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  • Physics - Chemistry
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I hold a PhD degree in Physics, a Master’s Degree in Materials Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science. I specialize in physics, materials science, optics and thin film and nanotechology

Methodology

I am exceptionally skilled at teaching the curriculum in an entertaining manner and motivating students to attain their full academic potential. Additionally, I am inclined to active involvement in all aspects of academia: design new courses, develop teaching materials, immerse in the academic community and program planning.

Background

I hold a PhD degree in Physics, a Master’s Degree in Materials Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science. All 3 degrees have accorded me professional mastery of physics. I am proficient in public speaking and adept at sharing knowledge with varying audiences. I have demonstrated this through my presentations at numerous international conferences and research paper publications in various journals. Furthermore, I have experience teaching undergraduate engineering students, both lectures and laboratory courses. These experiences afforded me the opportunity of developing administrative and organizational skills in addition to excellent communication and people-management skills.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $21/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $100
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $200
Lessons offered by Keerthana
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Physics
  • Other sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physics - Chemistry
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Keerthana's resume

KEERTHANA SIVAKUMAR, PhD.


EDUCATION
PhD IN PHYSICS
Coimbatore Institute of Technology (Anna University, Chennai, India) Dec 2018
Thesis: “Synthesis and Characterization of zeolite (NaA, NaY, KA) materials for adsorption of automobile exhaust gases (CO2, CO, HC, NO)”
Advisor: Dr S. Agilan

MASTER OF SCIENCE
PSG College of Technology (Anna University, Chennai, India) May 2012
Materials Science

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Coimbatore Institute of Technology (Anna University, Chennai, India) May 2009
Applied Sciences

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
ASST. PROFESSOR(Adjunct) Jan 2013 – Jul 2018
Materials Science
Dept. of Physics – Coimbatore Institute of Technology, India
 Prepared lectures and graded assignments for 60 undergraduate engineering students
 Organized international conferences for the department of physics
 Conducted monthly tutoring test for a physics course
 Participated and presented monthly updates on student’s progress

LABORATORY ASSISTANT(Adjunct) Jan 2013 – Jul 2018
Engineering Physics
Dept. of Physics – Coimbatore Institute of Technology, India
 Handled laboratory courses for first-year undergraduate engineering students
 Conducted and graded semester laboratory exams

TEACHING ASSISTANT Jun 2012 – Dec 2012
Modern Physics
Dept. of Physics – Amrita College of Engineering, India
 Taught physics laboratory course for undergraduate engineering students
 Evaluated highly among students for independent thinking and caring for them
 Maintained student records and college physics library
 Organized monthly chapter meetings for physics and chemistry faculty member


TEACHING INTERESTS


Physics, materials science, ceramic technology, nanotechnology, modern physics


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE PhD STUDENT RESEARCHER Jan 2013 – Jul 2018
Dept. of Physics – Coimbatore Institute of Technology, India
 Proposed a technique to reduce the amount of flue gas emission in the vehicles by using zeolite coatings
 Synthesized zeolite (NaA, NaY, KA) by seed free growth mechanism, coated zeolite on alumina and mild steel substrates b dip coated mechanism and characterized zeolite through numerous techniques such as XRD, SEM, HRTEM, FTIR, EDS, BET and Polarization/ Impedance studies
 Measured post-combustion flue gas adsorption (CO2, CO, HC and NO) directly from zeolite coated samples that were fitted in the exhaust of automobiles
 Maintained and handled atomic force microscope and SILAR equipment
 Actively took part in organizing international conferences

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCHER Nov 2011 – Apr 2012
Dept. of Sol-Gel Coatings – International Advanced Research Center for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), India
 Developed sol-gel derived anti-reflective coatings
 Handled Ellipsometer, UV curing unit, IR curing unit, sintering furnace, scratch hardness tester and dip coating instruments
 Conducted literature survey on recent best in class anti-reflective
 Reported and presented weekly updates on the ongoing research work

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Flue gas emission control, morphology & corrosion studies, zeolite materials, Sol-gel coatings, Ex-situ coatings

PUBLICATIONS
• Keerthana Sivakumar, S Agilan, N Muthukumarasamy, Dhayalan Velauthapillai, ‘Synthesis and Characterization of NaA zeolite powder/thin film deposited on alumina beads by dip-coating method’, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 72 (2014), 637-643
• Keerthana Sivakumar, S Agilan, N Muthukumarasamy, R Balasundaraprabhu, Dhayalan Velauthapillai, ‘Synthesis and characterization of zeolite NaA and NaY coating on mild steel’, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 79 (2016), 510-519
• Keerthana Sivakumar, S Agilan, N Muthukumarasamy, Dhayalan Velauthapillai, R Balasundaraprabhu, ‘Seed-free synthesis and characterization of zeolite Faujasite Aluminosilicate coating on α-Alumina supports’, International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 13 (2016), 1182-1189


CONFERENCES

ORAL PRESENTATIONS
• Keerthana Sivakumar, S Agilan, N Muthukumarasamy, Dhayalan Velauthapillai, R Balasundaraprabhu, ‘Seed-free synthesis, optimization and characterization of zeolite KA for flue gas adsorption’, Stress Evolution in Thin Films and Coatings, From Fundamental Understanding to Control at Embassy Suites O’Hare Hotel- Rosemont, Illinois, USA, 2-5 October 2016
• Keerthana Sivakumar, S Agilan, N Muthukumarasamy, Dhayalan Velauthapillai, R Balasundaraprabhu, ‘Synthesis and characterization of zeolite Y coating on mild steel’, International Conference on Metallurgical coatings and Thin films at Town and Country Hotel, San Diego, California, USA, 20-24 April 2015
• Keerthana Sivakumar, S Agilan, N Muthukumarasamy, Dhayalan Velauthapillai, R Balasundaraprabhu, ‘Synthesis and characterization of zeolite Y coating on alumina substrates’, International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (ICSET 2014) at PSG college of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India, 11-13 December 2014.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS
• Keerthana Sivakumar, S Agilan, N Muthukumarasamy, Dhayalan Velauthapillai, R Balasundaraprabhu, ‘Synthesis and characterization of zeolite NaA and NaY coating on mild steel’, International Conference on Nanomaterials for Frontier Applications (ICNFA 2015) at Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, 2-4 December 2015
• Keerthana Sivakumar, S Agilan, N Muthukumarasamy, Dhayalan Velauthapillai, R Balasundaraprabhu, ‘Development of sol-gel derived coatings’, International Conference on Nanomaterials for Frontier Applications and Indo-Norwegian Workshop on Advanced Materials for Solar Cell Applications (ICNFA 2013) at Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India, 10-12 July 2013


REFERENCES

Dhayalan Velauthapillai, PhD.
Professor, Department of Computing, Mathematics and Physics
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
(concealed information)

N. Muthukumaraswamy, PhD.
Associate Professor and Head of Department of Physics
Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India
(concealed information)

S. Agilan, PhD.
Professor, Department of Physics
Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India
(concealed information)

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