ChemBE 409
Modeling, Dynamics and Control of Chemical and Biological Processes

Fall 2010
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Instructor: Prof. Jeffrey J. Gray
Lecture: MWF 10-11 a.m.
Office Hours: MW 11-12 a.m. 208 Maryland Hall
Email: jgray [at]
Phone: (410) 516-5313

TAs: Krishna Kilambi ( [at] and Brian Weitzner (brian.weitzner [at]
Recitation: MTW 1-2 or F 12-1 (choose one)
Graders: Tommy Harrelson, John Huang, Mike Keung
TA and Grader office hours are listed on the syllabus. Texts:

  1. B. Wayne Bequette, Process Control: Modeling, Design, and Simulation, Prentice Hall 2003 (note the Errata)
  2. Uri Alon, An Introduction to Systems Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits, Chapman & Hall/CRC 2007
Recommended text and software:
  1. Brian D. Hahn & Daniel T. Valentine, Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists, Newnes 2007.
  2. MATLAB and Simulink []. Octave is a suitable alternative for the first two weeks of class.
Other readings will also be required. Other texts are on reserve at the library (search for Gray under instructor)

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