- S2013MECH454: Vehicle Dynamics and Control
Senior level elective class in Mechanical Engineering. Focus is on the analysis, modeling, and simulation of automotive subsystems as well as vehicle-level performance. Significant use of Simulink is included to help students develop the ability to analyze complex nonlinear vehicle behavior and make judgements about vehicle design decisions.
- S2013MECH202: Graphics for Design and Manufacture
Required first year level class in Mechanical Engineering. Focus is on the development of drawing skills, formal 3D solid modeling proficiency, and the ability to read and produce quality technical drawings.
- F2012, S2013MECH401/402: Senior Design
Required senior level class in Mechanical Engineering. Focus is on the design process through solving an open-ended design project. Students engage in every phase of the design process up through a completed, operational prototype of their final design.
- F2011, F2012MECH405: System Dynamics
Required senior level class in Mechanical Engineering. Focus is on mechanical vibrations, modeling of mechanical, electrical, and fluid systems, and introductory controls.
- S2012MECH392: Mechanical Design
Required junior level class in Mechanical Engineering. Focus is divided among formal design methodologies (Objectives, Specifications, Voice of the Consumer, etc.), kinematics of basic mechanisms and linkages, and failure theory for machine components.
- F2012MECH453: Robotics
Senior level elective class in Mechanical Engineering. Focus is on forward and inverse kinematics of robotic manipulators, robotic equipment components and design, programming of robots.
- S2010Vehicle Dynamics and Control: Graduate Teaching Affiliate
As a teaching affiliate, I co-taught ME227 (Vehicle Dynamics and Control) with another member of my research group. During the quarter, I lectured once per week, held office hours, developed homework assignments and labs, and graded assignments. I also rewrote several of the course lectures and collaborated with my co-teaching colleague to develop and grade the midterm exam. The class concludes with a final project, for which I coached five project teams.
- S2009Vehicle Dynamics and Control: Course Assistant
As a graduate course assistant, I hosted office hours for students on a weekly basis, graded assignments, and conducted a midterm review session. I also wrote and presented a lecture on the design, performance, and limitations of electronic stability control for vehicles and served as a coach to five teams of students as they conducted end-quarter research projects on a vehicle dynamics and control topic of their choice.
- 2008-2010Coordinator/Mentor for German Diploma Students
As a Ph.D. student, I had the opportunity to advise three different German students and a Swiss student in performing Diploma level engineering research during their tenure as visiting researchers at Stanford. Prior to their arrival, I helped these students refine their research plans to align with the facilities and experience that could be leveraged in our research group. I also assisted in coordinating their visas and making arrangements for their arrival in the U.S. Once here, I met with the students frequently to help them refine their research projects and brainstorm solutions to any problems they had encountered.
- S2005Manufacturing Processes: Teaching Assistant
As a undergraduate teaching assistant for Manufacturing Processes, I provided assistance to students in learning to use CAD/CAM software for development of designs and CNC machining operations. In addition to helping students solve software problems, I also supervised a bench-top CNC machining lab exercise and graded student homework assignments.
- F2002, S2003Physics 211/212: Lab Teaching Assistant
As an undergraduate lab teaching assistant for Physics 211/212, I helped students in lab sections perform experiments, take data, and understand the underlying concepts of each lab exercise.