Reza Farasat, PhD, is an assistant teaching professor of Chemistry at Drexel University. After earning his PhD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Tulane University, New Orleans, at the Center for Polymer Reaction Monitoring and Characterization (PolyRMC).
Dr. Farasat’s areas of expertise are polymer, physical, and analytical chemistry. He is interested in determining the properties of materials, developing theories about their properties, and discovering potential applications of materials. He is also interested in exploring the interactions and transformations of materials.
Moreover, he has extensive industrial experience where Farasat collaborated with and provided consulting for universities and companies regarding polymer-based projects. In addition, he has conducted interdisciplinary research to apply techniques such as Thermal Analysis, Multi-detector Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC), and ACM (Automatic Continuous Mixing of Polymers) in Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science, and Physics.
Farasat strives to portray to his students the many exciting and practical applications of chemistry across diverse disciplines. His goal is for students to leave his courses empowered with strategies, techniques, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to promote a smooth transition from college to a career.
Teaching and course development are Dr. Farasat’s passions. He has taught a diverse population of students at Drexel University in courses such as Polymer Chemistry and Physical Chemistry.