THE CHEMICAL AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAMS HAVE A NEW HOME!
On January 3rd, 2013 the Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Department moved to Institute Hall. Click here to see a time-laspe video of the construction of the building. The building is approximately 86,000 square feet and includes:
twelve dedicated 750 square foot faculty research labs
a 2500 square foot chemical engineering unit operations teaching lab that will provide the students with the opportunity to get hands on experience in the main Chemical Engineering processes like distillation, absorption, adsorption, filtration, and reaction engineering. The distillation, absorption and adsorption columns, the ultrafiltration system, and the chemical reactors include automated control systems, which introduce the students to topics in chemical process control.
a 2500 square foot wet/dry biomedical engineering teaching lab with an advanced instructional system that includes the hardware and software to perform different assessment of human physiology, comprising: breathing, respiratory and blood pressure measurements; as well as electrocardiography and electromyography. Additionally biomechanical structures to build and test structural models of the human body.
a chemical stock room
a green data center
several new classrooms
Chemical Engineering Principles Laboratory
The chemical engineering principles laboratory is home to experiments that build on key elements of course work essential for student success in the field. The lab course teaches students to develop their own experimental procedures to answer specific questions posed, and assemble laboratory equipment to achieve these goals with instructor input – simulating methodologies students will use as practicing chemical engineers. Students gain hands-on experience using basic equipment and approaches for designing laboratory experiments, measuring results, interpreting data, and drawing objective conclusions. Students work in teams, summarize their work in written lab reports, and present their findings to others in the class. Photos: Professor Blanca Lapizco (top, right) with student in lab; Professor Brian Landi (bottom photo, left) with two students in lab.