2024 Elements of Chemical Systems Engineering I

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Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Shimoyama Yusuke  Tago Teruoki  Aoki Saiko  Kuroki Hidenori  Mori Shinsuke  Yoshikawa Shiro  Yokoi Toshiyuki 
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Course description and aims

This course provides graduate students with an understanding of chemical and energy-based systems at a wide range of multiple scales from the atomic and molecular level to the global scale, and provides explanations of cutting-edge research on the design and development of materials, processes, and energy systems and their applications in the real world, based on related fundamental disciplines.
Students learn broad knowledge of chemical system engineering from fundamentals to applications, and the importance of designing and developing materials, processes, and energy systems from a bird's-eye viewpoint.

Student learning outcomes

By taking this course, students will acquire the following abilities:
1) Understand and explain the fundamental aspects of the design and development of materials, processes, and energy systems in the field of chemical system engineering.
2) Understand and explain state-of-the-art research topics in chemical system engineering, based on basic knowledge.


Chemical engineering, fuel cell, CO2 capture, direct air capture, mass transfer, medical chemical engineering, blood purification system, zeolite, catalytic chemistry, tribology, lubricant, plasma, catalytic chemical reaction engineering, solid catalyst

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Each class is conducted face-toin person, and students work on exercises or reports related to the content of the day's class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Total design of fuel cell materials and devices based on chemical engineering (Hidenori Kuroki) Understand how to design energy conversion materials and devices, including reactions and mass transfer.
Class 2 Friction and wear reduction technology based on tribochemical reactions between lubricants and solid surfaces (Saiko Aoki) Understand how to control friction with lubricants through the basics of friction in solids.
Class 3 Application of plasma to chemical processes (Shinsuke Mori) Explain chemical reactions in plasma.
Class 4 Design of hemodialyzers based on a chemical engineering point of view (Shiro Yoshikawa) Understanding the design method based on the theory of the mass transport operation.
Class 5 Carbon dioxide capture process based on chemical engineering (Yusuke Shimoyama) To explain how to design carbon dioxide capture process using mass transfer model.
Class 6 Synthesis and catalytic application of nanospace materials (Toshiyuki Yokoi) Understand the synthesis and catalytic application of nanospace materials.
Class 7 Functions of solid catalysts and their application to carbon dioxide conversion reactions (Teruoki Tago) Understand the functions and properties required for solid catalysts.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Materials are provided during class or uploaded on T2SCHOLA as needed.

Assessment criteria and methods

Attendance will be checked in each class. Full attendance is required in principle. Grades will be based on exercises in classes or reports.

Related courses

  • CAP.T416 : Elements of Chemical Systems Engineering II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Knowledge of chemistry at the undergraduate level is necessary. Students are expected to take related lectures for further in-depth study.
Undergraduate students are not eligible to enroll for taking graduate courses in advance.

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