CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (CBEN)

CBEN110. FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I. 4.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS311,BIOL110,
(I, II) Fundamentals of Biology with Laboratory I. This course will emphasize the fundamental concepts of biology and use illustrative examples and laboratory investigations that highlight the interface of biology with engineering. The focus will be on (1) the scientific method; (2) structural, molecular, and energetic basis of cellular activities; (3) mechanisms of storage and transfer of genetic information in biological organisms; (4) a laboratory 'toolbox' that will carry them forward in their laboratory-based courses. This core course in biology will be interdisciplinary in nature and will incorporate the major themes and mission of this school - earth, energy, and the environment. Lecture Hours: 3; Lab Hours: 3; Semester Hours: 4.

CBEN120. FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY II. 4.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS313,CBEN323,
This is the continuation of Fundamentals of Biology I. Emphasis in the second semester is placed on an examination of organisms as the products of evolution and the diversity of life forms. Special attention will be given to how form fits function in animals and plants and the potential for biomimetic applications. Prerequisite: CBEN110. Fundamentals of Biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.

CBEN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.

Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite: none; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.

CBEN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.

Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty member. Prerequisite: submission of ?Independent Study? form to CSM Registrar. 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

CBEN200. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN200,
(II) Fundamentals of mathematical methods and computer programming as applied to the solution of chemical engineering problems. Introduction to computational methods and algorithm development and implementation. Prerequisites: MATH112. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN201. MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN201,
(II) Introduction to the formulation and solution of material and energy balances on chemical processes. Establishes the engineering approach to problem solving, the relations between known and unknown process variables, and appropriate computational methods. Prerequisites: CHGN122. Corequisites: CBEN210 (or equivalent); CBEN202, MATH213, MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN202. CHEMICAL PROCESS PRINCIPLES LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN202,
(II) Laboratory measurements dealing with the first and second laws of thermodynamics, calculation and analysis of experimental results, professional report writing. Introduction to computer-aided process simulation. Corequisites: CBEN210, CBEN201, MATH225, EDNS251. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.

CBEN210. INTRO TO THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with DCGN210,
(I, II) Introduction to the fundamental principles of classical engineering thermodynamics. Application of mass and energy balances to closed and open systems including systems undergoing transient processes. Entropy generation and the second law of thermodynamics for closed and open systems. Introduction to phase equilibrium and chemical reaction equilibria. Ideal solution behavior. May not also receive credit for CHGN209, MEGN361, or GEGN330. Prerequisites: CHGN121, CHGN122, MATH111. Co-requisites: MATH112, PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN250. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ANALYSIS AND DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN250,
Introduction to chemical process industries and how analysis and design concepts guide the development of new processes and products. Use of simple mathematical models to describe the performance of common process building blocks including pumps, heat exchangers, chemical reactors, and separators. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in CBEN210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.

Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite: none; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.

CBEN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.

Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty member. Prerequisite: submission of ?Independent Study? form to CSM Registrar. 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

CBEN304. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS404,CBEN404,
(II) This course will cover the basics of human anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system and blood, the immune system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, the endocrine system, the urinary system and the reproductive system. We will discuss the gross and microscopic anatomy and the physiology of these major systems. Where possible, we will integrate discussions of disease processes and introduce biomedical engineering concepts and problems. Prerequisite: General Biology I. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN305. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LAB. 1.0 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with BELS405,CBEN405,
(II) In this course we explore the basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology using simulations of the physiology and a virtual human dissector program. These are supplemented as needed with animations, pictures and movies of cadaver dissection to provide the student with a practical experience discovering principles and structures associated with the anatomy and physiology. Corequisite: CBEN404. 3 lab hours, 1 semester hour.

CBEN306. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, AND BRAIN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS406,CBEN406,
(I) This course will cover the basics of human anatomy and physiology of the tissues, skeletal system, muscular system, central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. We will discuss the gross and microscopic anatomy and the physiology of these major systems. Where possible, we will integrate discussions of disease processes and introduce biomedical engineering concepts and problems. Prerequisite: General Biology I. 3 hour lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN307. FLUID MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN307,
(I) This course covers theory and application of momentum transfer and fluid flow. Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and application to macroscopic systems are addressed. Course work also includes computational fluid dynamics. Prerequisites: MATH225, grade of C- or better in CBEN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN308. HEAT TRANSFER. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN308,
(II) This course covers theory and applications of energy transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation. Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and their application to macroscopic systems are addressed. Course work also includes application of relevant numerical methods to solve heat transfer problems. Prerequisites: MATH225, grade of C- or better in CBEN307. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN309. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, AND BRAIN LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with BELS407,CBEN407,
(I) In this course we explore the basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology of the tissue types, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system using anatomical models and medical tissue microscope slides. These are supplemented as needed with pictures, chalk talks, handouts, ultrasound for muscle and skeleton, and EEG recording of brain waves to provide the student with a practical experience discovering principles and structures associated with the anatomy and physiology and to reinforce the material from the lecture course. Prerequisite: General Biology 1 [BIOL110]. Co-requisites: must either have taken or currently taking Anatomy and Physiology BMB [CBEN406]. 3 hour lab; 1 semester hour.

CBEN310. INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(I) Introduction to the field of Biomedical Engineering including biomolecular, cellular, and physiological principles, and areas of specialty including biomolecular engineering, biomaterials, biomechanics, bioinstrumentation and bioimaging. Prerequisites: BIOL110 and (CBEN210 or CHGN209 or MEGN361). 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.

CBEN311. INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) This course is the general overview of brain anatomy, physiology, and function. It includes perception, motor, language, behavior, and executive function. This course will review what happens with injury and abnormalities of thought. It will discuss the overview of brain development throughout one?s lifespan. Prerequisites: BIOL110, CHGN121, CHGN122, PHGN100, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN312. UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN312,
(S) Unit Operations Laboratory. This course covers principles of mass, energy, and momentum transport as applied to laboratory-scale processing equipment. Written and oral communications skills, teamwork, and critical thinking are emphasized. Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN202, CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN375. 9 hours lab; 3 semester hours.

CBEN313. UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN313,
(S) Unit Operations Laboratory. This course covers principles of mass, energy, and momentum transport as applied to laboratory-scale processing equipment. Written and oral communications skills, teamwork, and critical thinking are emphasized. Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN202, CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN375. 9 hours lab; 3 semester hours.

CBEN314. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER. 4.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) This course covers theory and applications of energy transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation and mass transfer: diffusion and convection. Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and their application to macroscopic systems are addressed. Course work also includes application of relevant numerical methods to solve heat and mass transfer problems. Prerequisites: MATH225, CBEN 200, grade of C- or better in CBEN307. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.

CBEN315. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTROCHEMICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) Introduction to the field of Electrochemical Engineering including basic electrochemical principles, electrode kinetics, ionic conduction, as applied to common devices such as fuel cells, electrolyzers, redox flow cells and batteries. Prerequisites: CBEN210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN320. CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS402,CBEN410,ESGN402,
(II) An introduction to the morphological, biochemical, and biophysical properties of cells and their significance in the life processes. Prerequisite: General Biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN321. INTRO TO GENETICS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS321,ESGN321,
(II) A study of the mechanisms by which biological information is encoded, stored, and transmitted, including Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, chromosome structure and rearrangement, cytogenetics, and population genetics. Prerequisite: General biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.

CBEN322. BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) This course relates the hard sciences of the brain and neuroscience to the psychology of human behavior. It covers such topics as decision making, learning, the brain's anatomy and physiology, psychopathology, addiction, the senses, sexuality, and brainwashing. It addresses the topics covered on the psychology section of the MCAT examination. Prerequisites: CBEN110, CHGN122, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN323. GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with BELS313,CBEN120,ESGN313,
(I, II) This Course provides students with laboratory exercises that complement lectures given in CBEN303, the second semester introductory course in Biology. Emphasis is placed on an examination of organisms as the products of evolution. The diversity of life forms will be explored. Special attention will be given to the vertebrate body (organs, tissues and systems) and how it functions. Co-requisite or Prerequisite: CBEN303 or equivalent. 3 hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.

CBEN324. INTRODUCTION TO BREWING SCIENCE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) Introduction to the field of Brewing Science including an overview of ingredients and the brewing process, the biochemistry of brewing, commercial brewing, quality control, and the economics of the brewing industry. Students will malt grain, brew their own beer, and analyze with modern analytical equipment. Prerequisites: CBEN110; Student must be at least 21 years of age at beginning of semester. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.

CBEN325. MCAT REVIEW. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) The MCAT Review course is specifically for preparation of the Medical College Admissions Test [MCAT]. It will look at test taking skills, the information required to study for the MCAT, and will go over in detail the psychology information and the critical analysis and reading skills sections of the exam as well as doing practice exams. Prerequisites: CBEN110, PHGN200, CHGN222. Co-requisites: CBEN120. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN340,
Cooperative work/education experience involving employment of a chemical engineering nature in an internship spanning at least one academic semester. Prerequisite: none. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 hours.

CBEN350. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN350,
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: Junior standing. 1 to 3 semester hours.

CBEN351. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN351,
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: junior standing. 1 to 3 semester hours.

CBEN357. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN357,
(I) Introduction to non-ideal behavior in thermodynamic systems and their applications. Phase and reaction equilibria are emphasized. Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation are incorporated. Prerequisites: CBEN210 (or equivalent), MATH225, grade of C- or better in CBEN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN358. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN358,
(I) This course includes hands-on laboratory measurements of physical data from experiments based on the principles of chemical engineering thermodynamics. Methods and concepts explored include calculation and analysis of physical properties, phase equilibria, and reaction equilibria and the application of these concepts in chemical engineering. Prerequisites: CBEN200 and CBEN210. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.

CBEN360. BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(I) The analysis and design of microbial reactions and biochemical unit operations, including processes used in conjunction with bioreactors, are investigated in this course. Industrial enzyme technologies are developed and explored. A strong focus is given to the basic processes for producing fermentation products and biofuels. Biochemical systems for organic oxidation and fermentation and inorganic oxidation and reduction are presented. Computer-aided process simulation is incorporated. Prerequisites: CHGN428, CBEN201, CBEN358. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.

CBEN365. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(I) Builds on the design process introduced in Design EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving approached in an integrated teamwork environment, and initial technical content specific to the Chemical Engineering degree program to solve a range of chemical process engineering problems. Technical content necessary for process analysis and design activity is presented. This course emphasizes steady-state design in areas such as fuels, food sciences, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, wherein creative and critical thinking skills are necessary. Projects may involve computer-based optimization to obtain a solution. Prerequisites: EDNS151 or EDNS155, CBEN 200, CBEN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN368. INTRODUCTION TO UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1.0 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN368,
(I, II) Introduction to Undergraduate Research. This course introduces research methods and provides a survey of the various fields in which CBE faculty conduct research. Topics such as how to conduct literature searches, critically reading and analyzing research articles, ethics, lab safety, and how to write papers are addressed. Prerequisites: None. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.

CBEN375. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SEPARATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN375,
(II) This course covers fundamentals of stage-wise and diffusional mass transport with applications to chemical engineering systems and processes. Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation and computational methods are incorporated. Prerequisites: grade of C- or better in CBEN357. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.

Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite: none; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.

CBEN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.

Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty member. Prerequisite: submission of ?Independent Study? form to CSM Registrar. 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

CBEN401. PROCESS OPTIMIZATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN401,
(I, II, S) This course introduces skills and knowledge required to develop conceptual designs of new processes and tools to analyze troubleshoot, and optimize existing processes. Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN308, CBEN307, CBEN357, CBEN375. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN402. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN402,
(II) This course covers simulation, synthesis, analysis, evaluation, as well as costing and economic evaluation of chemical processes. Computer-aided process simulation to plant and process design is applied. Prerequisites: CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN358, CBEN375. Co-requisites: CBEN418, EBGN321. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN403. PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN403,
(II) Mathematical modeling and analysis of transient systems. Applications of control theory to response of dynamic chemical engineering systems and processes. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN375, MATH225.

CBEN408. NATURAL GAS PROCESSING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN408,
(II) Application of chemical engineering principles to the processing of natural gas. Emphasis on using thermodynamics and mass transfer operations to analyze existing plants. Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisites: CHGN221, CBEN201, CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN375. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.

CBEN409. PETROLEUM PROCESSES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN409,
(I) Application of chemical engineering principles to petroleum refining. Thermodynamics and reaction engineering of complex hydro carbon systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation for complex mixtures. Prerequisite: CHGN221, CBEN201, CBEN357, CBEN375. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN411. NEUROSCIENCE, MEMORY, AND LEARNING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CBEN511,
(II) This course relates the hard sciences of the brain and neuroscience to memory encoding and current learning theories. Prerequisites: CBEN110, CBEN120, CHGN221, CHGN222, PHGN100, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.

CBEN412. INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) This course introduces the concepts of pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceuticals. It will discuss the delivery systems for pharmaceuticals and how they change with disease states. It will cover the modeling of drug delivery, absorption, excretion, and accumulation. The course will cover the different modeling systems for drug delivery and transport. Prerequisites: CBEN110, CBEN120, CHGN121, CHGN122. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN413. INTRODUCTION TO BIOELECTRICITY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) This course examines the bioelectric implications of the brain, heart, and muscles from a biomedical engineering view point. The course covers human brain, heart, and muscle anatomy as well as the devices currently in use to overcome abnormalities in function. Prerequisite: CBEN 110, CBEN 120. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN414. CHEMICAL PROCESS SAFETY. 1.0 Semester Hr.

(I) This course considers all aspects of chemical process safety and loss prevention. Students are trained for the identification of potential hazards and hazardous conditions associated with the processes and equipment involved in the chemical process industries, and methods of predicting the possible severity of these hazards and presenting, controlling or mitigating them. Quantitative engineering analysis training delivered by each of the CHEN core courses is applied: applications of mass and energy balances, fluid mechanics of liquid, gas, and two-phase flows, heat transfer, the conservation of energy, mass transfer, diffusion and dispersion under highly variable conditions, reaction kinetics, process control, and statistical analysis. Prerequisite: CBEN375. Corequisite: CBEN418. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.

CBEN415. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS415,CHEN415,CHGN430,MLGN530,
Chemistry and thermodynamics of polymers and polymer solutions. Reaction engineering of polymerization. Characterization techniques based on solution properties. Materials science of polymers in varying physical states. Processing operations for polymeric materials and use in separations. Prerequisite: CHGN221, MATH225, CBEN357. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN416. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN416,
Polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological response, and polymer shape forming. Definition and measure ment of material properties. Interrelationships between response functions and correlation of data and material response. Theoretical approaches for prediction of polymer properties. Processing operations for polymeric materials; melt and flow instabilities. Prerequisite: CBEN307, MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN418. KINETICS AND REACTION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN418,
(I) (WI) This course emphasizes applications of the fundamentals of thermodynamics, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and material and energy balances to the engineering of reactive processes. Key topics include reactor design, acquisition and analysis of rate data, and heterogeneous catalysis. Computational methods as related to reactor and reaction modeling are incorporated. Prerequisites: CBEN308, CBEN357, MATH225, CHGN221. Co-requisites: CHGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN420. MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN420,
Formulation and solution of chemical engineering problems using numerical solution methods within the Excel and MathCAD environments. Setup and numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations for typical chemical engineering systems and transport processes. Prerequisite: MATH225, CHGN209 or CBEN210, CBEN307, CBEN357. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN422. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING FLOW ASSURANCE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) Chemical Engineering Flow Assurance will include the principles of the application of thermodynamics and mesocopic and microscopic tools that can be applied to the production of oil field fluids, including mitigation strategies for solids, including gas hydrates, waxes, and asphaltenes. Prerequisite: CBEN357. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN430. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN430,
(I) This course covers theory and applications of momentum, energy, and mass transfer based on microscopic control volumes. Analytical and numerical solution methods are employed in this course. Prerequisites: CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN375, MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN431. IMMUNOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS431,
(II) This course introduces the basic concepts of immunology and their applications in engineering and science. We will discuss the molecular, biochemical and cellular aspects of the immune system including structure and function of the innate and acquired immune systems. Building on this, we will discuss the immune response to infectious agents and the material science of introduced implants and materials such as heart valves, artificial joints, organ transplants and lenses. We will also discuss the role of the immune system in cancer, allergies, immune deficiencies, vaccination and other applications such as immunoassay and flow cytometry.Prerequisites: General Biology [BIOL110] or equivalent. 3 Lecture hours, 3 semester hours.

CBEN432. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS432,CHEN432,
The goal of this course is to develop and analyze models of biological transport and reaction processes. We will apply the principles of mass, momentum, and energy conservation to describe mechanisms of physiology and pathology. We will explore the applications of transport phenomena in the design of drug delivery systems, engineered tissues, and biomedical diagnostics with an emphasis on the barriers to molecular transport in cardiovascular disease and cancer. Prerequisites: CBEN430 or equivalent. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.

CBEN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN435,CHEN535,MLGN535,PHGN435,PHGN535,
(II) Application of science and engineering principles to the design, fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices. Emphasis on specific unit operations and the interrelation among processing steps. Prerequisites: Senior standing in PHGN, CBEN, MTGN, or EGGN. Due to lab, space the enrollment is limited to 20 students. 1.5 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.

CBEN440. MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVES IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN440,
Applications of statistical and quantum mechanics to understanding and prediction of equilibrium and transport properties and processes. Relations between microscopic properties of materials and systems to macroscopic behavior. Prerequisite: CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN375, CHGN351 and CHGN353, CHGN221 and CHGN222, MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN450. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN450,
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: senior standing. 1 to 3 semester hours.

CBEN451. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN451,
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: senior standing. 1 to 3 semester hours.

CBEN454. APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS454,
(II) In this course we will discuss the concepts and tools of bioinformatics. The molecular biology of genomics and proteomics will be presented and the techniques for collecting, storing, retrieving and processing such data will be discussed. Topics include analyzing DNA, RNA and protein sequences, gene recognition, gene expression, protein structure prediction, modeling evolution, utilizing BLAST and other online tools for the exploration of genome, proteome and other available databases. In parallel, there will be an introduction to the PERL programming language. Practical applications to biological research and disease will be presented and students given opportunities to use the tools discussed. Prerequisites: General Biology [BIOL110]. 3 hour lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN460. BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN460,
(I) The analysis and design of microbial reactions and biochemical unit operations, including processes used in conjunction with bioreactors, are investigated in this course. Industrial enzyme technologies are developed and explored. A strong focus is given to the basic processes for producing fermentation products and biofuels. Biochemical systems for organic oxidation and fermentation and inorganic oxidation and reduction are presented. Prerequisites: CBEN375, CHGN428, CHGN462. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN461. BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN461,
(I) This course emphasizes bio-based product preparation, laboratory measurement, and calculation and analysis of bioprocesses including fermentation and bio-solids separations and their application to biochemical engineering. Computer-aided process simulation is incorporated. Prerequisites: CBEN375, CHGN428, CHGN462. Co-requisite: CBEN460, 3 hours laboratory, 1 semester hour.

CBEN469. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN469,EGGN469,MEGN469,MTGN469,
(I) Investigate fundamentals of fuel-cell operation and electrochemistry from a chemical-thermodynamics and materials-science perspective. Review types of fuel cells, fuel-processing requirements and approaches, and fuel-cell system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell science and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells in the Colorado Fuel Cell Center. Prerequisites: MEGN361 or CBEN357 or MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN470. INTRODUCTION TO MICROFLUIDICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS470,CHEN470,
This course introduces the basic principles and applications of microfluidic systems. Concepts related to microscale fluid mechanics, transport, physics, and biology are presented. To gain familiarity with small-scale systems, students are provided with the opportunity to design, fabricate, and test a simple microfluidic device. Prerequisites: CBEN307 or MEGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN472. INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN472,
(II) In this course the student will gain an understanding about energy technologies including how they work, how they are quantitatively evaluated, what they cost, and what is their benefit or impact on the natural environment. There will be discussions about proposed energy systems and how they might become a part of the existing infrastructure. However, to truly understand the impact of proposed energy systems, the student must also have a grasp on the infrastructure of existing energy systems. Prerequisites: CBEN357 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (or equivalent). 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.

CBEN480. NATURAL GAS HYDRATES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN480,
The purpose of this class is to learn about clathrate hydrates, using two of the instructor's books, (1) Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases, Third Edition (2008) co-authored by C.A.Koh, and (2) Hydrate Engineering, (2000). Using a basis of these books, and accompanying programs, we have abundant resources to act as professionals who are always learning. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.

Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite: none; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.

CBEN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.

Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty member. Prerequisite: none, submission of ?Independent Study? form to CSM Registrar. 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

CBEN504. ADVANCED PROCESS ENGINEERING ECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN504,
Advanced engineering economic principles applied to original and alternate investments. Analysis of chemical and petroleum processes relative to marketing and return on investments. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN505. NUMERICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN505,
Engineering applications of numerical methods. Numerical integration, solution of algebraic equations, matrix 54 Colorado School of Mines Graduate Bulletin 2011 2012 algebra, ordinary differential equations, and special emphasis on partial differential equations. Emphasis on application of numerical methods to chemical engineering problems which cannot be solved by analytical methods. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN507. APPLIED MATHEMATICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN507,
(I, II) This course stresses the application of mathematics to problems drawn from chemical and biological engineering fundamentals such as thermodynamics, transport phenomena, and kinetics. Formulation and solution of ordinary and partial differential equations arising in chemical engineering or related processes or operations are discussed. Prerequisite: Undergraduate differential equations course; undergraduate chemical engineering courses covering reaction kinetics, and heat, mass and momentum transfer. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN509. ADVANCED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN509,
Extension and amplification of under graduate chemical engineering thermodynamics. Topics will include the laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic properties of pure fluids and fluid mixtures, phase equilibria, and chemical reaction equilibria. Prerequisite: CBEN357 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN511. NEUROSCIENCE, MEMORY, AND LEARNING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CBEN411,
(II) This course relates the hard sciences of the brain and neuroscience to memory encoding and current learning theories. Successful students in the course should be able to read, understand, and critique current, scholarly literature on the topic of Neuroscience, Memory, and Learning. When this course is cross-listed and concurrent with CBEN411, students that enroll in CBEN511 will complete additional and/or more complex assignments. Pre-requisites: CBEN110, CBEN120, CHGN221, CHGN222, PHGN100, and PHGN200. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.

CBEN513. SELECTED TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. 1-3 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN513,
Selected topics chosen from special interests of instructor and students. Course may be repeated for credit on different topics. Prerequisite: none. 1 to 3 semester hours lecture/discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.

CBEN516. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN516,
(I) Principles of momentum, heat, and mass transport with applications to chemical and biological processes. Analytical methods for solving ordinary and partial differential equations in chemical engineering with an emphasis on scaling and approximation techniques. Convective transport in the context of boundary layer theory and development of heat and mass transfer coefficients. Introduction to computational methods for solving coupled transport problems in irregular geometries. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN518. REACTION KINETICS AND CATALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN518,
(I) This course applies the fundamentals of kinetics, transport and thermodynamics to the analysis of gas-phase and catalytic reactions. A focus is placed on a molecular description of chemical kinetics with applications to the design and analysis chemical and biological reactors, complex reaction networks, and catalysis. Prerequisite: CBEN418 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN524. COMPUTER-AIDED PROCESS SIMULATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN524,
Advanced concepts in computer-aided process simulation are covered. Topics include optimization, heat exchanger networks, data regression analysis, and separations systems. Use of industry-standard process simulation software (Aspen Plus) is stressed. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN531. IMMUNOLOGY FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS531,
(II) This course introduces the basic concepts of immunology and their applications in engineering and science. We will discuss the molecular, biochemical and cellular aspects of the immune system including structure and function of the innate and acquired immune systems. Building on this, we will discuss the immune response to infectious agents and the material science of introduced implants and materials such as heart valves, artificial joints, organ transplants and lenses. We will also discuss the role of the immune system in cancer, allergies, immune deficiencies, vaccination and other applications such as immunoassay and flow cytometry. Prerequisites: Biology BIOL110 or equivalent or graduate standing.

CBEN535. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN435,CHEN535,MLGN535,PHGN435,PHGN535,
Application of science and engineering principles to the design, fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices. Emphasis on specific unit operations and the interrelation among processing steps. 1 hour lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.

CBEN550. MEMBRANE SEPARATION TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN550,
This course is an introduction to the fabrication, characterization, and application of synthetic membranes for gas and liquid separations. Industrial membrane processes such as reverse osmosis, filtration, pervaporation, and gas separations will be covered as well as new applications from the research literature. The course will include lecture, experimental, and computational (molecular simulation) laboratory components. Prerequisites: CBEN375, CBEN430. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN554. APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS554,
(II) In this course we will discuss the concepts and tools of bioinformatics. The molecular biology of genomics and proteomics will be presented and the techniques for collecting, storing, retrieving and processing such data will be discussed. Topics include analyzing DNA, RNA and protein sequences, gene recognition, gene expression, protein structure prediction, modeling evolution, utilizing BLAST and other online tools for the exploration of genome, proteome and other available databases. In parallel, there will be an introduction to the PERL programming language. Practical applications to biological research and disease will be presented and students given opportunities to use the tools discussed. General Biology BIOL110 or Graduate standing.

CBEN555. POLYMER AND COMPLEX FLUIDS COLLOQUIUM. 1.0 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with BELS555,CHEN555,CHGN555,MLGN555,
The Polymer and Complex Fluids Group at the Colorado School of Mines combines expertise in the areas of flow and field based transport, intelligent design and synthesis as well as nanomaterials and nanotechnology. A wide range of research tools employed by the group includes characterization using rheology, scattering, microscopy, microfluidics and separations, synthesis of novel macromolecules as well as theory and simulation involving molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo approaches. The course will provide a mechanism for collaboration between faculty and students in this research area by providing presentations on topics including the expertise of the group and unpublished, ongoing campus research. Prerequisites: none. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 3 hours.

CBEN568. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND TEACHING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN568,
(I) Students will be expected to apply chemical engineering principles to critically analyze theoretical and experimental research results in the chemical engineering literature, placing it in the context of the related literature, and interact effectively with students in classroom. Skills to be developed and discussed include oral presentations, technical writing, proposal writing, principles of hypothesis driven research, critical review of the literature, research ethics, research documentation (the laboratory notebook), research funding, types of research, pedagogical methods, and assessment tools. Prerequisites: graduate student in Chemical and Biological Engineering in good standing. 3 semester hours.

CBEN569. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN569,EGGN569,MEGN569,MLGN569,MTGN569,
(I) Investigate fundamentals of fuel-cell operation and electrochemistry from a chemical-thermodynamics and materials- science perspective. Review types of fuel cells, fuel-processing requirements and approaches, and fuel-cell system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell science and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells in the Colorado Fuel Cell Center. 3 credit hours.

CBEN570. INTRODUCTION TO MICROFLUIDICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN570,
This course introduces the basic principles and applications of microfluidics systems. Concepts related to microscale fluid mechanics, transport, physics, and biology are presented. To gain familiarity with small-scale systems, students are provided with the opportunity to design, fabricate, and test a simple microfluidic device. Students will critically analyze the literature in this emerging field. Prerequisites: CBEN307 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.

CBEN580. NATURAL GAS HYDRATES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN580,
The purpose of this class is to learn about clathrate hydrates, using two of the instructor's books, (1) Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases, Third Edition (2008) co authored by C.A.Koh, and (2) Hydrate Engineering, (2000). Using a basis of these books, and accompanying programs, we have abundant resources to act as professionals who are always learning. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN584. FUNDAMENTALS OF CATALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN584,
The basic principles involved in the preparation, charac terization, testing and theory of heterogeneous and homo geneous catalysts are discussed. Topics include chemisorption, adsorption isotherms, diffusion, surface kinetics, promoters, poisons, catalyst theory and design, acid base catalysis and soluble transition metal complexes. Examples of important industrial applications are given. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN598. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.

(I, II, S) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once, but no more than twice for the same course content. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit: 0 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.

CBEN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Semester Hr.

(I, II, S) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study? form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit: 0.5 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different topics/experience and maximums vary by department. Contact the Department for credit limits toward the degree.

CBEN604. TOPICAL RESEARCH SEMINARS. 1.0 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN604,
Lectures, reports, and discussions on current research in chemical engineering, usually related to the student?s thesis topic. Sections are operated independently and are directed toward different research topics. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: none. 1 hour lecture-discussion; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 3 hours.

CBEN605. COLLOQUIUM. 1.0 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN605,
Students will attend a series of lectures by speakers from industry, academia, and government. Primary emphasis will be on current research in chemical engineering and related disciplines, with secondary emphasis on ethical, philosophical, and career-related issues of importance to the chemical engineering profession. Prerequisite: Graduate status. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 10 hours.

CBEN608. ADVANCED TOPICS IN FLUID MECHANICS. 1-3 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN608,
Indepth analysis of selected topics in fluid mechanics with special emphasis on chemical engineering applications. Prerequisite: CBEN508. 1 to 3 hours lecture discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.

CBEN609. ADVANCED TOPICS IN THERMODYNAMICS. 1-3 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN609,
Advanced study of thermodynamic theory and application of thermodynamic principles. Possible topics include stability, critical phenomena, chemical thermodynamics, thermodynamics of polymer solutions and thermodynamics of aqueous and ionic solutions. Prerequisite: none. 1 to 3 semester hours.

CBEN610. APPLIED STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN610,
Principles of relating behavior to microscopic properties. Topics include element of probability, ensemble theory, application to gases and solids, distribution theories of fluids, and transport properties. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN617. GRADUATE TRANSPORT PHENOMENA II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) Analysis of momentum, heat, and mass transfer problems using advanced analytical and numerical methods with an emphasis on coupled transport problems and irregular geometries. Advanced analytical techniques may include regular and singular perturbation analysis, eigenvalue problems, finite Fourier transforms, and Laplace transforms. Numerical methods for solving differential equations include finite differences, finite elements, Monte Carlo methods, and computational fluid dynamics. Prerequisite: CBEN516. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN620. ENGINEERING OF SOFT MATTER. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) Soft matter is a field of inquiry involving physical systems having low moduli and which are structured on length scales ranging from about 10 nanometers up to 100 microns. This graduate level class provides a survey of relevant material systems including polymers, colloids, surfactants, liquid crystals, and biological materials. The course emphasis is on the chemical physics of soft materials and therefore requires a high level of mathematical sophistication; students should have the equivalent of one semester of graduate level applied mathematics as a prerequisite. A term paper in the form of a short publishable review of a relevant topic is a major component of the class. Prerequisites: the equivalent of one semester of graduate level applied mathematics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN624. APPLIED STATISTICAL MECHANICS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) This course will introduce the both rigorous and approximate theories to estimate the macroscopic thermodynamic properties of systems based on laws that control the behavior of molecules. Course contents include classical dynamics and phase space, different types of ensembles, ideal and interacting gases, modern theory of liquids, ideal solids, as well as molecular simulation techniques. Prerequisite: undergraduate-level classical thermodynamics. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.

CBEN625. MOLECULAR SIMULATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN625,
Principles and practice of modern computer simulation techniques used to understand solids, liquids, and gases. Review of the statistical foundation of thermodynamics followed by in-depth discussion of Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics techniques. Discussion of intermolecular potentials, extended ensembles, and mathematical algorithms used in molecular simulations. Prerequisites: CBEN509 or equivalent, CBEN610 or equivalent recommended. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN690. SUPERVISED TEACHING OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. 2.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN690,
Individual participation in teaching activities. Discussion, problem review and development, guidance of laboratory experiments, course development, supervised practice teaching. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, appointment as a graduate student instructor. 6 to 10 hours supervised teaching; 2 semester hours.

CBEN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. 6.0 Semester Hrs.

(I, II, S) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once, but no more than twice for the same course content. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit: 0 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.

CBEN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Semester Hr.

(I, II, S) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study? form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit: 0.5 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different topics/experience and maximums vary by department. Contact the Department for credit limits toward the degree.

CBEN707. GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION RESEARCH CREDIT. 1-15 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN707,
(I, II, S) Research credit hours required for completion of a Masters-level thesis or Doctoral dissertation. Research must be carried out under the direct supervision of the student's faculty advisor. Variable class and semester hours. Repeatable for credit.