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					     Chemical & Biomolecular

    Brian Endres
Academic Advisor
Chemical Engineering…
   … is different from chemistry because it emphasizes
    the commercial applications of chemical reactions; it
    involves harnessing chemical reactions to produce
    things people want

   … encompasses all aspects of design, testing, scale-
    up, operation, control, and optimization, and requires a
    quantitative understanding of the "Unit Operations", that
    make these conversions possible.
A Chemical Engineer can…
 … reorganize the structure of molecules and to
  design chemical processes through which
  chemicals, petroleum, foods, and
  pharmaceuticals can undergo
 … build and operate industrial plants where raw
  materials are chemically altered
 … keep the environment safe from potential
  pollution and hazardous waste
What does “biomolecular” have to do with it?

   Not a new trend – pharmaceutical companies hire large
    numbers of chemical engineers to deal with bioprocessing,
    fermentation, bioseparations, and general process

   Recent breakthroughs in biology are expected to yield more
    opportunities for chemical engineers to contribute to
    pharmaceutical process development, drug discovery, the
    design and control of bioprocesses, and the general
    application of chemical engineering principles to
 Industries…                  Biotechnology and
 Pharmaceuticals and
                        Design and          Food
 Polymer and           Construction      Processing
Material Design
                  Pulp and          Microelectronics,
Specialty          Paper         Electronic & Advanced
Chemicals                               materials
                               Environmental Health
  Manufacturing and
                               and Safety Industries
   Process Design
Departmental Research includes…
 Polymer Science
 Blood-Material Interactions
 Fuel Cell Processing
 Catalysis
 Microfluidics
 Nanocomposites
 Biocompatible Polymers
 Clean Coal Processing
              Molecular Self-Assembly
                        Bioinformatics
           Cell and Tissue Engineering
                    Neural Prosthetics
                      Aerosol Science
        Image Processing and Analysis
         Process Systems Engineering
              Sustainable Engineering
Achievements of the Field
   “Just one word – PLASTICS”(says Mr. McGuire in The Graduate
    1967): Mass production of synthetic polymers

     nylon, polyester, polyethylene, polystyrene,
       polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon®), polycarbonate (Lexan®),
       ……. Nearly all aspects of our life are now impacted by
   Petrochemicals: Development of processes to produce
    industrial chemicals and consumer products.
       Examples: petroleum processing to produce gasoline, heating oils,
        lubricating oils, etc.

                                (Reference: American Institute of Chemical Engineers)
Achievements of the Field
   Food Science & Technology
     Development of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides,
      pesticides to improve agriculture productivity
     Application of chemical engineering in food processing;
      advances in biotechnology to increase world-wide food
   The Environment: Devising economical ways to
    clean up waste and new chemical technology to
    produce today’s products.
     Examples:   catalytic converters in cars, removal of NOx in
      plant emissions, etc…

                                          (Reference: American Institute of Chemical Engineers)
Some companies who hire…

             Procter & Gamble
      Eli Lilly               Cargill
             Sherwin Williams
  Merck & Co. Inc           EcoLab Inc.
           Johnson & Johnson
                      Dow Chemical
    Genentech               ExxonMobil
              Busch      DuPont BP
          General Mills Micron
          Nestle Inc.
Average Starting Salaries
Chemical & Biomolecular                      $62,923
Welding                                      $59,857
Materials Science                            $55,991
Aeronautical & Astronautical                 $55,576
Food Agricultural & Biological               $60,250
Electrical & Computer                        $58,700
Computer Science                             $55,819
Mechanical Engineering                       $56,908
Industrial & Systems                         $53,903
Computer & Information Science               $58,737
Civil Engineering                            $48,232
                                 From ECS Website 02/17/2010
Department By The Numbers
 Department Population
   Majors: ~ 460
   Premajors: ~200
   Avg. Graduating Class: ~75
   Female: ~25%
 ~$150K in departmental scholarships   given
 18 full time faculty, 2 emeritus
Course Work
 Year 1: Math, General Chemistry, Introductory
  Engineering Courses
 Year 2: Physics, Organic Chemistry, Mass, Energy &
  Momentum Balance Courses and more Math
 Year 3: Physical Chemistry, Thermodynamics, Heat &
  Mass Transport, Kinetics and Unit Operations
 Year 4: Design Sequence & Process Control and
  Technical Electives
Technical Electives
   Department Course Examples:
     Principles of Sustainable Engineering
     Biotechnology  & Bioprocess Engineering
     Catalysis in Fuel Cell Applications
     Intro to Nanobiotechnology
     Experimental Design
   Upper level Biology coursework
   Coursework in Nuclear Engineering, Civil Engineering,
    Materials Science, Math, etc…
Common Minors
 Biomedical Engineering
 Environmental Engineering
 Nuclear Engineering
 Life Sciences
 Entrepreneurship
 General Business
 Languages
Undergraduate Research
 Work with faculty and graduate students; publish in
  technical journals, present work at national
  conferences, etc…
 Participate in the summer REU; present at Denman;
  prepare for graduate school; earn technical elective
 For more information on how to get involved and see
  projects for undergraduates, go to:
2007 Denman Projects…
 Insulin Particle Formation for Pulmonary Delivery
 Assessment of the Drinking Water System and
  Water Quality at Montana De Luz and Nuevo
  Esparanza in Honduras (Theresa Vonder Haar)
 Cell Damage Due to Shear Stress in Bioreactors
 ASPEN Simulation of Chemical Looping Process;
  Production of Hydrogen from Coal (HYUNG KIM)
 Hydroxyl Radical Production in Old Woman Creek
  National Estuarine Reserve (ERIKA HOUTZ)
For more information…

 Watch “Unwrapped” on the Food Network or
  “How It’s Made” on the Discovery Channel
  weeknights at 730 PM
 Check out the ChBE webpage for information
  on pre-health professions and research in
  alternative energies and to view video on the
  first year nanotechnology design project:

 Brian Endres and Holly Prouty
 office: 314a Koffolt Lab
 mailbox: 125a Koffolt Lab
 or

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