Polymer Institute

Course Descriptions

 

CHE 4800/5800 - Polymer Science and Engineering

Instructor: Dr. M. Coleman
Credits: 3 hours
Offered: Fall (annually)
Description: Characterization, structure and properties of polymers. Polymerization kinetics and mechanisms. Engineering application of polymers. 

 
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che 6860 / 8860 - Polymer laboratory methods

Instructor: Dr. J. Lawrence
Credits: 3 hours
Offered: Spring (biennially)
Prerequisite: Polymer Science and Engineering or consent of instructor

Description: Characterization of polymers by gel permeation chromatography, intrinsic viscosity, thermal analysis, density and mechanical properties. Characterization and physical properties of polymers including permeation of gases and vapors in polymers; melt viscosity and viscoelastic properties, spectroscopy, microscopy, light scattering, single and twin-screw extrusion.
 

Che 6810 / 8810 - physical chemistry of polymers

Instructor: Dr. S. Jarabin
Credits: 3 hours
Offered: Fall (biennially)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Description: Configuration and conformation of isolated polymer chains, distribution of chain dimensions, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of polymer solutions, dilute solutions hydrodynamics, scattering and diffraction. Rubber elasticity, birefringence, the glass transition phenomena, crystallization thermodynamics and kinetics, and orientation.
 

  
che 6840 / 8840 - polymer processing

Instructor: Dr. J. Lawrence
Credits: 3 hours
Offered: Spring (biennially)
Prerequisite: Engineering mathematics or consent of instructor

Description: Discussion of the concepts and principles of basic thermoplastic processing methods with emphasis on their practical applications in industry. Topics include heat transfer and melt flow of polymeric materials and their applications to the analysis of designs of extrusion, injection and blow molding processes.
 

 
Che 6830 / 8830 - transport in plastics

Instructor: Dr. M. Coleman
Credits: 3 hours
Offered: Spring (biennially)
Prerequisite: Engineering mathematics or consent of instructor

Description: A study of transport and permeation of gases and vapors into and through polymers. Basic scientific concepts are developed followed by discussions of practical applications. Topics include mathematics of diffusion, polymer-permeant relations, effects of polymer structure, and measurements of permeation and transport.
 

 
Last Updated: 4/30/18