Course Description (CHE)

51) Heterogenous Catalysis

–  Number of credits: 3 (theory)

– Prerequisites/Previous subject: no

–  Course Description: More than 90% of all the chemical product formation processes are catalytic in nature and heterogeneous catalysis plays an enormous role. Heterogeneous catalysis plays a very important and defining role in most of the chemical industry. This course will be very useful for undergraduate and post-graduate students, and practitioners to understand heterogeneous catalytic processes. This course starts with basics of catalysis and goes deeper into various aspects of catalytic preparation and characterization techniques. Aspects of catalytic testing and reactor types are to be included. The topics will also include study of reaction mechanism and kinetics of the heterogeneous catalytic reactions. Effect of external and internal transport processes on reaction rates will be covered. Topics will include Modeling, parameter estimations and model discriminations. Catalyst deactivation which is the main problem faced in heterogeneous catalytic process will be covered in details. Various actual industrial catalytic processes will be discussed. New developments in catalysis will be covered. Concept of fuel cell catalysts, monolith catalysts and nanocatalysts will be introduced. The latest methods of catalysts designing and corresponding simulations techniques will also be included in the course. Each topic will be developed progressively and associated with up-to-date information along with references. Wherever required the concepts will be illustrated with case studies and solved problems.

52) Bioinorganic Chemistry

–  Number of credits: 3 (theory)

– Prerequisite: no/Previous subject: no

–  Course Description: This course will take the students to the wonderland laying at the interface of inorganic chemistry and biochemistry. It first introduces the basic concepts of biochemistry an inorganic chemistry, which will serve as the basis for the extensive discussions on the diverse chemistry of metals in biology. As bioinorganic chemistry is a highly interdisciplinary field, this course cannot cover all of its aspects. This course focuses on the common themes found in the field. Some important systems and recent advances with potential applications will be highlighted.

53) Biomaterials

–  Number of credits: 3 (theory)

– Prerequisites/Previous subjects: no

–  Course Description: An engineer of tissue engineering major should understand biomaterials, and its surface modification for specific applications. Also, an engineer must understand how to choose materials and how to design a scaffold for specific implantation zone.

54) Corrosion Chemistry

–  Number of credits: 3 (theory)

– Prerequisite: no/Parallel subject: Physics 2

–  Course Description: This course will introduce students with concepts of corrosion. The mechanism of corrosion including active corrosion, galvanic corrosion, passivity and localized corrosion and electrochemical reduction reactions and environmentally assisted cracking will be covered. The methods of corrosion mitigation including cathodic protection, coatings, inhibitors and passivators as well as the influence of material’s chemical composition and microstructure on corrosion behavior will also be discussed.

55) Organic Chemistry Synthesis

–  Number of credits: 3 (theory)

– Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry 2/Previous subject: no

–  Course Description: This course provides the students with intermediate level of organic chemistry with an emphasis on organic synthesis. Organic synthesis is the process of building organic molecules from simpler starting materials through chemical reactions. This is an important subject since organic molecules form the basic fabric of life.