Teaching Process and Product Design: Part 1

Originally delivered Sep 1, 2017
Source: AIChE
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If you’re teaching process and product design, even the most comprehensive textbooks won’t fully prepare you for the challenges you’ll face. Which lecture topics should you choose? What about homework? Find the answers to these and many more commonly asked questions in this two-part, archived webinar presented by two seasoned process and product design instructors. 

Join University of Pennsylvania chemical engineering faculty members Warren D. Seider and Sean P. Holleran as they highlight their experiences over many decades and their preferences in teaching process and product design courses and topics.

You’ll learn how these two instructors teach in two parallel tracks with heavy emphasis on process design (how to make chemical products) some emphasis on product design (deciding which chemical products to make). You’ll explore how they consider topics for lecture and homework assignments and what lecture topics they cover in each track. 

Take a look at your agenda:

  • Process design lecture topics—from heuristics (rules of thumb) to profitability analysis: including process simulation, separation train synthesis, second-law analysis, heat integration, equipment sizing and costing.
  • Product design lecture topics—from the chemical supply chain to selecting devices: including design of molecular, functional, and formulated products.

Tune into this archived webinar and learn from two experienced instructors how to teach process and product design.


Dr. Warren Seider

Warren D. Seider is Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He received a B.S. degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. For many years,he has contributed to the fields of process analysis, simulation, design, and control. In process design, he coauthored FLOWTRAN Simulation - An Introduction (with J.D. Seader and A.C. Pauls) and Product and Process Design Principles: Synthesis,...Read more

Sean P. Holleran

Sean P. Holleran is a Senior Lecturer of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.  He received a B.S. degree from Cornell University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan.  He is a former president of the Univeristy of Michigan chapter of the American Society for Engineering Eduction.  He has been on the faculty at Penn for ten years - and he has taught undergraduate courses in chemistry, mass balances, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, senior operations lab, and senior process design.  Dr. Holleran serves as the...Read more

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