CHE 225: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I

Junior level core chemical engineering course in classical thermodynamics. The laws of thermodynamics are covered with particular emphasis on application to chemical and engineering processes. Concepts include the conservation of energy in processes, the direction of spontaneous change, the limited efficiency in converting heat into useful power, and the composition of systems in phase and chemical equilibrium. Equations of state are used to model fluids and calculate their thermodynamic properties.


CHE 456: Electrochemical Engineering Fundamentals and Applications

The course will familiarize the student with important modern concepts in electrochemical engineering. The first half of the course focuses on understanding the theory behind fundamental electrochemical processes. It covers mass transfer in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems, thermodynamics, charged interfaces, electron transfer kinetics, and electrochemical methods. The second half of the course introduces advanced applications, with topics including electrocatalysis and electrolysis, corrosion, photoelectrochemical devices, and flow batteries. It enables the student to quantitatively and qualitatively assess problems and empirical data from the literature, and to summarize and explain seminal and recent electrochemical engineering literature and technologies.