PSE 201 PSE Lab

This course introduces principles and applications of different laboratory techniques used in chemistry, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering laboratories, as well as in the industry. It covers following aspects: safety and use of basic laboratory equipment; acid-base titration; surfactants and critical micelle concentration; separation techniques; imaging samples with Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM); Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR); Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC); polymers, hydrogels and their characterization; mechanical properties of materials; introduction and design in 3D printing; introduction to fluid mechanics, flow rate measurements and microfluidics.