B.S. Ch.E. Program Handbook

For Students Entering the Chemical Engineering Degree Program Fall 2011 to Present
Also available in PDF format
(Last Revision: January 2014)

B.S. Ch.E. PROGRAM HANDBOOK

Table of Contents

From the Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Howard University and the Department of Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences (CEACS). I am delighted that you have chosen to enroll in our program and work towards being awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering (B.S. Ch.E.). The undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org). You should be aware that the department also offers the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (M.S. Ch.E.) and you are encouraged to set your academic goals and sights high enough to work towards obtaining an advanced degree in chemical engineering, either here at Howard or at another accredited university.

The Department of Chemical Engineering was established in 1969 with the appointment of a chair and the admission of five students to the program. Since then, the department has grown to include six regular faculty with around 90 undergraduate students and 15 graduate students in the M.S. Ch.E. program. Over the years, the department has produced many outstanding graduates who have gone on to successful and exemplary careers in industry, academia and government. Our students have also gone on to distinguished careers in other professions including medicine, law, and management. With the excellent and rigorous academic preparation provided by our program, we are confident that when you complete the program, you will be in a strong position to take full advantage of the many opportunities available to our graduates in science, engineering, technology, medicine, business and government.

In this Handbook, you will find the listing of courses designed for a four-year curriculum and many other resources that you will need during your sojourn at Howard University. You will find this information useful and critical to your success here; however, this Handbook does not provide a complete guide to information you need for your day-to-day stay here at Howard. You should definitely consult other university and college publications such as the H-Book, the Student Reference Manual, the Directory of Classes as well as The Howard University Undergraduate Bulletin. Some of this information is available on the web at http://www.howard.edu and some may be available in hard copy format. Please take time to visit the Office of Student Services in Room 1114 in L.K. Downing (LKD) Hall and acquaint yourself with other University and College resources; also, please feel free to visit the Office of the Department of Chemical Engineering in Room 1009 in LKD Hall. Again, let me take this opportunity to welcome you to Howard and the Department of Chemical Engineering, and I invite your questions and comments.

The Department of Chemical Engineering faculty and staff are committed to continuous improvements of our programs. We encourage your questions and comments on the various aspects of our program and are particularly interested in your comments regarding the program’s educational objectives, outcomes and curriculum.

Ramesh C. Chawla , Ph.D.
Professor and Chair


Overview

Chemical Engineering is the rigorous study of the broad range of systems involved in the transformation of materials and energy from one form to another. It focuses on the analysis of the chemical, physical and biological phenomena that form the basis of any process and culminates in process systems designs that are critically informed by consideration of relevant environmental, social and safety concerns.

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers an undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a graduate program of course work and research leading to the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering. The undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org).

The department is one of six departments in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences at Howard University. Howard University is a private, coeducational institution located in the heart of the diverse, vibrant, multicultural metropolitan area that is home to the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. The region offers an unsurpassed breadth of governmental, private, and academic resources for education and research.

Mission & Goals

 The mission of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Howard University is to educate and prepare students to be technological, managerial and public service leaders in the 21 st century. The mission is grounded in producing students with a keen sense of ethical and social responsibility, excellent communication skills, and a holistic appreciation of technology within the context of relevant social, political and economic concerns. The department is committed to providing an academic and learning atmosphere that will attract outstanding researchers and educators, be committed to the development of solutions to societal and human problems, and contribute to the scholarly enterprise of the University as a whole.

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the Chemical Engineering program, defined to be achieved by our graduates within a few years of their graduation, are to produce graduates, who are

  1. practicing chemical engineering in a variety of contemporary industrial settings.
  2. pursuing advanced study and research in chemical engineering and other related disciplines.
  3. taking leadership roles in their chosen careers.
Student Outcomes

Students successfully completing our program will have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  12. an understanding of issues related to minorities and gender diversity, society and culture, and an historical awareness of Africa and its Diaspora

Academic Policies, Honors And Degree Requirements

This information has been prepared as a convenience for undergraduate Chemical Engineering students and their faculty advisors. It is not intended to replace the Howard University Bulletin that is the official University publication on all matters concerning academic policy. Students and their faculty advisors are encouraged to become familiar with information contained in the Howard University Bulletin and with information presented on the Howard University web site. Students are also encouraged to consult The H-Book, which is an official publication of the Office of Student Activities. The H-Book serves as a general resource for all Howard University Students.

Faculty Advisors

Students in the Department of Chemical Engineering are assigned a faculty advisor at the beginning of their first semester in residence. Students are required to consult with their faculty advisors on a regular basis on all academic matters and career objectives. During registration, each student’s advisor is provided with an alternate PIN number which the student will need in order to register for their courses. This PIN will only be provided to the student by their advisor after consultation on, and approval of, courses they should register for in the following semester. Faculty advisors maintain an academic check sheet for their advisee’s in order to monitor student progress and adherence to all pre-requisite, co-requisite and program curricular requirements, and it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they are following the program.

Transfer students are also assigned an advisor when they are accepted into the program. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all courses that have been taken at other institutions meet the department requirements and have been accepted by the advisor to be part of the student's academic record for graduation.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit is awarded after review of official transcripts from all of the student’s previous institutions by the Department of Chemical Engineering. Courses for which transfer credit is given must be equivalent to Howard University courses in content, prerequisites, co-requisites, and credit hours. No credit will be transferred for courses that do not meet the prerequisites of courses in the chemical engineering curriculum at Howard University. Only courses in which a grade of “C’ or better was obtained at an accredited institution are transferable. Credits for some courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences are transferable from international institutions if those courses have been evaluated by the University and are considered equivalent to courses offered at Howard University. The Department also transfers credit for Advanced Placement level courses if the score meets the requirements set by the department at Howard University that offers a similar course. To establish this, the student must provide official course descriptions and other supporting documentation, including a current University Catalog (or web-based course description) from all institutions in which transfer credit is requested. Applications for transfer credit may be obtained from the office of the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Consortium Courses

Howard University offers its qualified undergraduate and graduate degree students the opportunity to enroll in courses in the Washington Metropolitan Area Consortium of Universities (WMACU), including Catholic University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Trinity College, the University of Maryland, George Mason University and the University of the District of Columbia. Courses to be pursued through the Consortium must be courses that are not available at Howard University during the given semester or year. Details concerning enrollment in consortium courses are contained in the Howard University Student Reference Manual and Directory of Classes available on the Web each semester.

Dean’s Honor Roll

Students with a grade point average of at least 3.0 based on a minimum load of 14 credits for the semester will have their names placed on the Dean’s Honor Roll.

Attendance Regulations

All students are expected to attend classes regularly and promptly. Students who are absent from classes or laboratory periods are responsible for the entire work of the course. Members of the faculty may hold students responsible for regular and prompt class attendance. Individual faculty may also include attendance and class participation as a component of the grade received for the course.

Any student who does not take a scheduled mid-term or final examination must provide medical or official athletic reasons in writing in order obtain the approval of his or her instructor to take a substitute examination. A student who does not secure such approval will receive a grade of zero for the examination missed.

Faculty members are responsible for reporting to the Assistant Dean of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences the names of students whose repeated absences or tardiness are, in their opinion, impairing the student’s work. In such cases, the Assistant Dean will take appropriate action, which may include withdrawing the student from the course.

Academic Suspension and Readmission

The Department of Chemical Engineering adheres to the policy published by the University. Details concerning academic probation, suspension and readmission after suspension are published in the Howard University Bulletin and in the Student Reference Manual and Directory of Classes.

Graduation

Students must be recommended for graduation by the faculty of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences. Formal applications for graduation are required. Application forms may be obtained from the Office of the Assistant Dean, Room 1114 LKD Hall. Application should be made approximately seven months in advance of the anticipated date of graduation. A copy of this application must be submitted to the Chemical Engineering Department Office for filing. If a student does not graduate when expected, the student must reapply for graduation.

All students should consult with their advisors or with the Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering prior to the published deadline to add courses for the fall semester of the academic year in which they plan to graduate. This is imperative in order to assure that their proposed program of study will allow them to meet all academic requirements for graduation in that academic year.

Disclaimer: The department reserves the right to make any changes which supersedes the information listed here. Please consult with each department for the latest information.


Accreditation Requirements Regarding Course Prerequisites

Students enrolled in the Chemical Engineering Program must follow the curriculum published by the department. The student’s advisor and the Chair of the department must approve any deviation from the published curriculum, and it must be consistent with current curriculum criteria set by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org).

The ABET curriculum criteria requires a systematic progression through the curriculum by students enrolled in the program. This means that all students must complete lower level courses and satisfy prerequisite course requirements prior to enrolling in upper level courses. Prerequisites and co-requisites for courses in the chemical engineering curriculum are listed in this handbook. Students should also be aware that the following procedures will be followed to enforce and ensure compliance with current pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements:

  • Following each General Mandatory Registration, the course schedule of each student will be reviewed by his/her department. Students will be “withdrawn” from classes for which they do not have the proper pre-requisites or co-requisites.
  • At the beginning of each semester, instructors in CEACS will require each student to complete a pre-requisite/co-requisite survey for his/her class. Students who do not complete and sign the survey or do not have the required pre- and co-requisites will be “withdrawn” from the class.

Social Science, Humanities and Afro-American Studies Requirements

In the interest of making engineers fully aware of their social responsibilities and better able to consider related factors in decision-making processes and to be broadly educated, course work in the humanities, social sciences and Afro-American studies is required as an integral part of the chemical engineering program. Students must include courses at both a lower level and an advanced level and may not limit selections to unrelated introductory humanities and social science courses. Therefore, all students should consult closely with their faculty advisors to be certain that these requirements are met.

Social science and humanities electives are offered primarily through the College of Arts and Sciences, although some electives may be selected from course offerings of the Schools of Education and Business. It is important to remember that all social science and humanities elective sequences require the approval of the student’s major department.

Each student must complete at least 15 credits in the social science/humanities areas as follows:

  • Complete three credit hours (one course) per the University requirements in Afro-American studies. Examples are provided in Table 1 and each semester the Schedule of Classes includes a listing of courses that will satisfy this University requirement.
  • Choose either the “Literature” or Non-Literature” area from the Humanities elective in Table 2 and select six credits (two courses) from that area. Three credits must be at the lower level and three credits must be at the upper level as indicated in Table 2.
  • Select an option consisting of six credit hours (two courses) from the Social Science Options listed in Table 3. These two social science courses must consist of a sequence that represents a lower level and an upper level social science elective that would comprise a social science sequence of study.

Any exceptions to the above must be requested in writing to the Chair of the Department for consideration and must be approved prior to enrollment in the course(s).

1. Afro-American Studies Requirement (One Course Required)

Table 1: Afro-American Studies Options

  • HIST-005 or HIST-006 Intro to the Black Diaspora
  • ENGL-150 Afro-American Lit I
  • ENGL-151 Afro-American Lit II
  • AFRO-005 Intro to Afro-American Studies I
  • AFRO-006 Intro to Afro-American Studies II
  • POLS-168 Pan-Africanism
  • MUTP-100 Blacks in the Art

2. Humanities Requirements (Two Courses Required, Lower and Upper Level, With Either Literature or Non-Literature Emphasis)

Table 2A: Humanities Literature Emphasis Options

Humanities Literature Emphasis Lower Level Course Elective Options

  • CLAS-101 Greek Literature in English
  • CLAS-102 Roman Literature in English
  • CLAS-108 Greek Drama
  • CLAS-109 Classical Mythology
  • CLAS-113 Women in the Ancient World
  • ENGL-050 Introduction to Poetry
  • ENGL-151 Intro to Prose Fiction
  • ENGL-142 Major English and American Writers
  • ENGL-143 Intro to General Literature
  • ENGL-054 Afro-American Literature I
  • ENGL-055 Afro-American Literature II
  • FREN-100 Francophone Literature in English
  • RUSS-100 Russian Short Stories
  • RUSS-101 Literature of Revolution
  • SPAN-100 Hispanic Literature in English
  • CLAS-016 Literature of the Ancient World
  • HUMA-015 Literature of the Modern World

Humanities Literature Emphasis Upper Level Course Elective Options

  • CLAS-114 Lyrics Poetry in Classical Antiquity
  • ENGL-053 Highlights in Afro-American Literature
  • ENGL-107 Women in Literature
  • GREM-101 Literature of Love
  • ENGL-168 Modern Caribbean Literature
  • CLAS-014 Introduction to Humanities I
  • CLAS-015 Introduction to Humanities II
  • ENGL-014 Introduction to Humanities I
  • ENGL-015 Introduction to Humanities II

Table 2B: Humanities Non-Literature Emphasis Options

Humanities Non-Literature Emphasis Lower Level Course Elective Options

  • GERM-100 Individual and Society
  • GERM-109 Northern Myths and Legends
  • GERM-111 Classics Films in English
  • GERM-109 Slavic Mythology

Humanities Non-Literature Emphasis Upper Level Course Elective Options

  • CLAS-103 Classical Art
  • CLAS-111 Satire and Comedy in the World
  • ENGL-052 Introduction to Drama
  • MUSC-100 Intro to Music
  • MUTP-100 Blacks in the Arts
  • ARTH-161 Art Appreciation
  • THAC-010 Introduction to the Theatre
  • FREN-106 Francophone Fil

3. Social Science Requirements (Two Courses Required)

Table 3: Social Science Lower/Upper Level Sequence Options

  • CLAS-104 Greek Civilization
  • CLAS-105 Roman Civilization
  • HIST-001 Introduction to Civilization I
  • HIST-002 Introduction to Civilization II
  • HIST-005 Black Diaspora I
  • HIST-006 Black Diaspora II
  • SOSC-011 Social Science I
  • SOSC-012 Social Science II
  • HIST-101 World Geography
  • HIST-102 Economic Geography
  • RUSS-145 Russian Culture I
  • RUSS-146 Politics of Culture
  • AFRO-005 Afro-American Studies I
  • AFRO-006 Afro-American Studies II
  • HIST-003 Europe and the Wider World I
  • HIST-004 Europe and the Wider World II
  • HIST-030 Intro to African History I
  • HIST-031 Intro to African History II
  • HIST-040 Intro to the History of Latin America and the Caribbean I
  • HIST-041 Intro to the History of Latin America and the Caribbean II
  • HIST-050 Intro to Europe History I
  • HIST-051 Intro to Europe History II
  • ANTH-001 Anthropology
  • ANTH-160 Intro to Cultural Anthropology
  • SOCI-001 Intro to Sociology
  • SOCI-160 Sociology of African Americans
  • POLS-001 Intro to Political Science
  • POLS-006 Pan-Africanism
  • ECON-001 Principles of Economics I
  • ECON-002 Principles of Economics II

Please note that the approved courses in the African-American Studies Cluster are always listed in the STUDENT REFERENCE MANUAL and DIRECTORY OF CLASSES.

Physical Education Requirements

Undergraduate students are required to complete two courses in Physical Education.

If in doubt about any information contained herein, students should consult the Howard University Bulletin and/or their Advisor. The final responsibility for the fulfillment of all requirements for the degree lies with the student. Academic clearances for the degree B.S. Ch.E. will be issued by the Department of Chemical Engineering if and only if the candidate for graduation has satisfied all published requirements for the degree. The Department of Chemical Engineering will not consider exceptions to these requirements.


RECOMMENDED B.S. Ch.E. PROGRAM COURSES

For 4-years Completion of BS Degree in Chemical Engineering. (For extended time frame, see your Advisor and Department Chair) 

FRESHMAN YEAR  

Fall Semester

Discipline/Field Credit Hours
EGPP-101 Introduction to Engineering 2
MATH-156 Calculus 4
CHEM-003 General Chemistry Lecture I 4
CHEM-005 General Chemistry Lab 1
ENGL-002 English 3
Elective (Humanities/Social Sciences/African American Studies) 3

Total Credit Hours

17

Spring Semester

Discipline/Field Credit Hours
CHEG-102 Introduction to Chemical Engineering 3
MATH-157 Calculus II 4
CHEM-004 General Chemistry Lecture II 4
ENGL-003 English 3
Elective (Humanities/Social Sciences/African American Studies) 3
ROTC or Physical Education 1

Total Credit Hours

18

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Fall Semester

Discipline/Field Credit Hours
PHYS-013 Physics I Lecture 3
PHYS-023 PhysicsI Laboratory 1
MATH-158 Calculus III 4
CHEM-141 Organic Chemistry Lecture 3
SYCS-165 Elementary Computation 3
CHEG-201 Ch. E. Material Balances 3

Total Credit Hours

17

Spring Semester

Discipline/Field Credit Hours
PHYS-014 Physics II Lecture 3
CHEM-145 Organic Chemistry Lab 3
MATH-159 Differential Equations 4
CHEM-142 Organic Chemistry Lecture 3
CHEG-202 Ch. E. Energy Balances 3
ROTC or Physical Education 1

Total Credit Hours

17

JUNIOR YEAR 

Fall Semester

Discipline/Field Credit Hours
CHEM-171 Physical Chemistry Lecture I 3
CHEM-173 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2
CHEG-301 Fluid Mechanics 3
CHEG-303 Ch. E. Thermodynamics 3
EECE -310 Principles of Electronics 2
Elective (Humanities/Social Sciences/African American Studies) 3

Total Credit Hours

16

Spring Semester

Discipline/Field Credit Hours
CHEM-172 Physical Chemistry Lecture II 3
CHEG-302 Heat Transfer 3
CHEG-306 Ch. E. Analysis 3
CIEG -202 Statics 3
Elective (Technical) 3

Total Credit Hours

15

SENIOR YEAR  

Fall Semester

Discipline/Field Credit Hours
CHEG-401 Mass Transfer/Separation Processes 3
CHEG-407 Process Design I 3
CHEG-405 Ch. E. Laboratory 3
CHEG-403 Ch. E. Reaction Engineering 3
Elective (Engineering) 3
   

Total Credit Hours

15

Spring Semester

Discipline/Field Credit Hours
CHEG-402 Process Control 3
CHEG-414 Process Design II 3
Elective Course (Ch. E.) 3
Elective (Humanities/Social Sciences/African American Studies) 3
Elective (Humanities/Social Sciences/African American Studies) 3

Total Credit Hours

15
  

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR B.S. Ch.E

130

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING MAJOR COURSES

Course No.

Course Title

Cr.

Prerequisite

Co-Requisite

EGPP-101 Intro to Engineering
3

 

 

CHEG-102 Intro to Ch. E. Design
3

 

CHEM 003
CHEG-201 Ch. E. Material Balances
3
MATH 156, CHEM 003

 

CHEG 202 Ch. E. Energy Balances
3
CHEG 201, MATH 157

 

CHEG-301 Fluid Mechanics
3
CHEG 202, PHYS 013

 

CHEG-302 Heat Transfer
3
MATH 159 CHEG 301
CHEG-303 Ch. E. Thermodynamics
3
CHEG 202, PHYS 013

 

CHEG-306 Ch. E. Analysis
3
CHEG 301, MATH 159 SYCS 165
CHEG-401 Mass Transfer/Separation Processes
3
CHEG 302, 303, CHEM 171/*PoI(Permission of Instructor)  
CHEG 402 Process Control
3
CHEG 302, CHEG 306 or PoI;  
CHEG-403 Chemical Reaction Engineering
3
CHEG 301, 303, CHEM 141/PoI, MATH 159  
CHEG 405 Ch. E. Laboratory
3
CHEM 173 OR CHEM 145;

CHEG 401

CHEG-407 Process Design I
3

CHEG 303, CHEM 171/PoI

CHEG 302, 401

CHEG 414 Process Design II
3
CHEG 306, 401, 403, 407, CHEM 142, 172/PoI  
CHEG-xxx Ch. E. Tech Elective
3
Variable Pre-req.; PoI  

SUB-TOTAL

44

 

 

REQUIRED ENGINEERING COURSES (FOR Ch. E.)

Course No.

Course Title

Cr.

Prerequisite

Co-Requisite

SYCS 165 Elem. Comp.
3

 

 

EECE 310 Prin. of Electronics
2
MATH 159; PHYS 014

 

CIEG 202 Statics
3
MATH 157 PHYS 013
xxxx xxx Engineering Elective
3
Variable Pre-req; perm. of instructor  
xxxx-xxx Eng./Tech Elective
3
Variable Pre-req; perm. of instructor  

SUB-TOTAL

14

 

 

REQUIRED SCIENCE AND MATH COURSES

Course No.

Course Title

Cr.

Prerequisite

Co-Requisite

CHEM 003 General Chem Lecture I
4

----------------

 

CHEM 004 General Chem Lecture II
4
CHEM 003

 

CHEM 005 General Chem Lab I
1
----------------  
CHEM 141 Organic Chem Lecture I
3
CHEM 004  
CHEM 142 Organic Chem Lecture II
3
CHEM 141  
CHEM 145 Organic Chem Lab
3
---------------- CHEM 141 OR 142
CHEM 171 Physical Chem Lecture I
3
CHEM 004, MATH 159  
CHEM 172 Physical Chem Lecture II
3
CHEM 171  
CHEM 173 Physical Chem Lab I
2
---------------- CHEM 171
MATH 156 Calculus I
4
Acceptable Math Placement Exam  
MATH 157 Calculus II
4
MATH 156  
MATH 158 Calculus III
4
MATH 157  
MATH 159 Differential Equations
4
MATH 157  
PHYS 013 Physics I Lecture
3
----------------  
PHYS 014 Physics II Lecture
3
PHYS 013  
PHYS 023 Physics I Laboratory
1
----------------  

SUB-TOTAL

49

 

 

REQUIRED ENGLISH, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSES

Course No.

Course Title

Cr.

Prerequisite

ENGL 002/003 Freshman English
6
ENGL 002 for ENGL 003
xxxx xxx African American Studies
3
(See Table 1) Variable Prerequisites
xxxx xxx Humanities
6
(See Table 2A and 2B) Variable Prerequisites
xxxx xxx Social Science
6
(See Table 3) Variable Prerequisites

SUB-TOTAL

21

 

 

REQUIRED PHYSICAL EDUCATION COURSES

Course No.

Course Title

Cr.

Prerequisite

PHED xxx PE 1 1

 

PHED xxx PE 2 1

 

SUB-TOTAL

2

 

 

 

GRAND TOTAL

130

 

 

   
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: The Chemical Engineering Department has a firm policy on enforcing pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements. The Chair of the department may remove any student from a course at any time should a lack of a required pre-/co-requisite be brought to his attention. Prior to dropping any course, all students are required to meet with their advisors to discuss the future ramifications for their educational program.


Flowchart of B.S. Ch.E. Curriculum

For PDF version of flowchart, click HERE


Faculty Directory

  
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Ramesh C. Chawla, Ph.D.,, Professor and Chair
Department of Chemical Engineering
2300 Sixth Street, NW , Washington, DC 20059
Phone: (202) 806-6617; Fax: (202) 806-4635; e-mail: rchawla@howard.edu

Name & Rank

Specialty

Contacts (202)

Mobolaji E. Aluko, Ph.D.
Professor

Process control, mathematical methods, reactor modeling and microelectronics, processing, coal processing.

806-4793
maluko@scs.howard.edu

Joseph N. Cannon, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor

Transport phenomena in environmental systems, fluid and thermal engineering.

806-6626
jcannon@howard.edu

Preethi L. Chandran, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Computational Bioengineering, Multi-scale Modeling, Tissue Engineering, DNA Nanoparticles, Biomechanics, Polymer and Gel Biophysics.

806-4595
preethi.chandran@howard.edu

Ramesh C. Chawla, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair

Reaction kinetics and engineering, bioremediation, thermal processes and environmental engineering.

806-6617
rchawla@howard.edu

James W. Mitchell, Ph.D.,
David and Lucile Packard MSRCE Professor and Dean

Materials chemistry and engineering research; nanomaterial science, technology processing.

806-6569
jwm@msrce.howard.edu

M. Gopala Rao. Ph.D., P.E.,
Professor Emeritus

Separation processes, energy systems and nuclear waste management.

grao@scs.howard.edu

John P. Tharakan, Ph.D.,
Professor

Bioenvironmental engineering; protein production and purification, bioreactor design and analysis.

806-4796
jtharakan@howard.edu

Patrick Ymele-Leki, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor

Application of chemical engineering principles to bio-films and medical applications.

806-4811

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Tina Brower-Thomas, Adjunct Lecturer

Dr. Philip Chen, Adjunct Professor

Dr. Robert J. Lutz, Visiting Professor

Mr. Thomas Wallen, Adjunct Associate Professor

See Faculty & Staff listings.


Research and Teaching Laboratories

  • H.U. Chemical Energy Research Lab Room G-05/07 806-6766
  • Chemical Engineering Shop/Storage Room G-11 None
  • Unit Operations Lab Room G-10 806-5627
  • Environmental Engineering Research Lab Room B-15 None
  • Biochemical Engineering Research Lab Room B-17 806-5283
  • Biomaterials & Biopolymers Research Lab Room B-19 806-5494
  • Separations Process Research Lab Room B-21 806-6641

Offices and other Facilities
  • Conference Room Room 1005 806-4854
  • Graduate Room Room 1010 806-4855
  • AICHE Room 1012 806-4693

Department Bulletin Board

The Department of Chemical Engineering keeps a bulletin board in order to maintain contact with students. On the bulletin board you will find the following:

  • A listing of faculty advisors for all undergraduate students in the Chemical Engineering Department
  • Opportunities for graduate studies at Howard and other institutions.
  • Job opportunities.
  • Research opportunities at Howard University and at other institutions.
  • Request for students to report to the Department office for important information.
  • Any other information that is important to students in the Department of Chemical Engineering

It is important that all students in the Department of Chemical Engineering check the bulletin board regularly.


Student Organizations

Student Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE). All students in the undergraduate and graduate program are encouraged to join this organization and participate fully in its activities. The AIChE Office is located in Room 1012 in LKD Hall.


Office of Student Services

The Office of Student Services (Room 1114 LKD) provides counseling, arranges for tutorial services, coordinates special programs, assists with admission and registration, and maintains students records. Financial aid assistance, the Cooperative Education Program and several special academic programs are also administered by this office.


Code of Ethics of Engineers

The Fundamental Principles:

Engineers uphold and advance the integrity, honor and dignity of the engineering profession by:

  • Using their knowledge and skills for the enhancement of human welfare;
  • Being honest and impartial, and serving with fidelity the public, their employers and clients;
  • Striving to increase the competence and prestige of the engineering profession; and
  • Supporting the professional technical societies of their disciplines.
The Fundamental Canons:
  1. Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of their professional duties.
  2. Engineers shall perform services only in the areas of their competence.
  3. Engineers shall issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner.
  4. Engineers shall act in professional manners for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees, and shall avoid conflicts of interest.
  5. Engineers shall build their professional reputation on the merit of their services and shall not Compete unfairly with others.
  6. Engineers shall act in such a manner as to uphold and enhance the honor, integrity and dignity of the profession.
  7. Engineers shall continue their professional development throughout their careers and shall provide opportunities for the professional development of those engineers under their supervision.
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