This course was developed with a great deal of feedback from students within the BTP program. The BTP journal club is an entirely student run course. We have designed it this way because students have given us feedback that it is a great experience to get to present to other students without faculty oversight. Students feel more free to share their knowledge and ask questions when they do not understand a concept. Each student will select a paper and lead a discussion during one of the weeks of the course. Students read the selected paper in advance, will attend all meetings and activity participate in the discussion of the paper.
This seminar series is a 1-credit class, open to graduate students in the BTP program. Other students will be allowed to join as space allows any given year. Students enrolled in the seminar series are expected to attend 16 total seminars, with reporting on those attended, to receive 1 credit. Seminars span several departments and are chosen each year by the BTP executive committee for their relevance to topics in biotechnology.
This course will introduce the fundamental concepts of carbon capture and utilization technologies and their implementation in the chemical and energy industries. Throughout this course, the students will evaluate the carbon capture and utilization technologies through a critical lens based on their technical feasibility and socioeconomic impacts.
An introduction to chemical engineering problem-solving methods. Basic chemical engineering principles and their application to chemical processes studied. Concepts include pressure, temperature, volume, heat capacity, and mass and energy balances. (Gen. Ed. R2)
Emphasizes the application of basic concepts of chemical engineering in the analysis and design of experiments. Oral and written reports required.
Immunoengineering is an emerging field where engineering principles are used to design and develop tools and platform technologies to understand and modulate the immune system to prevent, treat and cure diseases and to improve human health. This senior and graduate level course will extensively cover basic concepts of immunology as well as explore different engineering approaches including nanomaterials for vaccine delivery, immune cell engineering, cancer immunotherapy, T cell therapy, combination immunotherapy, monitoring immune response etc.
Emphasis on foundation and conceptual understanding of physical phenomena. Focus on prototypes of convective transport and transport processes involving homogeneous and heterogenous reactions; role of boundary conditions including moving boundaries; molecular interpretation of diffusion. Topics may include transport in disordered media and dispersion, coupling between flows and homogeneous reactions, leading to selectivity changes, such as in mixing; e.g., combustion and polymerizations, analysis of processes involving transport in media with time evolving morphologies, coagulation, spinoidal decomposition, transport processes near critical points.