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Schwartz, Daniel K.



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research overview

  • Prof. Schwartz’s research involves the development and use of novel surface modification and surface characterization methods to study molecular behavior at interfaces. Applications of this research are in the areas of biomaterials, molecular self-assembly, chemical and biosensing, catalysis, nanomaterials, bimolecular separations, and therapeutic protein stability.


  • interfacial phenomena, surface modification, single-molecule microscopy, surface fouling, biomaterials, proteins, DNA, catalysis, self-assembly, biosensing


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courses taught

  • CHEM 6901 - Research in Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.
  • CHEN 3200 - Chemical Engineering Fluid Mechanics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Introduces fluid mechanics and momentum transfer, emphasizing the application of these principles to chemical engineering systems. Same as CVEN 3313 and MCEN 3021.
  • CHEN 5370 - Intermediate Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Reviews fundamentals of thermodynamics, application to pure fluids and mixtures, and physical equilibrium and changes of state. Examines the equation of state and computation of fluid properties for pure fluids, mixtures and solutions. Also looks at relations between thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Department enforced prerequisite: an undergraduate course in chemical thermodynamics.
  • CHEN 5838 - Special Topics in Chemical Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    Graduate-selected topics courses offered upon demand. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • CHEN 5919 - Special Topics in CHBE
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    May be repeated up to 5 total credit hours.
  • MSEN 5370 - Materials Thermodynamics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Reviews thermodynamics fundamentals and applies them to understand the chemical, thermal and mechanical behavior of materials. Examines equations of state, solution theory, equilibrium diagrams and phase changes.


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