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Chemical Engineering

1110. Introduction to Chemical Engineering
This is an introductory course offered by the Stanford University Engineering Department. It provides a basic overview of the chemical engineering field today and delves into the applications of chemical engineering. The course is conducted by Professor Channing Robertson of the Stanford University Chemical Engineering Department. Prof Robertson has taught this course for many years and this series of lectures will be the last time he will be teaching this course.
(Prof Channing Robertson, Stanford University)

1510. Process Dynamics and Controls
As practicing chemical engineers, students will be faced with the task of doing things reliably in an uncertain world and with imperfect understanding. This course will cover a variety of approaches to reduce or manage this uncertainty through the use of robust designs, dynamic systems theory, nonlinear dynamics, control theory, and statistics.

At the conclusion of this course students should be able to: Describe a process, how it works, and what your control objectives are; Instrument a process; Describe processes with appropriate diagrams; Numerically model a process from physical and logical models; Fit a model to data; Understand feed-forward, feed-back, and PID control of systems; Tune process controllers; Understand the principles behind multi-objective control architectures; Predict product quality range for a process; Identify sensitivities in process models. (An open textbook Chemical Engineering Process Dynamics and Controls is available online.)
(Prof. Peter Woolf, University of Michigan)

2310. Introduction to Solid State Chemistry
This course explores the basic principles of chemistry and their application to engineering systems. It deals with the relationship between electronic structure, chemical bonding, and atomic order. It also investigates the characterization of atomic arrangements in crystalline and amorphous solids: metals, ceramics, semiconductors, and polymers (including proteins). Topics covered include organic chemistry, solution chemistry, acid-base equilibria, electrochemistry, biochemistry, chemical kinetics, diffusion, and phase diagrams. Examples are drawn from industrial practice (including the environmental impact of chemical processes), from energy generation and storage, e.g., batteries and fuel cells, and from emerging technologies, e.g., photonic and biomedical devices. (A complete set of video/audio lectures are available including an excellent set of lecture materials)
(Prof. Donald Sadoway, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)

 

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