teaching experience

  1. Guest Lecturer for NSUR 239: NeuroTech Training Seminar, Stanford University, Spring 2021

  2. Guest Lecturer for MATSCI 384: Materials Advances in Neurotechnology, Stanford University, Fall 2019

  3. TA for CHEM 23200: Honors Organic Chemistry III, University of Chicago, Spring 2013

  4. TA for CHEM 23100: Honors Organic Chemistry II, University of Chicago, Winter 2013

  5. TA for CHEM 23000: Honors Organic Chemistry I, University of Chicago, Fall 2012

Selected mentEEs

  1. Charles-Théophile Coen, Visiting Master Student Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, 2019-2020 (Later as PhD in TU/e)

  2. Aref Saberi, Visiting Master Student from Eindhoven University of Technology, 2019-2020 (Later as PhD in TU/e)

  3. Kun Jiang, UG Summer Student from Fudan University, 2015 (Later as PhD in Cambridge)

  4. Jiren Zeng, UG Summer Student from Fudan University, 2015 (Later as PhD in UCSB)

  5. Harrison Wang, HS Student from Hinsdale Central High School, 2015-2017 (Later as UG at MIT)

  6. Dara Weiss, UG Student from University of Chicago, 2015-2017 (Later as PhD in JHU)

  7. Luizetta Navrazhnykh, UG Student from University of Chicago, 2014-2016 (Later as PhD in Caltech)

service & Outreach

  1. Lecturer for NSF-funded “Future Biomanufacturing” workshop held by the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University, 2021, Stanford, CA.

  2. Tutor for “Physics with a Bang!” outreach event for South Side Chicago K-12 students held by The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Chicago, 2013-2017, Chicago, IL.

  3. Session Chair for BM07 Nanomaterials for Probing Biology, MRS Fall Meeting, 2017, Boston, MA.

  4. Tutor of a local high school student (Mr. Harrison Wang) for preparation of International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), 2015-2017. Harrison became a national team member (top six nation-wide) for two consecutive years. In the 49th IChO (2017), he ranked No. 5 of all global participants (among 297 high school students from 76 countries), which was one of the best rankings an US student ever reached in the past few decades!

  5. Assistant for Seminars for Endorsement of Science and Mathematics Educators (SESAME) program to train local Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers in teaching K-8 STEM courses held by the University of Chicago, 2016, Chicago, IL.