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.
CHEN 3200 - Chemical Engineering Fluid Mechanics
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
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022
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.
MSEN 5370 - Materials Thermodynamics
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.