Dr. Konstantinidis has taught the following courses:
- CEE2300. Environmental Engineering Principles. Fundamental physical, chemical and biological principles are introduced and highlighted using specific environmental examples. An overall objective for the course is to develop and utilize fundamental principles in environmental systems.
- CEE4300. Environmental Engineering Systems. Engineering issues associated with water, air, and land pollution, including risk assessment, groundwater contamination, global climate change, and sustainable technologies.
- CEE4803C. Environmental Engineering Biotechnology (Special Topics Course). The word biotechnology means different things to different people. This course provides an introduction into biotechnology, with emphasis on the molecular and environmental aspects of it. Through practical examples from the fields of drug-discovery, bioremediation, metabolic engineering, transgenic plants and animals, students will get familiar with how DNA, genes, whole-genome sequences, and proteins are manipulated in order to improve the our life and the quality of the environment. The course concludes with discussions on the ethics and the future of our increasing biotechnological knowledge.
- CEE/BIOL6720. Environmental Microbial Genomics. An overall objective for the course is to expose students to advanced concepts and principles of contemporary microbiological research through representative examples from recent literature. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: the diversity of microbial genes and genomes; the value of this diversity for the life-sustaining biogeochemical cycles, disease control, and biotechnology; the complexity and functionality of microbial communities; the interactions among microbes and their environment; and the influence of the environment in shaping and driving the evolution of microorganisms and their communities. Advancing microbiological research has always been linked tightly to technological innovations. Thus, the course will also offer an extensive discussion of the cutting-edge technologies and bioinformatic approaches that enable contemporary research. Emphasis will be given on “How-To” tackle recurrent research problems. The course should be of interest to graduate students working with microbial systems of environmental or clinical relevance, in engineered or natural settings.
- CEE8095D. Environmental Engineering Seminar.