Currrent Teaching

I am currently not teaching any classes.

Teaching History

Following are the classes I taught as a graduate student instructor and post doctoral teaching fellow.

  • Fall 2016

    Physics as a Foundation for Science and Engineering I

    This is the first half of a one-year, team-based and project-based introduction to physics. The course teaches students to develop scientific reasoning and problem-solving skills. Topics include: kinematics; linear and rotational motion; conservation of momentum and energy; forces; gravity; oscillations and waves. Multivariable and vector calculus is introduced and used extensively in the course. Students work in teams on three, month-long projects, each culminating in a project fair.

  • Fall 2013

    Motor Control

    Neural control of movement in humans and other animals. Lectures introduce basic theories of information and control, analyze motor control at the spinal level, survey anatomy and physiology of motor systems of the brain, and synthesize theory and physiology to understand control systems that regulate posture, locomotion, and voluntary movements. In laboratories, students learn theory and motor physiology hands-on, and design and perform independent investigations. [Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor]

  • Spring 2012

    Mechanics of Organisms Laboratory

    Introduction to laboratory and field study of the biomechanics of animals and plants using fundamental biomechanical techniques and equipment. Course has a series of rotations involving students in experiments demonstrating how solid and fluid mechanics can be used to discover the way in which diverse organisms move and interact with their physical environment. The laboratories emphasize sampling methodology, experimental design, and statistical interpretation of results. Latter third of course devoted to independent research projects.

  • Spring 2009

    Manufacturing Processes II

    The course is complementing the lecture course that discusses primary manufacturing processes such as casting, forming and welding. These processes are additive in nature, i.e. the manufacture of the object takes place by combining or building from scratch (contrast this with subtractive manufacturing processes of material removal like turning/milling where the manufacture is made from by reducing an existing chunk of material, dealt with in the part I of the course).

  • Fall 2008

    Experimental Engineering Lab

    This course introduces students to basics of experimental techniques for engineering design and manufacturing.