Undergraduate Courses

BE 302: Transport Processes for Biological Systems

The fundamentals of fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and mass transfer are applied to biological systems at scales ranging from microbial to ecological. This course includes a weekly 2-hour lab. Past lecture notes are available here.

ChE 340: Introduction to Biomolecular Engineering

Design principles for engineering biological systems are introduced, with a focus on biotechnology and pharmaceutical applications. This course covers the engineering of proteins, metabolism, and genetic circuits using kinetics, thermodynamics, bioinformatics, and genetic engineering techniques.

Undergraduate Research Projects

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Chemical Energy Storage and Conversion

Summer 2010

Landon "Trip" Garland (University of Virginia)
Transcriptional control of gene expression with oxygen sensitive promoters in Escherichia coli (PDF poster)
Audio Presentation (mp3) by Trip Garland

Michael Kang (University of Maryland)
Engineering Oxygen-Sensing Promoters for Dynamic Control of Bacterial Gene Expression (PDF poster)