Teaching Experience

Kassegne MEMS Research Group
Department of Mechanical Engineering 

College of Engineering
San Diego State
University
San Diego, CA 92182

 

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Courses Taught

 

Spring 03

Theory of Machines and Mechanisms  

ME Dept., UCI - University of California - Irvine

Fall 03

Finite Elements Principles and Practices  

UCSD - University. of California - San Diego

Spring 04

MEMS Design and Applications (ME/EE 685)  

ME Dept., SDSU - San Diego State University

Fall 05

EM 585 - Fundamental of MEMS

ME Dept., SDSU - San Diego State University

Spring 06

MEMS Design and Applications (ME/EE 685)  

ME Dept., SDSU - San Diego State University

Summer 06

Mechanical &Thermal Systems Lab (ME 495)

ME Dept., SDSU - San Diego State University

Fall 06

 

EM 585 - Fundamental of MEMS

ME Dept., SDSU - San Diego State University

 

Prior Teaching Experience (before 2005)

1.        Faculty Member at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Extension, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92093. [1999 – Present]

Finite Element Principles and Practices (Fall 1999, 2000, 2001). [Course I]: This is a 3 units course in Electrical & Computer Engineering at UCSD. [click here for more details on the course and its contents]. The course is geared towards the needs of practicing electrical, mechanical, reliability, bio-medical, geo-technical and structural engineers. Students come from leading San Diego area firms such as Qualcomm, Kyocera, SAIC, Solar Turbines, Cymer, Titan, General Atomics, Honeywell, General Dynamics, Optical Micro Machines and the Navy.

Modeling and Numerical Prototyping of Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems [MEMS]. [Course II]:  Short Course to be given in Fall 2000 and Spring 2001 at UCSD with Bill Bulat and Dr. Ray Callafon.[click here for more details on the course and its contents]. The course is geared towards the needs of optical network switch device makers, storage media (CD Rom, DVD drive, etc) makers and highlights the application of FE at the sub-micro-level.

2.       Invited Lectures at Addis Ababa University [December 2000]

Simulation Issues for MEMS and Nano Devices - Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Departments.
Finite Element Analysis for Earthquake Engineering - Civil Engineering Department.

3.       Invited Lectures at Addis Ababa University [January 2002]

Trends in Computational Mechanics and Finite Element Methods - Mechanical and Civil Engineering Departments. Abstract here.
Extensible Markup Language (XML) Localization Issues – Computer Science Department. Abstract here.

4.        Invited Lectures at Eth. Civil Engineers Association [January 2002]

Recent Advances in Computer-Assisted Structural Dynamics and Seismic Design – Eth. Civil Engineers Association. Abstract here.

5.        External Thesis Co-Supervisor and Advising Faculty at Addis Ababa University

Initiated and currently coordinating a joint masters and doctoral degree supervision and advising with the faculty of Computer Sciences and Civil Engineering at the Addis Ababa University. Curriculum development and joint research is also included. Currently co-supervising the thesis of MS student.

6.        Instructor on PDHOnline;  an online continuing education site for structural and mechanical engineers.

Course Include:

1.       Practical Dynamic Analysis and Design for Engineers and Architects

2.       Basics of Computer-Assisted Analysis of Building and Industrial Structures

7.        Faculty Member at RAM Institute, educational wing of RAM International (till 3/2001)

Courses Taught:  

A) FE-Based Three Dimensional Static and Dynamic Building Analysis.

·        April 2000 - course given to about 150 engineers in New York, Boston and Philadelphia from leading structural engineering firms such as Weidlinger Assoc., McNamara and Salvia, Thornton and Tomasseti and Israel Seinuk.

·        March 2000 - course given to about 150 structural engineers in Washington DC, Charlotte and Atlanta.

·        Fall 1999 - course given to 50 engineers in Tucson, Arizona.

·        Spring 1999 - course given to more than 120 practicing structural engineers in St. Louis, Kansas City, Indianapolis and Cincinnati.

B) Introduction to Static Pushover and Nonlinear Time-History Analysis.

In-house course and seminar given to structural engineering firms in  San Diego, California

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