Professor Link will be teaching CBE 438/538: Biomolecular Engineering in the Spring of 2013. The course, aimed at graduate students and upper-level undergrads, focuses on the design and engineering of biological macromolecules. Topics covered include a review of protein and nucleic acid chemistry and structure, rational and computational protein design, evolutionary protein and RNA engineering, pathway design and engineering, and synthetic biology.
Professor Link will teach CBE 250: Separations in Biotechnology and Chemical Process Engineering in Fall 2012. This course covers the theory and practice of separations technologies used in the chemical and biochemical industry. Both equilibrium and rate-based separations will be discussed including distillation and chromatography as the primary examples. The first 2/3 of the course will focus on traditional chemical separations while the remainder of the course will be devoted to bioseparations.