I am a tutor in scientific fields, specialised in Chemistry and Nanoscience, with a 5 years experience supervising students in three different countries (Italy, Sweden, and the United Kingdom). I have a solid background as a chemist, finalised by doctoral studies in Chemical Engineering at the university of Birmingham.
My lessons are focused on understanding the weak points in the student knowledge and from there, I explain and help in grasping the topics with the help of simple and everyday life examples. Exercises and short assessment are part of the lessons, with supervision of the logical and scientific process, in order to achieve the best results.
I have been giving lessons in three different countries, usually to one to three persons at the time, which helps me in focusing on all the students' issues. For all different levels of teaching, students have achieved their goal, from exams to being accepted to specific courses at the university, with high marks.
February 2014- ongoing University of Birmingham, UK
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering
September 2009-June 2012 Universita’ degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Master degree, Chemistry - Curriculum in Supramolecular chemistry, nanosystems and materials.
September 2005-July 209 Universita’ degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Bachelor degree, Chemical Science
May 2016 PGR Development funding – travel funding, application made for 9th Nanocongress in Manchester, UK.
PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Busa C., Rickard JJ., Chun E., Chong Y., Navaratnam V., Goldberg Oppenheimer P.(2016). Tunable Superapolar Lotus-Petal like Hierarchical Micro-to-Nano Surfaces via Carbon Nanotubes-based Electrohydrodynamic Lithography. In submission.
August 2016 9th Nano congress 2016, Manchester, UK; talk presentation “Novel Bottom-up Sub-micron Architectures for Advanced Functional Devices”.
January 2016 RSC Biomaterials Chemistry Meeting, Birmingham, UK; poster presentation “3D DNA Origami as Templates for Nanostructured Materials”.
December 2015 5th Annual Postgraduate Symposium on Nanotechnology, Birmingham, UK; poster presentation “Imaging and Properties of Hierarchical Sub-micron Architectures”.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
May 2016 - ongoing STEMNET ambassador.
January 2016 - March 2016 Teaching laboratory Demonstrator, Department of Chemical Engineering University of Birmingham, UK
May 2014 - ongoing Atomic Force Microscopy(AFM) training responsible for all levels of users, Department of Chemical Engineering University of Birmingham, UK
December 2014 – September 2016 Laboratory project supervision for final year of MSc, MEng and Physical Sciences for Health (Sci-Phy-4-Health) students.
November 2013 - January 2014 Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Consultant and students supervision, Department of Physics
January 2010 - May 2012 Student tutoring and private lessons.
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