Sources of modern astronomy. Study of motion in the sky. Universal gravitation. Observation of outer space: Telescopes. Our planetary system. Stars and Galaxies. Life cycle of stars. Universe at large. Exploration of outer space: Rockets and Satellites. Space travel. Global positioning systems. Remote sensing.
Does light behave as waves or particles? How does light interact with atoms? What is special about the speed of light? The revolutionary theories of light that have emerged over the recent centuries. Topics include a historical survey of the milestones and pioneers, wave nature of light, photons, quantum theory, Einstein?s relativity theories, and interaction of light with atoms. Lasers, fiber optics, and other technological applications based on light.
The importance of the spherical geometry; applications in navigation and communication instruments; geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, celestial sphere; navigation, sailing and flight; spherical coordinates, spherical harmonics, spatial and temporal measurements.
Main definitions and laws used to estimate the energy content of different systems. Study of energy consumption mechanisms in systems including cars, planes, heating/cooling, lighting, gadgets, and food/farming. Study of sustainable energy production methods including wind, solar, hydroelectricity, offshore wind, wave, tide, geothermal and nuclear. A balance sheet will be put together in order to answer the question: "Can we conceivably live sustainably without the need for fossil fuels?"
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.
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.
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.
Protein characterization, enzyme kinetics, basic metabolic pathways, membrane structure and function, biochemistry of energy and signal transduction, replication and expressions of genes. Labaratory studies.
Characteristics of fluids, fluid statics, Bernoulli equation, fluid kinematics, boundary layers, viscous flows and turbulence.
Fundamental principles of heat transfer. Conduction, convection and radiation. Heat transfer with change of phase. Applications to chemical and biological engineering processes.
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
Theory of rate and equilibrium based separation operations for separating mixtures. Distillation, absorption and extraction, Chromatography, ion exchange, membrane separations, electrophoresis. Multicomponent separations.
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.
Dynamic models for chemical and biological systems. Their simulation and analysis. Design and implementation of control systems.
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
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.
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.
Experimental demonstration of concepts taught in separations, reaction engineering and control.
Chemical process and product design methods; economic analysis of chemical processing plants.
Polymers, their synthesis and properties. Relationshios between molecular structure and properties. Rheology in polymer processing. Fabrication methods and applications.
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.