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Goldberg, Deborah S.

Goldberg, Deborah S.

Senior Lecturer
Associate Chair for Strategic Initiatives
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
1223D Chem. & Nuc. Eng. Bldg 090


Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 2010

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 2006




Assessing the impact of a new 1-credit first year seminar on student confidence, competence and success in chemical engineering

  • Funded through UMCP Teaching and Learning Transformation Center Fearless Teaching Seed Grant

Development of e-learning modules for biopharmaceutical manufacturing workforce


Courses taught each academic year:

  • CHBE410- Statistics and Design of Experiments
  • CHBE 424- Transport Phenomena II (Heat and Mass Transfer)
  • CHBE 474/ BIOE 489T/ ENCH 648D- Biopharmaceutical Process Development & Manufacturing (developed elective course)
  • CHBE 333- Chemical Engineering Seminar  
  • CHBE 100- Exploring ChBE (co-developed first-year seminar with Ganesh Sriram)

Previously taught courses:

  • CHBE 101- Introduction to Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • CHBE 422- Transport Phenomena I (Fluid Dynamics)


  • D. Goldberg. Fostering Student Engagement and Effective Online Learning during the COVID-10 Pandemic. Chemical Engineering Education. 54(4), 177, 2020.  
  • D. Goldberg. "Help me help you": Implementing reference request guidelines to improve the recommendation letter process.  Chemical Engineering Education, 54(1), 23-24, 2020. 
  • D. Goldberg and G. Sriram. Work in Progress: Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a 1-credit Chemical Engineering First-Year Seminar.  126th Annual American Society of Engineering Education Conference & Exposition, Tampa FL, June 15-19, 2019. 
  • D. Goldberg, R. Lewus, R. Esfandiary, D. Farkas, N. Mody, K. Day, P. Mallik, T. M. Tracka, S. Sealey and H. Samra.  Utility of High Throughput Screening Techniques to Predict Stability of Monoclonal Antibody Formulations During Early Stage Development. J. Pharm. Sci, 106(8): 1971-1977, 2017.
  • J. Jayaraman, J. Wu, M. Brunelle, A. Cruz, D. Goldberg, B. Lobo, A. Shah and P. Tessier. Plasmonic measurements of monoclonal antibody self-association using self-interaction nanoparticle spectroscopy. Biotechnol. & Bioeng, 111(8): 1512-1520, 2014.
  • D. Goldberg, V. Nirmalkumar, P. Swaan and H. Ghandehari. G3.5 PAMAM Dendrimer-SN38 Conjugates Enhance Transepithelial Transport of SN38 while minimizing Gastrointestinal Toxicity and Release. J Control Release, 150(3):318-325, 2011.
  • D. Goldberg, S. Bishop, A. Shah and H. Sathish, Formulation Development of Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies using High-throughput Fluorescence and Static Light Scattering Techniques: Role of Conformational and Colloidal Stability, J Pharm Sci, 100(4): 1306-1315, 2011.
  • D. Goldberg, H. Ghandehari and P. Swaan, Cellular entry of G3.5 PAMAM dendrimers by clathrin- and dynamin- dependent endocytosis is required for tight junctional opening in intestinal epithelia, Pharm Res, 27(8) (2010) 1547-57.
  • D. Sweet, R. Kolhatkar, A. Ray, P. Swaan, and H. Ghandehari, Transepithelial transport of PEGylated anionic poly(amidoamine) dendrimers: implications for oral drug delivery. J Control Release 138(1) (2009) 78-85.
  • R. Kolhatkar, D. Sweet, and H. Ghandehari, Functionalized Dendrimers as Nanoscale Drug Carriers, in Multifunctional Pharmaceutical Nanocarriers, Springer 201-232, 2008.
  • M. Al-Sheikhly, D. Sweet, L. Salamanca-Riba, B. Varughese, J. Silverman, A. Christou, and W. Bentley, Radiation-induced failure mechanisms of GaAs-based biochips, IEEE, Device and Materials Reliability, 4, (2004) 192-197.​

Goldberg and Woehl Receive UMD Teaching & Learning Grant Awards

Awards support expanding active and experiential learning for students.

Ganesh Sriram Wins 2022 Poole & Kent Teaching Award for Senior Faculty

Sriram will be honored at the spring commencement ceremony.

An Entrepreneur is Born

ChBE Alumni Joseph Sciamanna ('19) discusses how his stint at UMD led to the founding of his first company.

ChBE101 Students Participate in Pilot Student-Mentoring Program

Program designed and implemented by ChBE Lecturer, Deborah Goldberg.