Faustin Mwambutsa

Faustin Mwambutsa

Adjunct Professor of Chemistry

I teach courses in various areas of chemistry. My focus is in the area of physical chemistry where I teach about the thermodynamics and kinetics of various physical and chemical processes. Thermodynamics teaches us about the chemical and physical processes that can occur and of those plausible processes; which ones occur naturally or spontaneously. We learn that only those processes that result in conservation of energy are possible and of those possible processes, only those that result in increase of entropy are capable of occurring spontaneously. The area of kinetics provides us with information on the rates of those processes that thermodynamics deems possible. Whether I am teaching pre-medical students who are interested in biochemical processes in living organisms or future scientists and engineers who are interested in laboratory and industrial processes, I find ways to show my students the applications of the thermodynamics and kinetics concepts in their various areas of interest. My classroom is a lot more like a conversation where I take the role of a discussion leader. I very much encourage student participation in the classroom.

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