Teaching & Outreach

Guest Lecturer, New York University, USA

Spring 2019:

CBE-GY 9413 Nanoscale Properties & Characterization of Nanomaterials
Guest Lecture on Transmission Electron Microscopy and applications

CM-UY 1032 Chemistry, The Central Science 
Guest Lecture on Atomic Force Microscopy and applications

Teaching Assistant, New York University, USA

Spring 2017:
ME-UY 2211 Statics Laboratory
Section C, 36 Students, Instructor rating (overall): 4.7/5.0
ME-UY 3211 Mechanics of Materials Laboratory
Section A, 17 Students, Instructor rating (overall): 4.6/5.0

Fall 2016:
ME-UY 2211 Statics Laboratory
Section A, 8 Students, Instructor rating (overall): 5.0/5.0
ME-UY 3211 Mechanics of Materials Laboratory
Section C, 15 Students, Instructor rating (overall): 4.9/5.0

Spring 2016:
ME-UY 2211 Statics Laboratory
Section C, 32 Students, Instructor rating (overall): 4.8/5.0
ME-UY 3211 Mechanics of Materials Laboratory
Section A, 15 Students, Instructor rating (overall): 5.0/5.0

Fall 2015:
ME-UY 3211 Mechanics of Materials Laboratory
Section A, 27 Students, Instructor rating (overall): 4.8/5.0
Section B, 12 Students, Instructor rating (overall): 5.0/5.0

Fall 2014:
ME-UY 3211 Mechanics of Materials Laboratory
Section A, 44 Students, Instructor rating (overall): 4.9/5.0

Outreach and Volounteering Activities

ASME-NYU 3D Printing Workshop – Organization and Funding; 2016 (link to poster)

World Science Festival – Presenter; 2014, 2015

NYU Tandon School of Engineering Research Expo – Presenter; 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017

MITSUI Foundation – Aquarium Tour (Staff); 2014, 2015, 2016

Academic Mentoring

Rebeca Muresan, Undergraduate Researcher, Vassar College
“Methods of testing the mechanical properties of a two-layer epitaxial graphene coating on Silicon Carbide”, Summer 2017

KataDaki Mbowe, Undergraduate Researcher, New York University Abu Dhabi
“3D Printing pH Sensors”, Summer 2016
“A differential scanning calorimetry investigation of mechanochromic polymer blends”, Spring 2015

Steven Osma, Undergraduate Researcher, New York University
“A mechatronics-based platform for strain measurement through mechanochromic polymers”, Fall 2016
“Development of a flexible fish replica for animal behavioral studies”, Summer 2015
“A particle image velocimetry study of a flexible lamina vibrating in a viscous fluid”, Summer 2014

Pedro Velazquez, High School Researcher, Forest Hills High School
“Optical measurements for mechanical characterization of elastomers”, Summer 2015

Leanne Block, Undergraduate Researcher, Brown University
“Fabrication and evaluation of pyrene and perylene-based mechanochromic materials – Mechanical characterization”, Summer 2015

Jie Li, Undergraduate Researcher, Skidmore College
“Fabrication and evaluation of pyrene and perylene-based mechanochromic materials – Chemical characterization”, Summer 2015

Nicholas Kumia, Undergraduate Researcher, Vaughn College
“Development of a technological platform for 3D printing of elastomers”, Summer 2015

Alfredo Grillo, Graduate Researcher, University of Rome Tor Vergata
“In-situ polymerization of polypyrrole on an ionomeric surface”, Summer 2014

Liwei Zhou, Undergraduate Researcher, New York University
“Optomechanical testing of mechanochromic elastomers”, Summer 2014

Jason Pounds, High School Researcher, The Beacon School
“Design of a turbine hosting ionic polymer metal composites”, Summer 2013