Teaching chemical product design to engineering ...

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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

Teaching chemical product design to engineering students: Course contents and challenges
Author:Anne Ladegaard Skov <al@kt.dtu.dk> (DTU - Chemical Engineering)
Søren Kiil <sk@kt.dtu.dk> (DTU - Chemical Engineering)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1

The master course Chemical and Biochemical Product Design has been taught at DTU for the past 10 years. The course covers the main phases of product design from mapping of customer needs, over idea generation and selection, to production of the product. The primary aim of the course is to provide the students with a quantitative approach that enables them to analyse products and ideas using fundamental scientific disciplines from the engineering curriculum. The course is comprised of four team projects of which the last one is dedicated to the student teams own identified needs. Examples of needs that students have worked on are solvent free nail polish, new ways to anti-icing on cars, slow-melting ice cream, and coffee tablets for instant coffee.