EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
UC-Berkeley PhD Program, Chemical Engineering
University of Rhode Island, B.S. Chemical Engineering, summa cum laude
I am a UC-Berkeley PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering, I have a strong background in math, physics and chemistry. I understand these subjects not just in the abstract academic sense, but in their concrete applications to real-life problems, as demonstrated in my work in the pharmaceutical industry. For my engineering students, I will concentrate on giving you the confidence to make reasonable assumptions in tackling open-ended problems. Through my development as an engineer, I learned from my best teachers that making these assumptions is critical not just for success on problem-sets and exams, but in the lab as well. My goal as your tutor is to guide you through the learning process. I will help you grasp the fundamentals, make broad connections of underlying concepts, understand the practical applications and develop your problem solving skills.
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Engineering, Math, Physics
SPECIFIC TUTORING SERVICES:
- High School Math
- Introductory Calculus
Chemistry: Introductory to Intermediate Chemistry
- Introduction to chemical structures and nomenclature
- Balancing chemical equations
- Acid/base chemistry
- Thermodynamics and kinetics
- Basic electrochemistry
Chemical Engineering: Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes
- Fundamentals of chemical engineering
- Mass and energy balances
- Use of property tables
- Introduction to unit operation
Transport and Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering
- Mass, energy and momentum transport as applied to unit operations of chemical engineering.
Kinetics and Reaction Engineering
- Application of principles of kinetics to analysis and design of chemical reactors.
Introduction to Linear Circuits for Electrical and Computer Engineers
- Introduction to linear circuit analysis
- Circuit components and analysis techniques applied to RL, RC and RLC circuits.
Introductory Level College Physics
M. Cerruti, J. Alper, A. da Silva, D. Love, R. Lim, P. Kozodoy, C. Carraro, K. Nelson, R. Maboudian. "Optimization of anti-microbial coatings for water treatment". Materials Research Society Spring Meeting. 2009, San Francisco, Ca. – Oral Presentation
A. da Silva,J. Dahm, M. Cerruti, J. Alper, D. Love, R. Lim, P. Kozodoy, G. Kang, V. Balraj, C. Carraro, K.Nelson, R. Maboudian."Point-Of-Use Disinfection of Drinking Water Using Cationic Antimicrobial Surface Coatings" Water Environment Federation Disinfection Conference. 2009, Atlanta, Ga. – Oral Presentation
J. Alper, P. Hui, D. Pratt, J. Nystrom. "Model of Lyophilization Process for Velcade Drug Product and Comparison to Process Data". Pharmaceutical Operations Technical Seminar Series. Millennium Pharmaceuticals, August 2007. – Oral Presentation