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Chemical & Biomolecular
Engineering

Brian Endres

Undergraduate
Academic Advisor

Chemical Engineering…


… is different from chemistry because it emphasizes
the commercial applications of chemical reactions; it
involves harnessing chemical reactions to produce
things people want



… encompasses all aspects of design, testing, scale
-
up, operation, control, and optimization, and requires a
quantitative understanding of the "Unit Operations", that
make these conversions possible.

A Chemical Engineer can…


… reorganize the structure of molecules and to
design chemical processes through which
chemicals, petroleum, foods, and
pharmaceuticals can undergo


… build and operate industrial plants where raw
materials are chemically altered


… keep the environment safe from potential
pollution and hazardous waste

What does “biomolecular” have to do with it?


Not a new trend


pharmaceutical companies hire large
numbers of chemical engineers to deal with bioprocessing,
fermentation, bioseparations, and general process
engineering



Recent breakthroughs in biology are expected to yield more
opportunities for chemical engineers to contribute to
pharmaceutical process development, drug discovery, the
design and control of bioprocesses, and the general
application of chemical engineering principles to
biosystems

Industries…

Pharmaceuticals and
Healthcare

Design and
Construction

Microelectronics,
Electronic & Advanced
materials

Environmental Health
and Safety Industries

Pulp and
Paper

Food
Processing


Petrochemicals

Specialty
Chemicals

Bioinformatics,
Biotechnology and
Bioprocessing

Polymer and
Material Design

Manufacturing and
Process Design

Departmental Research includes…


Polymer Science


Blood
-
Material Interactions


Fuel Cell Processing


Catalysis


Microfluidics


Nanocomposites


Biocompatible Polymers


Clean Coal Processing



And…


Molecular Self
-
Assembly


Bioinformatics


Cell and Tissue Engineering


Neural Prosthetics


Aerosol Science


Image Processing and Analysis


Process Systems Engineering


Sustainable Engineering




“Just one word


PLASTICS”
(says Mr. McGuire in
The Graduate

1967)
:

Mass production of synthetic polymers


nylon, polyester, polyethylene, polystyrene,
polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon®), polycarbonate (Lexan®),
……. Nearly all aspects of our life are now impacted by
plastics.


Petrochemicals
: Development of processes to produce
industrial chemicals and consumer products.


Examples: petroleum processing to produce gasoline, heating oils,
lubricating oils, etc.

(Reference: American Institute of Chemical Engineers)

Achievements of the Field

Achievements of the Field


Food Science & Technology


Development of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides,
pesticides to improve agriculture productivity


Application of chemical engineering in food processing;
advances in biotechnology to increase world
-
wide food
production.


The Environment
: Devising economical ways to
clean up waste and new chemical technology to
produce today’s products.


Examples: catalytic converters in cars, removal of NOx in
plant emissions, etc…

(Reference: American Institute of Chemical Engineers)

Eli Lilly

Merck & Co. Inc

Genentech

Amgen

Battelle

Cargill

EcoLab Inc.

ExxonMobil

BP

Some companies who hire…

Anheuser
Busch

General Mills

Nestle Inc.

Dow Chemical

DuPont

Micron

Procter & Gamble

Sherwin Williams

Johnson & Johnson

Average Starting Salaries

From ECS Website 02/17/2010

Chemical & Biomolecular

$62,923

Welding

$59,857

Materials Science

$55,991

Aeronautical & Astronautical

$55,576

Food Agricultural & Biological

$60,250

Electrical & Computer

$58,700

Computer Science

$55,819

Mechanical Engineering

$56,908

Industrial & Systems

$53,903

Computer & Information Science

$58,737

Civil Engineering

$48,232

Overall…

Department By The Numbers



Department Population


Majors: ~ 460


Premajors: ~200


Avg. Graduating Class: ~75


Female: ~25%


~$150K in departmental scholarships given
yearly


18 full time faculty, 2 emeritus

Course Work


Year 1
: Math, General Chemistry, Introductory
Engineering Courses


Year 2
: Physics, Organic Chemistry, Mass, Energy &
Momentum Balance Courses and more Math


Year 3
: Physical Chemistry, Thermodynamics, Heat &
Mass Transport, Kinetics and Unit Operations


Year 4
: Design Sequence & Process Control and
Technical Electives

Technical Electives


Department Course Examples:


Principles of Sustainable Engineering


Biotechnology & Bioprocess Engineering


Catalysis in Fuel Cell Applications


Intro to Nanobiotechnology


Experimental Design


Upper level Biology coursework


Coursework in Nuclear Engineering, Civil Engineering,
Materials Science, Math, etc…

Common Minors


Biomedical Engineering


Environmental Engineering


Nuclear Engineering


Life Sciences


Entrepreneurship


General Business


Languages


Undergraduate Research


Work with faculty and graduate students; publish in
technical journals, present work at national
conferences, etc…


Participate in the summer REU; present at Denman;
prepare for graduate school; earn technical elective
credit


For more information on how to get involved and see
projects for undergraduates, go to:
http://www.chbmeng.ohio
-
state.edu/undergrad/cs_research.html


2007 Denman Projects…


Insulin Particle Formation for Pulmonary Delivery

(LAURA ENSIGN)


Assessment of the Drinking Water System and
Water Quality at Montana De Luz and Nuevo
Esparanza in Honduras
(Theresa Vonder Haar)


Cell Damage Due to Shear Stress in Bioreactors
(ARUP MALLIK)


ASPEN Simulation of Chemical Looping Process;
Production of Hydrogen from Coal
(HYUNG KIM)


Hydroxyl Radical Production in Old Woman Creek
National Estuarine Reserve
(ERIKA HOUTZ)

For more information…


Watch “Unwrapped” on the Food Network or
“How It’s Made” on the Discovery Channel
weeknights at 730 PM


Check out the ChBE webpage for information
on pre
-
health professions and research in
alternative energies and to v
iew video on the
first year nanotechnology design project:

http://www.chbmeng.ohio
-
state.edu

Interested?


Brian Endres and Holly Prouty


office: 314a Koffolt Lab


mailbox: 125a Koffolt Lab


Endres.10@osu.edu or prouty.18@osu.edu