At Clemson

AuE 893: Sustainable Methods and Life Cycle Engineering
Role: Course Director/Instructor
Frequency of Instruction: Spring 2017; Spring 2018

The course aims to provide the purpose, philosophy and applications of sustainable methods and life cycle engineering approaches to assess the product responsiveness to environmental responsibility while also learning the green design principles of typical products and processes. The course introduces basic concepts, analytical frameworks, and quantitative techniques for evaluating the environmental impacts and tradeoffs in a systematic and holistic way that will enable the user for more informed decision-making. Particularly, the course will focus on life cycle engineering (LCE) an applied methodology for lifecycle analysis or lifecycle assessment (LCA). We will discuss the different approaches to LCA and their advantages and disadvantages. We will also discuss the applied LCA methods to derive LCE methodologies as a tool for engineering decision-making. Students will have the opportunity to perform an LCE of a technology or a product or a service of their choice and present their findings to the class.

AuE 865: Advanced Composites Manufacturing Processes (Fall 2015)
Role: Course Director/Instructor
Frequency of Instruction:  Fall 2014; Fall 2015; Fall 2016; Fall 2017; Fall 2018

The course aims to provide fundamental principles of advanced composites manufacturing processes including matrix materials (thermoplastics and thermosets), fibers, fiber preforms, elements of processing, extrusion, injection molding, autoclave/compression molding, filament winding, pultrusion, resin transfer molding (low- and high-pressure), roll wrapping, structural reaction injection molding, liquid infusion techniques combined with design, environmental and manufacturing issues of polymer matrix composites, process modeling, material removal and assembly, joining, repair, inspection and quality assurance and recycling.

AuE 893: Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures
Role: Course Director/Instructor
Frequency of Instruction: Spring 2016; Spring 2017

The course aims to provide fundamental principles of mechanics and optimization of advanced composites and structures including fundamentals of mechanics of solids, mechanics of unidirectional ply, mechanics of a composite layer, mechanics of laminates, laminated composite plates, failure criteria and strength of laminates, computer methods for composite structures including smear theory and zone- and ply-based modeling and structural design optimization including free-size and shuffling optimization. This course did not exist at AuE/CU prior to the time I developed it.

AuE 893: Fundamentals of Injection Molding
Role: Course Director/Instructor
Frequency of Instruction: Spring 2015

The course deals with all major aspects of injection molding with emphasis on design, processing, process physics, computer-aided engineering (CAE), trouble shooting, and special and advanced molding processes. The course will have video presentations, case-studies, term-project, and hands-on experience using commercial CAE simulation software.

AuE 882: Systems Integration Concepts and Methods
Role: Co-Course Director/Instructor
Frequency of Instruction: Spring 2015

Understanding of the vehicle as a complex system and interaction of subsystems in terms of its performance and packaging. Methods and tools to handle functional, geometric, styling and production integration. Managing performance trade-offs from the combination of systems designed for individual functions. Topics addressed include geometric integration (vehicle interior/occupant packaging, suspension/powertrain packaging), functional integration (with an emphasis on ergonomics, vehicle handling dynamics, safety, structural statics and dynamics, acceleration performance, powertrain efficiency, NVH), manufacturing integration (with an emphasis on BiW and interior component design for manufacturing).

Industrial Outreach: Injection Molding Certificate Program
Role: Course Director/Instructor
Frequency of Instruction: Fall 2014; Summer 2016

This is a unique course taught to BMW employees. The course covers the fundamentals  injection molding with broader scope and depth on its applications in the automotive sector. The course will be taught from practical standpoint with emphasis on real-, industrial problems and solutions thereof. The course is divided into five modules: (1) Basic Knowledge; (2) Injection Molding Machine and Process Physics; (3) Principles of Mold and Part Design; (4) Testing, Failure Analysis and Trouble Shooting; (5) Secondary Operations and Advanced Processes. The objective is to impart fundamental knowledge in materials and injection molding technology for industrial engineers so that they can apply the acquired knowledge in solving real engineering problems in the plant.

AuE 866: Advanced Materials for Automotive Applications
Role: Course Director/Instructor
Frequency of Instruction: Spring 2014

The course aims to provide an in-depth understanding of structure and properties of various materials used in the construction of motor vehicles. The primary focus is in polymeric materials and their properties; however, metallic materials will also be dealt appropriately. The course deals with a survey of preparative methods of polymers, thermodynamics of polymers, methods of characterization, mechanical properties, and fabrication techniques. Overall, the course provides a fundamental understanding in the physical and organic chemistry of polymers.

At University of Wisconsin-Madison

ME 314: Manufacturing Fundamentals (Fall 2011, Fall 2012 and Spring 2013)
Role: Guest Instructor

At University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

ME 360: Machine Design-I (Summer 2009)
Role: Course Director/Instructor

ME 111: Engineering Fundamentals-II (Fall 2008 and Spring 2009)
Role: Course Director/Instructor