Teaching

BU

Fall 2017

Visiting Assistant ProfessorPhysical Chemistry for Chemical Engineers and General Chemistry I
Department of Chemistry
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA

Description PCHEM: the course is designed to develop an understanding of fundamental principles of thermodynamics, thermochemistry and kinetics; and the ability to apply these principles broadly and effectively. This course will help the student differentiate between processes driven by thermodynamics and processes driven by kinetics, and answer questions like why diamonds exist and why they do not become graphite. Also, the student will realize how scientific work begins by representing nature with simple models; and then increasing the complexity of those models to a) obtain more information about the system of study and b) to predict the systems behavior.

Description GCHEM: this course is an introduction to the principles and practice of chemistry, with in-depth treatment of chemical reactions, atomic structure and periodicity, chemical bonding, chemical equilibrium, and states of the matter. The laboratory involves qualitative and quantitative analysis of chemical species and reactions; and the use of chemical compounds and materials for specific purposes.

SpringlogothomasU 2015
Adjunct Instructor- General Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry II and Biochemistry
Department of Math and Sciences
Thomas University, Tomasville, GA, US

Description: Hybrid classes: Prepare lectures, videos, experiments and evaluations for all courses. Some of the topics are: Solutions and their properties; Chemical and Enzyme Kinetics; Nuclear Chemistry; Chemistry of alcohols, amines, carbonyl compounds; Proteins, Enzymes, etc..

Spring 2013
Adjunct Instructor – Physical Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US

Description: Prepare lectures and evaluations for the course, which includes the topics of gases, thermodynamics, kinetics, enzyme kinetics, properties of mixtures and quantum mechanics.

Fall 2010
Teaching Assistant in Physical Chemistry Course & Laboratory
Fall 2012, Fall 2009, Fall 2007, and Spring 2007
Teaching Assistant in General Chemistry Course & Laboratory
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US
Description Physical Chemistry Laboratory: Conduct experiments on gas/liquid/solid properties, and reaction mechanisms/ thermodynamics. Monitor undergraduate students’ progress by evaluating their lab reports and providing them feedback.
Description General Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory: Reinforce the lessons learned during lectures for groups of thirty undergraduate students, by discussing the topic learned and answering questions. Conduct experiments for students to understand basic concepts in chemistry and evaluate their progress through their lab reports and quizzes.

Jul 2004 – Aug 2004
Teaching Assistant in Physical Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.

Description: Design and implement new experiments for the course.

Feb 2003 – Jun 2004
Adjunct Faculty in General, Organic and Analytical Chemistry Lecture and Laboratories
College of Basic Sciences
Universidad de la Amazonia, Florencia, Colombia.

Description: Prepare and implement lessons and laboratories for 16-week courses for undergraduate students. Evaluate student’s performance through small group discussions in and out the classroom, exams, quizzes, homework, lab reports, and direct interaction.

Summer 2004
Lecturer in Principles of Biochemistry
Summer 2003
Lecturer in Chemistry Safety
Universidad del Tolima, Florencia, Colombia.

Description Principles of Biochemistry: Prepare, implement and evaluate lessons for 10-weekends course for adults inscribed in long distance learning programs. Discuss the basics of biochemistry like for example protein structures, enzymes and other macromolecules.
Description Chemistry Safety: Prepare, implement and evaluate lessons for 10-weekends course for adults inscribed in long distance learning programs. Discuss the basics for chemical safety, interpretation of symbols and numbers found in chemical containers, how to evaluate chemical risks, and actions to take in case of an small chemical emergency.