Fall 2017 Engineering Teaching Consultants
Saludos! I’m Francisco Aldarondo, currently a Ph.D. candidate in Industrial and Operations Engineering. My research involves modeling automation that can support online order picking, the sort you would find at an Amazon warehouse. I have been a GSI for 3 years teaching both graduate and undergraduate students, in the role of lab instructor, guest lecturer, and instructor. Most frequently I have taught IOE 474: Simulation, but I have been appointed GSI for IOE 466, 316, 366, and 541. I have seen many facets of teaching and I’m honored as an ETC to be able to share some of my experiences. Always open to chat and hear about how you are doing, you can reach me at email@example.com.
Hello! I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Chemical Engineering Department. My research is focused on using biodegradable nanoparticles to treat autoimmune diseases by achieving what we call immune tolerance. In particular, my goal is to modify our lab’s nanoparticle platform to overcome certain immunological hurdles. I had a fantastic experience as a GSI for chemical and engineering thermodynamics (CHE330). Thermodynamics can be challenging, but relating fundamental concepts to real-world applications proved to be a useful tool for explaining ideas. I used this method to develop useful homework sets, discussions, and evaluation questions. My goal is to enhance the quality of the Michigan engineering education by helping GSIs achieve their full potential as college-level instructors. Feel free to contact me about teaching matters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My name is Mark and I am a doctoral candidate in optics and photonics in the EE department. My research is predominantly theoretical work in non-linear optics and some areas I have worked on include THz photonic crystals, stimulated Brillouin scattering, and semiconductor lasers. Although these course topics are not related, I have also taught classes in electronic circuits (EECS 314, EECS 215) and RF design (EECS 430) as both a discussion and lab instructor. My hope for all GSIs is for everyone to have the opportunity to learn, grow, and just have fun in the area of teaching university students and I will be available this year to help in whatever capacity I can. If you have want to discuss anything related to classroom or laboratory teaching or even relevant research topics, please email me at email@example.com.
Hello, I am a Ph.D. candidate in the chemical engineering department. My research is on the analysis of promising battery chemistries as an improvement to current Li-ion technologies. I use computational techniques to study batteries at an atomistic level. I have worked as a GSI in two chemical engineering courses: Thermodynamics (ChE 330) and Chemical Reaction Engineering (ChE 344). I gained experience in holding discussions, developing homework and exam problems, running office hours, and grading. I welcome the opportunity to work with you this semester, and to share my passion for teaching. If you would like to discuss teaching, share concerns, etc. please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you!
I am a Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Engineering. In my research, I use computational chemistry to examine the chemical interactions that occur between chlorine disinfectants, metallic infrastructure, and organic material in our drinking water treatment systems. I have been a GSI for two undergraduate and one graduate level course: CEE 265, Sustainable Engineering Principles; CEE 365, Environmental Engineering Principles; and CEE 567 Energy Infrastructure Systems. All three courses have given me a variety of teaching experiences including leading a discussion section, grading, running office hours, guest lecturing, and developing course materials. I look forward to improving the classroom experience for other GSIs and their students. Feel free to email me at email@example.com with any questions or concerns about teaching.
Hi, my name is Kathleen and I am a Ph.D. candidate in Biomedical Engineering. My research focus is developing reconstruction methods for mapping dielectric properties in vivo using magnetic resonance imaging. I was a TA for an introductory biomedical engineering course at my undergraduate institution and I have been a GSI for BIOMEDE 241: BME Undergraduate Lab and BIOMEDE 510: Medical Imaging Lab. I really enjoy teaching laboratory classes because of the high level of interaction with students. I look forward to meeting with other GSIs and IAs and helping them to have a positive experience as well. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi, I’m Tianlin, a PhD candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering. My research focuses on applied electromagnetics and microwave remote sensing, specifically the CYGNSS mission for ocean surface wind measurements in tropical cyclones. In the past I have been a GSI for EECS 216 – Introduction to Signals and Systems at UM and teaching assistant for courses of circuits, electromagnetics, and microwave engineering at other universities. I believe teaching is the best way to learn. I sincerely hope to contribute my knowledge and experience to the success of all GSIs and IAs. Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com to discuss your questions, concerns, and challenges in teaching.