Education

MOCAP provides a unique opportunity for students around the world wanting to learn new and often complex chemistry used in emerging electrochemical storage devices and to better educate an existing workforce that needs to expand their education in exotic chemistry.

Using faculty on four Missouri University campus, MOCAP offers two mechanisms to teach students. Classrooms at each campus provide the traditional educational experience for students and distance learning using two way and recorded training is available for students and existing workers in remote areas of the state and world.

MOCAP offers classes that can gain the student a certificate or minor toward advanced power studies. In two year course rotations, below are classes currently offered on the campus of the University of Missouri, Columbia and as distance learning classes. Recorded and ongoing classes will be available at a later date.

A brief description of the courses are listed below. You may click on the link provided for a full catalog description and syllabus.

 

MU – Course

Energy Efficiency Engineering: Online Graduate Certificate

The energy efficiency online graduate certificate is the first of its kind in the nation. This 12-hour program prepares qualified engineers to become premier energy efficiency architects, and advances careers in:
•engineering
•consulting
•manufacturing,
•design
•construction
•energy policy and management
•project management

In today’s highly mechanized society, energy management is one of the largest economic and environmental issues across a wide spectrum of industries and consumers. From natural resource extraction to automobile manufacturing to home building, the overall goal of energy efficiency is to reduce the amount of non-renewable resources required to create, deliver and consume products and services worldwide.

It is estimated that by the year 2030, mankind will use an additional 15 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity over what the entire world used in the year 2000, 34 million barrels of liquid fuel each day (tantamount to three times the current oil production of Saudi Arabia) and more than double the amount of natural gas mined just two decades ago. Since the Earth does not have unlimited resources, Continuing our everyday energy use will affect our future environment. The courses in this certification program are focused on minimizing energy use on a global scale while maintaining our quality of life.

Course faculty have extensive experience in the areas of energy efficiency and work with a wide network of industries in manufacturing, agriculture and materials. They also are associated with national organizations, such as the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA), the National Association of Housing and Builders (NAHB) and the Energy and the Environmental Building Association (EEBA) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

How to apply

Prospective students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in engineering are encouraged to submit an electronic application available on the University of Missouri Graduate School Admissions site at least six weeks prior to the beginning of the term in which the student plans to begin coursework.

Admission is determined on a case-by-case basis, and GRE scores are not required; however, acceptance to the certificate program is based on the following:
•Undergraduate degree in engineering
•Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0*
•Copies of official transcripts and resume or curriculum vita
•Consent of the faculty coordinator prior to enrollment

* This requirement can be reviewed with the Faculty Coordinator.

Courses

The energy efficiency online graduate certificate comprises four 16-week courses (totaling 12 credit hours), chosen from six interdisciplinary offerings. These unique courses are developed and taught by University of Missouri professors in the mechanical and aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering and architectural studies departments, collaboratively with in-field industry experts.
•MAE 7355 Industrial Energy Analysis**
•ARCHST 7325 Energy Efficient Building Design
•CHENG 7464 Electrochemical Reaction Engineering Science
•ECE 7480 Batteries, Evaluation and Testing
•MAE 7001 Lighting Technology
•CEE 7001 Energy Efficiency in Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems

** Students are required to complete the course Industrial Energy Analysis, which has been identified as a core requirement and can be taken at any time in the program.

Contact Information

Academic issues, course content and program information:
Sanjeev Khanna, Professor and Faculty Coordinator
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
E3412 Lafferre Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-2200
573-884-9109
KhannaS@missouri.edu

Course Enrollment Information
Kelly Ross
Mizzou Online
Phone: 1-800-609-3727 or 573-882-2491

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ECE4001/7001

 | Test and Evaluation of Electrochemical Devices (3 hrs, Elective)

Catalog Description:

Testing and evaluation of electrochemical cells and batteries. Included with a introduction to battery technology is material emphasizing test safety and operational hazards.

SYLLABUS – As printed in Catalog

1.   Course Number & Title (Credit Hours, Required or Elective)

ECE4001/7001 Test and Evaluation of Electrochemical Devices (3hrs, elective)

2. Catalog Description

Testing and evaluation of electrochemical cells and batteries. Included with a introduction to battery technology is material emphasizing test safety and operational hazards.

3. Prerequisites

At least 3 college credit hours of chemistry.

4. Textbook(s) and/or other required material

Required: Handbook of Batteries, 3rd edition, McGraw Hill Handbooks, Linden and Reddy, with Instructor notes.

Suggested: Battery Hazards & Accident Prevention, Springer, Levy and Bro

Suggested: Quality & Reliability Methods for Primary Batteries, Springer, Levy and Bro

5. Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the safe testing, evaluation, and operation of electrochemical cells and batteries.

6. Topics

  • The Basics of Electochemical Devices
  • Battery Hazards and Accident Prevention
  • Testing
  • Electrical Testing, Battery Cyclers and Test Equipment
  • Environmental Testing
  • Safety Testing
  • Data Analysis and Evaluation
  • Quality and Reliability Methods
  • Case Studies

7.   Class/Laboratory Schedule – TBD

8. Computer/Software Use

Use of MS Word; MatLab, Labview

9. Evaluation Methods

  • Quizes
  • Exams:
  • Homework:
  • Report & Essay:
  • Experiments

10. Graduate Credit Requirement

Comprehensive Research/Case Study Term Paper

11. Grading Scale

A 90-100

B 80-90

C 70-80

D 60-70

F <60

12. Prepared by:

John Gahl, Professor

 

MU – Course

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CH ENG 4XXX

 | Design and Modeling of Electrochemical Devices

Catalog Description:

The design of electrochemical cells and the impact of designs on the over-potential losses in these cells (especially batteries).  Matlab modeling will be performed.

 | Electrochemistry

SYLLABUS

1.   Course Number & Title (Credit Hours, Required or Elective)

CH ENG 4XXX  Design and Modeling of Electrochemical Devices

2. Catalog Description

The design of electrochemical cells and the impact of designs on the overpotential losses in these cells (especially batteries).  Matlab modeling will be performed.

3. Prerequisites

At least 6 college credit hours of chemistry.

4. Textbook(s) and/or other required material

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing.  Finlayson, B.A.; Wiley, Upper Saddle, NJ, 2006.

Instructor notes.

Access to Matlab software.

Access to identified experimental modules.

5. Course Objectives

The objectives of the course are to provide an understanding of processes in electrochemical processes so voltage drops are able to be interpreted in terms of (and correlated with) material properties such as diffusion coefficients, electrical conductivity, and electrical connectivity.  The processes are further put in the context of design so voltage losses are additionally interpreted in terms of distances and layout of the components of the battery.

6. Topics

  • Technical Components
  • Fundamentals – application of mass transfer, electrical conductivity, and basic electrical circuit theory to the operation of electrochemical cells.  Understanding Gibbs free energy and application to calculation of ideal potentials.
  • Design – understanding and evaluating the impact of dimensions and layout on battery performance to arrive at optimal device designs.
  • Computers – Matlab will be used to model the fundamental processes as applied to the geometry of the battery.
  • Computation – solution techniques up to and including solution of differential equations
  • Data analyses – experimental errors, deviations, least squares.
  • Topics
  • The Ideal Electrochemical Cell
  • Understanding Over-Potentials
  • Experimental Approaches to Isolating Over-potentials
  • Survey of experimental methods
  • The reference cell
  • Parametric studies
  • Models for Over-Potentials
  • Matlab Modeling of Over-potentials
  • Matlab Modeling and Simulation of Battery Performance
  • Case Studies

7.   Class/Laboratory Schedule – TBD

8. Computer/Software Use

Use of MS Word; MatLab, Labview

9. Evaluation Methods

  • Online Quizes
  • Exams:
  • Homework:
  • Report & Essay:
  • Experiments Using Modules

10. Prepared by:

Galen J. Suppes, Professor

 

MSSU – Course

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         CH ENG 4XXX

 

MS&T – Course

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         ENG 4XXX

 | Materials and Process

        Catalog Description: Spring of 2013

 

MU,MS&T,MSU,MSSU – Course

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         CH ENG 4XXX

 | Special Topics – Electrochemical Devices

         Catalog Description:Spring 2013