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

 

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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);

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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.

 

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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, 

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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. http://www.asee.org/public/conferences/32/registration/view_session?session_id=3412  

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: http://tang.eece.wustl.edu/MATLAB_WUSTL.htm