipment design. Projects include extensive use of the ASPEN PLUS simulation package. Oral and written presentations of the design projects are required. Prerequisites: CHEN 400, 422, 430, CHEM 441; Corequisite: CHEN 340. (F;S)
CHEN 450. Chemical Engineering Topics Review Credits 1(1-2)
This course reviews all of the CHEN topics in the BS program. The course prepares the student to pass the CHEN comprehensive exam and the CHEN specified part of the fundamentals of engineering exam. Senior standing in chemical engineering. (F;S)
CHEN 501. General Engineering Topics Review Credits 1(0-3)
The course covers and reviews the engineering topics included in the General Engineering sections of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. The course emphasizes extensive problem solving and helps students prepare for the FE exam. Senior Standing in chemical engineering. (F;S;SS)
CHEN 505. Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering Credits 3(3-0)
An in-depth lecture course covering several advanced topics in chemical engineering. Topics will be selected to match student interest and faculty expertise. A specific course description will be available at the beginning of each semester that the course is offered. Prerequisite: Senior standing in CHEN courses. (F;S)
CHEN 506. Introduction to Biochemical Engineering Credits 3(3-0)
This course explores the use of living organisms or parts of them (e.g., enzymes) for the production of chemical or biological materials. The course emphasis is upon bioprocess development and bioreactor design. Topics covered include enzyme kinetics and biocatalysts, microbial growth and product formation, immobilization of enzymes and whole cells, bioreactor scale-up and design of batch and continuous bioreactors. Students are required to complete a bioprocess design or project with the option of using a process simulator such as Aspen. Prerequisite: Senior standing in CHEN or permission of instructor (F;S;SS)
CHEN 508. Introduction to Bioseparations Credits 3(3-0)
The course is an introduction to the separation and purification of biochemicals. Separation processes are characterized as removal of insolubles, isolation of products, and purification or polishing. Processes covered include filtration, centrifugation, cell disruption, extraction, absorption, elution chromatography, precipitation, ultrafiltration, electrophoresis and crystallization. Students are required to complete a design project on a bioseparation process. Prerequisite: Senior standing in CHEN or consent of instructor. (F;S;SS)
CHEN 510. Independent Study in Chemical Engineering Credits 3(0-6)
An independent study project is completed on a single topic in chemical engineering. Topics are arranged to fit the mutual interests of the student and a faculty advisor. The study includes the design of an apparatus, a process, or a procedure. Final written and oral presentations of the work to a faculty committee are required. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (F;S)
CHEN 515. Overview of Energy and Fuels Credits 3(3-0)
Students are exposed to the estimates of past and current fuel consumption in the United States and the world. Future projections of the global energy needs and the fuels likely to be utilized to meet these needs are discussed. These fuels include fossil fuels, synfuels, and fuels from renewable resources, such as, wind, solar and biomass. Students learn about processing of fuels for energy production. The course includes design of a fuel process with emphasis on economic and environmental impact. Prerequisite: Senior standing in CHEN or consent of instructor. (F;S;SS)
CHEN 522. Introduction to Green Engineering Credits 3(3-0)
Students are introduced to the concept of green engineering and its application through industrial ecology, risk assessment and life‑cycle assessment methodologies. Topics include green engineering at the macroscale (industrial sector), mesocale (unit operations), and microscale (molecular interactions). Students will design an engineering process with emphasis on preserving and improving environmental quality. Prerequisite: Senior standing in CHEN or consent of instructor. (F;S;SS)
CHEN 525. Basic Food Process Engineering Credits 3(3-0)
This course covers basic food processing and development. Topics include the different food groups, food preparation operations, process operations, new food developments, health hazards and their effects on humans. Prerequisite: Senior standing in CHEN or consent of instructor. (F;S;SS)
CHEN 535. Introduction to Process Scaleup Credits 3(3-0)
This course is designed to teach students how to 1) scaleup a process or model and 2) perform model, pilot and plant studies for translation of processes from model, laboratory and pilot plant information to the plant. The course will cover the different scaleup methods and how to establish viable process objectives. A general scaleup method is presented and a number of examples are worked as illustrations. Prerequisite: Senior standing in CHEN or consent of instructor. (F;S;SS)
CHEN 540. Computer-Aided Process Design Credits 3(3-0)
Computer models of varying complexity are used to simulate the behavior of many unit-operations. Students complete computer‑aided mass and energy balances for complete chemical plants. Selecting the best computer model for each process step is stressed. Simulation of the computer-aided design of a chemical process is included. Students learn to retrieve and plot physical property, thermodynamic and VLE data. Currently, the ASPEN PLUS simulation package is used. Prerequisite: Senior standing in CHEN or consent of instructor. (F;S;SS)
CHEN 545. Introduction to Environmental Remediation Credits 3(3-0)
The course introduces students to traditional and developmental methods for removal and detoxification of hazardous wastes at contaminated sites and from industrial waste streams. Chemical, thermal, biological and physical methods of remediation are covered. The course deals with hazardous wastes in soils, groundwater, surface water, wastewater ponds and tanks. The emphasis is on destruction, removal and containment methods using mathematical models for contaminate fate and transport. Recent advances in emerging technologies are also discussed. Each student will complete an environmental remediation design project. Prerequisite: Senior standing in CHEN or consent of instructor. (F;S;SS)
CHEN 555. Engineering Applications of Nanostructured Materials Credits 3(3-0)
This course introduces students to modern chemical engineering material processing technologies. Chemical vapor deposition, crystallization, electrochemical deposition, electroplating and supercritical fluid-based processing techniques for the production of nanostructured materials are discussed. This course also reviews the effects of parameters (such as lattice structure, material composition, nucleation, crystal growth phenomena, chemical bonding, etc.) on the catalytic, electronic, optical and physical properties of metallic and ceramic materials. Prerequisite: Senior standing in CHEN or consent of instructor (F;S;SS)
CHEN 560. Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering Credits 3(3-0)
This course consists of selected chemical engineering topics of interest to students and faculty. The topics will be defined in the course syllabus at the time when the course is offered. Prerequisite: Senior standing in CHEN or consent of instructor. (F;S;SS)
CHEN 564. Nuclear Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer Credits 3(3-0)
This course provides discussions of thermal hydraulic characteristics of power reactors, thermal design principles, reactor heat generation, transport equations for single phase flow and two-phase flow. Analyses of fuel elements, two phase flow dynamics, two phase heat transfer, single heated channels, steady state flow and heat transfer analysis are given. Prerequisite: Senior standing in CHEN or consent of instructor. (F;S;SS)
CHEN 565. Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering Credits 3(3-0)
This course introduces students to engineering technology of polymeric materials, and science and engineering of large molecules. Students learn about control of significant variables in polymer synthesis, and physical methods for characterization of molecular weight, morphology, rheology and mechanical behavior. Engineering applications include additives, blends and composites, natural polymers and fibers, thermoplastics, elastomers and thermosets, polymer degradation and stability, polymers in the environment, and polymers for advanced technologies, such as, membrane separations, biomedical devices, electronic and photonic industry. Prerequisite: Senior standing in CHEN or consent of instructor. (F;S;SS)
CHEN 570. Introduction to Solids Processing and Particle Technology Credits 3(3-0)
This course is an introduction to solids processing and particle technology. Topics included are properties of particles, size reduction, size enlargement, filtration, drying of solids, crystallization and flotation. Industrial examples will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Senior standing in CHEN or consent of instructor. (F;S;SS)
CHEN 574. Interdisciplinary Design Credits 3(1-4)
This course gives senior students the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary teams. Lectures will include ethics, teamwork and professional practice. Student teams complete an industry-based design project that is broader in scope than is normally available in CHEN 440. An oral presentation and a written report are required. This course may be taken as a substitute for CHEN 440. Prerequisite: CHEN 430. (F;S)
BMEN 220. Introduction to Bioengineering Credit 3(3-0)
This course is an introduction to the application of engineering principles (including numerical methods) to solve problems in medicine, the integration of engineering with biology, and the emerging industrial opportunities. Examples from a variety of engineering disciplines will be provided. The ethical concerns associated with some emerging life science applications will be explored. Prerequisites: MATH 131, CHEM 106, Corequisite: BIOL 101.
This course is designed to introduce various biomaterials such as polymers, metals, and ceramics with the focus on their synthesis, characterization, structure-property relationship and surface modification. The biocompatibility issues of biomaterials will be discussed from different aspects such as protein adsorption, foreign body reaction, immune and inflammatory response and sterilization. Prerequisites: BMEN 220.
BMEN 320. Human Physiology for Engineers Credit 3(3-0)
This course introduces the functions of nerves, muscle, intercellular communication, and the functions of the following systems: cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and gastrointestinal. Each system discussed will be integrated into the larger function of homeostasis, their adaptation during pathology, and equivalent models in an engineering context. Prerequisites: BMEN 220.
BMEN 321. Biomechanics Credit 3(3-0)
This course applies concepts of statics, dynamics, and mechanics of materials to human activities and tissues. Course topics will include musculoskeletal anatomy; analysis of forces in static biological systems; linear and angular dynamics of human movement; application of stress and strain analysis to biological tissues. Prerequisites: BMEN 220, Corequisites MEEN 313.
BMEN 325. Bioengineering Lab Credit 2(0-6)
This course will illustrate the basic principles of Bioengineering through hands-on weekly laboratory experiments. Prerequisites: Junior standing in Bioengineering.
This course will introduce students to modern topics in Bioengineering and areas of emphasis in biomedical measurement tools. Also will introduce the major imaging modalities used in clinical medicine and biomedical research, as well as the fundamentals of images from a signals and systems standpoint The course will include a lecture and a laboratory component. Prerequisites: BMEN 210, BMEN 320, ELEN 440.
BMEN 411. Biotransport Credit 4(2-2)
This course explores the similarities between the fundamental principles of momentum, heat, and mass transfer, develops analogies between the fundamentals that apply at microscopic and macroscopic scales, and uses the fundamentals in conjunction with conservation laws to develop mathematical descriptions of physiological and engineering systems. Prerequisites: CHEN 300, CHEN 312.
BMEN 420. Linear Systems in Bioengineering Credit 3(3-0)
Fundamentals of linear systems analysis as applied to problems in biomedical modeling and instrumentation. Topics covered include properties of biomedical systems and signals; representation of continuous- and discrete-time signals and system response; convolution; Fourier analysis in continuous and discrete domains; Laplace transform; Frequency response and its application in biomedical systems; filter design; circuit analogs to mechanical and thermodynamics systems and their applications in modeling biomedical systems; applications in biomedical instrumentation; use of MATLAB to simulate and analyze biomedical linear systems. Prerequisites: GEEN 161, BMEN 320, BMEN 411.
BMEN 495. Senior Capstone Design I Credit 3(1-4)
This two-semester design course provides an opportunity to synthesize and extend the skills and knowledge acquired during undergraduate education toward design (or redesign) of a biomedical product or service in a team environment. In this course students will be exposed to key facets of medical product design and will develop an understanding of the unique requirements of this profession. Prerequisites: Senior standing or consent of instructor.
BMEN 496. Senior Capstone Design II Credit 3(1-4)
This is the second half of the two-semester design course providing an opportunity to synthesize and extend the skills and knowledge acquired during undergraduate education toward design (or redesign) of a biomedical product or service. In this course students will be exposed to key facets of medical product design and will develop an understanding of the unique requirements of this profession. Prerequisites: BMEN 495.
DIRECTORY OF FACULTY
Yusuf G. Adewuyi
B.S., Ohio University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa
B.S., M.S., Tribhuvan University Nepal, M.S., Ph.D., Chonbuk National University
Godfrey A. Gayle
B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina State University
B.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka; M.S., University of Petroleum and Minerals; Ph.D., Queen’s University; Professional Engineer
Vinayak N. Kabadi
B.S., Bombay University; M.S., State University of New York; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Franklin G. King
B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Kansas State University; M.Ed., Howard University; D.Sc., Stevens Institute of Technology
B.S., M.S., Zhejian Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Utah
B.S., North Carolina A&T State University, PhD., University of Iowa
Assistant Professor of Civil and Chemical Engineering
B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University
Adjunct Associate Professor
B.S., Iowa State University; M.S., North Carolina State University; Professional Engineer
Manuel R. Reyes
B.S., M.S., University of the Philippines at Los Banos; M. Phil., Cranfield Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Kenneth L. Roberts
B.Ch.E., M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
B.S., University of Tabriz; M.S., University of California at Davis; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University (EIT)
Gary B. Tatterson
B.S., University of Pittsburgh; M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State University; Professional Engineer
Leonard C. Uitenham
Professor and Chairperson
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
B.S., Zhengzhou University; M.Sc., South China University of Technology; Ph.D., National University of Ireland, Dublin
B.S., M.S., Chonbuk National University, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
B.S., East China University of Science & Technology, M.S., Washington University, M.S., Florida State University, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia