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Teaching

CHEE 515 - Materials Surfaces: A biomimetic approach

Extraordinary properties of biological materials are often related to interfacial phenomena, which are bound to the particular surface structure of these biological materials: superhydrophobic lotus leaves, drag reducing shark skin and the precise orientation and shape of apatite crystals in bone and enamel are just some examples. This course (i) investigates the factors that cause biological surfaces to have specific features; (ii) discusses concepts and analysis of thermodynamic and kinetic events occurring on material surfaces and interfaces (adsorption, wetting, catalysis, crystallization, etc.); (iii) compares Nature's solutions to environmental constraints with engineering synthetic approaches. Furthermore, the class will familiarize the students with lessons learnt from Nature and will encourage them to creatively apply bio-inspired strategies to develop new functional materials and solve engineering problems.

 

CHEE 484 - Materials Engineering

Chemical Engineering: Processes for forming and producing engineering materials such as amorphous, semicrystalline, textured and crystal-oriented substances and composites. Effect of processing variables on the properties of the finished article. Process of blending and alloying. Shaping and joining operations. Vessel equipment design for chemical engineering applications.

 

CHEE 423 - Chemical Reaction Engineering

The objectives of this course are to familiarize student with concepts, principles and terminology of chemical reaction engineering and closely related subjects (e.g. mixing, chemical kinetics). To predict performance (Conversion, Selectivity, Yield) of different types of reactors for homogeneous reactions: for given feed, kinetics and operating conditions. To design calculations and specifications of reactor type, volume and operating conditions to achieve specified conversion or selectivity. And finally, to study the influence of such complications as reversible reaction, volume change due to reaction, pressure drop, and non-ideal mixing on reactor design and performance.

 

CHEE 392 - Project Laboratory 1

The aims of Project Laboratory 1 and 2 are to help students improve their ability to plan and execute experiments, and to analyze the results. They will become a member of a team beginning an experimental project on one semester and completing it next semester. The present course will prepare them for this task through exercises, small projects and the preparation of a Proposal for the project.

 

CHEE 797 - Graduate Seminar

Presentation of a seminar on an aspect of the students' thesis work at the departmental research day.

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Department of Chemical Engineering
McGill University
M.H. Wong Building
3610 University Street,
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C5