Full course description
Starts March 23, 2015
By introducing problems that chemical engineers are asked to solve and exploring the reasons why the enabling sciences are required to solve them, participants will gain a better understanding of the underlying disciplines supporting the work in chemical engineering. A junior or senior standing in high school is the only recommended prerequisite for this class. Although chemical engineering is the focus, this course will benefit anyone considering engineering as a course of study in the future. There is no cost for this course, and students will be provided with all required content.
Dr. Krishnan Chittur
Professor, Interim Chair of Chemical and Materials Engineering Department
Dr. Chittur has more than 25 years’ experience working on problems that arise from medicine or biology. He has used Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to understand the relationship between biomaterial surface properties and protein adsorption, leading in turn to solving problems in biocompatibility. He helped write a proposal leading to the UAHuntsville campus Ph.D. program in Biotechnology Science and Engineering. He directed that Ph.D. program for four years. His research interests today are in understanding gene expression and techniques to study them.