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Energy Systems Minor

...M E 530 Advanced Thermodynamics M E 532 Compressible Fluid Flow M E 535 Thermochemical...

E E 535: Physics of Semiconductors

(Cross-listed with PHYS). (3-3) Cr. 4.

Prereq: E E 311 and E E 332
Basic elements of quantum theory, Fermi statistics, motion of electrons in periodic structures, crystal structure, energy bands, equilibrium carrier concentration and doping, excess carriers and recombination, carrier transport at low and high fields, space charge limited current, photo-conductivity in solids, phonons, optical properties, amorphous semiconductors, heterostructures, and surface effects. Laboratory experiments on optical properties, carrier lifetimes, mobility, defect density, doping density, photo-conductivity, diffusion length of carriers.

C E 535: Prestressed Concrete Structures

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: C E 334
Design of prestressed concrete structures, review of hardware, stress calculations, prestress losses, section proportioning, flexural design, shear design, deflections, and statically indeterminate structures.

CPR E 535: Steganography and Digital Image Forensics

(Cross-listed with CYBSC, MATH). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: E E 524 or MATH 317 or MATH 407 or COM S 230
Basic principles of covert communication, steganalysis, and forensic analysis for digital images. Steganographic security and capacity, matrix embedding, blind attacks, image forensic detection and device identification techniques. Related material on coding theory, statistics, image processing, pattern recognition.

M E 535: Thermochemical Processing of Biomass

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: M E 332 or graduate status
Introduction to thermal and catalytic processes for the conversion of biomass to biofuels and other biobased products. Topics include gasification, fast pyrolysis, hydrothermal processing, syngas to synfuels, and bio-oil upgrading. Application of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics to bioenergy and biofuels.