My journey to become academic in Australia began about 7 years ago when I arrived in Darwin to pursue PhD (Condensed Matter Physics) at the Charles Darwin University. On completion I joined the college of Engineering, IT and Environment.
My teaching interest is in properties of engineering materials and mathematics for engineers, however, my research interest is in organic photovoltaics and organic light emitting diodes. The overlap between my teaching and research interests is both challenging and exciting.
In the past three years I have been teaching mathematics, mechanics of solids, and fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. The student cohorts in these units are a mixture of international and domestic, school leavers and mature age, English and non-English speaking background. The mature age students tend to study in external mode. This requires effective use of technology and learning approach to deliver inclusive teaching. The challenge is to cater for the interest of all the diverse student groups.