Amanda Simson

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Thermodynamics 1 and 2

I teach both sections of our Thermodynamics curriculum and they are two of my favorite courses to teach!

We spend a lot of time talking about our current energy infrastructure and how it is changing (but not fast enough). 

Here is the syllabus for Thermodynamics I for the Spring 2021 semester.

Here is the syllabus for Thermodynamics II for the Fall 2021 semester. 

I am happy to share detailed topics list with youtube links and readings by email (

Below you can watch a student mini-project on the Thermodynamics of maple syrup. The mini-project is designed to have students think about Thermodynamics in their homes and communities. Other projects have been on zeer pots, kimchi, and seltzer!