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James C. Linden, PhD.


Emeritus Professor Chemical and Biological Engineering

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 581-6652   Office: 100 Glover

Email:   Lab:


Fields of Expertise

1.) Water and Waste Water Treatment
2.) Water Quality

Areas of Interest

 Plant biochemistry


James C. Linden, PhD
Associate Editor, Applied Water Science

B.S. Chemistry, Colorado State University, 1964
Ph.D. Biochemistry, Iowa State University, 1969

Years of service on this faculty: 30; initially on research faculty; joint appointment between chemical engineering and microbiology as Associate Professor in 1985; tenured Professor in 1997; Emeritus Professor in 2007

Other related experience:
Post-docs at Botanisches Institut der Universität München (1969-1971) and at St. Louis University Medical School (1971-1972); research and development positions at Great Western Sugar Company (1972-1976) and Adolph Coors Company (1976).

Leaves of absence and sabbaticals at ETH Zürich, Technical University of Budapest, Universität Regensburg, Universität Basel, University of New Hampshire.

Teaching at workshops, Advanced Industrial Bioprocessing, 1996-2004, Estes Park, CO and Biotechnology for Industrial Utilization of Plants, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 at LaMolina University in Lima, PERU.

His most recent publication was:
Hans-Dieter Seelig, Richard J. Stoner, James C. Linden. 2012. Irrigation control of cowpea plants using the measurement of leaf thickness under greenhouse conditions. Irrigation Science (in press) DOI 10.1007/s00271-011-0268-2.