My goals as an engineering educator is to help students gain a thorough understanding of engineering principles so that they can apply their knowledge to new problems. It is also my objective to foster a comfortable and inclusive learning environment, where students have the opportunity to enhance their creative and problem-solving abilities; and to facilitate the development of lifelong learning skills that will prepare students to function effectively in a dynamic, diverse, and global economy.
Teaching and research complement each other. Research opens the door to new knowledge, which enriches the classroom experience, whereas the fundamentals taught in the classrom form the foundation of research. I strongly encourage engineering students to get involved in research, interships, and other extracurricular activities to further their technical skills and strengthen their competitiveness in the job market.
ME 2320 Thermodynamics I
ME 3670 Internal Combustion Engines I
ME 4320 Thermodynamics II
ME 5350 Applied Spectroscopy
ME 5720 Advanced Thermodynamics
ME 6300 Advanced Fluid Dynamics
Recognition of Oustanding Service to CEAS Students (2014)
CEAS Outstanding New Educator Award (2010)
Academic Project Advising
As culmination of their undergraduate engineering education, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students are required to complete a capstone project. Senior undergraduate students plan and implement their project over two semesters. The project culminates with a presentation to a broad audience consisting of faculty, staff, fellow classmates, sponsors and the local community. A faculty member and an industrial sponsor advise the student team.