Compulsory Departmental Courses

CEAC682 - Seminar (0 + 0) 5

Presentation related with thesis title.

CEAC689 - Qualification Exam (0 + 0) 30

Topics covered in curriculum courses and related topics.

CEAC691 - Thesis Proposal (0 + 0) 20

Research topic.

CEAC697 - Doctoral Thesis (0 + 0) 150

Thesis topic as stated on the thesis protocol.

MDES600 - Research Methodology and Communication Skills (3 + 0) 5

Rigorous, scholarly research, particularly theses or dissertations. Literature review, surveys, meta-analysis, empirical research design, formulating research questions, theory building, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods, validity, reliability, triangulation, building evidences, writing research proposal

Elective Courses

CEAC541 - Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering (3 + 0) 7.5

Theoretical foundations of reaction rates, collision theory and transition state theory, thermochemistry of species and reactions, estimation of thermochemical and reaction rate parameters using empirical and quantum chemical methods, elementary reactions in the gas phase, elementary reactions on surfaces, diffusion and heterogeneous reactions, ana

CEAC558 - Polymer Nanocomposites (3 + 0) 5

Nano-material types, compatibility of nano-materials with polymer matrices and mixing methods, how the obtained polymer nanocomposites are produced and how these products are characterized, and the production of specific polymer nanocomposites and their literature comparisons.

MATE502 - Advanced Thermodynamics of Materials (3 + 0) 5

Laws of thermodynamics and their application to the chemical behavior of materials systems. Thermodynamics of binary and multicomponent solutions. Phase equilibria. Thermodynamics of chemical reactions. Thermodynamics of phase transformations.

MATH552 - Complex Analysis (3 + 0) 5

Analytic functions as mappings, conformal mappings, complex integration, harmonic functions, series and product developments, entire functions, analytic continuation, algebraic functions.

Area Elective Courses

CEAC501 - Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 + 0) 5

Stereochemistry, carbocations, carbanions, free radicals, carbenes, and nitrenes, aliphatic substitution, organometallic substitution, aromatic substitution, aliphatic, alkenyl, and alkynyl substitution, addition to carbon?hetero multiple bonds, eliminations, rearrangements.

CEAC502 - Advanced Biochemistry (3 + 0) 5

The basic mechanism in metabolic reactions, regulations of metabolic reactions, importance of metabolic reactions in biological systems.

CEAC503 - Advance Inorganic Chemistry (3 + 0) 5

Bronsted and Lewis acid-base concepts, coordination chemistry, molecular structures, point group reactions, redox reactions.

CEAC504 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3 + 0) 5

The analytical process and measurements, statistical treatment of analytical data, acid base equilibria, the solubility of precipitates, gravimetric analysis, volumetric analysis, precipitation titration, compleximetric titration, principles of oxidation reduction reactions, oxidation reduction titration, spectroscopic method of analysis.

CEAC505 - Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 + 2) 5

The properties of gases, the perfect gases, the real gases, the first law, thermochemistry, state functions and exact differentials, the second law, the direction of spontaneous change, concentrating on the system, combining the first and second laws, simple mixtures, the thermodynamic description of mixtures the properties of solutions, activities

CEAC507 - Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering (3 + 0) 5

Theoretical foundations of reaction rates, collision theory and transition state theory, thermochemistry of species and reactions, estimation of thermochemical and reaction rate parameters using empirical and quantum chemical methods, elementary reactions in the gas phase, elementary reactions on surfaces, diffusion and heterogeneous reactions.

CEAC509 - Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer (3 + 0) 5

Principles and analogies of molecular heat and mass transport, convective heat and mass transport, interfacial heat and mass transfer,basic vectorial equation for mass transfer with chemical reaction, analytical and numerical solution of one dimensional transient transport equations, gas absorption with chemical reaction.

CEAC511 - Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology (3 + 0) 5

A molecular approach to pharmacology, drug receptor interactions, dose-response and structure activity relationships (drug administration, transference, metabolism and excretion).

CEAC514 - Cell Culture Techniques (3 + 0) 5

Basic cell culture techniques for bioscience research and commercial applications. introduction to cell cultivation methods, introduction to proper use of biological safety cabinet,sterile technique, cell enumaration and media preparartion,primary cultures,cultivation of cell lines, detection of contamination,cryopreservation,transfection,and an

CEAC515 - Protein Biochemistry and Proteomics (3 + 0) 5

Protein concentration calculation, electrephoresis gels; SDS gels, native gels, staining gels, precipitation and concentration of proteins, blotting and protein staining on blots, immunostaining, proteomics principles, 2D electrophoresis, mass spectroscopy of peptides and proteins, mass spectrometers.

CEAC516 - Biology (3 + 0) 5

The cellular basis of life, chemical constituents, the role of cell membrane, cellular energy, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, control of cellular activity, cell reproduction and genetic basis of life.

CEAC519 - Biochemical Calculations (3 + 0) 5

Solutions of numerical problems in biochemistry involving acid-base chemistry, blood buffers, chemistry of biological molecules, enzymes, biochemical energetics, spectrophotometry.

CEAC524 - Group Theory and Its Chemical Applications (3 + 0) 5

Point group, symmetry operations and Ligand field theory concepts.

CEAC529 - Spectroscopic Techniques (3 + 0) 5

General introduction to spectroscopy, electronic absorption spectroscopy, vibration and raman spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, x-ray crystallography, SEM and TEM.

CEAC540 - Chemical Process Industries (3 + 0) 5

Chemical processing and the work of the chemical engineer, water conditioning and environmental protection, ceramic industries, Portland cements, calcium and magnesium compounds, glass industries, explosives, toxic chemical agents and propellants, surface-coating industries, food and food by-product processing industries, agrichemical industries, f

CEAC551 - Functional and Smart Materials (3 + 0) 5

Fundamental principles of electron and energy transfer, wires and related systems, switching electron- and energy transfer processes, light-harvesting antennae, memories, logic gates, conducting polymers, stimuli-responsive polymers, fullerene c60 and carbon nanotubes, sensors, actuators and nanomechanical devices, electronic and photonic devices,

CEAC552 - Polymers in Industry (3 + 0) 5

Brief history of macromolecular science, some basic concepts of polymer science, polymers in nature, and synthetic polymers. Structure and property relationships of polymers as plastics.Plastic processing and characterization methods.

CEAC554 - Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications (3 + 0) 5

General electrochemical concepts, electroanalysis, introduction to electrochemistry, equilibrium measurements, potentiometry, voltammetry, coulometry, chronometry, polarography, rotating electrodes, rate constants of electron transfer, spectroelectrochemistry, electrochemical ESR spectrometry, impedance, electrode preparation methods, cleaning

CEAC555 - Optoelectronic Materials and Devices (3 + 0) 5

Organic materials for electronics and optoelectronics, conducting and semiconducting polymers, organic field-effect transistors, electron transport in materials, p- and n-type polymers, organic small molecules, organic light emitting diodes (LEDs), mechanism of light emission, electron and hole transport materials, emitting materials, organic elect

CEAC556 - Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design (3 + 0) 5

Basic knowledge about nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, types of nanostructures and nanomaterials, synthesis and characterization techniques a broad knowledge of resulting properties application of nanomaterials in science and technology.

CEAC557 - Conductive Polymers (3 + 0) 5

Discovery and development of conductive polymers, polymerization techniques, chemical polymerization, electropolymerization, classes of conducting polymers, polyacetylenes, polyanilines, polypyrroles, polythiophenes, polycarbazoles, polyfluorenes, etc. and their derivatives, structure?property relationships, insulator?metal transition, metallic sta

CEAC571 - Membrane Science and Processes (3 + 0) 5

Basic concepts and definitions in membrane science, membrane materials, characterization, transport theory, fouling and concentration polarization, membrane separations, ion exchange membrane processes, energy generating processes and fuel cells.

CEAC572 - Electromembrane Processes (3 + 0) 5

Basic concepts and definitions in ion exchange membrane science, materials, characterization, electrochemical and thermodynamic fundamentals, energy conversion technologies, fuel cells, process and equipment design.

CEAC574 - Optimization of Chemical Reactors (3 + 0) 5

Obtaining the objective function. Determination of optimization parameters. Optimization of series, parallel and complex reactions. Optimum temperature progress. Endothermic and exothermic reactions. Economics considerations in optimum reactor design.

CEAC575 - Chemical Kinetics (3 + 0) 5

After an initial treatment of the basic phenomenological view of kinetics, we will cover classical analyses of reaction mechanisms (steady-state approximation, pre-equilibria, etc), transition-state theory, and various experimental methods of determining reaction rates and mechanisms.

CEAC577 - Petroleum Refinery Engineering (3 + 0) 5

Introduction to petroleum refining and petrochemical industries, steam cracking and olefins production, emerging technologies for olefin production (such as methanol to olefins (mto), partial oxidation, dehydrogenation, metathesis), catalytic reforming and aromatics (btx) production, c8 aromatics, aromatics from pyrolysis gasoline and other sources

CEAC578 - Industrial Plant Investments (3 + 0) 5

Development of investment project idea, revealing project justification and investability, relative levels of conceptual, basic and detailed design, roles of different engineering majors in plant design, conducting project feasibility, regulatory processes and permitting, project management, planning (schedule, cost, performance, risks), financing,