Kinetics and Reaction Engineering

This page is managed by Dr. Joe Golab.

Syllabi, schedules, course notes


Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering The Engineering of Chemical Reactions Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design Fundamentals


  • University of Colorado Boulder: More than 300 screencast videos for material and energy balances, including example problems, introduction to topics, software tutorials, and exam review problems.
  • Screencast 1 Screencast 2 Screencast 3

Interactive Simulations

  • Interactive simulations (University of Colorado Boulder): More than 30 Mathematica-based interactive simulations that can be run with a free CDF player plug-in. Their main objective is to demonstrate concepts in kinetics and reaction engineering. Most of the simulations have accompanying screencasts that demonstrate how to use the simulation.
  • IntSim1 IntSim2 IntSim3

  • Reactor Lab: Simulates a variety of chemical reactors
  • Reactor Lab 1 Reactor Lab 2


Multiple-choice conceptual questions for use in class with student response systems (clickers)


  • Polymath (CACHE): Solves ODEs, linear equations, and nonlinear equations. Screencasts demonstrating Polymath use.
  • CHEMKIN models and simulates gas-phase and surface chemistry
  • MESMER: Open-source program that solves chemical master equation for reaction in order to predict rate constants.

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