Courses in Development for 2014 and beyond
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Courses currently in development through Short Programs are listed below. Please note that most of our Courses in Development can be offered at your location. Please visit our Custom Course Offerings page, which includes many of the courses listed below, as well as additional offerings only available through Custom Programs.
Relativity, Gravity and Cosmology
Learn the fundamentals of Einstein's theories of relativity and explore the most recent breakthroughs in gravitation theory and cosmology. Designed for a general audience, this course offers insightful views into many of the most exciting and controversial topics in modern physics and astrophysics.
Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical
Bioreactors and Bioprocessing
Especially designed for professionals new to the field of bioreactors and bioprocessing, this course will provide hands-on experience in upstream processing and focus on the selection, preparation and operation of bioreactors and instrumentation. Tutorials will be included on how to interpret the data commonly collected from bioreactor instrumentation.
Pharmaceutical Crystallization and Downstream Processing: Batch and Continuous Processing
B. Trout, A. Myerson, R. Braatz
Intensive overview of crystallization theory and practice. The emphasis is on problem solving and the application of simple modeling tools for enhanced efficiency. Topics include polymorphism, batch and continuous crystallization, scale-up, and molecular modeling. Cutting-edge approaches to crystallization in the pharmaceutical industry will be discussed and evaluated. Case studies will be included.
Computing / Networks / Communications
Concepts in Multicore Programming
C. Leiserson, P. Halpern
An irreversible shift towards multicore x86 processors is underway. Building multicore processors delivers on the promise of Moore's Law, but it creates an enormous problem for developers. Multicore processors are parallel computers, and parallel computers are notoriously difficult to program. This hands-on tutorial is an introduction to key multicore programming concepts impacting development time, performance, and reliability. Attendees will learn the fundamental issues in the design of concurrent programs and be introduced to the techniques necessary to make effective use of multicore systems.
Energy / Sustainability / Transportation
Biofuels from Biomass: Technology and Policy Considerations
To have a measurable impact on energy security and greenhouse gas emissions and to alleviate the food-fuel competition, biofuel production must use renewable cellulosic biomass as feedstock. This course will review the state-of-the-art of genetic and bioprocessing technologies of plants and microbes, aiming at cost-effective biomass to biofuel conversion along with related environmental, economic, and agricultural policy issues.
Clean Energy Technology: Understanding Materials Limitations and Opportunities
G. Ceder, J. Grossman, H. Tuller
In nearly all cases, progress in developing and commercializing Clean Energy Technologies is limited by materials. In this course, key energy-related technologies (including solar photovoltaics and fuels, thermoelectrics, batteries, and fuel cells) are examined in the context of the demands placed on them, including issues related to efficiency, life, cost, process, and infrastructure development.
Energy in the Context of Climate Policy: Strategic Challenges and Opportunities
Explore energy technologies and fuels, and their prospects in a world with greenhouse gas restrictions. Review the current state and likely future direction of climate policies, focusing is on technical and economic tradeoffs between alternative technological pathways for energy, and use models for such analyses.
Surveys methods of lithography, microscopy, and pattern transfer in the sub-100-nm to sub-10-nm domain for next-generation and beyond-next-generation nanostructure and nanodevice fabrication. Explains fundamental optics and materials science for processing at these lengths scales. Latest relevant research in the area is discussed and practical topics, relevant to laboratory work, are presented.
Axiomatic Design for Complex Systems
S.-G. Kim, H. Oh
Using interactive discussions, case studies, and industrial examples, learn how Axiomatic Design helps top-down thinking when designing complex systems. Explore design principles that enable us to define problems free from preconceived solutions and see the functional interdependence among subsystems, the major source of complexity.