Jennifer J. VanAntwerp

Jennifer VanAntwerp


Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999

Dr. Van Antwerp joined the Calvin faculty in 1999.  Her graduate research was in the area of protein engineering and has published articles on genetically engineering improved antibody binding affinity, with an eye to more effective chemotherapies.

Dr. Van Antwerp feels called to the profession of teaching as much as to the profession of engineering. She maintains an active research program in engineering education, and has published papers in the areas of curriculum development, engineering student retention, and gender issues in engineering. As a teaching assistant in Chemical Engineering at the University of Illinois, she completed a Graduate Teaching Certificate and earned an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

Professional Experience

She has continued work bridging biology and engineering while consulting with Pfizer, Inc. She currently consults with Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering in environmental and process engineering. She has also worked as an engineering intern at IBM and at Amway.

Academic interests

Reformed Christian Engineering (September 2005)


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