An Introduction to Catalysis and Reaction Engineering (Virtual Sample Class)

    Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM until 8:00 PMEastern Standard Time

    Chemical kinetics, reactor design, and catalysis represent the core of the chemical engineering discipline. Many of the important chemical reactions that we rely on do not occur spontaneously at reasonably low temperatures and often require catalysts to accelerate the rate of the reaction. Catalyst discoveries led to vital processes for producing fertilizer, creating plastics, and reducing emissions and will continue to drive the development of new technologies for clean energy and chemical manufacturing. This class will introduce fundamental concepts in chemistry, catalysis, and reaction engineering. Students will learn the basics of how catalysts function, what significant industrial processes rely on catalysts, and where we find examples of catalysts in our daily lives. A short video showcasing visual displays of catalytic phenomena will also be included. The professor will be Dr. Viktor Cybulskis, who is a professor of chemical engineering. Following the class portion, Dr. Cybulskis will be available to answer questions about the class topic or about the College of Engineering and Computer Science in general. We will encourage you to enable your audio and video to engage with us and ask questions.