PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

2020 – Present :   Associate Professor of Chemistry, Georgia Gwinnett College, GA.

  • Taught 2212K (Organic Chemistry I and II lecture and lab), CHEM 4702 (Integrated lab II) to undergraduate students (~24 students/class).
  • Research Mentor STEC 4500/2500 (mentored 35 students).
  • American chemical society Project SEED virtual summer camp manager (mentored 18 students).
  • Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology- junior fellowship experience and senior capstone experience (mentored 18 HS students).
  • Formally mentored ~24 GGC students/semester.
  • GGC faculty senator (2019 Fall-present).
  • Member of the GGC governance and evaluation committee and undergraduate research.
  • Member of the SST lab resource and safety committee.
  • Chair- chemistry ACS Certification and Chemistry Honor Societies Committee. Collected required information and submitted pre-application for certification of the GGC Bachelor’s Degree Program in Chemistry. Helped to start chemistry honor society Gama Sigma Epsilon, Mu Zeta Chapter (Installation ceremony was held on October 2, 2020).

2016 – 2020       :   Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Georgia Gwinnett College, GA.

  • Taught CHEM 1211K (Principles of Chemistry I lecture and lab), CHEM 2211K/CHEM 2212K (Organic Chemistry I and II lecture and lab), CHEM 4000 Chemistry Elective; Applications of Organic Chemistry in Medicine and Pharmaceuticals, CHEM 4702 (Integrated lab II) to undergraduate students (~24 students/class).
  • Research Mentor STEC 4500/2500.
  • Organic Chemistry course coordinator (2017 Fall- 2019 spring, ~15 sections/semester).
  • Provided standard syllabus, including, grading weights, to other instructors.
  • Created new lesson plans for CHEM 2212K.
  • Designed and implemented new CHEM 2212K course embedded undergraduate research experience lab with other faculties.
  • Committee member of chemistry research grant committee (2016 Fall-2017 Spring). Helped the chemistry discipline faculties to find potential research programs, funding opportunities and collaborative research projects.
  • Served as a faculty volunteer tutor at the Academic Enhancement Center.
  • Formally mentored ~24 GGC students/semester.
  • American chemical society Project SEED mentor (mentored 4 HS students).
  • Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology- junior fellowship experience and senior capstone experience (mentored 9 HS students).
  • Co-chair (2017-2018) and member (2019-2020) of chemistry instruments maintenance committee. Helped to maintain GGC chemistry instruments, organized workshops, and presented the results at discipline meeting.
  • Committee member of SST research-space allocation committee (2017 Fall-2018 Spring).
  • Chair-SST social media committee (2018 Fall- 2019 Spring). Developed and implemented social media strategies to promote the value of GGC SST and to support the promotional efforts of all SST activities, faculty publications, active learning exercise in class, research presentations, awards and honor Society and club meetings.
  • Committee member of Chemistry Outreach and Public Affairs (2018 Fall- 2019 Spring). Developed contacts with industry that can broaden opportunities of students and chemistry faculties. Collected details of 175 industries around Atlanta metro area. Designed GGC Chemistry website to publicize chemistry activities at GGC.
  • GGC faculty senator (2019 Fall- present). Member of Governance and Evaluation committee: helped the committee to amend GGC faculty manual and leave application. Helped to conduct SST faculty senator election.
  • Faculty senate representative of college wide curriculum committee. Attended curriculum committee meetings.
  • Member of GGC online teaching task force 2020.
  • Chair- chemistry ACS Certification and Chemistry Honor Societies Committee (2019 Fall-present). Collected required information and submitted pre-application for certification of GGC Bachelor’s Degree Program in Chemistry. Helped to start chemistry honor society Gama Sigma Epsilon at GGC.
  • Co-Chair- chemistry online transition task force. Helped GGC chemistry faculties in the transition to online teaching for the summer. Established MS Teams online teaching site. Created sample Virtual Lab Links on the MS Teams.

2014 – 2016       :   Assistant Research Professor, Georgetown University, DC.

  • Taught Organic Chemistry lecture (CHEM 116) to undergraduate students.
  • Mentored undergraduate and high school students for the completion of their research projects.
  • Instructed laboratory techniques, laboratory synthesis skills to trainees, and visiting researchers.
  • Member of joint safety team.
  • Project SEED coordinator
  • Maintained the instruments (DSC, TGA, GC, and HPLC) at the chemistry department.

2010- 2016         :   Lecturer, Montgomery College, MD.

  • Taught General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry (lecture and lab) and Introductory Chemistry to undergraduate students (~24 students/class).
  • Developed instructional methodologies to maintain competencies in the subject.
  • Designed and delivered the lectures using smart class room settings that engaged and motivated the students.

2010- 2016         :   Adjunct Professor, University of District of Columbia, DC.

  • Taught Organic Chemistry (lecture and lab) to undergraduate students (~24 students/class).
  • Taught Instrumentation Methods and Analysis (lecture and lab) to undergraduate students.
  • Designed the lecture course that provided a sound foundation in the practical and theoretical Perspectives of Organic Chemistry and Instrumentation techniques.

2011- 2013          :   Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

  • Taught General Chemistry to undergraduate students.
  • Designed the class adapting smart class room settings and black-board.
  • Used classroom response systems like clickers for quick evaluation of students.

2011                       :   Adjunct Professor, Trinity Washington University, DC.

  • Taught Organic Chemistry to undergraduate students to undergraduate students (~24 students/class).
  • Designed laboratory experiments to illustrate the course content.

2006 – 2014      :   Research faculty/Post-doctoral Fellow, Georgetown University, DC.

  • Developed and characterized low molecular mass molecular gelators, new elastic polymers and magnetic nanoparticles.
  • Developed thixotropic low molecular weight organogel from 12-hydroxystearamide.
  • Taught laboratory techniques, organic synthesis and physical chemistry skills to undergraduates, trainees and visiting researchers.

2005-2006        :   Post-doctoral Fellow, City College of the City University of New York.

  • Developed methods for the preparation of metals nanoparticles embedded liquid crystals.
  • Developed templated synthesis of shape selective metal nanoparticles.
  • Prepared and characterized metal nanoparticles containing liquid crystals.
  • Synthesized vitamin-C based amphiphiles and studied their self-assembly in different solvents and liquid crystalline properties.
  • Supervised undergraduate and graduate students for the completion of their research efforts.
  • Taught laboratory techniques, organic synthesis and physical chemistry skills to undergraduates, trainees and visiting researchers.

2004- 2005      :    Inoue Research Scientist AIST, Tsukuba, Japan.

  • Conducted research to develop bio-based soft nano materials.
  • Designed photoactive liquid crystals for erasable full color recording devices.
  • Synthesized and characterized oligo and cyclic peptides using solid-state peptide synthesis.
  • Patented butadiene containing cholesterol material for erasable full color recording.

2002- 2004      :   Japanese Society of Promotion of Sciences Research Fellow, AIST, Tsukuba, Japan.

  • Developed and synthesized liquid crystalline materials for erasable full color recording devices.
  • Discovered the effect of smectic inducers in chiral liquid crystals.
  • Reported smectic to cholesteric light induced phase transition in liquid crystals.