Reza Farasat, PhD is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Chemistry at Drexel University. He earned his PhD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and he completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Polymer Reaction Monitoring and Characterization (PolyRMC) at Tulane University, New Orleans.
His areas of expertise are polymer, physical, and analytical chemistry. He is interested in determining 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. While in industry, he collaborated with and provided consulting for universities and companies regarding polymer-based projects. He has experience conducting interdisciplinary research to apply techniques such as Thermoanalysis, Multi-detector Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC), and ACM (Automatic Continuous Mixing of Polymers) in the fields of 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, and critical thinking and problem solving skills to promote a smooth transition from college to career.
Teaching and course development are his passions. He has taught a diverse population of students. He currently teaches Polymer Chemistry and Physical Chemistry courses at Drexel University.