The students will learn the basic principles of catalysis as well as concepts on the kinetics of catalysis elementary steps.  It also provides a basic understanding of a series of experimental techniques used in heterogeneous catalysis research.  This course also develops the capacity of students to digest, organize, and present cogent catalysis literature material.  In addition it develops their communication skills.

Analysis and design of batch and continuous chemical reactors for homogeneous and heterogeneous, catalytic and non-catalytic reactions; residence time distributions; influence of mass and heat transport on yield and product distributions; stability and optimization of reactors.