Teaching

Current Teaching Commitments:

  •  Tools for engineers. Foundation year study.
    • How to write a CV
    • How to do an oral presentation
    • How to write a project
    • Matlab
  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers.  I have written this course from scratch and 2015 is the first year of delivery. This course helps to explain some of the basics of entrepreneurship to the third years who may be interested in starting their own companies and developing their ideas into businesses, whilst shedding light on the entrepreneurship side of business for those who are not necessarily that way inclined.  This is a core part of the third year course and has 500 students in total. I have to give the lectures twice as we cannot fit them all into one room.  Bring on the Bay campus and the Grand 800 seat lecture theater!! 🙂
  • Project management  and capital expenditure for Chemical Engineers.  Chem eng. specific section of the above course.
  • I currently have 14 first year tutees
  • 2 third year tutees who research in the labs with me.

General Interest Talks:

I have a  research focused nanotechnology talk that I can roll out at a moment’s notice.  Whilst at UCL I used it about 3 times a year for the new starters at UCL who have English as a second language. Link

Previous Teaching Commitments:

  • 3rd year core  “Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry” course  at UCL where my lectures cover:
    • Main Group Organometallic chemistry.
    • Solid state semiconductors and superconductors.
    •  ~95 in the class. I split my lectures in half with a “Half Way Quizlet” to recap on the second half of the previous lecture and the first half of the current lecture and have this year moved to do coursework on-line aimed at making them read and learn their notes.
    • Student feedback came in at 4.3 out of 5 for the last two years running and was an improvement on the 3.1 for my first year.
  • First Year Inorganic tutorials (UCL)x 4 years.
  • First Year Inorganic labs (UCL) x 6 years.
  • First Year Inorganic labs (Glasgow). x 2 years.
  • First Year Inorganic labs (Nottingham). x 2 years.