Timothy J Deming
Department of Bioengineering
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Easiness 1.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 1.3 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.5 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Dec. 20, 2015

BE C105
Engineering of Bioconjugates
Grade:A

Deming is a good professor who explains concepts well, and here is my advice if you want to take this class as an elective:

1. Take this class ONLY if you have access to past problems! He reuses problems from previous years, and even if he does not repeat the exact same problem on an exam, know that his tests are similar in style. This same principle applies for his homework assignments.

2. RECORD his lectures. I do believe that he is a good professor, but he talks fast, so make sure you write everything down on the board (his notes can be a bit disorganized, but it is still manageable). Once you go over the recordings, everything will/should make sense since he explains concepts clearly.

3. According to him, his midterms are only designed to take one hour but you still have the full hour and fifty minutes to take it. However, do not rush and always check your work (there are no computations involved, but make sure that you do not forget to mention something in your answers). He said that his final would not be long, but it was longer than what the class expected.

Lastly, I wish there was a lab section associated with this class as well since the topics covered are quite applicable. In the meantime, if you choose to take BE 105, just be prepared to memorize the reactions mechanisms and have sample problems from previous years since this will make your life a lot less stressful.

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Dec. 7, 2011

If you're currently doing some sort of targeted delivery research, then this class will help loads. The material is very interesting for those at least partially invested in the field, but even so, it's just like an upper-division organic chemistry course. Deming's lectures always have great flow to them, so you will know what's going on the entire time. The only issue is that the midterms and HW are not very well-written. This is a highly practical class, but the tests aren't that great, especially since he reuses tons of problems from old midterms and finals. So find grad students or others who have taken the course, and you will be set for a majority of problems on your own midterms and final.

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Dec. 11, 2010

Very interesting class. M105 feels like an upper div organic chemistry, yet it is definitely more enjoyable than the chem 30 series. Prof. Deming lectures very well. He uses backboard all the time and explains the bioconjugation mechanisms very detailedly, which helps to retain the information. The materials covered are very applicable, as we spent the last two weeks talking about bioconjugation application and research. The homework and exams are straightforward, yet they require very thorough understanding of the materials.

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March 23, 2009

Course: Previously BME 298
Bioconjugates

The best professor for the job! He is very organized and he explained complex process really clearly and effectively. He uses the blackboard throughout the lectures like old-school style teaching, which I found immensely engaging. He's very fair and gives exam and homework questions that are challenging yet doable as long as you study for the notes and read the book. He is the best at what he does. Seriously.

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Dec. 20, 2015

BE C105
Engineering of Bioconjugates
Grade:A

Deming is a good professor who explains concepts well, and here is my advice if you want to take this class as an elective:

1. Take this class ONLY if you have access to past problems! He reuses problems from previous years, and even if he does not repeat the exact same problem on an exam, know that his tests are similar in style. This same principle applies for his homework assignments.

2. RECORD his lectures. I do believe that he is a good professor, but he talks fast, so make sure you write everything down on the board (his notes can be a bit disorganized, but it is still manageable). Once you go over the recordings, everything will/should make sense since he explains concepts clearly.

3. According to him, his midterms are only designed to take one hour but you still have the full hour and fifty minutes to take it. However, do not rush and always check your work (there are no computations involved, but make sure that you do not forget to mention something in your answers). He said that his final would not be long, but it was longer than what the class expected.

Lastly, I wish there was a lab section associated with this class as well since the topics covered are quite applicable. In the meantime, if you choose to take BE 105, just be prepared to memorize the reactions mechanisms and have sample problems from previous years since this will make your life a lot less stressful.

Helpful?

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Dec. 7, 2011

If you're currently doing some sort of targeted delivery research, then this class will help loads. The material is very interesting for those at least partially invested in the field, but even so, it's just like an upper-division organic chemistry course. Deming's lectures always have great flow to them, so you will know what's going on the entire time. The only issue is that the midterms and HW are not very well-written. This is a highly practical class, but the tests aren't that great, especially since he reuses tons of problems from old midterms and finals. So find grad students or others who have taken the course, and you will be set for a majority of problems on your own midterms and final.

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Quarter: N/A
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Dec. 11, 2010

Very interesting class. M105 feels like an upper div organic chemistry, yet it is definitely more enjoyable than the chem 30 series. Prof. Deming lectures very well. He uses backboard all the time and explains the bioconjugation mechanisms very detailedly, which helps to retain the information. The materials covered are very applicable, as we spent the last two weeks talking about bioconjugation application and research. The homework and exams are straightforward, yet they require very thorough understanding of the materials.

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Quarter: N/A
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March 23, 2009

Course: Previously BME 298
Bioconjugates

The best professor for the job! He is very organized and he explained complex process really clearly and effectively. He uses the blackboard throughout the lectures like old-school style teaching, which I found immensely engaging. He's very fair and gives exam and homework questions that are challenging yet doable as long as you study for the notes and read the book. He is the best at what he does. Seriously.

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4.7
Overall Rating
Based on 10 Users
Easiness 1.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 1.3 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.5 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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