Chemical engineering occupies a unique position at the interface between molecular sciences and engineering; brings together mathematics, chemistry, physics, biological sciences and engineering to build the world around us. Intimately linked with the fundamental subjects of chemistry, biological sciences, mathematics, and physics, and in close collaboration with fellow engineering disciplines like computer science, materials science, and mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering, chemical engineering offers unparalleled opportunities to do great things. Guided by the novel chemical engineering paradigms, METU CHE is adapting and changing based on research, and feeding the METU-CHE undergraduate and graduate programs by a top-down approach. The faculty members, graduate students and undergraduate students conduct fundamental and applied research in the chemical engineering frontier research areas of: production of biochemicals, enzymes and pharmaceutical proteins by biotechnological processes; boron nitride and carbon nanotubes; computational fluid mechanics; design and synthesis of solid catalysts for novel fuels and chemicals syntheses; fluidized bed combustors and modelling; production of H2 by biotechnological and synthetic catalyst systems, photocatalysis, phase equilibria thermodynamics; material sciences including polymers, liquid crystals, biological materials, membranes, zeolites; mixing of liquid-solid systems; and so on. Besides the Department's central laboratories, namely, TGS Unit Operations Laboratory, and the Characterization and Analysis Laboratory that have been used for graduate and undergraduate research, the faculty members with their research groups are researching in their state-of-the-art designed research laboratories. Undergraduate students reinforce their theory based knowledge in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mass transfer, reaction and reactor systems, as well as the separation processes, by experimenting with well-designed systems in the TGS Unit Operations Laboratory, which is equipped with the instruments such as: fluid-flow systems, system for unsteady state heat conduction, double-pipe and shell-and-tube heat exchangers, reactor systems, distillation columns, packed-columns for separation, gas absorption system, spray drying system, thin-film evaporator, etc. The Characterization and Analysis Laboratory supports both the undergraduate experiments and graduate research with the state-of-the-art equipments such as spectrophotometers, gas chromatographs, X-ray diffractometer, scanning electron microscopy, thermal analysis system, and computer supported solid-surface area analyzer, as well as conductivity meters and pH meters.

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10/08/2019 - 18:29