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Engineering Global Health, 

Barcelona, Spain 2017

Engineering Global Health,

Barcelona, Spain 2016

As part of a Chemical Engineering program at a public institution with a large undergraduate population, Prof. Maynard teaches 2-3 semester-long courses per year and has developed several novel electives to expand student opportunities. 

ChE 317: Introduction of Chemical Engineering Analysis, aka Material and Energy Balances

This course forms the foundation for all subsequent chemical engineering courses and analysis. The process of monitoring changes in mass and energy is akin to “chemical accounting.” This course trains students to formulate the balances that govern systems in which mass and energy are exchanged.    

ChE 322: Chemical and Engineering Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics relates work, heat, temperature and states of matter to each other.  From a surprisingly small set of empirically based laws, an enormous amount of information about the relationships among equilibrium parameters for a system can be deduced.  This information can then be applied to physical, chemical and biological systems including engine design, materials processing and cellular processes.     


ChE 338: Fundamentals of BioEngineering

This course provides a basic foundation in molecular, cellular biology and physiology from an engineering perspective to prepare chemical engineers for professional opportunities in the life sciences.  This is a new degree requirement for ChE undergraduate students and replaces the previous Bio311C requirement. This is a new course developed by Prof. Maynard.

ChE 363: Separations Processes and Mass Transfer

The study of mass transfer is what separates chemical engineers from other engineering disciplines. This course includes design and analysis of equilibrium and mass transfer based separations such as absorption, chromatography, crystallization, distillation, extraction, and membrane-based processes. 

ChE 379/ 384: Quantitative Cellular and Molecular Biology (QCMB), also Bio 337

This course is designed for students with an engineering or life sciences background to learn biological fundamentals using quantitative chemical engineering approaches. We will analyze biological systems from stoichiometric, thermodynamic and kinetic perspectives. Case studies illustrate how these principles are used to understand disease, control cellular behavior and design protein-based therapeutics. This is a new course developed by Prof. Maynard.


ChE 379: Engineering Global Health

Engineering Global Health is designed for students from diverse engineering backgrounds with interests in healthcare technologies. The course provides opportunities to learn about disease and health, epidemiology and health disparities and how science and engineering can be used to solve global health challenges. There is a strong emphasis on identification of problems, current solutions and innovative application of technological advances to improve human health in resource-limited settings. See videos about the 2017 course here and the 2015 course here. and info about the current course here.  This is a new course developed by Prof. Maynard.

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