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Prof. Fernando Escobedo's research group is at the forefront of contributors to novel methods for simulation of both thermodynamic data (like free-energies and microstructure) and kinetic information (like transition mechanisms and rate constants) from molecular-level models of complex materials. His current interests center on establishing structure-property relationships for polymeric and colloidal materials. The ultimate goal of generating such new fundamental knowledge is to improve the engineering of materials of desirable or "super" properties that originate in the creation of special types of structural order or the control of phase transitions. 

Prof. Carl Batt

Prof. Syed Rizvi 

Prof. James Engstrom's group focuses in three areas: controlling thin film nucleation in nanoscale electronics using techniques such as atomic layer deposition; organic thin film electronics, using in situ real time X-ray synchrotron radiation; and modification and processing of inorganic nanocrystalline materials. 

Prof. Tobias Hanrath's research efforts focus on the fundamental study of optoelectronic properties of semiconductor nanocrystals. This work is inspired by the potential application of these materials in solar energy conversion and energy storage devices. The semiconductor nanocrystals used in this work provide a diverse set of building blocks whose electronic and optical properties differ from their bulk counterparts due to the spatial wavefunction confinement. 

Prof. Yong Joo's group has laid a foundation for the utilization of water-based, gas-assisted electrospinning in the development of nanomaterials for energy storage devices. Their current research focuses on (1) Si-rich carbon nanofibers for Li-ion battery anodes, (2) Nanocomposite nanofibers for LIB separators, and (3) Metal oxide nanofibers for Li-air battery cathodes.  

Prof. Richard Robinson 

Prof. Detlef Smilgies 


Chemical Engineering Core Curriculum 


CHEME xxxx  CHEME Elective  3 CHEME xxxxx  CHEME Elective  3
   Business Practice Elective  3    Environmental and Societal Impact Elective  3
CHEME yyyyy  CHEME Elective  3 CHEME yyyy  CHEME Elective  3
   Electives  6 CHEME 5650  M.Eng. Project   3
    15     15

Chemical Engineering Course Suggestions (not including 1-credit seminars)*

  • CHEME 4700 Process Control Strategies (spring) 3 credits 
  • CHEME 4810 Biomedical Reaction Engineering (fall) 3 credits
  • CHEME 4840 Microchemical and Microfluidic Systems (fall) 3 credits 
  • CHEME 520x Chemical Engineering Modules: 
                   5207 Hydrocarbon Resources (spring) 2 credits
  • CHEME 5430 Bioprocess Engineering (fall) 3 credits 
  • CHEME 5440 Systems Biology in Biotechnology and Medicine (spring) 3 credits
  • CHEME 5720 Managing New Business Development (fall) 3 credits
  • CHEME 5950 Medical and Industrial Biotechnology Laboratory Project (fall, spring) credits 1-7 variable
  • CHEME 5999 Special Projects in Chemical Engineering (fall, spring) credits 1-9 variable
  • CHEME 6300 Deconstructing Biomolecular Engineering Research (spring) 3 credits
  • CHEME 6310 Engineering Principles for Drug Delivery (fall) 3 credits
  • CHEME 6400 Polymeric Materials (spring) 3 credits
  • CHEME 6640 Energy Economics (fall) 3 credits
  • CHEME 6660 Analysis of Sustainable Energy Systems (fall) 3 credits 
  • CHEME 6661 Bioenergy and Biofuels Module (spring) 1 credit
  • CHEME 6662 Solar Energy Module (fall) 1 credit
  • CHEME 6663 Geothermal Energy Module (spring) 1 credit
  • CHEME 6664 Hydrokinetic and Aerodynamic Energy Module (fall) 1 credit
  • CHEME 6672 Electric Power Systems Module (fall) 1 credit
  • CHEME 7110 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (fall) 3 credits
  • CHEME 7130 Chemical Kinetics and Transport (spring) 5 credits
  • CHEME 7310 Advanced Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer (fall) 3 credits
  • CHEME 7510 Mathematical Methods of Chemical Engineering Analysis (fall) 4 credits
  • CHEME 7530 Analysis of Nonlinear Systems: Stability, Bifurcation, and Continuation (fall) 3 credits

Examples of Business Practices Courses

  • ORIE 4150 Economic Analysis of Engineering Systems (spring) (ORIE 3150 is a prerequisite) 4 credits
  • AEM 4660 Market Dynamics, Computer Simulation and Modeling (fall, spring) 1.5 credits
  • MAE 4610 Entrepreneurship for Engineers (fall) 3 credits
  • NBA 5640 Entrepreneurship and Business Ownership (fall, spring) 3 credits

Examples of Environmental and Societal Impact Courses

  • AEM 4150 Price Analysis (fall) 3 credits
  • AEM 4500 Resource Economics (fall) 3 credits
  • AEM 4510 Environmental Economics (spring) 3 credits
  • AEM 6080 Production Economics (fall) 3 credits
  • AEM 7500 Resource Economics (fall) 3 credits
  • CEE 4920 Engineers for a Sustainable World: Engineering in International Development (fall) 3 credits
  • NBA 6030 Strategies for Sustainability (spring) 1.5 credits
  • PAM 3240 Risk Management and Policy (fall) 3 credits
  • PAM 3400 The Economics of Consumer Policy (spring) 4 credits

Courses with less than three units can be combined to fulfill the three credits required for an elective area.

Students who wish to fulfill an elective by taking a course that is not listed above should send the course title and description to the MEng Director for approval before taking the course.