Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

University of Notre Dame

email: mjm@nd.edu

voice: 574-631-7146

fax: 574-631-8366

University of Delaware, B.Ch.E. in Chemical Engineering |
1979. |

University of Illinois, M.S. in Chemical Engineering |
1981. |

University of Illinois, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering |
1984. |

Opportunities and Challenges for Chemical Engineers (JPW, 2007)

Engineering and the World from the view of a Chemical Engineer (Summer ’04)

Chemical
Engineering and Careers for Chemical Engineers *-- summer 2003*

Overview of the chemical
engineering profession and some information about careers.

The undergraduate chemical
engineering program at Notre Dame.

Here are slides from a talk that I have given to students who are interested
in engineering to provide more information about chemical engineering, Engineers, Chemical Engineers and Careers for
Chemical Engineers.

Here is an essay that I have written for engineering students, and students
who are interested in engineering that attempts to define *who* an engineer is, Defining
engineers: How engineers think about the world.

The *American Institute of Chemical Engineers* has information about the chemical engineering profession and careers
for chemical engineers on its web page.

Please visit the University of Notre
Dame Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Homepage to find out about our
graduate and undergraduate programs.

If you need Acrobat
Reader to read the .pdf files, it can be downloaded free of charge.

**Biomolecular Engineering**

How does biomolecular engineering relate chemical engineering and why is it interesting?

Biomolecular Engineering option at Notre Dame

Fluid mechanics of multifluid flows, Reaction and transport behavior of gas-liquid flows in packed beds, Interphase mass
and heat transfer, Interfacial waves, Atomization, Flow
regimes in multifluid flows, Process
fluid dynamics with environmental impact

Longer descriptions of the current research of my students and I can be
found at the McCready
research page. A more general description of the work in fluid dynamics by
the department can be found on the complex fluids page. You
may also find links to my colleagues David Leighton, Chia Chang, and Davide Hill
interesting to peruse.

**References on multifluid flows and related topics**

You are welcome to download a searchable list
(tab delimited) of the 900 reprints that I have in my files, most of which are
on topics related to my research interests. I also have an html file with some
specific references related to multifluid
flow.

Except for the video images, these items are available in "pdf"
versions for download or viewing.

Propaganda about climate change: Is anyone really unbiased?

Propaganda about climate change: Is anyone really unbiased?

Effect of Pulsing on Reaction Outcome in a Gas-Liquid Catalytic
Packed-Bed Reactor (paper)

Origin of Pulsing in gas-liquid packed bed
flows (paper)

Report on synthesis of a macroporous
silica catalyst support to exploit mass transfer enhancement by fluid
oscillations inside of pellets caused by pulsing flow (NSF Project report
for award 0102911 NER:Designing Nanostructured Heterogeneous Catalysts)

Interfacial wave transitions in
liquid-liquid flows and insight into flow regime transitions, (presented at
the 18th Symposium on Energy Engineering Sciences meeting, May 15-16, 2000). Slides from the talk are also available. The
movie for slide 18 rotating Couette flow, slide 29 weakly-nonlinear spectral simulation of Couette flow and
slide 36weakly-nonlinear spectral simulation of
Oil-Water channel flow are also available.

Mechanisms of atomization in fluid-fluid channel
flows, (presented at annual IMuST meeting, March, 2000). The videos for
slide 16, solitary waves in a gas-liquid flow, slide
30, rotating two-layer Couette flow and slide 32, atomization in a two-layer Couette flow are also
available.

Comparison of flow regime transitions with
interfacial wave transitions, (presented at annual IMuST meeting, March,
18, 1999). The videos for slide 18, rotating Couette flow
and slide 28, weakly-nonlinear spectral simulation of
Couette flow, are also available.

Interfacial waves in steady and oscillatory,
two-layer Couette flows, (seminar presented at Virginia Tech, September,
18, 1998).

Mechamism of atomization in a
two-layer Couette flow, (talk, presented at NASA's *Fourth Microgravity
Fluid Physics & Transport Phenomena Conference*, Cleveland, August, 1998.) Excerpts from the video for this talk are also
available.

Stability of oscillatory two-phase Couette flow:
theory and experiment (abstract, paper has appeared: *Physics of Fluids,* **11**, 833-844, 1999)

Interfacial waves in multifluid flows:
Nonlinear spatial evolution (talk)

(presented at the C. -S. Yih Symposium at the University of Florida, June 22,
1998).

Formation of large disturbances in separated
fluid-fluid flows (talk)

Laminar channel flow over long and moderate waves
(paper)

Interfacial wave behavior in oil-water channel flows:
Prospects for a general understanding (paper)

My education interests involve use of advanced mathematical packages such as
Mathematica and Matlab to teach subjects such as *fluid dynamics, transport
phenomena *and *applied mathematics* more effectively. I have produced a number of *Mathematica* modules that allow students to *explore* the physics of a number of fundamental flow problems
and see how the mathematics is done. These may be useful to demonstrate the
specific topic of the notebook or learn how to do manipulations and
calculations in *Mathematica*.

I also have a continuing interest in the development of the chemical
engineering curriculum so as to meet the changing requirements of industry and
ABET while also providing students the best intrinsic *education* for a lifetime.

For Fall Semester 2005, I taught CBE 20255 *Introduction to chemical
engineering analysis*. Click here to go to
the CBE Intro
Homepage.

For Spring Semester 2005 I taught Heat and Mass Transport*, Transport Phenomena* II, ChEg 356.
Click here to
go to the Transport II
Homepage.

Spring 2004 I taught ** Global
Climate Change** Click here
to go to the Climate Change Homepage.

Another recent course

**ChEg 355**, *Transport Phenomena I*.
Click here to go to the ChEg
355 homepage.

**Teaching Undergraduate Fluid Dynamics**

Use of Mathematica as a teaching tool for (computational)
fluid dynamics and transport phenomena (Powerpoint presentation) or pdf file

Mathematica notebooks referred to in the presentation:

Finite difference and
finite element solution to flow in a rectangular duct

Boundary-layer flow
over a flat plate and wedge

Solution of the
natural convection boundary-layer flow near a heated flat plate

Creeping Flow Past a
Stationary Sphere

Effect of flow
regime on pressure drop for two-phase flow in a channel

The links here are for Mathematica notebook format. Most of these are also
available as html

Additions and revisions occur regularly to this section.

I have included .pdf versions of these to look at on the Web or to print. If
you need Acrobat
Reader to read the .pdf files, it can be downloaded free of charge.
However, you will need *Mathematica,* to
run them or *MathReader*
(which is available free of charge) to look at them interactively.

Send me email mjm@nd.edu with your comments.
I would like to make these as useful as possible to all interested people.

**Dimensional analysis**

A
dimensionless groups can be applied outside of engineering

Dimensionless California Governor’s Election

**b.** **Interfacial
waves in multifluid flows**

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