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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

CHEME 2880

An introduction to modern biology including aspects of biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology intended for students with no significant background in this area. An emphasis on practical applications ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

CHEME 3130

Studies the first and second laws and their consequences for chemical systems. Covers thermodynamic properties of pure fluids, solids, and mixtures; phase and chemical reaction equilibrium; heat effects ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

CHEME 3240

Fundamentals of heat and mass transfer. Macroscopic and microscopic balances. Applications to problems involving conduction, convection, and diffusion. view course details

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CHEME 4010

Integration of mammalian cell biology with engineering modeling principles, put into the context of medical pathology and disease states. Consists of three modules: (1) cell culture techniques/receptor ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: BME 3010

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11139CHEME 4010  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Archer, S

  • Prior background in cell biology and biochemistry is recommended.

CHEME 4130

For undergraduate and M.Eng. students interested in nuclear energy. Topics are presented at the level of the course text: Lamarsh and Baratta, Introduction to Nuclear Engineering, 3rd ed. and include the ... view course details

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CHEME 4220

Designed to provide preparation for the required Chemical Engineering Laboratory course (CHEME 4320) and its contents will vary as appropriate for meeting this goal. Experiments conducted at the ChemEng ... view course details

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    Seven Week - First. 

  • 6 Credits Graded

  • 15507CHEME 4220  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Oct 6, 2017
    • Duncan, T

  • Open to CHEME Undergraduates who have completed CHEME 3230 and ChemEng Discovery Space Summer laboratory.

CHEME 4320

Laboratory experiments in fluid dynamics, heat transfer, mass transfer, separations, process control, and other unit operations fundamental to large-scale chemical processing. Data collection, analysis, ... view course details

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  • 6 Credits Graded

  • 10893CHEME 4320  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Anton, A

  • Lab day and group to be determined through instructor.

CHEME 4610

Chemical products range from specialty chemicals to electromechanical devices that perform chemical transformations. This course integrates the steps of chemical product design from brainstorming and concept ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12373CHEME 4610  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Feitelberg, A

  • Open to CHEME graduate students and seniors who have completed: CHEME 3230, CHEME 3240, CHEME 3320 and CHEME 3900.

CHEME 4840

Principles of chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, and transport phenomena applied to microchemical and microfluidic systems. Applications in distributed chemical production, portable power, micromixing, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

CHEME 4880

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    Combined with: AEM 4880ANSC 4880FDSC 4880

  • 3-4 Credits Graded

  • 17404CHEME 4880  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Lei, X

      Li, T

      Miller, D

      Pingali, P

      Tester, J

  • Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student Status or permission of the Instructors.

CHEME 4900

Research or studies on special problems in chemical engineering. view course details

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CHEME 4980

Research, design, and construct a small chemical-powered model car. Participate in team-oriented hands-on construction of a car powered with a chemical energy source that will carry a specified load a ... view course details

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  • 3-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

CHEME 4990

Students attend seminars of their selection and write one-page summaries. Eligible seminars include all listings at "Colloquia and Seminars in Physics and Related Fields," which includes the weekly seminars ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 11459CHEME 4990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Duncan, T

  • Enrollment limited to: Cheme seniors only.

CHEME 4998

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  • 6-12 Credits Stdnt Opt

CHEME 5204

Introduction to devices that add or recover work from fluids such as pumps, compressors, steam turbines and gas expanders and how they are specified and selected for services in the chemical ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Graded

  • 11214CHEME 5204  DIS 201

    • MWF
    • Oct 30 - Dec 1, 2017
    • Center, A

  • Module meets in the final third of the semester. The deadline to drop this class without a W is 11/13/17. The absolute deadline to withdraw with a W is 12/1/17.

CHEME 5205

An introduction to many of the common fluid dynamics applications in the design and operational troubleshooting of process plants. Topics covered include flow of fluids in ducts and nozzles for ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • 12993CHEME 5205  DIS 201

    • MWF
    • Aug 23 - Sep 22, 2017
    • Center, A

  • Module meets the first third of the semester. The deadline to drop this class without a W or change the grade option from S/U to LET or LET to S/U is 9/11/17. The absolute deadline to withdraw with a W or graduate level students can change to Audit is 9/22/17.

CHEME 5209

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  • 1 Credit Graded

  • 12999CHEME 5209  DIS 201

    • MWF
    • Sep 25 - Oct 27, 2017
    • Center, A

  • Meets the second third of the semester. The deadline to drop this class without a W is 10/12/17. The absolute deadline to withdraw with a W is 10/27/17.

CHEME 5430

Discusses principles involved in using biomolecules (e.g., antibodies, enzymes, DNA) and living organisms (e.g., bacteria, yeast, tissue cultures) for engineering biological processes.  Examples will be ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

CHEME 5650

Design study and economic evaluation of a chemical processing facility, alternative methods of manufacture, raw-material preparation, food processing, waste disposal, or some other aspect of ... view course details

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  • 1-9 Credits Graded

  • 11457CHEME 5650  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Center, A

      Joo, Y

  • Enrollment limited to: students in the M. Eng program

CHEME 5720

Case study approach introducing the typical fundamental factors driving a business venture, examines how to develop implementation strategies for the venture, and teaches the project management skills ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12584CHEME 5720  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Center, A

      Quraishi, M

  • Enrollment limited to: ChemE MEng students. ChemE Seniors may enroll on a first come first serve basis - limited to one quarter of the class capacity.

CHEME 5730

This course emphasizes entrepreneurial driven technology designs (forward engineering) by integrating mechanical, chemical, and materials engineering through the understanding of early stage product development ... view course details

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    Combined with: MAE 4351MSE 5070

  • 4 Credits Graded

CHEME 5740

Statistical analysis of experimental data and processes, and the design of experiments are increasingly critical in new product design and manufacturing. Approximately the first 40% of the course will ... view course details

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    Combined with: MSE 5730

  • 3 Credits Graded

CHEME 5750

Exposition of design principles for components of Gas Oil Separation Facility. Hands on operation of industrial scale process simulator at Shell Robert Training Center & Conference Center in Louisiana. ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 13174CHEME 5750  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Hurwitz, M

  • Completion of ChemE curriculum through junior year; CHEME 3320. Instructor recommendation required.

CHEME 5870

Energy resources, their conversion to electricity or mechanical work, and the environmental consequences of the energy cycle are discussed by faculty members from several departments in the university ... view course details

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    Combined with: ECE 5870MAE 5459

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

CHEME 5990

Students attend seminars of their selection and write one-page summaries. Eligible seminars include all listings that are related to medical and industrial biotechnology. view course details

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  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

CHEME 5999

Nonthesis research or studies on special problems in chemical engineering. view course details

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 11458CHEME 5999  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Center, A

      Joo, Y

  • Enrollment limited to: graduate students.

CHEME 6240

Introduction to fluid mechanics in micro- and nanofabricated devices. Physicochemical hydrodynamics, electrokinetic effects, capillarity, continuum breakdown, micro- and nanofluidic applications in chemistry ... view course details

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    Combined with: MAE 6240

  • 4 Credits Graded

CHEME 6310

Application of engineering design principles to problems in drug formulation and delivery. Specific topics include traditional drug formulation, mechanisms and kinetics of pharmaceutical stability, ... view course details

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    Combined with: BME 6210

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 11726CHEME 6310  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Putnam, D

  • Enrollment limited to: Graduate standing and background in organic and polymer chemistry or permission of instructor.

CHEME 6640

Supply and demand for energy by sectors and regions. Operating systems and costs. Economic drivers used in simulating energy systems and consumption factors. Supply/demand projections. Interplay between ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11178CHEME 6640  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Quraishi, M

  • Preference given to students in the M.Eng. Energy Economics and Engineering Concentration (EEE), other M.Eng. programs followed by grad. Limited to seniors and above. Contact instructor (maq22@cornell.edu) to obtain permission and a pin to enroll.

CHEME 6641

Module of CHEME 6640. Energy value and supply chain systems include oil, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear and renewables. Qualitative and quantitative review and analysis of end to end flow dynamics, ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Graded

  • 12606CHEME 6641  LEC 001

    • T
    • Quraishi, M

  • Open to M.Eng. and Seniors with permission. Preference given to students in the M. Eng. Energy Economics and Engineering Concentration.

CHEME 6660

Quantitative methods of engineering and life cycle analysis for energy choices in a contemporary sustainability context. Fundamental principles of thermodynamics, transport, and reaction kinetics applied ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 11756CHEME 6660  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Aug 22 - Sep 26, 2017
    • Tester, J

    • TR
    • Aug 22 - Sep 26, 2017
  • Modules generally meet second third to third part of the semester during the lecture day & time. The deadline to drop this class without a W or change the grade option from S/U to LET or LET to S/U is 9/13/17. The absolute deadline to withdraw with a W or change to Audit is 9/26/17.

CHEME 6663

Energy technology module of CHEME 6660 focuses on the utilization of low-temperature geothermal energy: geothermal heat pumps, district heating systems for heating and cooling, hybrid geothermal systems ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • 12997CHEME 6663  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Sep 29 - Nov 1, 2017
    • Tester, J

  • Concurrent enrollment with CHEME 6660 recommended. The deadline to drop this class without a W or change the grade option from S/U to LET or LET to S/U is 10/13/17. The absolute deadline to withdraw with a W or change to Audit is 10/27/17.

CHEME 6670

Energy technology module of CHEME 6660 covering fossil fuels. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • 17120CHEME 6670  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Nov 6 - Nov 30, 2017
    • Tester, J

    • TR
    • Nov 6 - Nov 30, 2017
  • Concurrent enrollment in CHEME 6660 is recommended. The deadline to drop without a W or change from S/U to LET or LET to AUD is 11/14/17. The absolute last day to withdraw with a W or change to Audit is 11/30/17.

CHEME 6676

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • 17356CHEME 6676  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Sep 8 - Nov 2, 2017
    • Moore, M

  • Concurrent enrollment in CHEME 6660 is recommended. The deadline to drop without a W or change from S/U to LET or LET to AUD is 10/17/17. The absolute last day to withdraw with a W or change to Audit is 11/2/17.

CHEME 6677

A review of the basic science behind, and risk assessment of, both natural and induced seismicity as it relates to various sectors of the energy industry. Among the topics covered are a) earthquake risks ... view course details

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    Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: EAS 6677

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • 17509CHEME 6677  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Nov 17 - Dec 1, 2017
    • Abers, G

      Brown, L

      Horowitz, F

      Keranen, K

      Lohman, R

      Moore, M

      Tester, J

    • TR
    • Nov 17 - Dec 1, 2017
  • The deadline to drop this class without a W or change the grade option from S/U to LET or LET to S/U is 11/27/17. The absolute deadline to withdraw with a W or change to Audit is 12/1/17.

CHEME 6800

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    Combined with: SYSEN 6800

  • 4 Credits Graded

CHEME 7110

Molecular thermodynamics of gases, lattices, and liquids, including special applications to problems in chemical engineering. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

CHEME 7310

Topics include derivation of conservation equations; conductive heat transfer; low Reynolds number fluid dynamics; lubrication theory; inviscid fluid dynamics; boundary layer theory; forced convection; ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

CHEME 7510

Techniques covered include mathematical modeling, scaling, dimensional analysis, regular and singular perturbations, multiple scales, asymptotic analysis, stability analysis, linear and nonlinear ordinary ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

CHEME 7900

General chemical engineering seminar. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

CHEME 7920

A colloquium/discussion group series for first-year graduate students. Topics include the culture and responsibilities of graduate research and the professional community; the mechanics of conducting research ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat