General electives can be selected from all the courses offered at Koç University.

CHBI 409 / BIOMATERIALS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: (MBGE. 200 and (CHEM. 102 or CHEM. 103)) or consent of the instructor

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.

CHBI 410 / INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: CHBI. 300 or consent of the instructor

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.

CHBI 411 / SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: CHBI. 204 or consent of the instructor

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.

CHBI 412 / CATALYSIS AT SURFACES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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

CHBI 415 / REFINING TECHNOLOGIES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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.

CHBI 416 / BIOTECHNOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MBGE. 200 or consent of the instructor

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.

CHBI 417 / DRUG DESIGN
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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.

CHBI 420 / BIOMOLECULAR STRUCTURE, FUNCTION AND DYNAMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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."

CHBI 427 / ROCKET PROPULSION
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MECH. 302 or CHBI. 302 or consent of the instructor

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.

CHBI 431 / MODELING AND SIMULATION OF CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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.

CHBI 438 / INTERMOLECULAR AND SURFACE FORCES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: CHEM. 301 or consent of the instructor

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.

CHBI 440 / NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS FOR ENERGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: Prerequests: CHEM 302 or CHBI 308 or consent of the instructor

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.

CHBI 484 / TISSUE ENGINEERING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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.

CHBI 485 / MOLECULAR MODELING AND SIMULATIONS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: CHBI. 204 or consent of the instructor

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.

CHBI 491 / CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN
Sınıf: Credit: 4Precondition: CHBI. 403 or consent of the instructor

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.

CHBI 501 / TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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.

CHBI 502 / ADVANCED REACTION ENGINEERING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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

CHBI 503 / ADVANCED THERMODYNAMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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.

CHBI 504 / ADVANCED THERMODYNAMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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

CHBI 505 / POLYMER ENGINEERING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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

CHBI 506 / BIOINFORMATICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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.

CHBI 507 / ADVANCED MASS TRANSFER
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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

CHBI 509 / FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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.

CHBI 510 / INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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.