A teacher, much like a football coach, must appeal to the sensibilities of his or her students. He must instill in them the spirit of achieving the impossible while keeping their feet firmly grounded in fundamentals. I was fortunate to have been instructed by excellent teachers. My approach to teaching has been inspired by these great individuals and I hope to pass on the favor to a new generation of chemical engineers.

BMEG 250

Cellular Physiology and Biophysics

This course expands understanding about cellular structure and investigates fundamental mechanisms of membrane transport, signal transduction, muscle mechanochemistry and neurotransmission. Structure and hierarchical organization up to the level of tissues are also studied using light and electron microscopy.

This course will be offered for the first time in the winter semester of 2019 and is a core course for the new BASc program in Biomedical Engineering.

Course Outline

BMEG 250 (pdf)

CHBE 355

Chemical Kinetics & Reactor Design

The course covers fundamental concepts involved in the sizing and operation of batch, semibatch, continuous, plug flow and packed bed reactors. An analytical approach based on first principles is emphasized. The course is divided into 4 modules. The first module comprises introductory principles such as mole balances, stoichiometry, rate laws, thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium and derivation of rate laws. The second module introduces the different types of ideal reactors and instructs students about sizing reactors using concentrations and conversions. The third module introduces students to enzyme catalysis and elementary bioprocess engineering. The fourth module covers non-ideal reactor design and chiefly focuses on steady-state non-isothermal reactors and residence time distributions. Topics such as heat and mass transfer are also reviewed.

Prof. Yadav has instructed CHBE 355 five times (previously known as CHBE 455) and has an average teaching effectiveness score of 4.4 out of 5.

Course Outline

CHBE 355 (pdf)

CHBE 550

Advanced Reactor Design

The course provides a comprehensive review of reactor design, and progressively specializes on transport phenomena in catalytic reactors, synthesis and characterization of catalysts, numerical simulations and industrial applications.

Prof. Yadav has instructed CHBE 550 two times and has an average teaching effectiveness score of 4.6 out of 5.

Course Outline

CHBE 550 (pdf)

Other Courses

Prof. Yadav has also taught APSC 100 and APSC 101, and modules within CHBE 243 and CHBE 381.

Course Outline

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