CHEN 3010: Applied Data Analysis

Semesters Taught: Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2019
Textbook: Douglas C. Montgomery and George C. Runger. Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers, 6th ed. John Wiley and Sons, 2014

Introduces methods to analyze and interpret data within the context of problems that are relevant to engineering and research. This course will specifically focus on topics that include probability distributions and modeling, statistical inference, design of experiments, and regression analysis.

CHEN 4801: Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Semesters Taught: Spring 2011, Spring 2013, Fall 2014
Textbook: Compilation of posted material

Introduces engineering principles required to bring therapeutic products derived from living organisms (e.g., proteins, peptides, DNA, RNA) from the production plant to the patient. This course specifically focuses on the challenges of keeping these products “active” as they are stored, shipped, and administered to patients. Topics that are covered include regulatory hurdles, chemical and physical stability, protein folding, formulation, lyophilization, controlled delivery, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics.

CHEN 4830: Biokinetics

Semesters Taught: Spring 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2018
Textbook: Octave Levenspiel. Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3rd ed. John Wiley and Sons, 1999.

In this course, the basic types of reactors used for a variety of chemical processes are discussed in detail. Of specific focus are the physical factors that control reaction rates and product selectivity and the engineering of reactor systems to optimized performance. Connections are made betweel the collection of laboratory-scale kinetic data and the design of large scale reactor operations. Finally, the use of biological as well as heterogeneous chemical catalysts to speed up desired reactions is covered with an emphasis on fermentation engineering.

CHEN 4838/5838: Protein and Enzyme Engineering

Semesters Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2020
Textbook: Compilation of posted material

This course introduces various applications of protein and enzyme engineering and specifically covers key concepts in protein and enzyme design, including protein structure-function relationships, rational and evolutionary engineering approaches, incorporation of unnatural amino acids, cell-free protein synthesis, computational design, and biophysical methods for protein characterization.