– Molecular Eng.- Spring 2017
Course Instructor: René M. Overney
245 Benson, 206-543-4353, E-mail the instructor
238, E-mail TA
McMullen, Benjamin Hall 445 (contact first), E-mail
schedule details below)
(BNS 245): Thu 9:30 - 10:30 (10:30 – 11:45 open door)
Office Hours (BNS 137): Fri 12:30-3:30
BNS 137 is the Grad. Student
Lounge on 1st floor in Benson Hall
Course Textbook: Molecular Driving Forces – Statistical
Chemistry, Physics, and Nanoscience (2nd Ed.)
Dill and S. Bromberg; Garland Science, New York
Covers the basics of molecular
interactions and aspects of statistical mechanics with focus on material
properties and reaction kinetics. More specifically, the course entails the
discussion of the microscopic molecular aspects of thermodynamic
properties, molecular interactions and phase and solution properties, phase
formation (adsorption, self-assembly, nucleation and growth), chemical
kinetics, and physical kinetics. Prerequisite: CHEM E 310; CHEM E 325; CHEM
455. Offered: Sp.
Within the framework of the
accreditation procedure (ABET) it is measured whether students meet the
course objectives. In this course the course objectives will be measured
with homework assignments and exams that test the students understanding of
the theory and applications, which the students were exposed to. The
students’ performance will provide continuous feedback and provide
improvement of the syllabus.
Course credit is based on
- Course Participation
(Homework, Reading Summary, Participation in Class) (20 %),
- 2 Midterm Exams (50%), and
- Final Exam (30%).
Exam dates see Schedule
one-hour midterm exam (open book) and a two-hour comprehensive final
exam (open book). All examinations are required and there will be no make-ups.
Missing an examination or not turning one in is graded as a failure (0.0).
Weekly, assigned on Monday
and due the following Monday* at the beginning of class. The Homework Assignments and Solutions are posted at
*HW on Memorial Day due the
Readings and Summary
Reading is assigned with
homework. Generally, a written summary of the reading assignment is
required, and handed in with the homework.
Mar. 27 Instructions
Apr. 21 Engineering Discovery Day (no class)
Apr. 26 Midterm 1
May 17 Midterm
May 29 Holiday (no class)
Jun. 2 Last day of instruction
Jun. 7 Final Exam: Wednesday, 8:30-10:20 a.m. (JHN 175)
If any student has a learning disability or other special
needs, please inform the instructor the first week of class so we can make
special arrangements to accommodate you.