CBE 199

Professor Link developed and taught CBE 199: Foundations of Chemical and Biological Engineering in Spring 2019, and taught it again in Spring 2020. This course provides students with a broad overview of concepts, cutting-edge research, and career opportunities within the discipline of chemical and biological engineering. The course is divided into three modules based on the pillars of chemical and biological engineering: thermodynamics, transport phenomena, and reaction engineering. Each module includes lectures and flipped classroom exercises on foundational concepts. Guest speakers from Princeton present research and visitors from local industries will describe their career paths. For more about CBE 199, please read the news story here.

CBE 419

Professor Link developed and taught CBE 419: Enzymes in Spring 2016, and has taught it five times with the next offering slated for Spring 2024. Enzymes are the engines that fuel life, catalyzing a vast array of different chemical reactions. This course will focus first on enzyme kinetics and the structural biology of enzymes. With these tools we will next move to a series of case studies about different enzymes and enzyme families.

CBE 438

Professor Link developed and taught CBE 438: Biomolecular Engineering from Fall 2007-Spring 2015 and again in Fall 2018. 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.

CBE 250

Professor Link taught CBE 250: Separations in Biotechnology and Chemical Process Engineering from Spring 2009 to Fall 2016 and will teach it again in Fall 2023. 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.

CBE 441

Professor Link taught CBE 441: Chemical Reaction Engineering in Spring 2022 and Spring 2023. Introduction to chemical reaction engineering and reactor design in chemical and biological processes. Concepts of chemical kinetics for both homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions. Coupled transport and chemical/biological rate processes.