Undergraduate courses


 

  • Chemical Technology-I (Principles-Physical and Chemical Processes)

Course contents

  • Units and Dimensions. Basic Aspects
  • Mass Balance
  • Energy Balance
  • Fluids Flow
  • Measurement of Fluids Flow
  • Fluids Transfer
  • Heat Transfer. Heat Exchangers
  • Distillation (mainly Re-distillation)
  • Humidification and Drying
  • Leaching
  • Evaporation(fundamental aspects)
  • Overview of Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Interpretation of Batch Reactor Data
  • Introduction to Reactor Design
  • Ideal Reactors for a Single Reaction
  • Design for Single Reactions
  • Design for Parallel Reactions
  • Potpourri of Multiple Reactions
  • Choosing the Right Kind of Reactor

 

  • Chemistry and Technology of Materials (polymers, nanomaterials, catalysts)

Course contents

Polymers

  • Introduction-Applications
  • Polymer synthesis
  • MW characterization
  • Physical chemistry of polymer solutions
  • Amorphous polymers
  • Mechanical properties of polymers

 

Nanocomposite materials

  • Fullerenes, Carbon Nanotubes
  • Other Carbon Nanostructures
  • Metal Organic Frameworks
  • Dendrimers
  • Nanoparticles

 

Porous Materials

  • Non porous nanocrystals
  • Porous nanocrystals-Zeolites
  • Ordered Mesoporous amorphous particles (MCM, SBA, etc.)
  • Foams
  • Intraparticle porosity
  • Nanoparticles agrigation–Development of Interparticle porosity
  • Shaped particles
  • Catalytic nanoparticles dispersed on the surface of porous materials

 

  • Chemical Technology-II (Special Topics of Physical and Chemical Processes

Course contents

  • Physical Processes
  • Diffusion and Mass Transfer
  • Size reduction and Mechanical Separations
  • Crystallization
  • Membrane Separation Processes
  • Gas Absorption
  • Liquid Extraction
  • Chemical Processes
  • Basics of Non-Ideal Flow
  • Heterogeneous Reactions
  • Solid Catalyzed Reactions
  • The Packed Bed Catalytic Reactor
  • Biochemical Reaction Systems

 

  • Polymer Science

Course contents

1 Introduction

1.1. Classification and basic definitions

1.2. Nomenclature

2. Step-growth polymerization

2.1. Polyesters

2.2. Polyamides

2.3. Polyurethanes

2.4. Epoxy resins

2.5. Thermosetting polymers

2.6. Heat-resistant polymers

2.7. Kinetics

3. Free radical addition polymerization

3.1. Initiators

3.2. Chain growth

3.3. Termination

3.4. Steady-state kinetics

3.5. Industrial polymers prepared through free radical polymerization

3.6. Inhibitors and retarders

3.7. Free radical transfer

4. Ionic polymerization

4.1. Anionic polymerization

4.2. “Living” polymers

4.3. Cationic polymerization

5. Copolymerization

5.1. General characteristics

5.2. Random copolymers

5.3. Alternating copolymers

5.4. Graft copolymers and methods for their synthesis

5.5. Block copolymers and methods for their synthesis

 

  • Chemical Industries (Inorganic and Organic)

Course contents

1. Purification treatment of water as a primary material for industrial chemistry

2. Industries of nitrogen and nitrogen compounds. Ammonia, nitric acid, nitrogen-containing fertilizers

3. Phosphorus-containing fertilizers

4. Sulfur and sulfuric acid. Industrial production of sulfuric acid using the contact process

5. Hydrochloric acid and halogens

6. Sodium carbonate and sodium hydroxide

7. Electrolysis processes. Aluminum and manganese

8. Portland cement

9. Iron and steel

10. Row materials for Organic Chemistry

11. Natural gas and petroleum: historical background of the discovery and uses of fossil hydrocarbons, origin, physical and chemical properties

12. Refining and uses of natural gas

13. Structure of crude petroleum refinery, flow diagram

14. Analytic methods applied to define the composition and the quality of crude petroleum

15. Atmospheric and vacuum distillation, products and their uses

16. Catalytic reforming of naphtha, products and their uses

17. Catalytic isomerizations, products and their uses

18. Hydrorefining

19. Cracking processes, products and their uses

20. Methane, ethylene, propylene, butanes, benzene, toluene and xylenes as raw materials of petrochemichals

Every process is focused on the characteristics of the feed, the properties of the product, the types of the chemical reactors and the reaction conditions, the catalytic materials and their function, the schematic representation of the industrial process

 

 


Graduate courses


 

  • Advanced Synthetic Techniques and Properties of Polymeric Materials

  • Functional Materials

  • Characterization of Nanostructured Materials

  • Nanostructured Materials

Course contents

  • Carbon Nanotubes (CNT). CNT-hybrids
  • Colloids
  • Block Copolymers
  • Dendrimers
  • Monomolecular Magnets
  • Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Nanostructured Material