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ERIC Number: EJ1083700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
Design Projects of the Future
Shaeiwitz, Joseph A.; Turton, Richard
Chemical Engineering Education, v40 n2 Spr 2006
The chemical engineering profession is in the midst of a significant evolution, perhaps a revolution. As the profession moves toward product development and design and away from petroleum and chemical process development and design, a new paradigm for chemical engineering education is evolving. Therefore, a new generation of capstone design projects is needed. Two examples of novel capstone design projects are presented. In ice cream manufacture, multi-scale considerations are important, yet there are traditional chemical engineering components included. In design of a transdermal drug delivery patch, life-science considerations, multi-scale factors, and systems modeling are required. Both involve aspects of product design, manufacturing of a unit product, and product packaging, concepts previously unfamiliar to chemical engineering students.
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville, FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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