Metaphorically, I find few common characteristics between a good teacher and a good businessperson. A good businessperson is careful about his capital investment and time required to achieve the most tangible benefit. A good teacher invests the time and efforts to prepare effective lectures that enhance his or her students’ learning. A good businessperson convinces customers through advertising and marketing that his/her product is a necessity of their life, while a good teacher simplifies the concepts using concrete examples to connect their significance to real life. An enthusiastic businessperson approaches his customers over and over again; similarly an effective teacher presents concept numerous times using diverse methods to accommodate students of different learning styles. An ambitious businessperson works hard to cultivate new ventures to grow his business. A visionary teacher finds new ways of teaching to broaden the students’ understanding.
Analytical Instrumentation, fall 2015, 2016, 2017
Objective: To know the purpose, working principles, sensitivity, instrumental design and function of various advanced analytical techniques. Evaluation involves weekly quizzes, homeworks, midterm, and final exams. Students are given additional opportunities to improve their grades such as by giving presentations, asking questions, reviewing peers' essays etc.
Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry, Spring 2016
Topics: 1. Introduction to Microfluidics, 2. Digital Microfluidics, 3. Channel Microfluidics, 4. Microfluidic Electrochemical Biosensors
Evaluation: Presentation, Class participation, Homework, Midterm, and Final.
Introduction to Chemical Principles, Spring 2017
“Introduction to Chemical Principles” is a second semester, freshman-level chemistry course for science, engineering and pre-professional majors. An understanding and appreciation for the fundamental concepts of chemistry. The topics to be discussed are listed in Course Content. The material is presented at a level suitable for those students who will be majoring in one of the sciences.