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Courses offered by the Department of Chemical Engineering are listed under the subject code CHEMENG on the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses web site.

Research investigations are currently being carried out in the following fields: applied statistical mechanics, biocatalysis, bioengineering, biophysics, colloid science, computational materials science, electronic materials, hydrodynamic stability, kinetics and catalysis, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, polymer science, renewable energy, rheo-optics of polymeric systems, and surface and interface science. Additional information may be found at http://cheme.stanford.edu.

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers opportunities for both undergraduates and graduate students to pursue course work and research in energy sciences and technology, which include the chemical, physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences.  Courses include 25E, 35N, 140/240, 142/242, 162/262, 432, 444 with some 400 level courses being offered only in alternate years.

In addition, both undergraduates and graduate students can pursue work in interdisciplinary biosciences, which include the chemical, biological, physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences. Courses include 150, 174/274, 181/281, 183/283, 185B, 355, 420, 450, 454 with some advanced graduate courses offered only in alternate years  Students are encouraged to review course offerings in all departments of the School of Engineering and to seek academic advising with individual chemical engineering faculty. Students wishing assistance should talk with student services staff in the department.

Further information about the department also may be found at http://cheme.stanford.edu. Undergraduates considering majoring in Chemical Engineering are encouraged to talk with faculty and to meet with student services' staff in Shriram room 129. Students interested in pursuing advanced work in chemical engineering, including coterminal degrees, should contact the student services manager. Admission to an advanced degree program for an active Stanford graduate student is by approval of a Graduate Authorization Petition. All other interested applicants should go to http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/gradadmissions for general and departmental information about the requirements and processes for applying for admission to a graduate degree program.

Mission of the Undergraduate Program in Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers are responsible for the conception and design of processes for the purpose of production, transformation, and transportation of materials. This activity begins with experimentation in the laboratory and is followed by implementation of the technology in full-scale production. The mission of the undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering is to develop students' understanding of the core scientific, mathematical, and engineering principles that serve as the foundation underlying these technological processes. The program's core mission is reflected in its curriculum which is built on a foundation in the sciences of chemistry, physics, and biology. Course work includes the study of applied mathematics, material and energy balances, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, energy and mass transfer, separations technologies, chemical reaction kinetics and reactor design, and process design. The program provides students with excellent preparation for careers in the corporate sector and government or for advanced study.

Learning Outcomes (Undergraduate)

Learning outcomes are used in evaluating students and the undergraduate program.  The department expects undergraduate majors in the program to be able to demonstrate the following:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. an ability to communicate effectively.
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  12. the background for admission to engineering or other professional graduate programs.

Learning Outcomes (Graduate)

The purpose of the master’s program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a professional career or doctoral studies. This is done through advanced lecture course work in the fundamentals of the field, including microhydrodynamics, molecular thermodynamics, kinetics, spectroscopy, applied mathematics, and biochemical engineering, in addition to the student’s area of specialization. All students must master the fundamental chemical, physical, and biological concepts that govern molecular behavior.

The Ph.D. is conferred upon candidates who have demonstrated substantial scholarship and the ability to conduct independent research. Through course work and guided research, the program prepares students to make original contributions in Chemical Engineering and related fields.

Graduate Programs in Chemical Engineering

The University’s requirements, including residency requirements, for the M.S., Engineer, and Ph.D. degrees are summarized in the "Graduate Degrees" section of this bulletin.

Current research and teaching activities cover a number of advanced topics in chemical engineering, including applied statistical mechanics, biocatalysis, biochemical engineering, bioengineering, biophysics, computational materials science, colloid science, dynamics of complex fluids, energy conversion, functional genomics, hydrodynamic stability, kinetics and catalysis, microrheology, molecular assemblies, nanoscience and technology, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, polymer physics, protein biotechnology, renewable fuels, semiconductor processing, soft materials science, solar utilization, surface and interface science, and transport mechanics.

Fellowships and Assistantships

Qualified predoctoral applicants are encouraged to apply for nationally competitive fellowships, for example, those from the National Science Foundation. Applicants to the Ph.D. program should consult with their financial aid officers for application information and advice. In the absence of other awards, incoming Ph.D. students normally are awarded departmental fellowships. Matriculated Ph.D. students are supported primarily by fellowship awards and assistantship research or teaching appointments. All students are encouraged to apply for external, competitive fellowships and may obtain information about various awarding agencies from faculty advisers and student services. Assistantships are paid positions for graduate students that, in addition to a salary, provide the benefit of a tuition allocation. Individual faculty members appoint students to research assistantships; the department chair appoints doctoral students to teaching assistantships. Contact departmental student services for additional information.

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

The Chemical Engineering B.S. program requires basic courses in biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and physics. The depth sequence of courses required for the major in chemical engineering provides training in applied chemical kinetics, biochemical engineering, electronic materials, engineering thermodynamics, plant design, polymers, process analysis and control, separation processes, and transport phenomena. Undergraduates who are considering and/or wish to major in chemical engineering should talk with departmental student services as early as during freshman orientation if feasible and consult the curriculum outlined in the "Undergraduate Program in Chemical Engineering" section of this bulletin. Courses taken to fulfill the requirements for the major (courses in mathematics; science; technology and society; engineering fundamentals; and engineering depth) must be taken for a letter grade if this option is offered.

Representative sequences of courses leading to a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, in both flow chart and 4-year, quarter-by-quarter formats, can be found in the Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs, available at http://ughb.stanford.edu. These are explanatory examples, with each sequence starting at a different level and demonstrating how a student, based on his or her pre-college preparation, can complete the major in four years. These typical course schedules are available as well from departmental student services and chemical engineering faculty advisers for undergraduates. It is recommended that students discuss their prospective programs with the chemical engineering faculty advisers, particularly if they are transferring from another major such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or another Engineering major. With advance planning, students can usually arrange to attend one of the overseas campuses.

Students interested in a minor in Chemical Engineering should consult the requirements for a "Minor in Chemical Engineering" section of this bulletin.

Chemical Engineering (CHE)

Completion of the undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering leads to the conferral of the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.

Mission of the Undergraduate Program in Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers are responsible for the conception and design of processes for the purpose of production, transformation, and transportation of materials. This activity begins with experimentation in the laboratory and is followed by implementation of the technology in full-scale production. The mission of the undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering is to develop students' understanding of the core scientific, mathematical, and engineering principles that serve as the foundation underlying these technological processes. The program's core mission is reflected in its curriculum which is built on a foundation in the sciences of chemistry, physics, and biology. Course work includes the study of applied mathematics, material and energy balances, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, energy and mass transfer, separations technologies, chemical reaction kinetics and reactor design, and process design. The program provides students with excellent preparation for careers in the corporate sector and government, or for graduate study.

Requirements*

Units
Mathematics 1
MATH 41Calculus (Or MATH 19/20/21 or AP credit)5
MATH 42Calculus5
Select one of the following: 5-10
Vector Calculus for Engineers
Linear Algebra and Differential Calculus of Several Variables
and Integral Calculus of Several Variables
Select one of the following: 5
Ordinary Differential Equations for Engineers
Ordinary Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
Select one of the following: 4-5
Linear Algebra and Partial Differential Equations for Engineers
Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Science 1
CHEM 31XChemical Principles Accelerated5
CHEM 33Structure and Reactivity5
CHEM 35Synthetic and Physical Organic Chemistry5
PHYSICS 41Mechanics4
PHYSICS 43Electricity and Magnetism4
CHEM 131Organic Polyfunctional Compounds3
Technology in Society
One course required, see Basic Requirement 4; course chosen must be on the SoE-Approved Courses list at <ughb.stanford.edu> the year taken.3-5
Engineering Fundamentals
Three courses minimum; see Basic Requirement 3
CHEMENG/ENGR 20Introduction to Chemical Engineering4
Fundamentals Elective from another School of Engineering department3-5
See the UGHB for a list of courses.
Select one of the following: 3
Biotechnology (same as CHEMENG 25B)
Energy: Chemical Transformations for Production, Storage, and Use (same as CHEMENG 25E)
Chemical Engineering Depth
Minimum 68 Engineering Science and Design units; see Basic Requirement 5
CHEMENG 10The Chemical Engineering Profession1
CHEMENG 100Chemical Process Modeling, Dynamics, and Control3
CHEMENG 110Equilibrium Thermodynamics3
CHEMENG 120AFluid Mechanics4
CHEMENG 120BEnergy and Mass Transport4
CHEMENG 130Separation Processes3
CHEMENG 150Biochemical Engineering3
CHEMENG 170Kinetics and Reactor Design3
CHEMENG 180Chemical Engineering Plant Design4
CHEMENG 181Biochemistry I3
CHEMENG 185AChemical Engineering Laboratory A (WIM)4
CHEMENG 185BChemical Engineering Laboratory B4
CHEM 171Physical Chemistry I4
CHEM 173Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 175Physical Chemistry III3
Select four of the following: 2,312
Micro and Nanoscale Fabrication Engineering
Basic Principles of Heterogeneous Catalysis with Applications in Energy Transformations
Soft Matter in Biomedical Devices, Microelectronics, and Everyday Life
Polymers for Clean Energy and Water
Environmental Microbiology I
Biochemistry II
Creating New Ventures in Engineering and Science-based Industries
Total Units124-134
*

For additional information and sample programs, see the Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs (UGHB)

1

 Unit count is higher if program includes one of more of the following: MATH 51 and  MATH 52 in lieu of CME 100; or CHEM 31A and CHEM 31B in lieu of CHEM 31X.

2

 Any two acceptable except combining 160 and 162.

3

 Students may substitute two of the depth electives with two other science and engineering 3-unit lecture courses.  See UGHB for additional details.

Honors Program in Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers a program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with Honors. Qualified undergraduate majors conduct independent study and research at an advanced level with faculty mentors, graduate students, and fellow undergraduates. This three quarter sequential program requires concurrent participation each quarter in the CHEMENG 191H Undergraduate Honors Seminar; completion of a faculty-approved thesis; and participation in the Chemical Engineering Honors Poster Session held annually during the Mason Lecture Series Spring Quarter. The last requirement may also be fulfilled through an alternative, public, oral presentation with the approval of the department chair. A research proposal/application must be submitted at least five quarters prior to graduation with work to begin at a minimum of four quarters prior to graduation.

Admission to the honors program is by application and submission of a research proposal and is subject to approvals by faculty advisers, sponsors, and the chair of the department. Declared Chemical Engineering majors with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher are encouraged to apply. Students must submit their applications no later than the first week of March Winter Quarter of their junior year, assuming a June degree conferral the following year, e.g. the primary 2016-2017 deadline is March 3, 2017. An application includes a Stanford transcript in addition to the research proposal, approved by both the student's research thesis adviser, a faculty reader, and, if required, a chemical engineering faculty sponsor. The research adviser or the reader or, alternatively, a faculty sponsor, must be a faculty member in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Students must start their research no later than Spring Quarter their junior year and are encouraged to consider incorporating research opportunities such as those sponsored by Undergraduate Academic Life into their honors research proposal; see http://ual.stanford.edu/OO/research_opps/Grants http://ual.stanford.edu/OO/research_opps/Grants). See departmental student services staff in Shriram Center room 129, for more information about the application process, a proposal template, and other assistance.

In order to receive departmental honors, students admitted to the honors program must:

  1. Maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5 as calculated on the unofficial transcript.
  2. Complete at least three quarters of research with a minimum of 9 units of CHEMENG 190H Undergraduate Honors Research in Chemical Engineering for a letter grade. All quarters must focus on the same topic. The same faculty adviser and faculty reader should be maintained throughout if feasible.
  3. Enroll in CHEMENG 191H Undergraduate Honors Seminar, concurrently with each quarter of enrollment in CHEMENG 190H Undergraduate Honors Research in Chemical Engineering.
  4. Participate with a poster and oral presentation of thesis work at the Chemical Engineering Honors Poster Session held during the Mason Lectures week, Spring Quarter, or, at the Undergraduate Program Committee’s discretion, at a comparable public event. Submit at the same time to student services one copy of the poster in electronic format.
  5. Submit final drafts of a thesis simultaneously to the adviser and the reader and, if appropriate, to the Chemical Engineering faculty sponsor, no later than April 10, 2017, or the first school day of the second week of the quarter in which the degree is to be conferred.
  6. Complete all work and thesis revisions and obtain indicated faculty approvals on the Certificate of Final Reading of Thesis forms by April 28, 2017, or the end of the first month of the graduation quarter.
  7. Submit to departmental student services five (5) final copies of the honors thesis, as approved by the appropriate faculty. Include in each thesis an original, completed, faculty signature sheet immediately following the title page. The 2016-2017 deadline is May 3, 2017.
  8. Submit to student services a copy of the honors thesis in electronic format at the same time as the final copies of the thesis.

Upon faculty approval, departmental student services to submit one copy of each honors thesis to Student Affairs, School of Engineering.

Chemical Engineering (CHE) Minor

The following core courses fulfill the minor requirements:

Units
ENGR 20Introduction to Chemical Engineering4
CHEMENG 100Chemical Process Modeling, Dynamics, and Control3
CHEMENG 110Equilibrium Thermodynamics3
CHEMENG 120AFluid Mechanics4
CHEMENG 120BEnergy and Mass Transport4
CHEMENG 170Kinetics and Reactor Design3
CHEMENG 185AChemical Engineering Laboratory A4
CHEM 171Physical Chemistry I4
CHEMENG 180Chemical Engineering Plant Design4
Select one of the following: 3
Micro and Nanoscale Fabrication Engineering
Basic Principles of Heterogeneous Catalysis with Applications in Energy Transformations
Soft Matter in Biomedical Devices, Microelectronics, and Everyday Life
Polymers for Clean Energy and Water
Environmental Microbiology I
Biochemistry I
Total Units36

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

A range of M.S. programs comprising appropriate course work is available to accommodate students wishing to obtain further academic preparation before pursuing a professional chemical engineering career or a professional degree program. The degree requirements are lecture course based; there are no research or thesis requirements. This is a terminal M.S. degree, i.e. this degree is not a prerequisite for nor does it lead to admission to the department’s Ph.D. program.

Coterminal master's students should see the specific requirements for the coterminal degree below.

For conferral of a master's degree in Chemical Engineering, the following departmental requirements must be met.

Unit and Course Requirements for the Master's Degree

Students terminating their graduate work with the M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering must develop a graduate-level, thematic M.S. program consisting of a minimum of 45 completed units of academic work that includes:

  1. Four (4) Chemical Engineering core graduate lecture courses selected from the CHEMENG 300 series
  2. Three (3) units of CHEMENG 699 Colloquium
  3. An additional 30 units, selected from graduate-level science or engineering lecture courses (3 units or more) in any appropriate department and, by petition to the Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering, from upper-division undergraduate lecture courses in science and engineering

Alternatively, up to 6 units of research may be used in lieu of up to 6 units of the additional 30 lecture units, to partially satisfy the 45 unit minimum requirement. Credit toward the required minimum of 45 completed units for the M.S. degree is not given for non science and engineering courses in other departments or for the Chemical Engineering special topics courses numbered in the 500 series.

To ensure that an appropriate Chemical Engineering graduate program is pursued by each M.S. candidate, students who first matriculate at Stanford at the graduate level must do the following, during the first quarter no later than the seventh week:

  1. Complete a Program Proposal for a Master’s Degree form, that is approved by the M.S. adviser
  2. Submit this petition to departmental student services, for review by the graduate curriculum committee, and
  3. Obtain approval for any subsequent program change or changes from the M.S. adviser and the graduate committee.

Stanford undergraduates admitted to the coterminal master’s program must:

  1. Submit an adviser-approved Program Proposal for a Master’s Degree (a graduate degree progress form), either during their second quarter of graduate standing or upon the completion of 9 units of graduate work (whichever occurs first), and
  2. Document with student services their M.S. adviser’s review and approval of their graduate program when they have accrued 30 units toward the M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering.

Each M.S. candidate must obtain approvals for the final M.S. program no later than the seventh week of the quarter preceding the quarter of degree conferral,in order to permit amendment of the final quarter’s study list if the faculty deem this necessary. Students with questions should contact departmental graduate student services.

Minimum Grade Requirement

Any course used to satisfy the 45-unit minimum for the Master of Science degree must be taken for a letter grade, if offered. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 must be maintained for these courses.

Research Experience

Students in the M.S. program wishing to obtain research experience should talk with departmental student services and work with the M.S. faculty adviser on the choice of research adviser as early as feasible and in advance of the anticipated quarter(s) of research. Once arrangements are mutually agreed upon, including the number of units, students enroll in the appropriate section of CHEMENG 600 Graduate Research in Chemical Engineering. A written report describing the results of the research undertaken must be submitted to and approved by the research adviser. Research units may not be substituted for any of the required four 300-level core lecture courses.

Coterminal Master's Degrees in Chemical Engineering

Stanford undergraduates with strong academic records may apply to study for a master’s degree while at the same time completing their bachelor’s degree(s). Interested students should discuss their educational goals with their faculty advisers and talk with departmental graduate student services about the application requirements before submitting an application. Students, who have completed at least 120 units toward an undergraduate degree and complete their applications by the seventh week of a quarter, may be admitted to the Chemical Engineering M.S. program the following quarter.

University Coterminal Requirements

Coterminal master’s degree candidates are expected to complete all master’s degree requirements as described in this bulletin. University requirements for the coterminal master’s degree are described in the “Coterminal Master’s Program” section. University requirements for the master’s degree are described in the "Graduate Degrees" section of this bulletin.

After accepting admission to this coterminal master’s degree program, students may request transfer of courses from the undergraduate to the graduate career to satisfy requirements for the master’s degree. Transfer of courses to the graduate career requires review and approval of both the undergraduate and graduate programs on a case by case basis.

In this master’s program, courses taken during or after the first quarter of the sophomore year are eligible for consideration for transfer to the graduate career; the timing of the first graduate quarter is not a factor. No courses taken prior to the first quarter of the sophomore year may be used to meet master’s degree requirements.

Course transfers are not possible after the bachelor’s degree has been conferred.

The University requires that the graduate adviser be assigned in the student’s first graduate quarter even though the undergraduate career may still be open. The University also requires that the Master’s Degree Program Proposal be completed by the student and approved by the department by the end of the student’s first graduate quarter.

Engineer in Chemical Engineering

The degree of Engineer is awarded after the completion of a minimum of 90 units of graduate work beyond the B.S. degree and the satisfactory completion of all University requirements plus the following departmental requirements. Application to this program is open only to active chemical engineering M.S. or Ph.D. candidates. This degree is not a prerequisite for the Ph.D. program. 

Unit and Course Requirements

A minimum of 90 completed units is required, including a component of a minimum of 45 units in science and engineering courses, consisting of 42 lecture units and 3  CHEMENG 699 Colloquium units.  The required CHEMENG courses are listed below.

Units
CHEMENG 300Applied Mathematics in the Chemical and Biological Sciences3
CHEMENG 310Microhydrodynamics3
CHEMENG 320Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering3
CHEMENG 340Molecular Thermodynamics3
CHEMENG 345Fundamentals and Applications of Spectroscopy3
CHEMENG 355Advanced Biochemical Engineering3
Plus 3 units of:
CHEMENG 699Colloquium1

The additional lecture courses, (24 units), may be chosen from graduate level science and engineering courses according to the guidelines given in the "Master's" section and with the consent of the graduate curriculum committee chair and the department chair. In fulfilling the required 45-unit requirement for lecture course units, the course work may not include chemical engineering's 500 level seminar courses or similar 1-2 unit courses in other departments. The remaining 45 units are primarily research units.

Students seeking the Engineer degree may petition to add a M.S. program and apply for the M.S. degree once the requirements for that degree have been fulfilled. see General Requirements in the “Graduate Degrees” section of this bulletin and Chemical Engineering’s “Master's” section.

Minimum Grade Requirement

Any course intended to satisfy the Engineer degree requirements must be taken for a letter grade, if offered. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 must be maintained.

Reading Committee Requirement

All candidates are required to have an initial meeting with their reading committees by the end of their ninth quarter. The committee must have a minimum of two members, both of whom are Chemical Engineering faculty members. The reading committee meetings are intended to be discussion sessions, which help to focus and guide the thesis project; they are not examinations.

Students are responsible for reporting meeting dates to departmental student services.

Thesis Requirement

The thesis must represent a substantial piece of research equivalent to nine months of full-time effort and must be approved by the student's reading committee.

Qualification for the Ph.D. Program by Students Ready to Receive the Degree of Engineer

After completing the requirements for the Engineer degree, a student may petition to be examined on the research work completed for that degree, for the purpose of qualifying for admission to Ph.D. candidacy. If the petition is approved, the student’s thesis must be approved by the reading committee and available in its final form for inspection by the entire faculty at least two weeks prior to the scheduled date of said examination.

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering

The University’s general requirements for the Ph.D. are specified in the "Graduate Degrees" section of this bulletin.

The Ph.D. degree is awarded after the completion of a minimum of 135 units of graduate work as well as satisfactory completion of any additional University requirements and the following departmental requirements. Completion of a M.S. degree is not a prerequisite for beginning, pursuing, or completing doctoral work.

Unit and Course Requirements

A minimum of 135 completed units is required, including a component of a minimum of 45 units in science and engineering courses, consisting of 42 lecture units and 3 units of CHEMENG 699 Colloquium.

  1. CHEMENG 699 should be taken all years each quarter of the academic year; all these units count toward the required 135 units.
  2. The research units for CHEMENG 399 count toward the required 135 units, but may not be counted toward the 45 unit component.
  3. Students working with a research adviser should enroll each quarter in the 500 series, 600, and 699 as appropriate and as study list unit limits permit. All these seminar and research units are included within the required minimum of 135 units for degree.

Students with questions or issues should contact departmental graduate student services.

The following courses are required:

Units
CHEMENG 300Applied Mathematics in the Chemical and Biological Sciences3
CHEMENG 310Microhydrodynamics3
CHEMENG 320Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering3
CHEMENG 340Molecular Thermodynamics3
CHEMENG 345Fundamentals and Applications of Spectroscopy3
CHEMENG 355Advanced Biochemical Engineering3
CHEMENG 399Graduate Research Rotation in Chemical Engineering1
CHEMENG 699Colloquium1
Plus two courses at the 400 course level; in 2016-17 the following are available:
CHEMENG 432Electrochemical Energy Conversion3
CHEMENG 444Electronic Structure Theory and Applications to Chemical Kinetics3
CHEMENG 454Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering3
CHEMENG 456Microbial Bioenergy Systems3
CHEMENG 462Complex Fluids and Non-Newtonian Flows3

These courses are to be taken at Stanford, and any petition to substitute another graduate-level course for any of these core courses must be approved by the department chair. The remaining graduate-level science and engineering lecture courses may be chosen from any department. A student may petition the department chair for approval to include an upper-division undergraduate science or engineering lecture course. All proposals for Ph.D. required course work must be approved by the student’s adviser and the department chair or the chair of the department's Graduate Curriculum Committee.

Ph.D. students may petition to add a M.S. degree program to their university record; submit in a Graduate Authorization petition in Axess. Once the online petition is approved, the M.S. candidate must complete a Program Proposal for a Master's Degree form and submit it to departmental student services.

Ph.D. students with a M.S. program apply in Axess for M.S. degree conferral. (See the "Master of Science in Chemical Engineering" section in this bulletin.) The M.S. degree must be awarded within the University’s candidacy period for completion of a master’s degree.

Minimum Grade Requirement

Any course intended to satisfy the Ph.D. degree requirements must be taken for a letter grade, if offered. A GPA of 3.0 or above is required by the end of the first year, in order to continue in the Ph.D. program. The overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 must to be maintained.

Degree Milestones

Degree milestones indicate progress toward degree, are listed on unofficial transcripts, and comprise satisfactory and timely completion of various activities, such as securing a research adviser, examinations, meetings, assisting with teaching CHEMENG courses, submission of forms. Students with questions or issues should talk with departmental student services; students approaching a milestone should be aware of intradepartmental communications and support.

Candidacy

To be advanced to Ph.D. candidacy, the student must secure a research dissertation adviser (and any required co-adviser) and complete a Ph.D. candidacy examination.

First, the research adviser and any required co-adviser must be established by the end of the second quarter in the Ph.D. program. Failure to do so leads to termination of a student's study toward a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering; however, the student may continue to work toward an M.S. degree (see the "Master of Science in Chemical Engineering" section of this bulletin). Departmental Ph.D. financial support does not continue.

Second, the Ph.D. candidacy examination before a faculty committee is at the end of the fourth quarter. It consists of (a) a student's oral presentation of their thinking about their research proposal and current progress and (b) an examination by faculty members of the proposal specifics as well as the student's understanding of the fundamental chemical, physical, and biological concepts that govern the molecular behavior of the system being studied. Upon successful completion of this examination candidates must submit an Application for Candidacy for Doctoral Degree form, approved by their research adviser(s), to departmental graduate student services within three months.

Teaching Requirement

Teaching experience is considered an essential component of pre-doctoral training because it assists in the further development and refinement of candidates' skills in conveying what they know, think, and conclude, based on articulated assumptions and knowledge. All Ph.D. candidates, regardless of the source of their financial support, are required to assist in the teaching of a minimum of two chemical engineering courses.

Reading Committee Requirement

Reading committee meetings are intended to be discussion sessions with all members of the reading committee participating that help to focus and refine the dissertation project; they are not examinations.

By the end of the second year, all Ph.D. candidates are required to assemble reading committees and submit Doctoral Dissertation Reading Committee forms signed by research advisers to student services.

By the end of the first quarter of the third year, candidates are required to have an initial meeting with the full reading committee. It is the candidate’s responsibility to schedule committee meetings, and the faculty's to respond in a timely manner to scheduling requests. Candidates are responsible for reporting meeting dates to departmental student services.

The faculty strongly encourage doctoral candidates to take advantage of the benefits of ongoing, yearly, full reading committee meetings.

Research Poster Requirement

Experience in analyzing and presenting one's research to diverse audiences also is an essential component of predoctoral training, and faculty strongly encourage candidates to do so several times each year, starting in the second year. All candidates in their third year are required to prepare and present a research poster during the annual Mason Lecturers week in spring quarter.

Dissertation and Oral Defense Requirements

A dissertation based on a successful investigation of a fundamental problem in chemical engineering is required. A student is expected to have fulfilled all the requirements for this degree, including the completion of a dissertation approved by his or her research adviser(s) and reading committee members within approximately five calendar years after enrolling the Ph.D. program. Upon adviser approval (s), copies of the final draft of the dissertation must be distributed to each reading committee member. No sooner than three weeks after this distribution, a student may schedule an oral examination. This examination is a dissertation defense, based on the candidate’s dissertation research, and is in the form of a public seminar followed by a private examination by the faculty members on the student’s oral examination committee. Satisfactory performance in the oral examination and acceptance of an approved dissertation by Graduate Degree Progress, Office of the University Registrar, leads to Ph.D. degree conferral.

Ph.D. Minor in Chemical Engineering

The University’s general requirements for the Ph.D. minor are specified in the "Graduate Degrees" section of this bulletin. An application for a Ph.D. minor must be approved by both the major and minor departments.

A student desiring a Ph.D. minor in Chemical Engineering must work with a minor program adviser who has a faculty appointment in Chemical Engineering. This adviser must be included as a member of the student’s reading committee for the doctoral dissertation, and the entire reading committee must meet at least once and at least one year prior to the scheduling of the student’s oral examination. The department strongly prefers that regular meetings of the full reading committee start no later than the third year of graduate study or when the student is admitted to Ph.D. candidacy. In addition, the Chemical Engineering faculty member who is the minor adviser must be a member of the student’s University oral examination committee.

The Ph.D. minor program must include at least 20 units of graduate-level lecture courses (numbered at the 200 level or above), but may not include any 1-2 unit lecture courses in the 20-unit minimum. The list of courses must form a coherent program and must be approved by the minor program adviser and the chair of this department. All courses for the minor must be taken for a letter grade, and a GPA of at least 3.0 must be earned for these courses.

Emeriti: (Professors) Andreas Acrivos, George M. Homsy, Robert J. Madix, Channing R. Robertson

Chair: Eric S. G. Shaqfeh

Professors: Zhenan Bao, Stacey F. Bent, Curtis W. Frank, Gerald G. Fuller, Chaitan Khosla, Jens K. Nørskov, Eric S. G. Shaqfeh, Alfred M. Spormann, James R. Swartz

Associate Professors:  Alexander R. Dunn, Thomas F. Jaramillo, Andrew J. Spakowitz

Assistant Professors: Matteo Cargnello, Jian Qin, Elizabeth S. Sattely

Courtesy Professors:  Jennifer R. Cochran, Sarah C. Heilshorn, Daniel Herschlag, Christina D. Smolke

Lecturers: Lisa Y. Hwang, Ricardo B. Levy, Shari B. Libicki, Sara Loesch-Frank, John E. Moalli, Howard B. Rosen

Adjunct Professors: Ying Chih Chang, Jae Chun Hyun, Do Yeung Yoon

Cognate Courses for Advanced Degrees in Chemical Engineering

In addition to core CHEMENG graduate courses in the 300 series and elective CHEMENG graduate courses in the 200 and 400 series, students pursuing advanced degrees in chemical engineering include elective courses offered by other departments. The following list is a partial list of the more frequently chosen courses and is subdivided into five focus areas.

Units
Broadly Applicable
APPPHYS 207Laboratory Electronics4
CHEM 221Advanced Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 271Advanced Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 273Advanced Physical Chemistry3
EE 261The Fourier Transform and Its Applications3
STATS 200Introduction to Statistical Inference3
Biochemistry and Bioengineering focus *
BIO 217Neuronal Biophysics4
BIOE 331Protein Engineering3
BIOPHYS 228
BIOPHYS/SBIO 241Biological Macromolecules3-5
CBIO 241Cellular Basis of Cancer4
MCP 256How Cells Work: Energetics, Compartments, and Coupling in Cell Biology4
SBIO 228
SBIO 241Biological Macromolecules3-5
Fluid Mechanics, Applied Mathematics, and Numerical Analysis focus **
AA 218Introduction to Symmetry Analysis3
CME 200Linear Algebra with Application to Engineering Computations3
CME 204Partial Differential Equations in Engineering3
CME 206Introduction to Numerical Methods for Engineering3
CME 212Advanced Software Development for Scientists and Engineers3
ME 351AFluid Mechanics3
ME 457Fluid Flow in Microdevices3
Materials Science focus ***
MATSCI 210Organic and Biological Materials3
MATSCI 251Microstructure and Mechanical Properties3
MATSCI 316Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology3
MATSCI 343Organic Semiconductors for Electronics and Photonics3
MATSCI 380Nano-Biotechnology3
Microelectronics focus ****
AA 218Introduction to Symmetry Analysis3
CME 200Linear Algebra with Application to Engineering Computations3
CME 204Partial Differential Equations in Engineering3
CME 206Introduction to Numerical Methods for Engineering3
CME 212Advanced Software Development for Scientists and Engineers3
ME 457Fluid Flow in Microdevices3
Microelectronics focus
AA 218Introduction to Symmetry Analysis3
CME 200Linear Algebra with Application to Engineering Computations3
CME 204Partial Differential Equations in Engineering3
CME 206Introduction to Numerical Methods for Engineering3
CME 212Advanced Software Development for Scientists and Engineers3
ME 457Fluid Flow in Microdevices3
*

e.g., with CHEMENG 281 Biochemistry I, CHEMENG 283 Biochemistry II, CHEMENG 454 Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering, CHEMENG 456 Microbial Bioenergy Systems.

**

e.g., with CHEMENG 462 Complex Fluids and Non-Newtonian Flows.

***

e.g., with  CHEMENG 442 Structure and Reactivity of Solid Surfaces, CHEMENG 464 Polymer Chemistry, CHEMENG 466 Polymer Physics.

****

e.g., with CHEMENG 240 Micro and Nanoscale Fabrication Engineering.

Courses

CHEMENG 10. The Chemical Engineering Profession. 1 Unit.

Open to all undergraduates. Overview of and careers in chemical engineering; opportunities to develop networks with working professionals. Panel discussions on career paths and post-graduation opportunities available. Areas include biotechnology, electronics, energy, environment, management consulting, nanotechnology, and graduate school in business, law, medicine, and engineering.

CHEMENG 12SC. An Exploration of Art Materials: The Intersection of Art and Science. 2 Units.

There is growing interest in the intersection of art and science, whether from artists adapting technology to suit their visions or from scientists and engineers seeking to explain various visual effects. To take advantage of possible creative sparks at the art/science interface, it is necessary for fuzzies and techies to have some knowledge of the language used by the other side. This interface will be explored through examining approaches used by an artist and an engineer in the context of the materials science of cultural objects. In-class lectures, hands-on studio practice, and field trips will be used to illustrate these different perspectives.<br><br>At the heart of the scientific approach is the notion that a cultural object, e.g., a painting, is a physical entity comprising materials with different physical properties and different responses to environmental stresses presented by light, heat, and water. In support of this outlook, in-class lectures and discussions will focus on the basic concepts of color, optics, mechanics, composite structures, and response of the object to environmental stress, and we will visit Bay Area museums to see how artists employ such techniques. The hands-on studio experience is designed to increase students' confidence and develop their appreciation of differences in materials. It is not necessary to have any artistic training, only a willingness to experiment. The in-class studio projects will include working with line and shadow; color, binders, and mordants; global sources of pigments; substrates and writing; and material failure. Students will make one technical presentation on a topic in one of the five areas relevant to a painting: color, optics, mechanics, composites, and stress response. In addition, they will prepare one essay on the issues surrounding the intersection of art and science. Finally, they will complete a project related to one of the thematic areas covered in the hands-on studio sessions and make a final oral presentation describing their project.

CHEMENG 20. Introduction to Chemical Engineering. 4 Units.

Overview of chemical engineering through discussion and engineering analysis of physical and chemical processes. Topics: overall staged separations, material and energy balances, concepts of rate processes, energy and mass transport, and kinetics of chemical reactions. Applications of these concepts to areas of current technological importance: biotechnology, energy, production of chemicals, materials processing, and purification. Prerequisite: CHEM 31.
Same as: ENGR 20

CHEMENG 25B. Biotechnology. 3 Units.

Biology and chemistry fundamentals, genetic engineering, cell culture, protein production, pharmaceuticals, genomics, viruses, gene therapy, evolution, immunology, antibodies, vaccines, transgenic animals, cloning, stem cells, intellectual property, governmental regulations, and ethics. Prerequisites: CHEM 31 and MATH 41 or equivalent courage.
Same as: ENGR 25B

CHEMENG 25E. Energy: Chemical Transformations for Production, Storage, and Use. 3 Units.

An introduction and overview to the challenges and opportunities of energy supply and consumption. Emphasis on energy technologies where chemistry and engineering play key roles. Review of energy fundamentals along with historical energy perspectives and current energy production technologies. In depth analysises of solar thermal systems, biofuels, photovoltaics and electrochemical devices (batteries and fuel cells). Prerequisites: high school chemistry or equivalent.
Same as: ENGR 25E

CHEMENG 31N. When Chemistry Meets Engineering. 3 Units.

Preference to freshmen. Chemistry and engineering are subjects that are ubiquitous around us. But what happens when the two meet? Students will explore this question by diving into experimental problems that scientists and engineers have to face on a daily basis. Many processes that are taken for granted have been developed by understanding science at a very fundamental level and then applying it to large and important industrial processes. In this seminar, students will explore some of the basic concepts that are important to address chemical engineering problems through experimental work. Students will build materials for energy and environmental applications, understand how to separate mixtures into pure compounds, produce fuels, and will learn to look at the chemical properties of molecules that are part of daily life with a different eye.

CHEMENG 35N. Renewable Energy for a Sustainable World. 3 Units.

Preference to freshmen. Organized to prepare a renewable energy plan for California. Energy concepts and quantitation approaches are learned, energy needs and natural resources are assessed, and renewable energy technologies are evaluated for economic performance and environmental impact. An investment plan is developed along with implementation and research recommendations. The same concepts are then applied to Mexico as a second model system.

CHEMENG 60Q. Environmental Regulation and Policy. 3 Units.

Preference to sophomores. How environmental policy is formulated in the U.S. How and what type of scientific research is incorporated into decisions. How to determine acceptable risk, the public's right to know of chemical hazards, waste disposal and clean manufacturing, brownfield redevelopment, and new source review regulations. The proper use of science and engineering including media presentation and misrepresentation, public scientific and technical literacy, and emotional reactions. Alternative models to formulation of environmental policy. Political and economic forces, and stakeholder discussions.

CHEMENG 70Q. Masters of Disaster. 3 Units.

Preference to sophomores. For students interested in science, engineering, politics, and the law. Learn from past disasters to avoid future ones. How disasters can be tracked to failures in the design process. The roles of engineers, artisans, politicians, lawyers, and scientists in the design of products. Failure as rooted in oversight in adhering to the design process. Student teams analyze real disasters and design new products presumably free from the potential for disastrous outcomes.

CHEMENG 80Q. Art, Chemistry, and Madness: The Science of Art Materials. 3 Units.

Preference to sophomores. Chemistry of natural and synthetic pigments in five historical palettes: earth (paleolithic), classical (Egyptian, Greco-Roman), medieval European (Middle Ages), Renaissance (old masters), and synthetic (contemporary). Composite nature of paints using scanning electron microscopy images; analytical techniques used in art conservation, restoration, and determination of provenance; and inherent health hazards. Paintings as mechanical structures. Hands-on laboratory includes stretching canvas, applying gesso grounds, grinding pigments, preparing egg tempera paint, bamboo and quill pens, gilding and illumination, and papermaking.

CHEMENG 90Q. Dare to Care: Compassionate Design. 3 Units.

Imagine yourself with your abundant creativity, intellect, and passion, but your ability to move or speak is diminished. How would you face the world, how would you thrive at Stanford, how would you relay to people your ideas and creations? How would you share yourself and your ideas with the world? nThere are more than 50 million individuals in America with at least one disability, and in the current world of design, these differences are often overlooked. How do we as designers empower people of diverse physical abilities and provide them with means of self-expression?nnIn Compassionate Design, students from any prospective major are invited to explore the engineering design process by examining the needs of persons with disabilities. Through invited guests, students will have the opportunity to directly engage people with different types of disabilities as a foundation to design products that address problems of motion and mobility, vision, speech and hearing. For example, in class, students will interview people who are deaf, blind, have cerebral palsy, or other disabling conditions. Students will then be asked, using the design tools they have been exposed to as part of the seminar, to create a particular component or device that enhances the quality of life for that user or users with similar limitations.nnPresentation skills are taught and emphasized as students will convey their designs to the class and instructors. Students will complete this seminar with a compassionate view toward design for the disabled, they will acquire a set of design tools that they can use to empower themselves and others in whatever direction they choose to go, and they will have increased confidence and abilities in presenting in front of an audience.

CHEMENG 100. Chemical Process Modeling, Dynamics, and Control. 3 Units.

Mathematical methods applied to engineering problems using chemical engineering examples. The development of mathematical models to describe chemical process dynamic behavior. Analytical and computer simulation techniques for the solution of ordinary differential equations. Dynamic behavior of linear first- and second-order systems. Introduction to process control. Dynamics and stability of controlled systems. Prerequisites: CHEMENG 20 or ENGR 20; CME 102 or MATH 53.

CHEMENG 110. Equilibrium Thermodynamics. 3 Units.

Thermodynamic properties, equations of state, properties of non-ideal systems including mixtures, and phase and chemical equilibria. Prerequisite: CHEM 171 or equivalent.

CHEMENG 120A. Fluid Mechanics. 4 Units.

The flow of isothermal fluids from a momentum transport viewpoint. Continuum hypothesis, scalar and vector fields, fluid statics, non-Newtonian fluids, shell momentum balances, equations of motion and the Navier-Stokes equations, creeping and potential flow, parallel and nearly parallel flows, time-dependent parallel flows, boundary layer theory and separation, introduction to drag correlations. Prerequisites: junior in Chemical Engineering or consent of instructor; 100 and CME 102 or equivalent.

CHEMENG 120B. Energy and Mass Transport. 4 Units.

General diffusive transport, heat transport by conduction, Fourier's law, conduction in composites with analogies to electrical circuits, advection-diffusion equations, forced convection, boundary layer heat transport via forced convection in laminar flow, forced convection correlations, free convection, free convection boundary layers, free convection correlations and application to geophysical flows, melting and heat transfer at interfaces, radiation, diffusive transport of mass for dilute and non-dilute transfer, mass and heat transport analogies, mass transport with bulk chemical reaction, mass transport with interfacial chemical reaction, evaporation. Prerequisite 120A or consent of instructor.

CHEMENG 130. Separation Processes. 3 Units.

Analysis and design of equilibrium and non-equilibrium separation processes. Possible examples: distillation, liquid-liquid extraction, flash distillation, electrophoresis, centrifugation, membrane separations, chromatography, and reaction-assisted separation processes.

CHEMENG 140. Micro and Nanoscale Fabrication Engineering. 3 Units.

(Same as CHEMENG 140) Survey of fabrication and processing technologies in industrial sectors, such as semiconductor, biotechnology, and energy. Chemistry and transport of electronic and energy device fabrication. Solid state materials, electronic devices and chemical processes including crystal growth, chemical vapor deposition, etching, oxidation, doping, diffusion, thin film deposition, plasma processing. Micro and nanopatterning involving photolithography, unconventional soft lithography and self assembly. Recommended: CHEM 33, 171, and PHYSICS 55.
Same as: CHEMENG 240

CHEMENG 142. Basic Principles of Heterogeneous Catalysis with Applications in Energy Transformations. 3 Units.

(Formerly 124/224) Introduction to heterogeneous catalysis, including models of surface reactivity, surface equilibria, kinetics of surface reactions, electronic and geometrical effects in heterogeneous catalysis, trends in reactivity, catalyst structure and composition, electro-catalysis and photo-catalysis. Selected applications and challenges in energy transformations will be discussed. Prerequisites: CHEM 31AB or 31X, CHEM 171, CHEM 175 or CHEMENG 170 or equivalents. Recommended: CHEM 173.
Same as: CHEMENG 242

CHEMENG 150. Biochemical Engineering. 3 Units.

Systems-level combination of chemical engineering concepts with biological principles. The production of protein pharmaceuticals as a paradigm to explore quantitative biochemistry and cellular physiology, the elemental stoichiometry of metabolism, recombinant DNA technology, synthetic biology and metabolic engineering, fermentation development and control, product isolation and purification, protein folding and formulation, and biobusiness and regulatory issues. Prerequisite: CHEMENG 181 (formerly 188) or BIOSCI 41 or equivalent.

CHEMENG 160. Soft Matter in Biomedical Devices, Microelectronics, and Everyday Life. 4 Units.

The relationships between molecular structure, morphology, and the unique physical, chemical, and mechanical behavior of polymers and other types of ¿soft matter¿ are discussed. Topics include methods for preparing synthetic polymers and examination of how enthalpy and entropy determine conformation, solubility, mechanical behavior, microphase separation, crystallinity, glass transitions, elasticity, and linear viscoelasticity. Case studies covering polymers in biomedical devices and microelectronics will be covered. Prerequisites: ENG 50 or equivalent.
Same as: BIOE 158, MATSCI 158

CHEMENG 162. Polymers for Clean Energy and Water. 3 Units.

The first five weeks of this course will be devoted to the fundamental aspects of polymers necessary to understand the applications in energy and the environment. These include: polymer chain configuration, morphology of semi-crystalline and amorphous solids, thermal transition behavior, thermodynamics of polymer blends and block copolymers, and the time/temperature dependence of linear viscoelasticity. The remaining five weeks of class will be devoted to applications, with special emphasis on membrane transport, including ion transport in fuel cell exchange membranes, gas transport in hydrogen enrichment membranes, and water transport in desalination membranes. In addition, completely degradable biocomposites will be discussed. nPrerequisites: CHEM 31 A,B or CHEM 31X, CHEM 33, CHEM 171.
Same as: CHEMENG 262

CHEMENG 170. Kinetics and Reactor Design. 3 Units.

Chemical kinetics, elementary reactions, mechanisms, rate-limiting steps, and quasi-steady state approximations. Ideal isothermal and non-isothermal reactors; design principles. Steady state and unsteady state operation of reactors; conversion and limitations of thermodynamic equilibrium. Enzymes and heterogeneous catalysis and catalytic reaction mechanisms. Prerequisites: 110, 120A, 120B.

CHEMENG 174. Environmental Microbiology I. 3 Units.

Basics of microbiology and biochemistry. The biochemical and biophysical principles of biochemical reactions, energetics, and mechanisms of energy conservation. Diversity of microbial catabolism, flow of organic matter in nature: the carbon cycle, and biogeochemical cycles. Bacterial physiology, phylogeny, and the ecology of microbes in soil and marine sediments, bacterial adhesion, and biofilm formation. Microbes in the degradation of pollutants. Prerequisites: CHEM 33, 35, and BIOSCI 41, CHEMENG 181 (formerly 188), or equivalents.
Same as: CEE 274A, CHEMENG 274

CHEMENG 180. Chemical Engineering Plant Design. 4 Units.

Open to seniors in chemical engineering or by consent of instructor. Application of chemical engineering principles to the design of practical plants for the manufacture of chemicals and related materials. Topics: flow-sheet development from a conceptual design, equipment design for distillation, chemical reactions, heat transfer, pumping, and compression; estimation of capital expenditures and production costs; plant construction.

CHEMENG 181. Biochemistry I. 3 Units.

Structure and function of major classes of biomolecules, including proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. Mechanistic analysis of properties of proteins including catalysis, signal transduction and membrane transport. Students will also learn to critically analyze data from the primary biochemical literature. Satisfies Central Menu Area 1 for Bio majors. Prerequisites: CHEM 35, 131, and 135 or 171.
Same as: CHEM 181, CHEMENG 281

CHEMENG 183. Biochemistry II. 3 Units.

Focus on metabolic biochemistry: the study of chemical reactions that provide the cell with the energy and raw materials necessary for life. Topics include glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, the citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, photosynthesis, the pentose phosphate pathway, and the metabolism of glycogen, fatty acids, amino acids, and nucleotides as well as the macromolecular machines that synthesize RNA, DNA, and proteins. Medical relevance is emphasized throughout. Satisfies Central Menu Area 1 for Bio majors. Prerequisite: CHEM 181 or CHEM 143 or CHEMENG 181/281.
Same as: CHEM 183, CHEMENG 283

CHEMENG 185A. Chemical Engineering Laboratory A. 4 Units.

First quarter of two-quarter sequence. Experimental aspects of chemical engineering. Experimental research skills will be developed and practiced through guided lab modules. Emphasizes laboratory work, experimental design, and development of communication skills. In addition to lectures, students are required to attend one weekly lab section (5 hours each) where lab work will be conducted in student pairs. Students must enroll in a lab section on Axess. Final project will be a written research proposal prepared by student teams to be carried out in the following quarter in CHEMENG185B. Satisfies the Writing in the Major (WIM) requirement. Prerequisites: CHEMENG 120A, CHEMENG 120B, CHEMENG 181.

CHEMENG 185B. Chemical Engineering Laboratory B. 4 Units.

Second quarter of two-quarter sequence. Experimental aspects of chemical engineering. Emphasizes experimental design, project execution, team organization, and communication skills. Lab section times will not be assigned, though students should expect to spend at least 5 hours per week on average in the lab working on their team research projects. Labs will typically be available M-F between 9am-6pm; to be arranged separately. Prerequisite: CHEMENG 185A. Corequisite: CHEMENG 150.

CHEMENG 190. Undergraduate Research in Chemical Engineering. 1-6 Unit.

Laboratory or theoretical work for undergraduates under the supervision of a faculty member. Research in one of the graduate research groups or other special projects in the undergraduate chemical engineering lab. Students should consult advisers for information on available projects. Course may be repeated.

CHEMENG 190H. Undergraduate Honors Research in Chemical Engineering. 1-5 Unit.

For Chemical Engineering majors pursuing a B.S. with Honors degree who have submitted an approved research proposal to the department. Unofficial transcript must document BSH status and at least 9 units of 190H research for a minimum of 3 quarters May be repeated for credit.

CHEMENG 191H. Undergraduate Honors Seminar. 1 Unit.

For Chemical Engineering majors approved for B.S. with Honors research program. Honors research proposal must be submitted and unofficial transcript document BSH status prior to required concurrent registration in 190H and 191H. May be repeated for credit. Corequisite: 190H.

CHEMENG 196. Creating New Ventures in Engineering and Science-based Industries. 3 Units.

Open to seniors and graduate students interested in the creation of new ventures and entrepreneurship in engineering and science intensive industries such as chemical, energy, materials, bioengineering, environmental, clean-tech, pharmaceuticals, medical, and biotechnology. Exploration of the dynamics, complexity, and challenges that define creating new ventures, particularly in industries that require long development times, large investments, integration across a wide range of technical and non-technical disciplines, and the creation and protection of intellectual property. Covers business basics, opportunity viability, creating start-ups, entrepreneurial leadership, and entrepreneurship as a career. Teaching methods include lectures, case studies, guest speakers, and individual and team projects.
Same as: CHEM 196, CHEM 296, CHEMENG 296

CHEMENG 240. Micro and Nanoscale Fabrication Engineering. 3 Units.

(Same as CHEMENG 140) Survey of fabrication and processing technologies in industrial sectors, such as semiconductor, biotechnology, and energy. Chemistry and transport of electronic and energy device fabrication. Solid state materials, electronic devices and chemical processes including crystal growth, chemical vapor deposition, etching, oxidation, doping, diffusion, thin film deposition, plasma processing. Micro and nanopatterning involving photolithography, unconventional soft lithography and self assembly. Recommended: CHEM 33, 171, and PHYSICS 55.
Same as: CHEMENG 140

CHEMENG 242. Basic Principles of Heterogeneous Catalysis with Applications in Energy Transformations. 3 Units.

(Formerly 124/224) Introduction to heterogeneous catalysis, including models of surface reactivity, surface equilibria, kinetics of surface reactions, electronic and geometrical effects in heterogeneous catalysis, trends in reactivity, catalyst structure and composition, electro-catalysis and photo-catalysis. Selected applications and challenges in energy transformations will be discussed. Prerequisites: CHEM 31AB or 31X, CHEM 171, CHEM 175 or CHEMENG 170 or equivalents. Recommended: CHEM 173.
Same as: CHEMENG 142

CHEMENG 262. Polymers for Clean Energy and Water. 3 Units.

The first five weeks of this course will be devoted to the fundamental aspects of polymers necessary to understand the applications in energy and the environment. These include: polymer chain configuration, morphology of semi-crystalline and amorphous solids, thermal transition behavior, thermodynamics of polymer blends and block copolymers, and the time/temperature dependence of linear viscoelasticity. The remaining five weeks of class will be devoted to applications, with special emphasis on membrane transport, including ion transport in fuel cell exchange membranes, gas transport in hydrogen enrichment membranes, and water transport in desalination membranes. In addition, completely degradable biocomposites will be discussed. nPrerequisites: CHEM 31 A,B or CHEM 31X, CHEM 33, CHEM 171.
Same as: CHEMENG 162

CHEMENG 274. Environmental Microbiology I. 3 Units.

Basics of microbiology and biochemistry. The biochemical and biophysical principles of biochemical reactions, energetics, and mechanisms of energy conservation. Diversity of microbial catabolism, flow of organic matter in nature: the carbon cycle, and biogeochemical cycles. Bacterial physiology, phylogeny, and the ecology of microbes in soil and marine sediments, bacterial adhesion, and biofilm formation. Microbes in the degradation of pollutants. Prerequisites: CHEM 33, 35, and BIOSCI 41, CHEMENG 181 (formerly 188), or equivalents.
Same as: CEE 274A, CHEMENG 174

CHEMENG 281. Biochemistry I. 3 Units.

Structure and function of major classes of biomolecules, including proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. Mechanistic analysis of properties of proteins including catalysis, signal transduction and membrane transport. Students will also learn to critically analyze data from the primary biochemical literature. Satisfies Central Menu Area 1 for Bio majors. Prerequisites: CHEM 35, 131, and 135 or 171.
Same as: CHEM 181, CHEMENG 181

CHEMENG 283. Biochemistry II. 3 Units.

Focus on metabolic biochemistry: the study of chemical reactions that provide the cell with the energy and raw materials necessary for life. Topics include glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, the citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, photosynthesis, the pentose phosphate pathway, and the metabolism of glycogen, fatty acids, amino acids, and nucleotides as well as the macromolecular machines that synthesize RNA, DNA, and proteins. Medical relevance is emphasized throughout. Satisfies Central Menu Area 1 for Bio majors. Prerequisite: CHEM 181 or CHEM 143 or CHEMENG 181/281.
Same as: CHEM 183, CHEMENG 183

CHEMENG 296. Creating New Ventures in Engineering and Science-based Industries. 3 Units.

Open to seniors and graduate students interested in the creation of new ventures and entrepreneurship in engineering and science intensive industries such as chemical, energy, materials, bioengineering, environmental, clean-tech, pharmaceuticals, medical, and biotechnology. Exploration of the dynamics, complexity, and challenges that define creating new ventures, particularly in industries that require long development times, large investments, integration across a wide range of technical and non-technical disciplines, and the creation and protection of intellectual property. Covers business basics, opportunity viability, creating start-ups, entrepreneurial leadership, and entrepreneurship as a career. Teaching methods include lectures, case studies, guest speakers, and individual and team projects.
Same as: CHEM 196, CHEM 296, CHEMENG 196

CHEMENG 300. Applied Mathematics in the Chemical and Biological Sciences. 3 Units.

Mathematical solution methods via applied problems including chemical reaction sequences, mass and heat transfer in chemical reactors, quantum mechanics, fluid mechanics of reacting systems, and chromatography. Topics include generalized vector space theory, linear operator theory with eigenvalue methods, phase plane methods, perturbation theory (regular and singular), solution of parabolic and elliptic partial differential equations, and transform methods (Laplace and Fourier). Prerequisites: CME 102/ENGR 155A and CME 104/ENGR 155B, or equivalents.
Same as: CME 330

CHEMENG 310. Microhydrodynamics. 3 Units.

Transport phenomena on small-length scales appropriate to applications in microfluidics, complex fluids, and biology. The basic equations of mass, momentum, and energy, derived for incompressible fluids and simplified to the slow-flow limit. Topics: solution techniques utilizing expansions of harmonic and Green's functions; singularity solutions; flows involving rigid particles and fluid droplets; applications to suspensions; lubrication theory for flows in confined geometries; slender body theory; and capillarity and wetting. Prerequisites: 120A,B, 300, or equivalents.
Same as: ME 451D

CHEMENG 320. Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering. 3 Units.

Theoretical and experimental tools useful in understanding and manipulating reactions mediated by small-molecules and biological catalysts. Theoretical: first classical chemical kinetics and transition state theory; then RRKM theory and Monte Carlo simulations. Experimental approaches include practical application of modern spectroscopic techniques, stopped-flow measurements, temperature-jump experiments, and single-molecule approaches to chemical and biological systems. Both theory and application are framed with regard to systems of particular interest, including industrially relevant enzymes, organometallic catalysts, heterogeneous catalysis, electron transfer reactions, and chemical kinetics within living cells.

CHEMENG 340. Molecular Thermodynamics. 3 Units.

Classical thermodynamics and quantum mechanics. Development of statistical thermodynamics to address the collective behavior of molecules. Establishment of theories for gas, liquid, and solid phases, including phase transitions and critical behavior. Applications include electrolytes, ion channels, surface adsorption, ligand binding to proteins, hydrogen bonding in water, hydrophobicity, polymers, and proteins.

CHEMENG 345. Fundamentals and Applications of Spectroscopy. 3 Units.

Development of theoretical approaches to spectroscopy, including spectroscopic transitions, transition probabilities, and selection rules. Application to photon and electron spectroscopies of the gas and solid phases. Topics: rotational spectroscopy; infrared and Raman vibrational spectroscopies; fluorescence spectroscopy; Auger, x-ray and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopies. Prerequisite: CHEM 271 or course in quantum mechanics.
Same as: PHOTON 345

CHEMENG 355. Advanced Biochemical Engineering. 3 Units.

Combines biological knowledge and methods with quantitative engineering principles. Quantitative review of biochemistry and metabolism; recombinant DNA technology and synthetic biology (metabolic engineering). The production of protein pharaceuticals as a paradigm for the application of chemical engineering principles to advanced process development within the framework of current business and regulatory requirements. Prerequisite: CHEMENG 181 (formerly 188) or BIOSCI 41, or equivalent.
Same as: BIOE 355

CHEMENG 399. Graduate Research Rotation in Chemical Engineering. 1 Unit.

Introduction to graduate level laboratory and theoretical work. Performance in this course comprises part of the mandatory evaluation for pre-candidacy standing and suitability to continue in the chemical engineering Ph.D. program.

CHEMENG 410. Public Communication of Research. 1 Unit.

Develop skills for communicating complex science to the public through writing, video, and public speaking. Learn how to work with the media to explain scientific discoveries without overselling the science. Work in small groups and one-on-one with writers and guest speaker; develop a short written piece and video explaining own research; develop skills that will translate to future scientific projects. Open to graduate students in the biosciences, chemistry, and engineering. Enrollment limited to 20.

CHEMENG 420. Growth and Form. 3 Units.

Advanced topics course examining the role of physical forces in shaping living cells, tissues, and organs, making use of D'Arcy Thompson's classic text On Growth and Form. The course begins with a review of relevant physical principles drawn from statistical physics, polymer theory, rheology and materials science. We then examine current knowledge of cellular mechanotransduction pathways, the roles of physical forces in guiding embryonic development, and the contribution of aberrant cellular response to mechanical cues in heart disease and cancer. The course concludes by examining current frontiers in stem cell biology and tissue engineering.

CHEMENG 432. Electrochemical Energy Conversion. 3 Units.

Electrochemistry is playing an increasingly important role in renewable energy. This course aims to cover the fundamentals of electrochemistry, and then build on that knowledge to cover applications of electrochemistry in energy conversion. Topics to be covered include fuel cells, solar water-splitting, CO2 conversion to fuels and chemicals, batteries, redox flow cells, and supercapacitors. Prerequisites: CHEM 31AB or 31 X, CHEM 33, CHEM 171, CHEM 175 or CHEMENG 170, or equivalents. Recommended: CHEM 173.

CHEMENG 442. Structure and Reactivity of Solid Surfaces. 3 Units.

The structure of solid surfaces including experimental methods for determining the structure of single crystal surfaces. The adsorption of molecules on these surfaces including the thermodynamics of adsorption processes, surface diffusion, and surface reactions. Molecular structure of adsorbates. Current topics in surface structure and reactivity, including systems for heterogeneous catalysis and electronic materials.

CHEMENG 444. Electronic Structure Theory and Applications to Chemical Kinetics. 3 Units.

Fundamentals of electronic structure theory to describe materials properties and chemical reactivity. nLearning objectives: Understand the basis for modern electronic structure calculations, understand the relationship between electronic structure, materials properties, and chemical kinetics, be able to read the current literature, be able to do own calculations. nImportant components of the lectures: An overview of quantum chemical methods, introduction to methods for periodic systems, density functional theory and current approximations to describe exchange and correlation effects, methods to describe excited states, transition state theory and methods to calculate partition functions. nThe Lab: Leaning to do DFT calculations.

CHEMENG 450. Advances in Biotechnology. 3 Units.

Overview of cutting edge advances in biotechnology with a focus on therapeutic and health-related topics. Academic and industrial speakers from fields including protein engineering, immuno-oncology, DNA sequencing, the microbiome, diagnostics, synthetic biology, and more. Biotechnology business topics such as entrepreneurship, venture capital, and intellectual property will also be covered. Course is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in the biotech industry.
Same as: BIOE 450

CHEMENG 454. Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering. 3 Units.

Principles for the design and optimization of new biological systems. Development of new enzymes, metabolic pathways, other metabolic systems, and communication systems among organisms. Example applications include the production of central metabolites, amino acids, pharmaceutical proteins, and isoprenoids. Economic challenges and quantitative assessment of metabolic performance. Pre- or corequisite: CHEMENG 355 or equivalent.
Same as: BIOE 454

CHEMENG 456. Microbial Bioenergy Systems. 3 Units.

Introduction to microbial metabolic pathways and to the pathway logic with a special focus on microbial bioenergy systems. The first part of the course emphasizes the metabolic and biochemical principles of pathways, whereas the second part is more specifically directed toward using this knowledge to understand existing systems and to design innovative microbial bioenergy systems for biofuel, biorefinery, and environmental applications. There also is an emphasis on the implications of rerouting of energy and reducing equivalents for the fitness and ecology of the organism. Prerequisites: CHEMENG 174 or 181 and organic chemistry, or equivalents.
Same as: CEE 274B

CHEMENG 459. Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Biosciences. 1 Unit.

Students register through their affiliated department; otherwise register for CHEMENG 459. For specialists and non-specialists. Sponsored by the Stanford BioX Program. Three seminars per quarter address scientific and technical themes related to interdisciplinary approaches in bioengineering, medicine, and the chemical, physical, and biological sciences. Leading investigators from Stanford and the world present breakthroughs and endeavors that cut across core disciplines. Pre-seminars introduce basic concepts and background for non-experts. Registered students attend all pre-seminars; others welcome. See http://biox.stanford.edu/courses/459.html. Recommended: basic mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics.
Same as: BIO 459, BIOC 459, BIOE 459, CHEM 459, PSYCH 459

CHEMENG 462. Complex Fluids and Non-Newtonian Flows. 3 Units.

Definition of a complex liquid and microrheology. Division of complex fluids into suspensions, solutions, and melts. Suspensions as colloidal and non-colloidal. Extra stress and relation to the stresslet. Suspension rheology including Brownian and non-Brownian fibers. Microhydrodynamics and the Fokker-Planck equation. Linear viscoelasticity and the weak flow limit. Polymer solutions including single mode (dumbbell) and multimode models. Nonlinear viscoelasticity. Intermolecular effects in nondilute solutions and melts and the concept of reptation. Prerequisites: low Reynolds number hydrodynamics or consent of instructor.
Same as: ME 455

CHEMENG 464. Polymer Chemistry. 3 Units.

Polymer material design, synthesis, characterization, and application. Topics include organic and kinetic aspects of polymerization, polymer characterization techniques, and structure and properties of bulk polymers for commercial applications and emerging technologies.

CHEMENG 466. Polymer Physics. 3 Units.

Concepts and applications in the equilibrium and dynamic behavior of complex fluids. Topics include solution thermodynamics, scaling concepts, semiflexibility, characterization of polymer size (light scattering, osmotic pressure, size-exclusion chromatography, intrinsic viscosity), viscoelasticity, rheological measurements, polyelectrolytes, liquid crystals, biopolymers, and gels.

CHEMENG 469. Solid Structure and Properties of Polymers. 3 Units.

Fundamental structure-properties relationships of solid polymers in bulk and thin films. Topics include chain conformations in bulk amorphous polymers, glass transition, crystallization, semi-crystalline morphology, liquid crystalline order, polymer blends, block copolymers, polymer networks/gels, polymers of high current interest, and experimental methods of characterizing polymer structure.

CHEMENG 470. Complex Fluid Interfaces: Capillarity and Interfacial Dynamics. 3 Units.

Complex fluid interfaces arise whenever amphiphiles (surfactants, phospholipids, polymers, colloidal particles) collect at liquid-fluid surfaces, imbuing them with nonlinear mechanical responses. Examples in nature include the cell membrane, lung surfactants, and the tear film. Industrial applications include emulsions and foams that require stabilization. The course discusses concepts in capillarity and wetting, interfacial fluid dynamics, thin film stability, the microstructure of self-organized monolayers and bilayers. Experimental microstructural methods (Brewster angle microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, grazing incidence x-ray diffraction) will be described. Prerequisite: 310 or equivalent.

CHEMENG 482. The Startup Garage: Design. 4 Units.

(Same as STRAMGT 356) The Startup Garage is an experiential lab course that focuses on the design, testing and launch of a new venture. Multidisciplinary student teams work through an iterative process of understanding user needs, creating a point of view statement, ideating and prototyping new product and services and their business models, and communicating the user need, product, service and business models to end-users, partners, and investors. In the autumn quarter, teams will: identify and validate a compelling user need and develop very preliminary prototypes for a new product or service and business models. Students form teams, conduct field work and iterate on the combination of business model -- product -- market. Teams will present their first prototypes (business model - product - market) at the end of the quarter to a panel of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors and faculty.
Same as: SOMGEN 282

CHEMENG 484. The Startup Garage: Testing and Launch. 4 Units.

This is the second quarter of the two-quarter series. In this quarter, student teams expand the field work they started in the fall quarter. They get out of the building to talk to potential customers, partners, distributors, and investors to test and refine their business model, product/service and market. This quarter the teams will be expected to develop and test a minimally viable product, iterate, and focus on validated lessons on: the market opportunity, user need and behavior, user interactions with the product or service, business unit economics, sale and distribution models, partnerships, value proposition, and funding strategies. Teams will interact with customers, partners, distributors, investors and mentors with the end goal of developing and delivering a funding pitch to a panel of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors and faculty.
Same as: SOMGEN 284

CHEMENG 500. Special Topics in Protein Biotechnology. 1 Unit.

Recent developments and current research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CHEMENG 501. Special Topics in Semiconductor Processing. 1 Unit.

Recent developments and current research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CHEMENG 503. Special Topics in Biocatalysis. 1 Unit.

Recent developments and current research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CHEMENG 505. Special Topics in Microrheology. 1 Unit.

Recent developments and current research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CHEMENG 507. Special Topics in Polymer Physics and Molecular Assemblies. 1 Unit.

Recent developments and current research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CHEMENG 510. Special Topics in Transport Mechanics. 1 Unit.

Recent developments and current research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CHEMENG 513. Special Topics in Functional Organic Materials for Electronic and Optical Devices. 1 Unit.

Recent developments and current research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CHEMENG 514. Special Topics in Biopolymer Physics. 1 Unit.

Recent developments and current research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CHEMENG 515. Special Topics in Molecular and Systems Biology. 1 Unit.

Recent developments and current research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CHEMENG 516. Special Topics in Energy and Catalysis. 1 Unit.

Recent developments and current research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CHEMENG 517. Special Topics in Microbial Physiology and Metabolism. 1 Unit.

Recent developments and current research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CHEMENG 518. Special Topics in Advanced Biophysics and Protein Design. 1 Unit.

Recent developments and current research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CHEMENG 519. Special Topics in Interface Science and Catalysis. 1 Unit.

Recent developments and current research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CHEMENG 520. Special Topics in Biological Chemistry. 1 Unit.

Recent developments and current research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CHEMENG 521. Special Topics in Nanostructured Materials for Energy and the Environment. 1 Unit.

Recent developments and current research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CHEMENG 522. SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOFT MATTER AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS. 1 Unit.

Recent developments and current research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CHEMENG 600. Graduate Research in Chemical Engineering. 1-12 Unit.

Laboratory and theoretical work leading to partial fulfillment of requirements for an advanced degree. Course may be repeated for credit.

CHEMENG 699. Colloquium. 1 Unit.

Weekly lectures by experts from academia and industry in the field of chemical engineering. Course may be repeated for credit.

CHEMENG 801. TGR Project. 0 Units.

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CHEMENG 802. TGR Dissertation. 0 Units.

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