The Chemical Engineering Curriculum and Graduation Requirements

Date: October 6, 2015
Time: 10:45 – 11:35 a.m.
Place: WEB L104

In this seminar we will go through the chemical engineering curriculum. We will briefly discuss technical contents of each of the courses at every level. The idea is to show how different segments of the curriculum are connected, and how the chemical engineering courses interface with other required courses. A discussion of what it takes to succeed in chemical engineering will follow. The talk will end with a question and answer session.

Short Biography:
Dr. Milind Deo is a Professor and Chair of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah. Professor Deo has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from IIT Madras (India) in 1981 and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston in 1987. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford 1987-1989, after which he joined the faculty at the University of Utah. He was the Associate Dean for Academics for the College of Engineering from 2006-2013 when he oversaw curriculum, advising, outreach, accreditation and faculty development.

Professor Deo’s research involves oil and gas production, transportation and processing. Currently, he and his graduate students are working on reservoir engineering and enhanced oil recovery aspects of producing fluids from shales, understanding flow in nanoporous rocks, carbon dioxide sequestration and production of geothermal energy. He is also working on understanding the thermodynamic and flow behavior of complex fluids containing waxes, asphaltenes and hydrates. Professor Deo is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and has been recognized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) for his contributions in the area of Reservoir Description and Dynamics.