This is a list of all chemical and biochemical engineering courses. For more information, see Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.
CBE:0000 Chemical Engineering Internship/Co-op0 s.h.
Chemical engineering students participating in the Cooperative Education Program register for this course during work assignment periods; registration provides a record of participation in the program on the student's permanent record. Requirements: admission to Cooperative Education Program.
CBE:1000 CBE Departmental Seminar1 s.h.
Introduction to the profession and the department; presentations by guest speakers, visits to laboratories and industries.
CBE:1180 First-Year Seminar1 s.h.
Small discussion class taught by a faculty member; topics chosen by instructor; may include outside activities (e.g., films, lectures, performances, readings, visits to research facilities, field trips). Requirements: first- or second-semester standing.
CBE:2030 Energy and Society3 s.h.
History of energy development and use throughout the world; how energy has affected the development of human societies; societal impact of engineering advances; current state of energy consumption worldwide, including distribution of energy sources, global variations in consumption, advantages and disadvantages of current energy sources; role of fossil fuel consumption in global climate change, potential scenarios for the future of energy.
CBE:2050 Severe and Unusual Weather3 s.h.
Basic weather concepts behind severe weather phenomena and essential safety information; how weather events cause billions of dollars in damage and thousands of casualties; winter storms can impact half of the nation, paralyzing the transportation network with icy roads and wind driven snow; tornadoes can strike within minutes tearing apart homes; hurricanes can destroy entire communities with strong winds, heavy rain, and deadly storm surge; understanding severe weather and knowing what to do before, during, and after an event can significantly reduce injury, deaths, and property damage. Same as CEE:2050.
CBE:2105 Process Calculations3 s.h.
Fundamental principles of chemical process analysis, including material and energy balances for single-unit and multiple-unit processes, analysis of reactive and nonreactive systems, introduction to equations of state, thermodynamics of multiphase systems. Prerequisites: MATH:1550.
CBE:3000 Professional Seminar: Chemical Engineering1 s.h.
Professional aspects of chemical engineering presented through lectures and discussions by guest speakers, field trips, films, panel discussions. Prerequisites: CBE:2105. Requirements: sophomore standing.
CBE:3105 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics3 s.h.
Applications of thermodynamic principles to chemical and physical processes; prediction of material properties; phase and chemical equilibria applied to mixtures and reacting systems. Prerequisites: ENGR:2130. Corequisites: CBE:2105.
CBE:3109 Fluid Flow2 s.h.
Fundamentals of fluid flow, including fluid statics, fluid rheology, laminar and turbulent flow in pipes, external flow, flow through packed beds, fluidized beds, pumps and compressors, boundary layer theory, potential flow, dimensional analysis, and Navier Stokes Equations. Corequisites: CBE:2105.
CBE:3110 Engineering Flow and Heat Exchange3 s.h.
Fundamentals of fluid flow and heat transfer; fluid rheology, boundary layer theory, potential flow, dimensional analysis, laminar and turbulent flow in pipes, flow through packed beds, fluidized beds, pumps, flow measurement, filtration, heat exchanger design, and conductive, convective, and radiative heat transfer. Corequisites: CBE:2105.
CBE:3115 Mass Transfer and Separations3 s.h.
Mechanisms of diffusional mass transfer; solution of industrial problems, including the design of distillation, extraction, absorption, adsorption, drying, membrane processes; mechanical separations. Prerequisites: CBE:3110 and CBE:3105.
CBE:3120 Chemical Reaction Engineering3 s.h.
Application of chemical reaction kinetics to design of chemical reactors: batch reactors, mixed flow reactors, plug flow reactors; reversible and irreversible single reactions; parallel, series, and mixed reactions; temperature and pressure effects on reactor design; heterogeneous catalysis; transport in porous catalysts. Prerequisites: CBE:3115.
CBE:3125 Chemical Process Safety3 s.h.
Application of transport phenomena, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics to study of safety, health, loss prevention; government regulations, toxicology/industrial hygiene, relief sizing, runaway reactions, toxic release and dispersion models, source models, fires and explosions, risk assessment, hazard identification, case studies and accident investigation, incorporation of safety into design; laboratory experiments. Prerequisites: CBE:3115. Corequisites: CBE:3120.
CBE:3150 Thermodynamics/Transport Laboratory3 s.h.
Error analysis, propagation of errors, experimental design, data collection techniques, report writing, oral presentations, laboratory safety; laboratory investigations of thermodynamics, fluid flow, heat transfer, fluid rheology. Prerequisites: CBE:3110 and CBE:3105. Corequisites: CBE:3115. Recommendations: statistics course.
CBE:3155 Chemical Reaction Engineering/Separations Laboratory2 s.h.
Experimental design, data collection techniques, report writing, oral presentations; laboratory investigations of chemical reaction engineering and separations; experiments with plug flow and batch reactors, distillation, evaporation, membrane separation. Prerequisites: CBE:3115 and CBE:3150. Corequisites: CBE:3120.
CBE:3160 Engineering Analysis of Alternative Energy Systems3 s.h.
Engineering and sustainability analyses of conventional and emerging energy technologies; alternative energy sources, including biomass, wind, solar, geothermal; alternative energy carriers (transportation fuels), including varied biofuels, hydrogen, natural gas, ammonia. Prerequisites: ENGR:2130.
CBE:3415 Statistical and Computational Analysis of Weather and Climate Data3 s.h.
Statistical and computational (Python programming) analysis of weather and climate data, univariate and multivariate statistics, hypothesis testing, statistical forecasting, forecast verification, time-series analysis, principal component analysis, trend analysis, and cluster analysis. Requirements: senior or graduate standing.
CBE:3998 Individual Investigations: Chemical Engineeringarr.
Individual projects for chemical engineering undergraduate students, such as laboratory study, engineering design project, analysis and simulation of an engineering system, computer software development, research.
CBE:4105 Process Dynamics and Control in Design3 s.h.
Theory and application of process dynamics to the design of chemical process control systems; mathematical models of unit operations, transfer functions, feedback and feed-forward control, stability, instrumentation, digital control systems; computer methods, including simulation and commercial software use; laboratory focus on process analysis and design. Prerequisites: CBE:3120.
CBE:4109 Chemical Engineering Process Design I2 s.h.
Engineering economics of process evaluation, including time value of money and bases for cost estimation; preliminary design of chemical process plants using computer-aided engineering. Prerequisites: CBE:3115 and CBE:3120 and CBE:3125.
CBE:4110 Chemical Engineering Process Design II3 s.h.
Capstone chemical engineering course; design and optimization of chemical process plants; application of process calculations, thermodynamics, kinetics, process synthesis, energy efficiency in separations, heat-exchanger network synthesis, physical property estimation, safety, computer-aided design, unit operations theory, process control, and economics. Prerequisites: CBE:4109.
CBE:4156 Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysisarr.
Microscopy methods for research; all aspects of research, from sample preparation to imaging to data analysis; when to use a particular microscopy procedure; theory, operation, and application of scanning electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, laser scanning microscopy, X-ray microanalysis. Requirements: a physical science course. Same as ACB:4156, EES:4156.
CBE:4195 Senior Enriching Activities Seminar0 s.h.
Aspects of chemical engineering education, including multidisciplinary team skills, understanding the impact of engineering practice locally and globally. Corequisites: CBE:4110.
CBE:4410 Sustainable Systems3 s.h.
New and emerging concepts in sustainable systems design and assessment. Same as CEE:4107.
CBE:4459 Air Pollution Control Technology3 s.h.
Sources, environmental and health impacts, regulations, modeling of air pollution; processes and alternative strategies for control; global climate considerations. Prerequisites: CEE:2150. Same as CEE:4159, IGPI:4159.
CBE:5000 Seminar in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering1 s.h.
Presentation and discussion of recent advances and research in chemical and biochemical engineering by guest lecturers, faculty, students. Requirements: graduate standing.
CBE:5100 Graduate Professional Development Seminar1 s.h.
Seminar participants work with a faculty member to select and attend eight hours of approved seminars and professional development trainings at the University of Iowa; final meeting of participants is held to share notable seminars; typical seminar series include College of Engineering lectures, departmental and research center graduate seminars, the CBE professional seminar series, offerings of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Requirements: CBE masters standing.
CBE:5104 Introduction to Literature Review and Technical Writing3 s.h.
Review of technical literature, how to contribute to it; produce and present orally a peer-reviewed-journal-quality review article; brainstorming, group writing, research ethics, plagiarism. Recommendations: nonthesis track graduate standing.
CBE:5105 Introduction to Literature Review and Proposal Writing3 s.h.
Tools for reviewing literature, skills for critical reading of publications, training in successful proposal writing; experience drafting a proposal that can be used as a starting point for the Ph.D. comprehensive.
CBE:5110 Intermediate Thermodynamics3 s.h.
Fundamental principles of thermodynamics as applied to phase equilibrium; properties of fluids, first and second law, variable composition systems, behavior of real fluids, mathematical techniques for solution thermodynamics. Requirements: CBE:3105 or ME:3040 or graduate standing. Same as ME:5210.
CBE:5115 Transport Phenomena I3 s.h.
Unified treatment of momentum, mass, energy transport in chemical engineering problems; use of vector and tensor notations in expressing equations of continuity, motion, energy.
CBE:5140 Mathematical Methods in Engineering3 s.h.
Linear ordinary differential equations, series solutions of differential equations, special functions, Laplace transforms, Fourier series, matrices, linear systems, eigenvalue problems, second-order partial differential equations. Prerequisites: MATH:2550 and MATH:2560. Same as CEE:5513, ME:5113.
CBE:5150 Environmental Chemistry3 s.h.
Principles of general, physical, organic chemistry applied in water and air systems; emphasis on qualitative and quantitative understanding of chemical kinetics and equilibrium; acid-base reactions, complex formation, precipitation, dissolution, and oxidation-reduction reactions; organic nomenclature. Prerequisites: CHEM:1120. Same as CEE:5150.
CBE:5199 Contemporary Topics: Chemical and Biochemical Engineeringarr.
Research techniques for graduate students in chemical and biochemical engineering.
CBE:5205 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering3 s.h.
Biochemistry, cellular biology, recombinant DNA and hybridoma technologies; emphasis on engineering aspects of biotechnology, including enzyme kinetics, cell growth kinetics, transport phenomena in bioreactors, bioreactor design, bioseparations, formulation and sterilization of growth media, commercial applications of biotechnology. Prerequisites: CBE:3120.
CBE:5210 Bioseparations3 s.h.
Unit operations used to isolate and purify biologically-derived chemicals, including flocculation, filtration, centrifugation, extraction, adsorption, chromatography, precipitation, crystallization, electrophoresis and cell disruption for intracellular product recovery.
CBE:5250 Introduction to Biocatalysis3 s.h.
Applications of biological catalysis in varied industries; potential of biological catalysis to address future challenges in science and engineering.
CBE:5300 Drug Delivery Devices3 s.h.
Why drug delivery devices are needed and how they are regulated; review of several clinical device categories (inhalation, transdermal, implantable) and preclinical technologies on the horizon.
CBE:5309 Polymer Fundamentals1 s.h.
Basic knowledge of polymers required as a foundation for other UI courses on polymers: basic polymer terminology, polymer groups, polymerization mechanisms, molecular weight determination. Five weeks. Same as BME:5415.
CBE:5310 Polymer Science and Technology3 s.h.
CBE:5315 Polymer Chemistry3 s.h.
Monomer reactivity and polymerization reactions; step, radical, ionic, and ring-opening polymerizations. Prerequisites: CHEM:2220.
CBE:5390 Photopolymerization Topics1 s.h.
Seminars presented by faculty members, research assistants, students.
CBE:5405 Green Chemical and Energy Technologies3 s.h.
Strategies for pollution prevention for chemical processes studied at the macroscale (industrial sector), the mesoscale (unit operations), and the microscale (molecular level); case studies. Prerequisites: CBE:2105.
CBE:5415 Satellite Image Processing and Remote Sensing of Atmosphere3 s.h.
Introduction to principles of atmospheric radiation and techniques for satellite image processing; hands-on experience with data calibration, image registration and enhancement, noise filtering and (supervised and unsupervised) multi-spectral classification of satellite imageries; various satellite sensors used for monitoring of different atmospheric processes and constituents. Same as IGPI:5415.
CBE:5417 Physical Meteorology and Atmospheric Radiative Transfer3 s.h.
Physical processes for weather and climate including radiative transfer, cloud and precipitation formation, and atmospheric electricity; theory of scattering by atmospheric particles (e.g., clouds, aerosols, molecules), atmospheric radiative transfer equations, and numerical techniques and tools to solve these equations. Requirements: senior or graduate standing. Same as IGPI:5417.
CBE:5425 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics3 s.h.
Principal chemical and physical processes affecting atmospheric trace gas and pollutant cycles; emphasis on atmospheric photochemistry, aerosol science, major sources and removal processes. Corequisites: CBE:3120. Same as CEE:5115.
CBE:5875 Perspectives in Biocatalysis1-3 s.h.
Applied enzymology, protein design, structure-activity relationships, biosensor technology, microbial transformations, biodegradation of environmental pollutants. Requirements: graduate standing in a participating department supported by the Predoctoral Training Program in Biotechnology. Same as BIOC:5875, CEE:5875, CHEM:5875, MICR:5875, PHAR:5875.
CBE:5998 Individual Investigations: Chemical and Biochemical Engineeringarr.
Individual projects for chemical and biochemical engineering graduate students; may include laboratory study, engineering design project, analysis and simulation of an engineering system, computer software development, research. Requirements: graduate standing.
CBE:5999 M.S. Thesis Research: Chemical and Biochemical Engineeringarr.
Experimental and/or analytical investigation of an approved topic for partial fulfillment of requirements for M.S. with thesis in chemical and biochemical engineering. Requirements: graduate standing.
CBE:6145 Diffusive Transport3 s.h.
Diffusive transport of heat, mass, and momentum; phenomenological laws and analogies; analytical and numerical solution techniques; inverse heat conduction; multiphase and multicomponent systems. Prerequisites: ME:5145. Same as ME:6245.
CBE:7999 Research: Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Ph.D. Dissertationarr.
Experimental and/or analytical investigation of an approved topic for Ph.D. in chemical and biochemical engineering.