Location: Fung Auditorium
The Fundamental Importance of Mass Transfer to Engineering Science
Faezeh Baghere-Tar, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Abstract: Transport of mass, energy and momentum plays a fundamental role in the vast majority of phenomena of scientific and industrial importance. Among the three perhaps none is identified more closely with chemical and nanoengineering processes than mass transfer. In particular, mass transfer involving multicomponent mixtures is essential to many important phenomena, ranging from those that take place at nano-scales, such as nanotubes and nanoporous membranes, to large-scale systems, such as adsorption towers. I describe my philosophy of teaching such an important topic to the undergraduate and graduate students by presenting a basic classroom lecture on the subject.
Biosketch: Faezeh Bagheri-Tar received her B.S. degree with honors (summa cum laude) and her M.S. from the University of Tehran, and her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, all in chemical engineering. She has been a visiting assistant professor at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a lecturer at USC. She is currently working at the Bowman Plating Company and conducting research at USC. Her research interests are in fabrication of nanoparticles and nanoporous materials.