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Rob Griffin
Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rice University
6100 Main Street MS 519
Houston, TX 77005

Phone: 713-348-2093
Office: 129 Keck Hall
Email: rob.griffin 'at' rice.edu

Courses

CEVE 308  Introduction to Air Pollution Control 

Offered alternate springs (last offered spring 2014, next offered spring 2017 due to sabbatical leave for 2014-2015 academic year).  This course discusses the history of air pollution and its effects as motivation for control of anthropogenic emissions to the atmosphere. Topics will include air pollution control strategies and regulations, predictive pollution concentration models, general ideas to reduce air pollution, and specific technologies to limit emissions of criteria pollutants and their precursors.  The class makes a field trip to a local power plant to see air pollution control equipment in action.  This course meets the distribution for Area I within the BSCE program and can be used for an elective in the BA in Civil/Environmental Engineering Track E.

CEVE 363  Applied Fluid Mechanics 

Offered every fall (last offered fall 2013, offered by Dr. Phil DeBlanc in fall 2014 due to sabbatical leave, next offered fall 2015).  This course includes the study of fluid properties, fluid statics, and incompressible fluid steady flow. Includes energy and momentum equations with many applications, similitude and dimensional analysis, and viscous fluid flow in pipe networks.  This course is required for the BSCE and for the BA in Civil/Environmental Engineering Track C.

CEVE 404/504 Atmospheric Particulate Matter 

Offered alternate springs (last offered spring 2013, next offered spring 2016 due to sabbatical leave for 2014-2015 academic year).  This course includes a description and examination of the processes determining the chemical and physical characteristics of atmospheric aerosol particles. Important focal points include aerosol measurements and control techniques and aerosol climate effects. Most attention will be paid to processes active in the troposphere, but important differences between the troposphere and stratosphere are addressed. Course project focuses on design of a local air quality campaign.  This course meets the distribution for Area I within the BSCE program, can be used for an elective in the BA in Civil/Environmental Engineering Track E, and is one of the core courses for the graduate program in Environmental Engineering.

CEVE 411/511  Atmospheric Processes 

This class is covered during semesters when Professor Dan Cohan is unavailable.

 

Please contact Professor Griffin if you have questions about any of these courses.