Recent contributions of statistical mechanics in chemical engineering



Some of the recent advances that have been made by chemical engineers in the field of statistical mechanics, as well as some of the new products and processes that have resulted from these advances, are reviewed. New approaches to molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, quantum mechanics, master equations, hierarchical methods, liquid state theory, and field theory are discussed. Applications and commercial results in the microelectronics, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical process industries are highlighted.