We are happy to welcome new Senior Instructor Tom Belval, who brings to the department years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Belval has a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a PhD in chemical engineering from Rice University. He has taught the course Biochemical Separations at CU-Boulder for the last four years. He joins CU after a 25-year career developing, transferring, and supporting process technology in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. He has held positions in process development or process engineering at GD Searle, Monsanto, Somatogen, Baxter Healthcare, and, since 2002, Amgen. He is an expert in the production-scale recovery and purification of therapeutic proteins and peptides from fermentation and cell culture. He received an Amgen service award in June of this year for his contributions to preparing an Amgen plant to manufacture a new class of products. He enjoys playing tennis in his spare time.