Chemical Engineering 3A04 – Heat Transfer – A core third-year class, this course covers the mechanisms of heat flow and focuses on engineering calculations of both steady state and transient conduction in 1D and 2D as well as convection analysis. The course culminates in the design and analysis of heat exchangers, including considerations of both efficiency and sustainability.
Chemical Engineering 4T03 – Applications of Chemical Engineering in Medicine – Dr. Hoare has developed this technical elective course that surveys a broad spectrum of how to apply engineering fundamentals in the design of biomedical materials and devices. Individual units on biomaterials, host responses to biomaterials, drug delivery, and tissue engineering are bookended by interactive workshops on reading the biomedical literature, patents, ethics, and regulatory processes. A final unit describes how fundamental engineering theory in mass transfer, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and reaction kinetics can be used to understand biological processes and design biomedical devices.
Chemical Engineering 791 – Nanotechnology in Chemical Engineering – In this graduate course, Dr. Hoare covers the fundamentals of nanoscience, with an emphasis of why materials properties change on the nanoscale and the methodologies by which nanoscale materials can be fabricated. Units are included on fundamental nanoscale forces, self-assembly of isotropic and anisotropic building blocks, top-down nanofabrication (lithography), nanomedicine, nanoscale devices, and nanotoxicology.
Biomedical Engineering 706 – Core II – In this core course for McMaster’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Hoare instructs the unit on tissue engineering based on a design paradigm in which students are challenged to design novel cell matrices by rational selection of materials, fabrication technique, and cell type appropriate for a particular application.