University of Dayton
Academic Catalog 2013-14

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Major:

Concentration:

Minors:

The Chemical & Materials Engineering Department offers an undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree.  Chemical engineering applies the principles of the physical sciences, economics, and human relations to research, design, build, and supervise facilities that convert raw materials into useful products and services.

The majority of chemical engineers are involved in the chemical process industries that produce many of the materials and items needed in everyday life. These include medicine, food, fertilizers, plastics, synthetic fibers, petroleum, petrochemicals, ceramics, and pulp and paper products. A chemical engineer may pursue a professional career in many other fields, such as energy conversion, pollution control, medical research, and materials development in aerospace and electronic industries. Chemical engineers are employed in research, development, design, production, sales, consulting, and management positions. They are also found in government and academia. Many use a chemical engineering education as a pathway to law, medicine, or corporate management.

The curriculum in chemical engineering serves as basic training for positions in these diverse areas of the manufacturing industry or for graduate study leading to advanced degrees. The first part of the chemical engineering curriculum provides a firm foundation in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. The chemistry background is stressed. The second part of the curriculum offers a balance between classroom and laboratory experience in stressing chemical engineering topics such as transport phenomena, thermodynamics, kinetics and reactor design, separation processes, fluid flow and heat transfer operations, process control, and process design. The development of design tools, communication, and interpersonal skills is integrated throughout the curriculum. The curriculum allows minors in emerging technologies such as bioengineering, environmental engineering and materials engineering. Those interested in attending medical/dental school can pursue a premed preparation as part of their curriculum.

The educational objectives of the chemical engineering program graduates are:

  • Chemical Engineering graduates have successful careers in the chemical process industry with the skills necessary to have opportunities to work in non-traditional industries and positions.
  • Chemcial Engineering graduates are successful at prestigious graduate, medical, and law schools.
  • Chemical Engineering graduates are committed to performing ethically while serving their professions, companies, and communities.
  • Chemical Engineering graduates exhibit strong critical thinking skills from the breadth of their general education and the depth of their foundation in engineering principles, and engage in continuous intellectual and personal growth.
Faculty

Charles E. Browning, Department Chairperson
Michael Elsass, Chemical Engineering Director
Professors Emeriti: Lu, Snide
Professors: Browning, Eylon, Flach, Fried, Lafdi, Lee, Myers, T. Saliba, Sandhu, Wilkens
Associate Professor: Gold
Assistant Professor: D. Comfort, K. Comfort
Senior Lecturer: Ciric
Lecturer: Elsass

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (CME) minimum of 137 credit hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.


 

Major Requirements  
CHM 123 General Chemistry 3
CHM 123L Gen Chemistry Lab 1
CHM 124 General Chemistry 3
CHM 124L Gen Chemistry Lab 1
CHM 313 Organic Chemistry 3
CHM 313L Organic Chemistry Lab 1
CHM 314 Organic Chemistry 3
CHM 314L Organic Chem Lab 1
CME 101 Intro to CME (2 semesters) 0-1
CME 200 Prof Development Sem (2 semesters) 0-1
CME 203 Matl&Energy Balance 3
CME 281 Chm Engr Computatns 3
CME 306 CME Rctn Kntcs&Engr 3
CME 311 Chm Engr Thrmdynmcs 3
CME 324 Transport Phenom I 3
CME 325 Transport Phenom II 3
CME 326L Transport Phenom Lab 2
CME 365 Separatn Techniques 3
CME 381 Adv Math-Chem Engrs 3
CME 408 Seminar (2 semesters) 0-1
CME 430 CME Design I 3
CME 431 CME Design II 3
CME 452 Process Control 3
CME 453L Process Control Lab 2
CME 465 Fluid Flow&Ht Tr Pro 3
CME 466L Chem Engr Oper Lab 2
CMM 100 Princ of Oral Comm 3
EGR 100 Enrichment Workshop (2 semesters) 0
EGR 103 Engineering Innovatn 2
EGR 201 Engr Mechanics 3
EGR 202 Engr Thermodynamics 3
EGR 203 Electrcl & Elctrnc Crt 3
ENG 100
  & ENG 200
Writing Seminar I
   and Writing Seminar II
6
or ENG 200H Writing Seminar II
HST 103 West and World 3
or HST 198 HST Scholars Sem
MTH 168 Anly Geom & Calc I 4
MTH 169 Anly Geom & Calc II 4
MTH 218 Anly Geom & Calc III 4
MTH 219 Appl Diff Equations 3
PHL 103 Intro To Philosophy 3
PHY 206 Gen Physics I Mech 3
PHY 207 Gen Phy II Ele & Mag 3
REL 103 Int Rel&Theo Studies 3
SSC 200 CAP Pilot 3
Chemistry or Biology elective 1 3
CME elective 1 3
Elective 2 3
Electives 12
Engineering/Science electives 1 6
Total Hours



1

Must be selected from list approved by the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department.

2

Must be selected from approved list of PHL or REL ethics courses.

 

Concentration in Energy Systems - Chemical (CES)

This concentration is open to all engineering students. The Energy Systems Concentration provides an interdisciplinary concentration in energy systems and its social consequences. Students completing this concentration will be prepared for jobs in both industrial and building energy systems, a rapidly growing market.

ASI 320Cities and Energy 1,23
CME 203Matl&Energy Balance3
CME 311Chm Engr Thrmdynmcs3
CME 324Transport Phenom I3
CME 325Transport Phenom II3
CME 326LTransport Phenom Lab1-2
CME 430CME Design I3
CME 431CME Design II3
CME 465Fluid Flow&Ht Tr Pro3
CME 466LChem Engr Oper Lab2
CME elective
Select one course from:3
Intro-Petroleum Engr
Intro-Petroleum Engr
Electrochemical Powr
Fatg&Frac-Mtl&Alloy
Fund of Combustion
Air Pollutn I
Select two courses from:6
Select any CME elective course above 3
Propulsion Systems
Propulsion Systems
Adv Thermodynamics
Adv Thermodynamics
Energy Materials
Mtls Adv Egr Appl
Propulsion
Propulsion
Energy Effcnt Bldgs
Energy Eff Bldgs
Des-Thermal Systems
Des-Thermal Systems
Renewable Energy Sys
Renewable Energy Sys
Energy Eff Manufact
Energy Eff Manufactr
Total Hours36-37

1

 Or another approved humanities elective related to Energy Systems.

2

 Satisfies History requirement.

3

 Course cannot have already been chosen as CME elective.

Minor in Bioengineering (BIE)

This minor is open to chemical, civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering majors. The program is designed to expose the student to the use of engineering principles in biological systems and applications.

BIO 151Concepts of Bio I3
or BIO 152 Concepts of Bio II
CME 490Intro-Bioengineerng I3
or CME 590 Intro Bioengineering
Select one course from:3
CME 491Biomed Engr I3
or CME 591 Biomed Engr I
MEE 430Biomechanical Engr3
or MEE 530 Biomechanical Egr
Select one course from: 13
BIE 511Biomaterials3
Special Problems
Concepts of Bio I
Concepts of Bio II
General Genetics
Physiology I
General Microbiology
Cell Biology
Biochemistry
CME 530Biomaterials3
Gen Biochemistry I
Gen Biochemistry II
CME 491Biomed Engr I3
or CME 591 Biomed Engr I
Chem & Bio Sensors
Total Hours27

1

 Course cannot have already been chosen above.



Minor in Chemical Processing (CHP)

This minor is open to civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering majors. The program is designed to acquaint the student with industrial operations in the chemical process industries such as heat exchange, distillation, extraction, humidification, etc. The elective courses cover a wide range of topics to accommodate the student's special interests.

CME 203Matl&Energy Balance3
CME 324Transport Phenom I3
CME 365Separatn Techniques3
Select one course from:3
CME Rctn Kntcs&Engr
CME Design I
Process Control
Fluid Flow&Ht Tr Pro
Special Problems
Total Hours12

Minor in Composite Materials Engineering (CMA)

This minor is open to chemical, civil, and mechanical engineering majors. The program is designed to expose the student to the design, processing, and characterization of composite materials and their various applications in industry.

CME 510High Prf Therm-Polymr3
or MAT 510 High Prf Therm-Polymr
CME 512Adv Composites3
or MAT 542 Adv Composites
Select two courses from:6
Composites Design
Composite Design
Analy Mech-Cmp Matls
Analy Mech-Cmp Matls
Finite Elmnt Anly I
Finite Elmnt Anly I
Intro Polymr Science
Intro-Polymer Sci
Methds-Polymer Analy
Methds-Polymer Analy
Chem Behav of Matls
Chem Behav of Matls
Polymers Durability
Polymer Durability
Total Hours12

MINOR IN ENERGY PRODUCTION ENGINEERING (EPE)

This minor is open to all engineering majors.  A selection of courses covering the production of energy:

Select four courses from:12
Biofuel
Intro-Petroleum Engr
Electrochemical Powr
Energy Resources
Intro Elec Enrgy Sys
Adv Photovoltaics
Mtls Adv Egr Appl
Renewable Energy Sys
Spec Probs in RCL 1
Spec Probs in RCL 2
Spec Probs in RCL 3
Total Hours12

1

 Must be Thermal Systems Analysis.

2

 Must be Solar Energy Engineering.

3

 Must be Wind Energy Engineering.

Minor in Materials Engineering (MAT)

This minor is open to all engineering majors. A general overview of materials with choice courses in polymers, composites, nanomaterials, and material characterization.

MAT 501Prin-Materials I3
MAT 502Prin of Materials II3
Select two courses from:6
Intro Polymr Science
Intro-Polymer Sci
High Prf Therm-Polymr
High Prf Therm-Polymr
Prin of Corrosion
Prin of Corrosion
Adv Composites
Adv Composites
Methds-Polymer Analy
Methds-Polymer Analy
Chem Behav of Matls
Chem Behav of Matls
Energy Materials
Mtls Adv Egr Appl
Polymers Durability
Polymer Durability
Technqs-Materls Anal
Mech Behavior-Matrls
Intro-Ceramic Matrls
Prin-Materls Selectn
NDE/SHM
High Temperture Matl
Exp Mech Cmpsite Mat
Analy Mech-Cmp Matls
Mech-Composite Struc
Fracture & Fatigue
Lght Structrl Metals
Selected Readings
Special Problems
Surface Chem Solids
Nanostruc Matrls
Engr Materials I
Total Hours12

Minor in Polymer Materials (PME)

This minor is open to all engineering majors. Coverage of polymers including thermosets and thermoplastics and composite materials in which polymers are used as constituents. Methods of polymer processing and polymer characterization are also included.

CME 509Introduction to Polymer Science - Thermoplastics3
or MAT 509 Introduction to Polymer Science-Thermoplastics
CME 510High Performance Thermoset Polymers3
or MAT 510 High Performance Thermostat Polymers
Select two courses from:6
Advanced Composites
Advanced Composites
Methods of Polymer Analysis
Methods of Polymer Analysis
Chemical Behavior of Materials
Chemical Behavior of Materials
Polymer Decomposition, Degradation & Durability
Polymer Durability
Composite Design
Analytical Mechanics of Composite Materials
Total Hours12
First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CME 1010-1CHM 1243
CHM 123 (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)3CHM 124L1
CHM 123L1CME 1010-1
ENG 100 (Satisfies CAP Writing Seminar Requirement)3EGR 1000
EGR 1000HST 103 (Satisfies CAP First Year Humanities Common3
EGR 1032MTH 1694
MTH 168 (Satisfies CAP Math Requirement)4PHY 206 (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)3
PHL 103 (Satisfies CAP First Year Humanities Common)3REL 103 (Satisfies CAP First Year Humanities Common3
 16-17 17-18
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHM 3133CHM 3143
CHM 313L1CHM 314L1
CME 2000CME 2000-1
CME 2033CME 2813
EGR 2023CMM 100 (Satisfies CAP Communication)3
ENG 200 (Satisfies CAP Second Year Writing Seminar)3MTH 2193
MTH 2184PHY 2073
 17 16-17
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CME 3113CME 3063
CME 3243CME 3253
CME 3813CME 326L2
EGR 2013Advanced PHL Ethics (Satisfies CAP Crossing Boundaries and Practical Ethical Action)3
Art Study (Satisfies CAP Art Study)3CME 3653
Social Science (Satisifies CAP Social Science)3EGR 2033
 18 17
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Advanced REL (Satisfies CAP Crossing Boundaries Faith Traditions, Diversity and Social Justice)3Advanced HST (Satisfies CAP Crossing Boundaries)3
CME 466L2CME 453L2
CME 4303CME 4080
CME 4523CME 4313
CME 4080-1CME Elective3
CHM/BIO Elective3TECH Elective3
CME 4653CME Advanced Elective3
 17-18 17
Total credit hours: 135-139

Courses

CME 101. Introduction to Chemical Engineering. 0-1 Hours

Introduction to the chemical engineering faculty, facilities, and curriculum; survey of career opportunities in chemical engineering. Introduction to the University first-year experience.

CME 198. Research & Innovation Laboratory. 1-6 Hours

Students participate in (1) selection and design, (2) investigation and data collection, (3) analysis and (4) presentation of a research project. Research can include, but is not limited to, developing an experiment, collecting and analysing data, surveying and evaluating literature, developing new tools and techniques including software, and surveying, brainstorming and evalutating engineering solutions and engineering designs. Proposals from terams of students will be considered.

CME 200. Professional Development Seminar. 0-1 Hours

Presentations on contemporary and professional engineering subjects by students, faculty, and engineers in active practice. The seminar addresses topics in key areas that complement traditional courses and prepare distinctive graduates, ready for life and work. Registration required for all sophomore students.

CME 203. Material & Energy Balances. 3 Hours

Introductory course on the application of mass and energy conservation laws to solve problems typically encountered in chemical process industries. Prerequisite(s): CHM 123; MTH 168. Corequisite(s): EGR 202.

CME 281. Chemical Engineering Computations. 3 Hours

Development of computational skills with an emphasis on algorithm development and problem solving. Computational skills are applied to typical problems in chemical engineering, engineering data analysis and statistics. Corequisite(s): CME 203.

CME 298. Research & Innovation Laboratory. 1-6 Hours

Students participate in (1) selection and design, (2) investigation and data collection, (3) analysis and (4) presentation of a research project. Research can include, but is not limited to, developing an experiment, collecting and analyzing data, surveying and evaluating literature, developing new tools and techniques including software, and surveying, brainstorming and evaluating engineering solutions and engineering designs. Proposals from teams of students will be considered.

CME 306. Chemical Reaction Kinetics & Engineering. 3 Hours

Chemical reaction kinetics, ideal reactor analysis and design, multiple reactor/reaction systems, and heterogeneous catalysis. Prerequisite(s): CME 311.

CME 311. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics. 3 Hours

Development and application of the fundamental principles of chemical thermodynamics: Vapor/liquid equilibrium, solution thermodynamics, chemical reaction equilibria, and thermodynamic analysis of chemical engineering processes. Prerequisite(s): CME 203; EGR 202; MTH 218.

CME 324. Transport Phenomena I. 3 Hours

Viscosity, shell momentum balances, isothermal equations of change, thermal conductivity, shell energy balances, non-isothermal equations of change, mass diffusivity, shell species mass balances, equations of change for multicomponent systems. Prerequisite(s): CME 203, CME 281; MTH 219. Corequisite(s): CME 381.

CME 325. Transport Phenomena II. 3 Hours

Multidimensional momentum, energy, and mass transport, dimensionless parameters, turbulence and numerical solution methods. Prerequisite(s): CME 324, CME 381.

CME 326L. Transport Phenomena Laboratory. 1-2 Hours

Viscosity, conductivity, diffusion coefficient measurements, velocity, temperature, concentration profiles, engineering instrumentation, and experimental error analysis. Prerequisite(s): CME 324. Corequisite(s): CME 325.

CME 365. Separation Techniques. 3 Hours

Equilibrium staged separations: distillation, extraction and absorption, with an emphasis on distillation. Prerequisite(s): CME 311, CME 324.

CME 381. Advances Mathematics for Chemical Engineers. 3 Hours

Study of analytical and numerical techniques to support upper-level chemical engineering classes. Vector analysis, matrices, differential equations, numerical integration and differentiation, root finding, and curve fitting ordinary and partial differential equations. Prerequisite(s): CME 281; MTH 219.

CME 398. Research & Innovation Laboratory. 1-6 Hours

Students participate in (1) selection and design, (2) investigation and data collection, (3) analysis and (4) presentation of a research project. Research can include, but is not limited to, developing an experiment, collecting and analyzing data, surveying and evaluating literature, developing new tools and techniques including software, and surveying, brainstorming and evaluating engineering solutions and engineering designs. Proposals from teams of students will be considered.

CME 408. Seminar. 0-1 Hours

Presentation of lectures on contemporary chemical engineering subjects by students, faculty, and engineers in active practice. Registration required of senior students only.

CME 409. Introduction to Polymer Science - Thermoplastics. 3 Hours

Broad technical overview of the nature of synthetic macromolecules, including the formation of polymers and their structure, structure-property relationships, polymer characterization and processing, and applications of polymers. Fundmental topics such as viscoelasticity, the glassy state, time-temperature superposition, polymer transitions, and free volume will also be reviewed. The course focuses on thermoplastic polymers. Prerequisite(s): CHM 313, PHY 206, MTH 219.

CME 410. High Performance Thermoset Polymers. 3 Hours

Survey of high performance thermoset resins, focusing on chemistry, processing and properties of six general resin families; vinyl ester, epoxy, phenolic, cyanate ester, bismaleimide, and polyimides. The course will include fundamental discussions of polymerization mechanisms, network structure development, rheology and time-temperature transformation, resin toughening, and structure-processing-property relationships. Characterization techniques will also be reviewed. Prerequisite(s): CHM 313.

CME 412. Advanced Composites. 3 Hours

Materials and processing. Comprehensive introduction to advanced fiber reinforced polymeric matrix composites. Constituent materials and composite processing will be emphasized with special emphasis placed on structure-property relationships, the role of matrix in composite processing, mechanical behavior, and laminate processing. Specific topics will include starting materials, material forms, processing, quality assurance, test, methods, and mechanical behavior. Prerequisite(s): (CME 409 or CME 509 or MAT 501) or permission of instructor.

CME 429. Computational Chemistry. 3 Hours

Introduction to computational chemistry including a discussion of ab initio, semiempical, and DFT methods and an overview of molecular mechanics and molecular simulation methods. Lectures are supplemented by simulation exercises using commercial programs such a Gaussian and Molecular Studio. Prerequisite(s):CHM 124 or permission of instructor.

CME 430. Chemical Engineering Design I. 3 Hours

Study of basic design concepts, safety and health issues, capital cost estimation, manufacturing cost estimation, basic economics and profitability analysis, materials of construction, materials selection and process vessel design. Prerequisite(s): CME 203.

CME 431. Chemical Engineering Design II. 3 Hours

Project-based study of principles of process design and economics, use of process flowsheet simulators, short-cut design procedures, process optimization, and plant layout. Prerequisite(s): CME 306, CME 365, CME 430, CME 465.

CME 432. Chemical Product Design. 3 Hours

Application of the design process to products based on chemical technology. Coverage of the entire design process from initial identification of product needs, to the generation and selection of product ideas, and culminating in the manufacture of a new product.

CME 452. Process Control. 3 Hours

Mathematical models, Laplace transform techniques, and process dynamics. Feedback control systems, hardware, and instrumentation. Introduction to frequency response, advanced techniques, and digital control systems. Prerequisite(s): CME 381.

CME 453L. Process Control Laboratory. 2 Hours

Team-based, project oriented study of process dynamics and digital control using computer-based data acquisition and control systems with a focus on real time process monitoring and control. Prerequisite(s): (CME 452, CME 466L) or permission of instructor.

CME 465. Fluid Flow & Heat Transfer Processes. 3 Hours

Fluid mechanics, transportation and metering of fluids, heat transfer and its applications. Prerequisite(s): CME 311, CME 324.

CME 466L. Chemical Engineering Unit Operations Laboratory. 2 Hours

Study of the equipment and utilization of various chemical engineering processes. Team based experimentation includes designing, and performing experiments on common chemical process unit operations apparatuses. After experimentation, students analyze data and compare with literature for experiment validation. Report writing and group presentations are emphasized. Prerequisite(s): CME 365. Corequisite(s): CME 465.

CME 486. Introduction to Petroleum Engineering. 3 Hours

Introduction to the fundamental concepts in petroleum engineering. Petroleum topics include overviews of areas such as petroleum geology, petroleum fluids and thermodynamics, drilling and completion, and production and multiphase flow. In addition this course will cover refinery operations.

CME 489. Principles of Biology for Bioengineers. 3 Hours

This course is designed for students with undergraduate majors in engineering or non-biological sciences. The focus of the course is to provide a common broad base of basic knowledge and terminology in the biological sciences required for coursework in the bioengineering emphasis tracts. Prerequisite(s): (BIO 151, BIO 152) or permission of instructor.

CME 490. Introduction to Bioengineering. 3 Hours

This class provides an introduction to bioengineering - a branch of engineering focusing on biological systems, biomaterials, engineering applications in living systems, and many other areas. By the end of this course, students will be able to understand bioengineering applications and processes, and properly apply engineering fundamentals, including transport phenomena and reaction kinetics, to these systems. Prerequisite(s): (BIO 151, CME 324 or BIE 505) or permission of instructor.

CME 491. Biomedical Engineering I. 3 Hours

Introduction to the fundamental concepts in biomedical engineering with a special focus on chemical engineering applications. Biomedical topics include overviews of areas such as biomaterials, tissue engineering, biosensors and biomedical engineering technology. Prerequisite(s): (BIO 151; (CHM 420 or CHM 451); CME 324, CME 365) or permission of instructor.

CME 492. Chemical Sensors & Biosensors. 3 Hours

Analysis performed with chemical sensors complement laboratory analyses and offer the potential for more rapid and on-line analyses in complex sample matrices. The demand for new chemical sensors, biosensors, and sensing concepts is rapidly increasing and associated with the growing need to understand and/or control complex chemical and biochemical processes or detect the presence of toxic chemical or biological agents. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

CME 493. Honors Thesis. 3 Hours

Selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original research study resulting in a document prepared for submission as a potential publication and a completed undergraduate thesis. Restricted to students in University Honors Program.

CME 494. Honors Thesis. 3 Hours

Selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original research study resulting in a document prepared for submission as a potential publication and a completed undergraduate thesis. Restricted to students in University Honors Program. Prerequisite(s): CME 493.

CME 498. Research & Innovation Laboratory. 1-6 Hours

Students participate in (1) selection and design, (2) investigation and data collection, (3) analysis and (4) presentation of a research project. Research can include, but is not limited to, developing an experiment, collecting and analyzing data, surveying and evaluating literature, developing new tools and techniques including software, and surveying, brainstorming and evaluating engineering solutions and engineering designs. Proposals from teams of students will be considered.

CME 499. Special Problems in Chemical Engineering. 1-6 Hours

Particular assignments to be arranged and approved by chairperson of the department.