Teaching Statement

I care deeply for every student in every course that I have ever taught. I have never considered teaching as “telling” or “giving” students information they need to know. I have always strived to inspire students, to give them the confidence and to instill in them the entrepreneurial spirit needed to leverage fundamental science and engineering principles to explore, innovate, and solve every day to grand challenges.

I have particularly enjoyed teaching undergraduate courses on the topics of fluid mechanics and indoor air quality, each of which offers opportunities to bring a wide spectrum of everyday phenomena into the classroom. For those who might start teaching such courses, I have provided several course syllabi at the end of this section.

I am a strong believer in the infusion of research into the educational experience of undergraduate students, team projects, demonstrations in the classroom to underscore lecture concepts, and teaching and mentoring outside the classroom.