Courses

CHBI 201 / PRINCIPLES&CALCULATIONS IN CHEMICAL&BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

Basic concepts of chemical and biological engineering systems. Modeling through material and energy balances. Problem solving methods, computational techniques and computer simulation. Examples from chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: CHEM. 102 or consent of the instructor

CHBI 204 / THERMODYNAMICS

First and second laws. Energy conservation and entropy. Analysis of engineering systems, such as refrigeration cycles and combustion engines. Vapor/liquid equilibrium,applications in mixture behaviours.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: (CHEM. 102 or CHEM. 103) or consent of the instructor

CHBI 291 / SUMMER PRACTICE I

A minimum of 20 working days of training in an industrial summer practice program after the completion of second year. The training is based on the contents of the "Summer Practice Guide Booklet" prepared by each engineering department. Students receive practical knowledge and hands-on experience in an industrial setting.
Credits: 0

CHBI 300 / BIOCHEMISTRY

Protein characterization, enzyme kinetics, basic metabolic pathways, membrane structure and function, biochemistry of energy and signal transduction, replication and expressions of genes. Labaratory studies.
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: Chem.102 or consent of instructor

CHBI 301 / FLUID MECHANICS

Characteristics of fluids, fluid statics, Bernoulli equation, fluid kinematics, boundary layers, viscous flows and turbulence.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: (MATH. 204 and CHBI. 201) or consent of the instructor

CHBI 302 / HEAT TRANSFER

Fundamental principles of heat transfer. Conduction, convection and radiation. Heat transfer with change of phase. Applications to chemical and biological engineering processes.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: CHBI. 301 or consent of instructor

CHBI 303 / MASS TRANSFER

Fundamental principles of mass transfer. Molecular diffusion, convective and interphase mass transfer. Separation process principles including equilibrium stage processes and equipment for mass-transfer operations, distillation, absorption
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: CHBI. 301 or consent of the instructor

CHBI 304 / SEPARATION PROCESS

Theory of rate and equilibrium based separation operations for separating mixtures. Distillation, absorption and extraction, Chromatography, ion exchange, membrane separations, electrophoresis. Multicomponent separations.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: CHBI. 303 or consent of the instructor

CHBI 308 / REACTION ENGINEERING

Design and operation of chemical reactors. Homogeneous, heterogeneous and biochemical reactions. Ideal and non-ideal reactors. Kinetics of enzyme-catalyzed reactions. Kinetics of substrate utilization and biomass production.
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: CHBI. 301 or consent of the instructor

CHBI 310 / BIOCHEMISTRY II

Biochemistry of signal transduction, glycolysis and gluconeogenesis, Krebs cycle, biochemistry of photosynthesis; metabolism of glycogen, fatty acids, nucleic acids, amino acids; DNA replication and repair; drug development
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: CHBI. 300

CHBI 332 / OPTIMIZATION OF CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES

Unconstrained and constrained optimization formulations: objective functions, models and constraints, search methods, applications to chemical and biological processes. Topics include model building, optimum equipment and plant design, optimizing process operations, and scheduling.
Credits: 3

CHBI 340 / NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS FOR ENERGY

Advanced nanostructured materials used in energy conversion and production, membrane electrode assemblies for fuel cells, photovoltaic devices, nanoporous materials for acoustic and thermal insulation, energy storage devices such as lithium ion batteries.
Credits: 3

CHBI 391 / SUMMER PRACTICE II

A minimum of 20 working days of training in an industrial summer practice program after the completion of third year. The training is based on the contents of the "Summer Practice Guide Booklet" prepared by each engineering department. Students receive practical knowledge and hands-on experience in an industrial setting.
Credits: 0

CHBI 402 / CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING LAB

Experimental demonstration of concepts taught in separations, reaction engineering and control.
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: (CHBI. 303 and CHBI. 308 and ENGR. 201) or consent of the instructor

CHBI 403 / PROCESS AND PRODUCT DESIGN

Chemical process and product design methods; economic analysis of chemical processing plants.
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: (CHBI. 303 and CHBI. 308) or consent of the instructor

CHBI 405 / POLYMER ENGINEERING

Polymers, their synthesis and properties. Relationshios between molecular structure and properties. Rheology in polymer processing. Fabrication methods and applications.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: CHEM. 102 or consent of the instructor

CHBI 406 / BIOINFORMATICS

The principles and computational methods to study the biological data generated by genome sequencing, gene expressions, protein profiles, and metabolic fluxes. Application of arithmetic, algebraic, graph, pattern matching, sorting and searching algorithms and statictical tools to genome analysis. Applications of Bioinformatics to metabolic engineering, drug design, and biotechnology.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MATH. 107 or consent of the instructor

CHBI 408 / PROCESS MODELLING, DYNAMICS AND CONTROL

Dynamic models for chemical and biological systems. Their simulation and analysis. Design and implementation of control systems.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: CHBI. 303

CHBI 409 / BIOMATERIALS

Synthesis, characterization and functional properties of organic and inorganic biomaterials (polymers, metals/alloys, ceramics). Molecular and cellular interactions with biomaterials. Their biocompatibility, and stability in the body. Biological response to artificial implants. Drug-delivery systems and engineered tissues.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: (MBGE. 200 and (CHEM. 102 or CHEM. 103)) or consent of the instructor

CHBI 410 / INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY

Key aspects of microbial physiology; exploring the versatility of microorganisms and their diverse metabolic activities and products; industrial microorganisms and the technology required for large-scale cultivation.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: CHBI. 300 or consent of the instructor

CHBI 411 / SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

Examine the technologies, environmental impacts and economics of main energy sources of today and tomorrow including fossil fuels, nuclear power, biomass, geothermal energy, hydropower, wind energy, and solar energy. Comparison of different energy systems within the context of sustainability. Hydrogen economy and fuel cells.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: CHBI. 204 or consent of the instructor

CHBI 412 / CATALYSIS AT SURFACES

Adsorption on surfaces, structural and dynamic considerations in adsorption, thermodynamics of adsorption, methods for catalyst characterization, pore structure and surface area, surface chemistry of catalysis, metals, highly dispersed catalysts, industrial examples with emphasis on energy production
Credits: 3

CHBI 415 / REFINING TECHNOLOGIES

Crude oil and biomass refining technologies. Fractionation, catalytic- and thermo- cracking, gasoline and diesel upgrading and other side processes in crude oil refining; gasification, pyrolysis, transesterification and condensation processes in biomass refining; economical and environmental factors in refining.
Credits: 3

CHBI 416 / BIOTECHNOLOGY

Recombinant DNA, enzymes and other biomolecules. Molecular genetics. Commercial use of microorganisms. Cellular reactors; bioseparation techniques. Transgenic systems. Gene therapy. Biotechnology applications in environmental, agricultural and pharmaceutical problems.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MBGE. 200 or consent of the instructor

CHBI 417 / DRUG DESIGN

Drug design consists of identifying a target (DNA, RNA, proteins) that is known to cause a certain disease and selectively inhibiting or modifying its activity by binding a drug molecule to a specified location on that target. In this course, computational techniques for designing such a drug molecule will be taught. The topics to be covered are: Identification of the active part. Forces involved in drug-receptor interactions. Screening of drug libraries. Use of different software to determine binding energies. Identifying a lead molecule. Methods of refining a lead molecule for better suitability. Case studies: A survey of known drugs, success and failure stories.
Credits: 3

CHBI 420 / BIOMOLECULAR STRUCTURE, FUNCTION AND DYNAMICS

Relationship between structure, function and dynamics in biomolecules. Overview of the biomolecular databases and application of computational methods to understand molecular details, interactions; networks. Principles of computational modeling and molecular dynamics of biological systems."
Credits: 3

CHBI 427 / ROCKET PROPULSION

The principles of rocket propulsion system design and analysis. The fundamental aspects of physics and chemistry of rocket propulsion will be discussed. The concentration will be on the design and analysis of chemical propulsion systems including liquids, solids and hybrids. Non-chemical propulsion concepts such as electric and nuclear rockets will also be covered. Finally launch vehicle design and optimization issues including trajectory calculations will be discussed.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MECH. 302 or CHBI. 302 or consent of the instructor

CHBI 431 / MODELING AND SIMULATION OF CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES

Modeling concepts and tools for chemical and biological systems. Steady state and transient modeling and simulation. MATLAB based case studies. Selected topics from the curriculum such as reaction stoichiometry, kinetics modeling, reactors, equation of state, phase equilibria, staged operations, fluxes, diffusion and convection, parameter estimation.
Credits: 3

CHBI 438 / INTERMOLECULAR AND SURFACE FORCES

Intermolecular forces which govern self-organization of biological and synthetic nanostructures. Thermodynamic aspects of strong (covalent and coulomb interactions) and weak forces (dipolar, hydrogen bonding). Self-assembling systems: micelles, bilayers, and biological membranes. Computer simulations for ôhands-onö experience with nanostructures.
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: CHEM. 302 or consent of the instructor

CHBI 484 / TISSUE ENGINEERING

The fundamentals of tissue engineering at the molecular and cellular level; techniques in tissue engineering; problems and solution in tissue engineering; transplantation of tissues in biomedicine using sophisticated equipments and materials; investigation of methods for the preparation of component of cell, effect of growth factors on tissues.
Credits: 3

CHBI 485 / MOLECULAR MODELING AND SIMULATIONS

Principles of molecular modeling in chemical engineering applications; fundamentals for molecular simulation of adsorption and diffusion processes in nanoporous materials; molecular dynamics methods for gas transport in nanopores; Monte Carlo methods for equilibrium based gas separations; molecular modeling of zeolites and metal organic frameworks for gas storage.
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: CHBI. 204 or consent of the instructor

CHBI 491 / CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN

A capstone design course where students apply engineering and science knowledge in a chemical and biological engineering design project. Development, design and management of a project in teams under realistic constraints and conditions. Emphasis on communication, teamwork and presentation skills.
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: CHBI. 403 or consent of the instructor

CHBI 501 / TRANSPORT PHENOMENA

Fluids classification; transport coefficients; momentum transfer and velocity profiles; energy and mass transfer for isothermal and multicomponent systems; mass transfer with chemical reaction; applications for chemical and biological systems.
Credits: 3

CHBI 502 / ADVANCED REACTION ENGINEERING

Kinetics of homogeneous and heterogeneous chemical reactions; catalysts; design of chemical reactors; applications for chemical and biological systems.
Credits: 3

CHBI 503 / ADVANCED THERMODYNAMICS

Classical thermodynamics: enthalpy, entropy, free energies, equilibria; introduction to statistical thermodynamics to describe the properties of materials; kinetic processes; diffusion of mass, heat, energy; fundamentals of rate processes in materials, kinetics of transformations.
Credits: 3

CHBI 504 / ADVANCED THERMODYNAMICS

Principles of phase and chemical equilibria; computational methods for phase and chemical equilibria calculations; applications for chemical and biological systems.
Credits: 3

CHBI 505 / POLYMER ENGINEERING

Differences between small molecules and polymers; thermosets; thermoplastics. Relationships between molecular structure and properties. Major types of polymers. Supramolecular architectures, composites, copolymers.
Credits: 3

CHBI 506 / BIOINFORMATICS

The principles and computational methods to study the biological data generated by genome sequencing, gene expressions, protein profiles, and metabolic fluxes. Application of arithmetic, algebraic, graph, pattern matching, sorting and searching algorithms and statistical tools to genome analysis. Applications of Bioinformatics to metabolic engineering, drug design, and biotechnology.
Credits: 3

CHBI 507 / ADVANCED MASS TRANSFER

Fundamentals of diffusion; primary mechanisms for mass transfer; mass transfer coupled with chemical reactions; membrane processes and controlled release phenomena.
Credits: 3

CHBI 509 / FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES

Fundamentals of physicochemical and biological processes used for waste minimization, air pollution control, water pollution control, hazardous waste control; environmentally conscious design of chemical processes.
Credits: 3

CHBI 510 / INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY

Key aspects of microbial physiology; exploring the versatility of microorganisms and their diverse metabolic activities and products; industrial microorganisms and the technology required for large-scale cultivation.
Credits: 3

CHBI 511 / SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

Examine the technologies, environmental impacts and economics of main energy sources of today and tomorrow including fossil fuels, nuclear power, biomass, geothermal energy, hydropower, wind energy, and solar energy. Comparison of different energy systems within the context of sustainability. Hydrogen economy and fuel cells.
Credits: 3

CHBI 512 / CATALYSIS AT SURFACES

Adsorption on surfaces, structural and dynamic considerations in adsorption, thermodynamics of adsorption, methods for catalyst characterization, pore structure and surface area, surface chemistry of catalysis, metals, highly dispersed catalysts, industrial examples with emphasis on energy production
Credits: 3

CHBI 515 / REFINING TECHNOLOGIES

Crude oil and biomass refining technologies. Fractionation, catalytic- and thermo- cracking, gasoline and diesel upgrading and other side processes in crude oil refining; gasification, pyrolysis, transesterification and condensation processes in biomass refining; economical and environmental factors in refining.
Credits: 3

CHBI 516 / BIOTECHNOLOGY

Recombinant DNA, enzymes and other biomolecules. Molecular genetics. Commercial use of microorganisms. Cellular reactors; bioseparation techniques. Transgenic systems. Gene therapy. Biotechnology applications in environmental, agricultural and pharmaceutical problems.
Credits: 3

CHBI 517 / DRUG DESIGN

Drug design consists of identifying a target (DNA, RNA, proteins) that is known to cause a certain disease and selectively inhibiting or modifying its activity by binding a drug molecule to a specified location on that target. In this course, computational techniques for designing such a drug molecule will be taught. The topics to be covered are: Identification of the active part. Forces involved in drug-receptor interactions. Screening of drug libraries. Use of different software to determine binding energies. Identifying a lead molecule. Methods of refining a lead molecule for better suitability. Case studies: A survey of known drugs, success and failure stories.
Credits: 3

CHBI 530 / SYSTEM BIOLOGY

Reconstruction of metabolic network from genome information and its structural and functional analysis, computational models of biochemical reaction networks; system biology in drug discovery and proteomics, flux balance analysis; modeling of gene expression; system biology in artificial intelligence. These concepts will be supported with statistic, thermodynamic, structural biology and learning machine
Credits: 3

CHBI 531 / MODELING AND SIMULATION OF CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES

Modeling concepts and tools for chemical and biological systems. Steady state and transient modeling and simulation. MATLAB based case studies. Selected topics from the curriculum such as reaction stoichiometry, kinetics modeling, reactors, equation of state, phase equilibria, staged operations, fluxes, diffusion and convection, parameter estimation.
Credits: 3

CHBI 584 / TISSUE ENGINEERING

The fundamentals of tissue engineering at the molecular and cellular level; techniques in tissue engineering; problems and solution in tissue engineering; transplantation of tissues in biomedicine using sophisticated equipments and materials; investigation of methods for the preparation of component of cell, effect of growth factors on tissues.
Credits: 3

CHBI 585 / MOLECULAR MODELING AND SIMULATIONS

Principles of molecular modeling in chemical engineering applications; fundamentals for molecular simulation of adsorption and diffusion processes in nanoporous materials; molecular dynamics methods for gas transport in nanopores; Monte Carlo methods for equilibrium based gas separations; molecular modeling of zeolites and metal organic frameworks for gas storage.
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: CHBI. 204 or consent of the instructor