Education Services

• Two core courses (Process Control; Bioprocess Engineering)

• The graduate director (2015~2016) and Biocluster qualifying test examiner (2012~2019)

• >50 REU students and high school students supervised

• The undergraduate director (2016~2018): served for 2018 ABET committee to prepare ABET evaluations for EECE

• External Academic Review of the Environmental Engineering and Science Program at the Air Force Institute of Technology



Teaching at Washington University

Process Control EECE401 (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017);

Bioprocess Engineering ChE506 (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019);

Fluid Mechanics Transport 1 ChE367 (2013);

Metabolic Engineering ChE596 (2010, 2011, 2012);

International Experience ChE401 (2012 in Brazil);

Advanced Energy Lab EECE439 (2011, teach 2-week lab course);



Bioprocess Engineering
Topics: Basics of microbiology, genetics and Enzyme kinetics; Cell metabolisms; Bio-reaction and kinetic Models; Molecular Biology and Systems Biology; Bioreactor operations;  Bio-separation; Animal/Plant cell culture; Mixed cultures and Wastewater treatment; Biofuel topics; Proposal writing and MATLAB based computer simulations


Chemical Process Dynamics and Control    

Topics: steady and unsteady-state behavior of chemical processes; transfer function and block diagram; fundamental feedback and feedfoward control strategies; control design and applications; process optimization; process modeling and problem solving with Excel, MATLAB and Simulink; process data analysis and empirical modeling (e.g., machine learning).   After taking this course, students should be able to: 1) understand and apply process control theory; 2) develop and resolve models for chemical processes; 3) analyze and regulate the process dynamics; 4) learn how to use MATLAB and Simulink.



Old Class Materials

Fluid Mechanics (Transport 1, ChE367)

Course Coverage: Laminar and turbulent flow; Reynolds number: Flow transition criteria; Friction factor; Pipe roughness parameter; Friction factor charts: Pipe flow pressure drop; Concept of fully developed flow; Relation between wall shear stress and pressure drop for a fully developed flow; Newtonain vs non-Newtonain fluids; Speed of sound Mach number; Incompressibilty criteria; Surface tension; Contact angle; Level rise in a capillary; Laplace-Young equation; Pressure inside a bubble; Shear stress; Pressure variation in a column of liquid; Pressure force on a plane surface; Center or pressure concept; Pressure force on a curved surface; Linear acceleration; Rigid body rotation; Compressible gas pressure with depth; Resultant force on a plane surface; Streamlines in steady flow; Streamwise acceleration Normal acceleration; ;Newton’s law along a streamline; Bernoulli equation; Newton’s law normal to a streamline; Stagnation point and pressure; Pressure profile in a tornado; Continuity equation; Free jet and draining of a tank; Flow meter equation; Sluice gate equation; Use of head balance; Modified Bernoulli equation; Sudden expansion; Cavitation; Streamline calculation for 2-D steady state flows; Oscillating manometer; Macroscopic momentum balances; Sudden expansion revisited; Jet flowing along a vane; Rocket acceleration analysis; Sluice gate momentum balance; Momentum correction factor; Angular momentum balance; Macroscopic balances examples; Angular momentum; Converging-diverging nozzle; Velocity field, Eulerian and Lagrangian flow description, streakline/pathline/streamline, Steady flow; Acceleration field and unsteady effects, Concept of streamline coordinates; Reynolds Transport Theorem, Fluid element motion and deformation, Volumetric dilatation, Angular motion and fluid rotation/irrotation, Conservation of mass and continuity equation; Continuity equations for incompressible fluid, Cylindrical coordinate, Stream function/Streamlines,  Conservation of linear Momentum, Navier-Stokes equation; Laplace equation; Source-sink pair; Model simplification via dimensionless; Poiseuille's Law; Fully developed flow; Laminar flow pressure drop; Turbulent flow shear stress, Viscous sublayer, Dimensional Analysis of pipe flow; Turbulent velocity profiles; Turbulent pressure drop; Major and minor head loss; Modified Bernoulli equation; Moody chart; Life and Drag coefficients; Boundary layer definitions; Effect of Re on Drag, 


WUSTL and MSU are working together to improve teaching in systems biology (2012)

Dolan KD, Tang YJ, Liao W “Improvement of Bioengineering Courses through Systems Biology and Bioprocess Modeling”. 121 Annual conference of American Society for Engineering Education. Indiana. 2014.  

We shared Class Materials with Dr. Wei Liao and Dr. Kirk Dolan from Michigan State University. More MATLAB lectures can be found at the website below: