During Fall 2019, Dr. Gonzalez-Pech will be teaching
CHEM 127. General Chemistry Laboratory I. Topics include qualitative analysis, gas laws, colorimetry, spectroscopy, colligative properties, computational modelling and computerized data collection and analysis.
During Spring 2020, Dr. Gonzalez-Pech will be teaching
CHEM 128. General Chemistry Laboratory II. Topics include calorimetry, volumetric and potentiometric titrations, reaction kinetics, determination of acid dissociation constants, and computerized data collection and analysis.
CHEM 332. Analytical Chemistry Laboratory. Laboratory experiments apply the total analytical process to real samples, including sample collection, chemical workup, wet chemical and instrumental analysis. Methods of analysis include standard volumetric procedures, UV/VIS spectroscopy, atomic absorption, ion-selective electrodes, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, and HPLC, as well as standard methods from various official agencies.
2010 - 2019
Finding innovative approaches to Nanotechnology is one of my passions. During her postdoc, Dr. Gonzalez-Pech collaborated with Prof. Vicki H. Grassian to develop a new graduate-level course at the Department of Nanoengineering at UCSD.
NANO267 – Environmental Nanotechnology, Sustainable Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology is a course that explores the impacts that nanoscience and nanotechnology could potentially have in the environmental processes and human health. The course also examines the sustainable design, development and use of nanotechnologies.
The digital world has opened new opportunities of sharing knowledge all around the world. During her doctorate studies, Dr. Gonzalez-Pech was the administrator and teaching assistant for two online-courses led by Prof. Colvin:
1. Nanotechnology: the basics: This class had 92416 registered students from all around the world.
2. Analytical Chemistry / Instrumental Analysis: This class registered 18786 students from all around the world.
As a way of recognizing the importance of the people who have guided her during her life, Dr. Gonzalez-Pech has always been willing to support other students in their professional development.
In the last ten years, I have been a mentor of 4 graduate students, 9 undergrad students, and 6 high school students.