Course Description
INQU 5036: Particulate Systems Creation, characterization, separation and agglomeration of particles. Sizing fractionation of powders, surface area and pore size determinations. Pulverization, crystallization, agglomeration, tableting and granulation.
INQU 6009: Colloids and Interfaces Study of the principles of colloid science and interphases and their applications. Development of the fundamental understanding of how various properties of colloids and their interactions at a microstructural level lead to the observed bulk behavior of the material under study.
INQU 6016: Advanced Transport Phenomena (II) Advanced analysis of momentum, energy and mass transport of continuous media. Analytical and numerical solutions to the equations of change, transport coefficients, boundary layer theory, relationship between microscopic and macroscopic balances, and dimensional analysis.
INQU 6020: Structure and Rheology of Complex Fluids Study of the mechanical and flow properties of complex fluids, and the relationship with their microstructure. Discussion of fundamentals of rheological measurements, including flow kinematics, material functions, rheometry, and structural probes. Overview of rheological properties of colloids, liquid crystals, and polymer solutions and melts, amongst others.
INQU 8010: Special Topics in Transport Phenomena Special topics in transport phenomena and related areas.
INQU 8025: Food Fermentation and Biotechnology A study of the chemistry, microbiology and technology in fermentation processes in the food industry. Includes topics such as: kinetics of biological processes, optimal conditions for the design of fermentors, thermodynamic and stoichiometric limitations, and production of industrial microorganisms by genetic engineering processes.
INQU8103: Fundamentals, Fabrication, and Applications of Metallic and Magnetic Nanoparticles Study of the theory, fabrication techniques, and applications of metallic and magnetic nanoparticles. Topics include: synthesis and derivatization methods, physical and chemical properties, and particle-particle and particle surface interactions.
INQU8997: Special Topics in Complex Fluids Special topics in rheology, structure, characterization, modeling, and processing of complex fluids. Application of engineering concepts to novel and classical research areas of complex fluids.
INQU 4006: Transport Processes Introduction to mass transport and energy, and analogies with momentum transfer.
INQU 4075: Food Technology Commercial food processing, preservation and packaging, with emphasis on Puerto Rico’s food industry.
INQU 5075: Polymer Engineering Application of the principles of fluid mechanics, and heat and mass transfer describe the production and processing of polymeric materials. Application of engineering principles to the analysis of polymer processes such as extrusion, molding and other industrial relevant unit operations. Emphasis on the effects of processing on structure and physical properties of polymers, and vice versa.
INQU 5076:  Polymer Science Introduction to the fundamental physical and chemical properties of polymers and their relevance in the synthesis, production, and characterization of polymer-based materials, Discussion of polymerization and reaction kinetics of polymers and copolymers, structure and morphology in solution, melt, and solid phases, thermodynamics of solutions and blends, molecular weight characterization, and mechanical and rheological properties.
INQU 5085: Soft Materials Introduction to the fundamental physical and chemical properties of soft condensed matter and how they are used to engineer technologically relevant materials. Relevant systems include colloids, emulsion, lipids, polymers, hydrogels, foams, liquid crystal, and granular materials, amongst others.
INQU 6607: Polymer Physics This graduate-level course introduces the fundamental topics in physics and chemical physics of macromolecules. The course covers the static and dynamic properties of polymers in solution, melt, and solid states, and their relevance in industrial polymer processing, nanotechnology, and materials science. Discussion of chain conformations and dimension, structure, morphology and thermodynamics of polymers in solutions, melts, blends, block copolymers and nanocomposites, optical and transport properties.
INQU 8103: Nanoparticle Science and Engineering Study of the theory, fabrication techniques, and applications of metallic and magnetic nanoparticles. Topics include: synthesis and derivatization methods, physical and chemical properties, and particle-particle and particle surface interactions.
INQU 8104: Introduction to Nanomedicine Science and Technology This course provides an overview of the distinctive feature of nanotechnology and their application to biomedical problems. The course contrasts macro/micro/nano technologies to bring out the unique properties of nanotechnology in nanomedicine. Cutting-edge nanomedical technologies for sensing and imaging, drug delivery, and therapeutic applications will be addressed.
CIIM 6020: Diffusion Phenomena in Materials Study of the bases of atomic transport phenomena and diffusion mechanisms in solids, Fick’s laws and the Kirkendall effect.  Discussion of the characteristics of diffusion in ionic solids. Mathematical analysis of diffusion phenomena and the application of Green’s function. The students will be able to analyze multi-component diffusion processes as well as other forms of diffusion in materials processing.
CIIM 6016: Polymer Science & Engineering Discussion of the concepts related to the structure, properties, synthesis, and selection of polymeric materials, which will permit the explanation and prediction of the behavior of such materials. Application of these concepts to the study of the mechanical behavior of polymers, viscosity, and creep, as well as to processing issues, including copolymerization in blends and alloys.
CIIM 6015: Computational Material Science Study of the concepts of computer-assisted modeling and their applications to atomistic processes, which will permit the development of skills necessary for the computational analysis of processes such as kinetics and diffusion phenomena.  The behaviors governed by isotropic or anisotropic properties (e.g., texture development) and phase transformation processes (e.g., segregation, precipitation, quenching), are also covered.
INME 6115: Biomaterials Study of advanced materials as applied to biomedical systems. Integration of materials science and engineering concepts with biology for the design of successful interfaces between living cells and organic and inorganic materials as well as medical devices.
INME 6135: Tissue Engineering Study of tissue engineering applied to biomedical systems. Review of quantitative cell and tissue biology, cell and tissue characterization, engineering methods and design, and clinical implementation. Discussion of cells and their behavior, followed by the effect of external stimuli on cells. The properties of the extracellular matrix will be studied. Specific cases of vascular tissue engineering, cartilage tissue engineering and bone engineering will be studied. The implications of using stem cells for tissue engineering will be discussed.
INME 6165: Design of Microfludic Systems Discussion of advanced concepts and technologies of micro-scale flows.  Study of microfabrication techniques, special cases of the Navier-Stokes equations, inertial microfluidics, capillary effects, droplet microfluidics, electrokinetics, acoustofluidics, optofluidics, nanofluidics, and transport phenomena in micro-scale flows.  Determination of design parameters and optimization of micro-scale fluidic structures based on analytical and computational solutions of the Navier-Stokes and energy.
QUIM 5165: Polymer Chemistry Structure, properties, synthesis, reactions, and physical behavior of polymers. Experimental methods used in their analysis.
INME 6030: Mechanics of Composite Materials The course covers the description and properties of fiber and matrix materials in composite materials, the micromechanics and macromechanics governing composite materials, laminated composites and their behavior under loads, and the strength and fracture of composites.
INME 5066: Recycling of Materials Analysis of the recycling situation in the global context and its laws and regulations. Design of separation and collection centers for recyclable waste materials including electronic devices, aluminum cans, bottles, plastics, steel, tires, construction debris, and hazardous wastes. Planning of processing facilities.