ENCH225L (Spring 2016) - Chemical Engineering Problem Solving and Experiment Design, Lab & Discussion
Introduction to the scientific method as applied to chemical engineering processes associated with thermodynamics and fluid, heat and mass transport. Computational and experimental tools are introduced. Students will formulate hypotheses to test physical phenomena associated with chemical engineering processes, design experiments based on their hypotheses, perform experiments, and use appropriate computational and programming tools as well as statistical methods to analyze their data and its significance. Issues of safety and ethics, as applied to chemical engineering, also will be discussed.
7.341 (Spring 2014) Designer Immunity: Lessons in Engineering the Immune System
The immune system is one of the most complex and powerful of human body systems. It is highly dynamic and flexible, yet strictly regulates homeostasis and protects our bodies from both foreign and self-derived challenges. As basic understanding of immune function is growing, researchers are rapidly designing clever and diverse strategies to manipulate immunology to improve human health. In this course, we will explore important advances rooted in engineering principles to harness the power of the immune system, focusing on how engineering has fueled or inspired research concerning (1) vaccines, (2) immunotherapies, and (3) systems immunology.