CBE 195 – Nanoscience and Engineering Biotechnology
This nanoscale science and biomolecular engineering course will cover emerging topics in applied biotechnology. Topics include bioanalytical chemistry, recombinant protein generation and purification, cell culture, immunology, nanomaterials in biology, biotoxicity, and biomolecular sensors. The scope of the course will also probe the interface of biology with nanomaterials, and standard microscopic and spectroscopic techniques to image both biological structures and nanoscale materials.
CBE 141 – Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Thermodynamic behavior of pure substances and mixtures. Properties of solutions, phase equilibria. Thermodynamic cycles. Chemical equilibria for homogeneous and heterogeneous systems. Thermodynamic analysis of chemically-reacting systems.
CBE 154 – Unit Operations
Experiments in physical measurements, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, kinetics, and separation processes. Emphasis on investigation of basic relationships important in engineering. Experimental design, analysis of results, and preparation of engineering reports are stressed.
My teaching philosophy is shaped in large part by my academic background. I hold two bachelor’s degrees in physics and chemistry, and a doctorate in chemical physics. I have taught courses in physics, chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical engineering, and enjoy teaching both introductory and advanced course topics with an interdisciplinary view of how didactic training can translate to real-world applications.
As faculty, we are teaching in an era in which multidisciplinary work is increasingly common in science careers. Therefore, it is important to acknowledge that each student in a given class will have a unique academic background spanning across several disciplines, and will therefore also have different academic goals. Such is both the strength and challenge of teaching classroom material that is multidisciplinary in nature: there will be a diverse set of personal goals and academic backgrounds within any given class. My teaching philosophy is centered on teaching and evaluating my courses in a manner that gauges student learning and understanding. I aim to enable students to take material presented in a class, and apply it beyond the broader context of the course syllabus. Teaching in a multidisciplinary era not only invites, but also necessitates ingenuity and leadership in developing academic programs that span across multiple disciplines.