This course will provide a review of core concepts of transport phenomena (momentum, heat, and mass transfer). Chemical and biomolecular engineering problems that are relevant in the areas of medicine, biomaterials, and physiology will be discussed. Application areas will range from oxygen transport in lungs and delivery in tissues as an example of a gas–fluid interface; Fluid flow and shear stress, with blood as an example of a non-Newtonian fluid; molecular transport using cellular transport as an example; filtration and separation (membranes) using the Kidney as an example; and drug delivery and pharmacokinetics.
Previous experience with transport phenomena concepts will be helpful but is not required. Knowledge in vector calculus and differential equations is imperative for this course.