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Assoc Teaching Prof, NanoEngineering
Dr. Opatkiewicz received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University in 2012. Prior to that, he received his B.S. in both Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering from U.C. Berkeley. While at Berkeley, Dr. Opatkiewicz created and taught the course “Mathematical Techniques for Chemical Engineers” while still a student. At Stanford, he received multiple teaching awards, including the 2010 Stanford University Centennial Teaching Assistant Award. Following his thesis defense, he was hired to serve as a research mentor in the Bao group at Stanford as well as teach introductory core courses for Chemical Engineering undergraduates. Dr. Opatkiewicz joined the NanoEngineering Department at UC San Diego in 2012 to lecture a variety of the core courses in the Chemical Engineering curriculum. As a highly rated instructor at his previous institutions, Dr. Opatkiewicz is expected to continue his passion for teaching while at UC San Diego.