Core engineering courses taught by Dr. Sriram
ENCH215: Chemical Engineering Analysis (Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010)
ENCH300: Chemical Process Thermodynamics (Spring 2009, Spring 2010)
BIOE120: Biology for Engineers (Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013)
Elective course: Metabolic Pathway Engineering
Metabolic Pathway Engineering: ENCH468M/BIOE489L (undergraduate version), ENCH648M/BIOE689L (graduate version), (Fall 2011, Fall 2012 Fall 2013)
Fall 2012: MW 5:00 to 6:15 in CHE 2136; Credits: 3. This course will have different objectives and grading schemes for undergrad and grad levels.
Prerequisites: A working knowledge of (i) cell biology and (ii) matrix algebra, MATLAB and ordinary differential equations. Recommended preparatory courses are cell biology or biology for engineers (e.g. BSCI105 or BIOE120), kinetics/reaction engineering (e.g. CHBE440) and computer applications in (chemical or bio)engineering (e.g. CHBE250 or BIOE241).
This course will cover the state-of-the-art in the area of metabolic engineering. This recent application of chemical engineering focuses on analyzing and engineering of metabolic pathways (sequences of chemical reactions in living organisms) for the benefit of humanity. Metabolic engineering is becoming increasingly popular in both industry and academia because it holds the promise of finding sustainable methods to manufacture fuels, chemicals, therapeutics and food for a growing world population.
This class will cover both theory and applications of metabolic engineering. Theory will include mathematical analysis of biological networks and the use of insights from such analyses toward engineering organisms to improve their performance. Applications will include metabolic engineering for biofuels and biorenewable chemical synthesis, synthetic biology and systems biology.
Because metabolic engineering is a growing, dynamic field, the course will equally be significantly based on scholarly articles from scientific journals.
To register for research credits through ENCH468 (undergraduate) or ENCH648, 799, 898 or 899 (graduate), please contact Dr. Sriram.