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Fall 2010 Course Offerings and Descriptions

Evening Master’s Degree Program

Biopharmacuetical and Industrial Fluid MixingWednesday, 6:30 – 9 PM
Drs. Arthur W. Etchells and Richard Grenville
CHE 06.502.1 (CRN # 42699)

In both the biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industries mixing is an important step in development, scale up and manufacture. It is most important in process steps involving multiple phases and complex liquids and chemical reactions. This course will discuss the application of fundamental single and multi-phase fluid dynamics to such processes and the development of industrial equipment designs based on these fundamentals along with the concepts of process scale up and scale down. A major objective of the class is to develop equipment designs based on fundamentals and empirically derived correlations. Emphasis will be on designs for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry but having equally applicability to other process industries. Both lecturers have extensive industrial experience with Dupont and other companies.

Arthur W. Etchells is a world recognized authority in the field of mixing for the process industries. For thirty nine years he worked for the DuPont Company and for thirty years as an internal consultant for the many diverse DuPont businesses in the field of fluid flow with emphasis on mixing and slurry transport and retired in 2002. He is a past president of the North American Mixing Forum and winner of their award for contribution to mixing technology. He is now an independent consultant in the field.

Richard K. Grenville is the lead consultant in mixing for the Dupont Company. He has twenty five years experience in the field. He has extensive publications in the field, has given many seminars to companies outside of Dupont and is a member of the North American Mixing Forum governing board.

Green Engineering Design in the Chemical Industry

Tuesday, 6:30 – 9 PM
Dr. Zenaida Gephardt

CHE 06.520.1 (CRN # 42218)

This course evaluates process design techniques to minimize waste and by-products in the processing and manufacturing industries. Topics include: mass and heat recycling processes; technologies for process steam renovation, material reuse and recycling methods. Case studies of industrial applications are utilized.

 

Spring 2010 Course Offerings and Descriptions

Introduction to Biomedical Materials -.

Monday, 6:30 – 9 PM

J Vernengo, Rowan University Professor

This course is designed to cover the fundamentals of applying biomedical materials as replacements for tissues in the body.  The course will cover the types of biomaterials typically applied in tissue and organ systems (such as ceramics, natural and synthetic polymers, and metals), structure-property relationships, biological responses to these materials, and their use in a clinical setting.  This class will also involve reading and discussing current peer reviewed journal articles in the area of biomaterials.  A literature-based research project will be conducted in groups and presented to the class at the end of the semester.

SE 01.501 Sustainable Engineering Fundamentals
Online Course
Kunal Patel

Sustainable Engineering incorporates development and implementation of products, processes, and systems that meet technical and cost objectives while protecting human health and welfare and elevating the protection of the biosphere as a criterion in engineering solutions.  This course will introduce the role of engineers in sustainability and provide tools to measure sustainable systems. 

SE01.502 Life Cycle Assessment
Online Course
Lise Laurin

This course will introduce students to the fundamental principles of Life Cycle Assessment.  Students will apply the ISO 14000 standard methodology to perform a life cycle assessment of a product or process.  Students will perform assessments using process-based analysis models, input-output and hybrid approaches of life cycle assessments. Critical Assessments of published life cycle assessments will be conducted.  Extensive use of life cycle assessment software will be required for this course. Software programs will be used extensively in this course. 

BioPharmaceutical Design and Development –

Tuesday, 6:30 – 9 PM
Charles A. Clerecuzio, VP BioPharmaceuticals Industrial & Infrastructure, AMEC

This course introduces the methods used in industrial practice to carry out the preliminary specification of a biopharmaceutical facility. This capstone biochemical engineering course uses a case study format to work through a design from conceptualization at the biological level to preliminary specifications and cost estimates of a multi-million dollar facility. The key stages of biological drug development and launch will be outlined.  The differences between biological based drugs and small molecule drugs will be discussed.  The course is taught with significant industrial input and flavor by utilizing practicing engineers and scientists for many of the lectures. Students spend significant time working in groups and will prepare a single final report for each group that is presented to an industrial review team. A basic background in biochemical engineering is assumed.

Fall 2009

Green Engineering Design of Chemical Processes

Quality Control of Pharmaceutical Processes

Spring 2009

Biopharmacuetical and Industrial Fluid Mixing

Tuesday, 6:30 – 9 PM
Drs. Arthur W. Etchells and Richard Grenville
CHE 06.520.1 (CRN #22760)

In both the biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industries mixing is an important step in development, scale up and manufacture. It is most important in process steps involving multiple phases and complex liquids and chemical reactions. This course will discuss the application of fundamental single and multi-phase fluid dynamics to such processes and the development of industrial equipment designs based on these fundamentals along with the concepts of process scale up and scale down. A major objective of the class is to develop equipment designs based on fundamentals and empirically derived correlations. Emphasis will be on designs for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry but having equally applicability to other process industries. Both lecturers have extensive industrial experience with Dupont and other companies.

Arthur W. Etchells is a world recognized authority in the field of mixing for the process industries. For thirty nine years he worked for the DuPont Company and for thirty years as an internal consultant for the many diverse DuPont businesses in the field of fluid flow with emphasis on mixing and slurry transport and retired in 2002. He is a past president of the North American Mixing Forum and winner of their award for contribution to mixing technology. He is now an independent consultant in the field.

Richard K. Grenville is the lead consultant in mixing for the Dupont Company.  He has twenty five years experience in the field. He has extensive publications in the field, has given many seminars to companies outside of Dupont and is a member of the North American Mixing Forum governing board.

Petroleum Refining Troubleshooting

Monday 6:30 – 9 PM

J. Van Kirk, Refining Engineering Consultant
CHE 06.520.2 (CRN #22762)

This course will provide an introduction to petroleum refining.  Upon completion of this course students will be able to describe the operation of a typical refinery and describe the function of each major process unit.  Practice in troubleshooting key process units will be given that demonstrate operational problems faced by refinery engineers.  In addition, this course will provide an introduction to refinery economics and the importance of product specifications.  Jesse Van Kirk has extensive experience in the petroleum refining industry.

Students can register on a matriculated or non-matriculated basis.  For more information on the Chemical Engineering graduate program or these courses contact Dr. Mariano Savelski, ChE Graduate Coordinator, telephone  (856) 256-5331 or
e-mail  savelski@rowan.edu

Registration:

Registration Ends:  6 January 2008 7AM – 11PM

All courses are held in the state-of-the-art $30M Rowan Hall, home of the College of Engineering.  Rowan University is located in the suburban town of Glassboro, 13 miles southeast of Philadelphia, on Rt. 322 near the junction of Rt. 55.  The campus is easily reached from I-295, New Jersey Turnpike, Atlantic City Expressway and Delaware River Bridges.  Campus address:  Rowan University, Department of Chemical Engineering, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028.

http://www.rowan.edu/graduateschool/ information on the graduate school

http://www.rowan.edu/open/colleges/engineering/programs/chemical/index.html for more information on Rowan Chemical Engineering

Spring 2009` Course Offerings and Descriptions

Evening Master’s Degree Program

Fundamentals of Particle Technology

Tuesday, 6:30 - 9PM, CRN 43064, CHE 06574

Dr. Gephardt

Particles are an essential component of a wide range of chemical and pharmaceutical processes.  A significant number of industrial processes involve particle synthesis and handling.  There are unique challenges in the handling and processing of particles.  Processes such as manufacturing tablets or mixing a particle/fluid system are an important part of the future of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

This course introduces students to the chemical and pharmaceutical engineering aspects of particle technology. The basic principles of particle technology and characterization are presented. Principles of mass and heat transfer, fluid flow and chemical reaction kinetics are used to analyze a wide range of industrial processes involving particles. Processes involving fluidization, pneumatic conveying, mixing and segregation, as well as particle size reduction and enlargement are among the topics discussed.  In addition, the health effects and fire and explosion hazards associated with fine powders are discussed. Laboratory experiments and demonstrations are integrated throughout the course.

 

Principles of Food Engineering

Wednesday, 4:45 - 7:30PM, CRN 43062, CHE06582

Dr. Savelski

This course introduces students to chemical engineering fundamentals applied to food processing systems. Students analyze and design food engineering processes. The basic chemistry required for understanding of food systems is presented. Basic principles of mass transfer, heat transfer, fluid flow, chemical reaction, process control, and mixing are used to analyze or design food production systems. Computer simulations will be used for the design of food processing systems. Laboratory experiments and demonstrations will be integrated throughout the course.

Spring 2008 Course Offerings and Descriptions

BioPharmaceutical Design and Development –

Monday, 6:30 – 9 PM CRN: 22421 CHE06 502
Charles A. Clerecuzio, VP BioPharmaceuticals Industrial & Infrastructure, AMEC

This course introduces the methods used in industrial practice to carry out the preliminary specification of a biopharmaceutical facility. This capstone biochemical engineering course uses a case study format to work through a design from conceptualization at the biological level to preliminary specifications and cost estimates of a multi-million dollar facility. The key stages of biological drug development and launch will be outlined.  The differences between biological based drugs and small molecule drugs will be discussed.  The course is taught with significant industrial input and flavor by utilizing practicing engineers and scientists for many of the lectures. Students spend significant time working in groups and will prepare a single final report for each group that is presented to an industrial review team. A basic background in biochemical engineering is assumed.

Engineering Quality Control - Applications of monitoring and control techniques in capability assessments, process optimization and process safety and risk assessment.

Thursday 6:30 – 9 PM CRN 22419 CHE06 585

Z. O. Gephardt, Rowan University Professor

This course is designed to prepare students, as part of an engineering team, to monitor and control industrial processes.  Process monitoring and control are essential components of process optimization, capability and profitability.  Students will learn basic and advanced control charting and process capability assessment techniques. They will apply these techniques to monitoring, control and optimization problems in a wide range of industries. The quality control techniques relevant to process safety and risk assessment will be integrated throughout the course

Fall 2007 Course Offerings and Descriptions

Process and Environmental Applications of Aqueous Equilibria

(CHE 06502-1 SP TP CHE:PROC ENVR Aq Eq)  Monday 1830 2100 ROWAN 340

Dr. Noel C. Scrivner, P.E., DuPont Fellow, DuPont Engineering Technology (DuET)

Wilmington, DE

This course presents theory and applications of vapor, liquid, and solid equilibria in aqueous electrolyte solution. Subject areas include: chemical process development, production trouble-shooting, environmental footprint minimization, and remediation of past operation. The course teaches students how to write equilibrium equations, a charge balance, and sufficient material balances to define the problem. Techniques for approximate and exact solutions of these non-linear equations will be presented. Commercial software will be used to solve complex real industrial problems.  Sources, calculation procedures, and estimation techniques for equilibrium constants will be presented.  The text that will be used is Ionic Equilibrium, Solubility and pH Calculations by  James N. Butler, John Wiley & Sons, 1998. 

Noel has 40 years experience in solving engineering problems for many DuPont businesses.  His focus in the last 20 years is on application of aqueous electrolyte equilibrium to process development and remediation or prevention of environmental problems.  He has had extensive interactions with USEPA and state regulatory agencies. He is also chair of AIChE’s Design Institute for Physical Properties – Environmental & Safety Properties (DIPPR ESP).  Dr.Scrivner graduated from Rice University and Carnegie Mellon University with degrees in chemical engineering.  He is the author of two books: 

Noel has previous teaching experience at the University of Delaware and AIChE Short Courses.

Industrial Process Fluid Mixing

(CHE 06502-2 Sp Tp ChE: Ind. Proc Fluid Mixing) Wednesday 1830 2100 ROWAN 340
This semester we have DuPont's current and previous experts in mixing teaching a course for us:
Drs. Arthur W. Etchells and Richard Grenville.

Mixing is an important step in many process industries such as pharmaceutical, food, specialty chemicals and the like. It is often important in process steps involving complex liquids gas and liquids, liquids and solids and liquids and liquids and chemical reactions. This course will discuss the application of fundamental single and multi-phase fluid dynamics to such processes and the development of industrial equipment designs based on these fundamentals along with the concepts of process scale up and scale down. A major objective of the class is to develop equipment designs based on fundamentals and empirically derived correlations. Both lecturers have extensive industrial experience.

Arthur W. Etchells is a world recognized authority in the field of mixing for the process industries. For thirty nine years he worked for the DuPont Company and for thirty years as an internal consultant for the many diverse DuPont businesses in the field of fluid flow with emphasis on mixing and slurry transport. He has achieved the highest technical level of DuPont Fellow and the highest technical award, the Lavoisier Medal. His outside activities such as teaching in universities and continuing education courses, publications, and lectures and his leadership in the world technical community have made him widely known and highly respected. He has contributed two chapters to the recent Handbook of Industrial Mixing (Wiley 2003). He is a past president of the North American Mixing Forum and winner of their award for contribution to mixing technology.

By his efforts the technology of mixing has become better recognized and understood in the process industries and in the universities. He retired from DuPont in November 2002 but still works as a contract consultant. He is currently working for DuPont Safety Resources Business helping the Bechtel Company develop a facility for immobilizing radioactive waste at the Hanford site in the state of Washington and for DuPont Food Industry Solution business on several consulting programs along with other consulting.

BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING

(CHE 06462) Tuesday 1830 2100 ROWAN 340

Dr. Brian G. Lefebvre, Rowan University

The fundamentals and engineering of bioprocess engineering with emphasis on applying biotechnology to industrial processes. Essential aspects of biochemistry, microbiology and kinetics. Discussion of bioreactor engineering, and recovery and purification processes. Processing applications of engineering kinetics and enzyme technology. Laboratory experiments and demonstrations will be integrated throughout the course.

Extended Registration:  9 - 24 July 2007

Above courses can be taken for non-degree credit.  For more information about these courses call (856) 256-5310 or send emails to either Savelski@rowan.edu or Hesketh@rowan.edu. For problems in registering for graduate courses please contact the Graduate School at 856-256-4050. Rowan Graduate School Website http://www.rowan.edu/graduateschool/

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Chemical Engineering Graduate Courses – Spring 2007

Petroleum Refining Troubleshooting – T 1830PM – 2100PM

Biopharmaceutical Design and Development – M 1830PM – 2100PM

Fund Eng Quality Control R – 1830PM – 2100 PM