Integrating the Chemical Engineering Curriculum via a Recurring Laboratory

  • Matthew Kubilius Chemical Engineering Department, City College of New York, 140th St. and Convent Ave., New York, New York 10031
  • Raymond Tu Chemical Engineering Department, City College of New York, 140th St. and Convent Ave., New York, New York 10031
  • Ryan Anderson Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, Montana State University, 306 Cobleigh Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717

Abstract

A recurring framework has been integrated throughout the curriculum via a Continuously Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR) platform. This laboratory is introduced during the material and energy balance course, and subsequent courses can use these results when explaining more advanced concepts. Further, this laboratory gives students practical experience and the opportunity to think critically about design early in the curriculum. Results are qualitatively discussed along with recommendations for further integration and improvement. 

Author Biographies

Matthew Kubilius, Chemical Engineering Department, City College of New York, 140th St. and Convent Ave., New York, New York 10031

Matthew B. Kubilius is a Ph.D. candidate in chemical engineering at the City College of New York. He earned a B.A. in English and a B.S. in chemical and biological engineering at Northwestern University. After working as a process engineer for Sigma- Aldrich for three years, he earned an M.S. from Northwestern University. His research focuses on polymerization, self-assembly, and peptide synthesis. 

Raymond Tu, Chemical Engineering Department, City College of New York, 140th St. and Convent Ave., New York, New York 10031

Raymond S. Tu is an associate professor of chemical engineering at the City College of New York. He earned a B.S. from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. from the University of California-Santa Barbara. His research interests include biomolecules, self- assembly, interfacial transport/thermodynamics and microrheology. 

Ryan Anderson, Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, Montana State University, 306 Cobleigh Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717

Ryan Anderson is an assistant professor in chemical and biological engineering at Montana State University. He earned a B.A. in history and a B.S. in chemical engineering from Bucknell University. He completed his Ph.D. work at the University of British Columbia. His research interests include fuel cells, multiphase flow, and heat transfer. 

Published
2014-09-16
Section
Manuscripts