Courses

Courses

CORE COURSES
CH 201 3.0 Chemical Engineering Mathematics
CH 202 3.0 Numerical Methods
CH 203 3.0 Transport Processes
CH 204 3.0 Thermodynamics
CH 205 3.0 Chemical Reaction Engineering
CH 206 1.0 Seminar Course
CH 207 1.0 Applied Statistics & Design of Experiments
CH 299 32.0 Dissertation Project

Electives

Electives
CH 232 3.0 Physics of Fluids
CH 234 3.0 Rheology of Complex Fluids and Particulate Materials
CH 235 3.0 Modeling in Chemical Engineering
CH 236 3.0 Statistical Thermodynamics
CH 237 3.0 Polymer Science and Engineering
CH 242 3.0 Special Topics in Theoretical Biology
CH 243 3.0 Mechanics of Particle Suspensions
CH 244 3.0 Treatment of Drinking Water
CH 245 3.0 Interfacial and Colloidal Phenomena
CH 247 3.0 Introduction to Molecular Simulations
CH 248 3.0 Molecular Systems Biology
CH 249 3.0 Structural and Functional DNA Nanotechnology

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CH 201 (AUG) 3:0 - Chemical Engineering Mathematics
Linear algebraic equations, linear operators, vector and function spaces, metric and normed spaces, existence and uniqueness of solutions. Eigen values and eigen vectors/functions. Similarity transformations, Jordan forms, application to linear ODEs, Sturm-Liouville problems. PDE's and their classification, initial and boundary value problems, separation of variables, similarity solutions. Laplace and Fourier transforms.

Prabhu R Nott
Linear Algebra and its Applications,  Gilbert Strang, Thompson (Indian edition).
Mathematical Methods for Physicists, J. B. Arfken and H. J. Weber, Academic Press (Indian reprint).
Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering, S. Pushpavanam, Prentice-Hall India.
Advanced Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers, C. M. Bender and S. A. Orszag, McGraw-Hill/Springer-Verlag (Indian/International student edition


CH 202 (AUG) 3:0 - Numerical Methods
Basics of scientific computing, numerical errors, solution of linear algebraic equations, linear least squares, eigen values, eigen vectors, solution of nonlinear equations, optimization methods, nonlinear least squares, interpolation, numerical differentiation and integration, solution of ODEs - initial and boundary value problems, finite differences for PDEs

M Giridhar
Chapra, S.C. and Canale, R.P., Numerical Methods for Engineers, McGraw Hill, NY, 6th edition, 2010. Gupta, S.K., Numerical methods for Engineers, New Age Publishers, India 2009.
Beers, K.J., Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineering, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, UK 2010.


CH 203 (AUG) 3:0 - Transport Processes
Basic transport laws and transport properties; shell and differential balances; Navier-Stokes equations, equations of change for temperature and concentration in dilute systems; similarity of three transport processes; steady and unsteady transport, forced and natural convection; convective diffusion in dilute solutions; integral balances and connection to unit operations; boundary layer theory, turbulence.

V Kumaran
Bird, R.B, Stewart, W.E. and Lightfoot, E.N., Transport Phenomena, Wiley, 1994.
Denn, M.M, Process Fluid Mechanics, Prentice Hall, 1980.
Whitaker, S., Fundamental Principles of Heat Transfer, New York, Pergamon, 1997.


CH 204 (AUG) 3:0 - Thermodynamics
Classical thermodynamics: first and second laws, Legendre transforms, properties of pure substances and mixtures, equilibrium and stability, phase rule, phase diagrams, and equations of state, Calculation of VLE and LLE, Reaction equilibria, Introduction to statistical thermodynamics .

K. Ganapathy Ayappa
Tester, J.W., and Modell, M., Thermodynamics and its Applications, Third Edn, Prentice Hall, 1997.
Callen, H.B., Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatics, John Wiley & Sons, 1985.
McQuarrie, D.A., Statistical Mechanics, University Science Books, 2000.
Hill, T.L., An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics, Dover Publications, 1960


CH 205 (JAN) 3:0 - Chemical Reaction Engineering
Overview. The condition for reaction equilibrium; equilibrium constant and the equilibrium composition; degrees of freedom for reactive systems; rate expressions for reactions; theories for the rates of reactions; ideal and actual reactors. Mass and energy balances for an ideal batch reactor; application to the oxidation of lignin. The ideal continuous stirred tank reactor: mass and energy balances; steady state analysis; van Heerden's graphical approach; stability of steady states; linearized stability analysis; The empty tubular reactor: cross-sectional averaged balances; parametric sensitivity and runaway behaviour; a bubble column slurry reactor for Fisher-Tropsch synthesis. The attainable region analysis for sequences of reactors. Diffusion and reaction in catalyst pellets; differential balances; flux relations; effectiveness factors; diffusional disguise of rate parameters; external resistances to heat and mass transfer. The packed bed catalytic reactor. Nonideal flow through reactors; residence time distribution; micromixing and macromixing

S Venugopal / Rahul Roy
Fogler, S.H., Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, 4th ed., Pearson Education, 2006 Schmidt, L.D., The Engineering of Chemical Reaction, Oxford, 1998
Froment G.F., Bischoff K.B., and Wilde, J.D., Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design, Wiley, 2011.


CH 206 (AUG) 1:0 - Seminar Course
The course aims to help students in preparing, presenting and participating in seminars. The students will give seminars on topics chosen in consultation with the faculty.

Sudeep Punnathanam /Prabhu R Nott

CH 207 (JAN) 1:0 - Applied Statistics and Design of Experiments
Introduction to probability and statistics; conditional probability; independence; discrete and continuous random variables and distributions; sampling distributions; confidence interval; application of parameter 170 estimation and hypothesis testing: statistical inference for one sample and two samples; application of parameter estimation and hypothesis testing; statistical inference for two samples; analysis of variance; linear and non-linear regression; design of experiments; factorial experiments.

M Giridhar
Montgomery, D.C. and Runger, G.C., Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers, 5th ed., John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, 2011.
Montgomery, D. C., Design and Analysis of Experiments, 7th ed., John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY 2005


CH 232 (JAN) 1:0 - Physics of Fluids
Classical mechanics: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations, Liouville equation and BBKGY hierarchy. Kinetic theory of gases: Velocity distribution function and analysis of collisions, Boltzmann equation and Boltzmann H - Theorem, Nonequilibrium transport properties, Derivation of Navier-Stokes equations, Theory of dense gases. Stochastic processes: Brownian motion, Central limit theorem, Markov processes, Fokker Planck and Langevin equations. Linear response theory: Space-time correlation functions, Response functions, Fluctuation-dissipation theorem, Generalised hydrodynamics: Generalised Navier-Stokes equations, Green - Kubo relations.

V Kumaran
Statistical Mechanics, D. A. McQuarrie, Harper & Row (1976).
Classical Mechanics, H. Goldstein, Narosa Publishing House, (1989).
The mathematical theory of non-uniform gases, S. Chapman and T. G. Cowling, Cambridge, (1970).
Stochastic processes in physics and chemistry, N. G. van Kampen, North-Holland, (1981).


CH 234 (JAN) 3:0 - Rheology of Complex Fluids and Particulate Materials
Introduction to complex fluids: Polymeric fluids, suspensions, pastes, dry granular materials; Flow phenomena in complex fluids shear thinning and thickening, shear bands, creep; Introduction to principles of rheology; Kinematics viscometric flows; material functions: rheometry in simple flows; Rheological models Generalized Newtonian fluid, models for viscoelasticity, plasticity and viscoplasticity; Applications to simple flow problems.

Prabhu R Nott
Bird, R. B., Armstrong, R. C. and Hassager, O., Dynamics of Polymeric Liquids - Vol.1 Fluid Mechanics, Wiley, 1987
Larson, R., The Structure and Rheology of Complex Fluids, Oxford, 1999
Rao, K. K. and Nott, P. R., An Introduction to Granular Flow, Cambridge, 2008.


CH 235 (AUG) 3:0 - Modeling in Chemical Engineering
Model development principles; classification of models; modeling of complex situations of interest to chemical engineers through lumped parameter models, continuum models, population balance models, stochastic models, Monte Carlo methods, network models, percolation concepts, and fractal analysis of complex geometries.

Sanjeev K Gupta
Lecture notes provided by instructor

CH 236 (JAN) 3:0 - Statistical Thermodynamics
Macroscopic and microscopic descriptions of the state of a system.Ensembles, the partition function and thermodynamic properties; System of independent particles; Fluctuations andthe compressibility equation; Chemical equilibrium in ideal gas mixtures; Lattice statistics; Real gases; The liquid state: lattice models,distribution functions theories, perturbation theories; Liquid mixtures: solution theories and local composition models

Sudeep Punnathanam & K. Ganapathy Ayappa
Vincenti and Kruger, Introduction to Physical Gas Dynamics, Wiley 1966.
Hansen, J.B., and McDonald, I.R., Theory of Simple Liquids, Academic, 1990.
McQuarrie, D.A., Statistical Mechanics, Viva Books, 2003.


CH 237 (AUG) 3:0 - Polymer Science and Engineering
Introduction, polymer classification, structure; various techniques of synthesis and their kinetics; structure and molecular weight determination; chemistry and applications of commercial plastics; thermodynamics and solution properties; solid state properties, viscoelasticity and rubber elasticity; polymer processing and rheology.

M Giridhar
Odian, G., Principles of Polymerization, McGraw Hill, 2nd Ed., 1981.
Dotson, N. A., Galvan, R., Laurence, R. L., Tirrell, M., Polymerization Process Modeling, Wiley, 1995.
Billmeyer, F. W., Textbook of Polymer Science, John Wiley & Sons, 1984.



CH 242 (AUG) 3:0 - Special Topics in Theoretical Biology
Motivation for theoretical studies of biological phenomena; reaction-diffusion systems; biological oscillations and chaotic systems; bacterial chemotaxis; interacting population dynamics; within-host dynamics of viral infections; virus-cell interactions; host immune response; drug pharmacokinetics and therapy; disease epidemiology; HIV and hepatitis C virus infections; tumor progression and cancer.

Narendra M Dixit
J. D. Murray, Mathematical biology I & II, Springer (3rd edition), 2003
R. M. May and R. M. Anderson, Infectious Diseases of Humans: Transmission and Control, Oxford, 1991
M. A. Nowak and R. M. May, Virus Dynamics: Mathematical Foundations of Immunology and Virology, Oxford, 2000


CH 243 (JAN) 3:0 - Mechanics of Particle Suspensions
Forces acting on particles in a fluid-particle suspension; Flow regimes; Creeping flow: Fundamentals of Stokes flow, singularity solutions, and the fluid velocity disturbance due to an isolated particle; Inertial flow: fluid-particle and particle-particle interactions; Hydrodynamic interactions between suspended participles; Sedimentation, rheology and self-diffusion of dilute Stokesian suspensions; Dynamics of concentrated suspensions; Continuum description of suspensions using volume and ensemble averaging; Non-linear rheology and segregation; Applications to living cells and other biological systems.

Prabhu R Nott
Prerequisites: Post-graduate course in Fluid Mechanics J. Happel and H. Brenner, Low Reynolds number hydrodynamics: With special applications to particulate media, Prentice-Hall, 1965 .
S. Kim and S. Karrila, Microhydrodynamics: Principles and selected applications, Dover, 2005 .
Roy Jackson, The dynamics of fluidized particles, Cambridge University Press, 2000


CH 244 (AUG) 3:0 - Treatment of Drinking Water
Availability of water, contaminants and their effects on human health, quality standards. Removal of contaminants by various processes: flocculation, coagulation and sedimentation, filtration, water softening, reverse osmosis and other membrane processes, solar distillation, adsorption and ionexchange, chemical disinfection, electrocoagulation, thermal radiation and UV-irradiation. Rain water harvesting.

K Kesava Rao
Droste, R.L., Theory and Practice of Water and Wastewater Treatment, Wiley (Asia), 2004.
Sawyer, C.N., McCarty, P.L., and Parkin, G.F., Chemistry for Environmental Engineering and Science, Fifth Edn, Tata McGraw Hill, 2004. .
Seader, J.D., and Henley, E.J., Separation Process Principles, Second Edn, Wiley-India, 2006
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CH 245 (JAN) 3:0 - Interfacial and Colloidal Phenomena
Interfaces, Young-Laplace and Kelvin equations for curved interfaces; interfacial tension and contact angle, measurement techniques; wetting and spreading; intermolecular and interparticle forces, double layer repulsion, DLVO theory of colloidal stability; non-DLVO forces; surfactants; thermodynamics of self-assembly, phase diagrams; electro-kinetic phenomena, zeta potential; electrochemical systems.

Sanjeev K Gupta
Israelachvili, J., Intermolecular and Surface Forces, Academic, Press, 3rd edition, 2011.
Hunter, R. J., Foundations of Colloid Science, Vol. I, II Oxford, University Press, 1986.
Newman, John and Thomas-Alyea, K. E., Electrochemical Systems, 3rd edition, John Wiley and Sons, 2004.
Adamson, A. W. and Gast, A., Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, 6th edition, John Wiley and Sons, 1997.
Miller, C. A. and Neyogi, P., Interfacial Phenomena: Equilibrium and Dynamic Effects, Marcel Dekker, 1985.
Comprehensive lecture notes given by instructor.



CH 247 (JAN) 3:0 - Introduction to Molecular Simulations
Introduction to molecular dynamics; conservation laws; integration schemes: verlet, velocity verlet, leapfrog; constraint dynamics; extended Lagrangian dynamics; Thermostats and barostats; introduction to Monte Carlo techniques; Metropolis algorithm; NVT, NPT and GCMC simulations; estimation of pressure, chemical potential, radial distribution function, auto-correlation function, Ewald summation; umbrella sampling; Gibbs Ensemble technique; configuration bias technique.

K. Ganapathy Ayappa and Sudeep Punnathanam
M. P. Allen and D. J. Tildesley, Computer simulation of Liquids, Oxford University Press, New York, 1987
D. Frenkel and B. Smit, Understanding Molecular Simulation: From Algorithms to Applications, 2nd Ed., Academic Press, San Diego, 2002


CH 248 (JAN) 3:0 - Molecular Systems Biology
Various topics highlighting experimental techniques and modeling approaches in systems biology for problems ranging from molecular level to the multi-cellular level will be covered. Topics: Properties of biomolecules, Biomolecular Forces, Single molecule experimental techniques, Molecular motors, Molecular heterogeneity, Self-organization, Enzyme kinetics, Modeling cellular reactions and processes, Fluctuations and noise in biology, Cellular variability, Biological networks, Modeling dynamics of bioprocesses and Cellular signaling.

Rahul Roy
Course Notes:
- The course is intended for Masters and PhD students. Undergraduates with sufficient background may approach the instructor regarding the course.
- No prior knowledge of biology is needed but a non-biologist will have to self-educate.
- Basic grasp of calculus, algebra and programming skills in C, Matlab or Mathematica is recommended.
Philip Nelson, Biological Physics: Energy, Information, Life, W. H. Freeman, 2007, ISBN-13: 978-0716798972. Edda Klipp, Wolfram Liebermeister, Christoph Wierling, Axel Kowald, Hans Lehrach, Ralf Herwig, Systems Biology, Wiley-Vch, 2009, ISBN: 978-3527318742.
Uri Alon, An Introduction to Systems Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits, Chapman & Hall/CRC Mathematical & Computational Biology, 2006, ISBN: 978-1584886426.


CH 249 (JAN) 3:0 - Structural and Functional DNA Nanotechnology
Origin of structural DNA nanotechnology; properties of DNA and other nucleic acids relevant to nanotechnology; design of branched DNA systems; DNA nanomechanical devices; DNA origami and DNA bricks; Forces and energetics in nanoscale; Thermodynamics of self-assembly formation; Experimental techniques to characterize DNA nanostructures including AFM; SEM; TEM; single molecule and bulk fluorescence; gel electrophoresis; sequencing and radio-labelling assays; Application of DNA nanostructures in molecular computing; organizing and templating other nanomaterials; bio-sensing; nano-fabrication; cargo delivery; hybrid DNA nanomaterials. 

Rahul Roy / Banani Chakraborty
DNA Nanotechnology: From structure to function /Fan, Chunhai /Springer
Structural DNA nanotechnology / Seeman, Nadrian / Cambridge Uni. Press
Articles / lecture notes provided by the instructor      



CH 299 32:0 - Dissertation Project
The ME project is aimed at training the students to analyze independently any problem posed to them. The project may theoretical, experimental, or a combination. In few cases, the project may also involve sophisticated design work. The project report is expected to show clarity of thought and expression, critical appreciation of the existing literature, and analytical, experimental or design skills.

Faculty