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C&PE 657 Polymer Science and Technology

C&PE 657.  Polymer Science and Technology.  3 Credits.     

Introduction to polymer chemistry, science, technology, and processing. The course covers the principles of polymer synthesis and the structure-property relationships in the solid state and in solution, such as solubility, rheology and mechanical properties. Principles of polymer processing are introduced. Students will learn to understand from an engineering perspective how polymers are created and used. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate student standing in chemical engineering, chemistry, or consent of instructor.

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering has grown out of a combination of chemistry and engineering associated with industrial processes. Today, it possesses a body of knowledge used in the synthesis, design testing, scale-up, operation, control, and optimization of processes that change the physical state or composition of materials. Chemical engineers have played central roles in the industrial development of materials that have had major social influence, such as the production of fuels and lubricants, fertilizer, synthetic fibers, and plastics. They will be centrally involved in reducing the polluting effects of certain byproducts and cleaning up unwanted residues from previous processes.