My teaching philosophy is based on leveraging and combining the natural curiosity and joy of discovery with that of fundamental STEM principles using a variety of different evidence-based pedagogical activities.
This course is a modern comprehensive treatment of advanced concepts in transport phenomena. Building on fundamentals covered Transport Phenomena I, we explore momentum, heat and mass transport in greater qualitative and quantitative detail. Preliminary topics include a review of flow kinematics, fluid mechanics, heat transport and mass transfer. We will then explore the analysis of transient transport processes, convective heat and mass transfer, and coupled fluid-heat-mass transport problems. Computational methods will be developed and used throughout this course to investigate advanced topics in greater detail
It is the goal of this course to move the graduate student (and advanced undergraduate student) from the introductory level of transport phenomena (undergraduate) to a level that will allow them to be effective in researching transport-related topics in a variety of biomedical, chemical and biochemical engineering areas. This course will provide an integrated treatment of mass transfer, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. The basic equations that govern these transport processes will be derived and used to solve problems that demonstrate the physical insight necessary to apply these equations to original research situations. Some topics include solution techniques utilizing expansions of harmonic functions, singularity solutions, boundary layer theory, Stokes flow, forced convection, buoyancy-driven flow, Taylor-Aris dispersion, and reaction-diffusion systems.
This course focuses on transport processes that are different or more prominent in microfabricated systems. You will learn about the practical aspects of experimental and theoretical work in microscale and nanoscale transport processes and develop a working knowledge of the relevant literature. Some topics include Maxwell and Navier-Stokes equations, Couette/Poiseuille flow, Stokes flow, fluid circuits, microfluidic mixing, mass and charge transport, electrodynamics, electrophoresis, electro-osmosis, dielectrophoresis, induced-charge electrokinetics, DNA transport, and zeta potential.