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Patricia Taboada-Serrano

Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

585-475-7337
Office Location
17-2547

Patricia Taboada-Serrano

Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Education

BS, Mayor de San Andres University (Bolivia); MS, Simon Bolivar University (Venezuela); Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

585-475-7337

Currently Teaching

CHME-491
2 Credits
This course extends the laboratory experience from the previous Chemical Engineering Principles Lab, and focuses on unit operations common to engineering practice. Students work in teams to design experimental procedures on existing equipment, and to in some cases, manipulate experimental apparatus to achieve specific experimental goals.
CHME-490
3 Credits
This course examines typical constraints on design and their integration with technology. Economics, environmental considerations, hazards analysis, ethics, and globalization and supply chain management ideas are among the concepts introduced. Modern examples that integrate knowledge of unit operations and processes with design constraints are examined.
CHME-789
3 Credits
The chemical engineering curriculum are provided under the title of Special Topics. Such courses are offered in a normal format; that is, regularly scheduled class sessions with an instructor.
CHME-489
3 Credits
Topics and subject areas that are not among the courses listed here are frequently offered under the special topics title. Under the same title also may be found experimental courses that may be offered for the first time. Such courses are offered in a formal format; that is, regularly scheduled class sessions with an instructor. The level of complexity is commensurate with a senior-level undergraduate technical course.
CHME-492
3 Credits
Students work in teams to design and simulate a realistic chemical manufacturing plant. An assigned project requires students to draw on, and integrate, knowledge from all core chemical engineering courses taken over the previous 5 years. The course is taught in the chemical engineering computer lab and makes extensive use of both chemical process simulation software (ChemCad), software for drawing piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID’s) as well as online resources that chemical engineers use to size and select parts and equipment.

Latest News

  • November 6, 2018

    Patricia Taboada-Serrano poses for a photo in front of a fume hood in a lab.

    Faculty-researcher honored as Emerging Investigator

    Patricia Taboada-Serrano, an associate professor of chemical engineering, was named a 2018 Emerging Investigator by the American Chemical Society for her work in developing water treatment technology through molecular engineering

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Invited Keynote/Presentation
Taboada-Serrano, Patricia. "Energy for Underserved Populations: Gender Considerations." Inter American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) Energy Project Meeting. Inter American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) and the Colombian Academy of Sciences. Colombian Academy of Sciences, Bogota, Colombia. 9 Jun. 2011. Conference Presentation.