Molecular Engineering I / NanoScience  I
(MOLENG 510 / CHEM E 554)

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MOLENG 510 / CHEM E 554 – Winter, 2017

Course Coordinator: René M. Overney

Benson 221, E-mail the instructor

206-543-4353

 

Lecture:

Lecture M/W/Th:   10:30-11:20, EEB 037

 

Office Hours:

Open Door Policy

It is suggested to make an appointment by E-mail.

 

Course Textbook: Intermolecular & Surface Forces,

3rd Ed., J.N. Israelachvili, Academic Press, Boston (2011)

 

Other Sources: Molecular Driving Forces

                            by Dill and Bromberg, Garland Sci.

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Syllabus

Course Description

The focus of this course is on the molecular and nanoscale aspect of condensed materials, in particular molecular and collective interactions and resulting interfacial forces, entropic phenomena and condensation to systems of higher complexity. This includes also the exploration of molecular system constraints and the molecular origin of resulting macroscale properties. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding concerning weak molecular interactions (e.g., van der Waals interactions), statistical and thermodynamic aspects of molecular interactions and self-assembly, including unsteady state phenomena, third media (e.g., solvent) impact on interactions, condensation and dissociation. Also, an introduction into Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics in Small systems will be provided.

 

Course Credit

Course credit will be based on Class Participation, Homework assignments and Projects (50 %), Examinations (Exam 1, 25%) and (Exam 2, 25 %).

Required Readings

Course textbook, open literature and handouts.

Schedule Details

January

4 (Wed)  Instructions begin

16           No class - Holiday (Martin Luther King Day)

 

 

February

2 (Thu)   Exam 1

6 and 8   In class presentation

20           No class - Holiday (Presidents Day)

 

March

9 (Thu)   Exam 2 – (Last Day of Instruction)

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To accommodate students with a learning disability or other special needs, please inform the instructor the first week of class so that special arrangements can be made.