Education & Pedagogy

My teaching philosophy is to enable a learning environment that nurtures the student ability to estimate a best solution to a challenge distilled from a situation and to effectively collaborate with a diverse, multi-cultural team.

The use of a small carburetor to increase engagement and learning in a core Manufacturing Processes class has been implemented in the last few semesters. The materials to enable this activity are freely available for download below under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) License. Please credit Rodrigo Martinez-Duarte.

Carburetor modules implemented Fall 2020-Fall 2021
Supporting material for carburetor modules implemented Fall 2020-Fall 2021
Rubric to facilitate grading of carburetor modules implemented Fall 2020-Fall 2021

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Courses Delivered since 2013

ME3120: Manufacturing Processes and their Application. Junior-level core course in Mechanical Engineering. Taught multiple times under traditional and flipped delivery modes in Clemson University.

ME4580/6580: Fundamentals of Micro/Nanofabrication. Introduced this course to Clemson University curriculum. This a highly engaging Undergraduate Technical Elective and Graduate course. 

ME4020: Senior Design Project. Advisor for Clemson University Capstone Design project working on projects sponsored by TTI, GlennRaven, Fluor, and Michelin.

ME4150: Individual Undergraduate Research. Research mentor for multiple ME researchers. 

ME2900: Clemson-Tec de Monterrey Project. Engineering project in collaboration with Meritor Inc. and Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico.

Public Outreach

We enjoy disseminating our research among the community and visitors from near and far. Below just a few examples of lab tours and open house events hosted by us.