UB CBE Offers 2018 Summer Course for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

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Published February 28, 2018

Make the most of your summer. UB CBE is now offering several 2018 Summer Courses at both the Graduate and Undergraduate levels.  See how you can complete your degree faster.  Enrollment begins March 12.   

Summer 2018 Graduate Courses

CE 500 LEC – Special Topics: Energy and the Environment (3 cr)

Instructor:  Professor Monica Lupion Cordero (mlupionc@buffalo.edu)

Day/Time/Location: Mon,Wed& Fri /2:00-4:00 PM/ Norton 210 (From May 29th, 2018 to July 6th, 2018)

Course Descriptions:
Energy production is one of the biggest challenges we face nowadays. The promotion of sustainable development and climate change mitigation technologies have become critical in energy planning, analysis and policy making. While impressive progress has been made in recent years, energy production still accounts for two-thirds of total greenhouse gas emissions and 80% of CO2.

Understanding these challenges and the energy options available require a global and multidisciplinary perspective, which can be obtained through the course “Energy and the Environment”. The course covers the environmental principles relevant to the following topics: Energy perspectives worldwide, low carbon technologies, energy efficiency, biomass, hydrogen economy, fuel cells, carbon capture and storage, and energy policy and regulation.

CE 505 LEC – Special Topics: Six Sigma for Chemical Engineers (3 cr)

Instructor:  Professor David Courtemanche (djcourte@buffalo.edu)

Day/Time/Location: Mon,Wed & Fri/10 a.m.-12:15 PM/ Norton 210 (From July 9th, 2018 to Auguest 17th, 2018)

Course Descriptions:
Course introduces students to Six Sigma statistical methodology for identifying critical process variables that affect process operability. Emphasis will be on how to define and quantify the process goal and methods to determine the proper variables to affect continuous positive improvement on a chemical process.

 

Summer 2018 Undergraduate Courses

CE 212 LR – Fundamental Principles of Chemical Engineering (4 cr)

Instructor:  Professor Blaine Pfeifer (blainepf@buffalo.edu)

-Online course from May 29th, 2018 to July 6th, 2018

Course Descriptions:
Integrates fundamentals of mathematics, physics, and chemistry into chemical engineering concepts; laws of conservation of mass and energy.

CE 304 LR – Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (4 cr)

Instructor:  Professor Mark Swihart (swihart@buffalo.edu)

Day/Time/Location: Mon., Tues., Wed., & Thurs. 4-6 p.m./ Cooke 114/ from July 9 to August 17

Course Descriptions:
Applies the laws and tools of equilibrium thermodynamics to chemical engineering problems, including calculation of thermodynamic properties of pure fluids and mixtures, computation of energy requirements for changing the state of a system, analysis of phase equilibria (emphasizing vapor-liquid equilibrium), and treatment of chemical reaction equilibria.

CE 318 LR – Transport Processes II (4 cr)

Instructor:  Professor Monica Lupion Cordero (mlupionc@buffalo.edu)

Online course, from July 9 to August 17

Course Descriptions:
The equations of change of heat and mass transport. Steady- and unsteady-state heat conduction in one and two dimensions. Free and forced convection; prediction and correlation of heat transfer. Mass transfer by diffusion and convection; analogies with heat transfer. Simultaneous mass transfer and chemical reaction.

CE 400 LEC – Special Topics: Energy and the Environment (3 cr)

Instructor:  Professor Monica Lupion Cordero (mlupionc@buffalo.edu)

Day/Time/Location: Mon., Wed., & Fri./ 2-4 PM/ Norton 210, from May 29 to July 6

Course Descriptions:
Energy production is one of the biggest challenges we face nowadays. The promotion of sustainable development and climate change mitigation technologies have become critical in energy planning, analysis and policy making. While impressive progress has been made in recent years, energy production still accounts for two-thirds of total greenhouse gas emissions and 80% of CO2.

Understanding these challenges and the energy options available require a global and multidisciplinary perspective, which can be obtained through the course “Energy and the Environment”. The course covers the environmental principles relevant to the following topics: Energy perspectives worldwide, low carbon technologies, energy efficiency, biomass, hydrogen economy, fuel cells, carbon capture and storage, and energy policy and regulation.

CE 405 LEC – Special Topics: Six Sigma for Chemical Engineers (3 cr)

Instructor:  Professor David Courtemanche (djcourte@buffalo.edu)

Day/Time/Location: Mon., Wed., & Fri /10:00 AM -12:15 PM/ Norton 210, from July 9 to August 17

Course Descriptions:
Course introduces students to Six Sigma statistical methodology for identifying critical process variables that affect process operability. Emphasis will be on how to define and quantify the process goal and methods to determine the proper variables to affect continuous positive improvement on a chemical process.

CE 407 LEC – Separations (3 cr)

Instructor:  Professor David Courtemanche (djcourte@buffalo.edu)

Online course, from May 29 to July 6

Course Descriptions:
Staged operations of distillation, absorption, leaching, and extraction. Phase equilibria and application of equilibrium data to calculational methods provide knowledge of solution methods and limitations for binary and multicomponent systems.