Courses I have taught at Mercer (unless otherwise specified):
CE 4300 Environmental Engineering Systems (Georgia Institute of
Introduction to environmental science and engineering; air quality issues; water quality issues, solid and hazardous waste issues.
EGR 107 Introduction
to Engineering Design (Spring 2017)
Systematic procedures for engineering design. Student teams pursue a design project that incorporates problem identification, information gathering, development of alternative solutions, merit analysis, decision presentation, implementation, testing and redesign. Students practice skills in preparing and presenting a variety of engineering-related written and oral reports.
EGR 126 Introduction to Problem
Solving (Spring 2015)
Special attention is given to development of an organized thought process in which analysis, modeling, and construction of algorithms lead to structured procedures for solving non-trivial problems. The use of structured procedures is reinforced by learning and solving problem using C++.
EGR 252 Probability and Statistics for Engineers (Spring 2009)
Techniques and applications of linear algebra, probability and statistics. Solution of systems of linear, algebraic equations, Gauss elimination, Cramer's rule, matrix inverse, matrix algebra, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Variability and representation of data. Laws of probability, random variables and distributions. Confidence intervals and statistical hypothesis testing. Quality control and statistical inference. Design of experiments. Regression analysis. Use of spreadsheets and computer assisted symbolic computation.
EVE 290 Introduction to Environmental
Engineering (Fall 2016)
An overview of the major topics in environmental engineering, including water quality and treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, and air pollution; mass and energy balance principles; pollutant fate and transport characteristics; ethical implications of global business practices. Integrated laboratory experiences will introduce the principles and techniques used to determine the physical and chemical characteristics of water and wastewater. Labs will compliment topics covered during lecture.
EVE 290L Introduction to Environmental Engineering Laboratory (Fall 2017)
An introduction to environmental engineering analyses with emphasis on traditional water and wastewater analyses. Parameters to be measured include: pH, alkalinity, hardness, total solids, suspended solids, dissolved solids, chemical oxygen demand, biochemical oxygen demand, dissolved oxygen, making standard solutions, and microbiological techniques.
EVE 402 Air Pollution Generation and Control (Fall 2017)
A study of air pollution, including measurements, causes and effects on the environment. Comparison of chemical and particulate pollution from various sources. Energy and meteorological characteristics of the atmosphere in relation to the distribution of pollutants. Evaluation and design of low emission systems and components. Discussion of practical solutions and governmental regulations for the present and future. Plant trips and design projects.
EVE 403 Atmospheric Chemistry
I (Spring 2016)
An introduction to atmospheric chemical transformations; atomic structure and chemical bonding; thermodynamics, gas-phase kinetics, and photochemistry; tropospheric processes; stratospheric processes.
EVE 445L Senior Environmental
An introduction to environmental laboratory analysis, including those for determining physical, chemical, and microbiological characteristics of water and wastewater. Design, conduct, and analyze experiments using modern techniques, skills, and tools. Unit operations commonly employed in industry will be evaluated.
EVE 486 Public Health (Fall
Public health engineering principles for protection against biological and chemical hazards. Emphasis on major communicable diseases that plague mankind, organisms that cause them, routes of transmission, and engineering methods of control. Appropriate control methods for rural and developing countries.
EVE 491 Special Topics: Air
Quality Measurements in Urban Tanzania (Summer 2003; COURSE
CANCELLED DUE TO CONFLICT IN IRAQ)
As part of the proposed 2003 Study Abroad Program in Tanzania, a supervised, research field project will be offered for a limited number of environmental engineering students. The associated course (EVE 491, Air Quality Measurements in Urban Tanzania, 3 hrs) will consist of three related experiments. In one experiment, students will collect integrated, 24-h samples of PM2.5 organic carbon (OC) over a 3-week period at an urban site in Dar Es Salaam using a particle composition monitor (PCM) designed and built by Mercer engineering students. In the second experiment, OC samples will be collected every two hours for 2-3 days to estimate a diurnal pattern for the pollutant. The third experiment will focus on ozone (O3) and will utilize passive measurement techniques to gain insight on the spatial distribution of the pollutant at various locations within the city.
EVE 491 Special Topics: Statistical Procedures for Environmental Engineers
Statistical techniques and applications in an environmental engineering context.
EVE 491/591 Special Topics: Toxicology (Spring 2016)
An introduction to toxicology principles, systemic toxicity, and toxicology practice in view of the public health and environmental engineering frameworks.
EVE 652 Environmental Engineering Statistics II (Spring 2017)
This course involves the practices and techniques used to analyze environmental data. Practical statistical methods are applied to real-world problems encountered by environmental engineers.
MAE 302L Mechanical Engineering
Application of basic measurement techniques and instrumentation to the experimental investigation of mechanical engineering systems. Identification of experimental objectives, planning, collection and evaluation of data, and analysis of experimental results.
MAE 402L Mechanical Engineering
Laboratory II (Fall 2012)
Design of experiments; multiple experimental projects focused on analysis of materials and processing, thermal systems, and/or mechanical systems.
MAE 491 Solar Energy Utilization
Introduction to solar processes, components, and systems; design of collectors and heating and cooling equipment; critical review of solar energy research papers.