CHME 2308, Northeastern University
What does it mean to be a chemical engineer? This is the class where we begin to address that. It has to do with relating systems of algebraic equations to situations found in the real world. Once established, this coupling between the world and mathematics allows us to analyze processes, using two important concepts: conservation of mass and conservation of energy. What is a process? Lots of things. Let’s talk about it.
CHME 5621, Northeastern University
Electrochemistry is fundamentally an interfacial science, dealing with reactions that happen between an electrode and electrolyte. At this interface, there is a nm-scale separation of charge (the double layer) and a micron-scale concentration gradient (the mass transport boundary layer). Reaction kinetics across the double layer or transport phenomena across the boundary layer may limit cell performance (however that is defined). This class is almost always about figuring out which one. Through the lens of chemical engineering fundamentals, we discuss batteries, fuel cells, electrodeposition, and the process of corrosion. This class is usually taught in the spring semester one day a week from 6:00-9:30 PM. Bring coffee.