476178 Modeling Chemical Reactivity for Nanoscale Design
Postdoctoral Project: Reaction equilibria in ionic liquids using Monte Carlo simulations
In collaboration with Ed Maginn & Steve Corcelli, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Notre Dame
PhD Dissertation: "Mechanisms of Rare Events in Condensed Phases"
Under supervision of Baron Peters & Joan-Emma Shea, Chemical Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara
Teaching Interests: I am prepared to teach any of the core chemical engineering undergraduate courses, particularly mass transfer, chemical reaction engineering, and thermodynamics. I am additionally interested in teaching introductory chemical engineering courses to first and second year students, a course on analytical mathematical methods, or a course on numerical methods / computer programming. I am eager to develop elective courses on molecular simulation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and graduate courses in reaction rate theory and mass transfer. I find that illustrating fundamental chemical engineering processes (e.g. diffusion, phase separation, reaction equilibrium) using visuals at both the macroscopic and molecular levels better prepares students to reason through new scenarios. When feasible, I plan to incorporate course projects with hands-on demonstrations or molecular-level visualization in order to build an online repository of teaching aids.
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