POE Community >
Faculty Learning Community
Satvat joined Northeastern University as a Cooperative Education Faculty
and a Senior Lecturer of Chemical Engineering in January of 1996. Prior
to joining Northeastern University, he was a senior technical manager
at Millipore Corporation, spearheading multi-million-dollar projects.
Dr. Satvat has held senior positions in research, engineering, and management
both at W. R. Grace and Company, and also at Union Camp Corporation. His
research interests include separation technology, biomedical engineering,
and process engineering design. Dr. Satvat holds several patents; he has
designed numerous processes and has developed many products, which have
resulted in increased market share and market leadership for various companies.
He is a licensed professional engineer and a member of the National Society
of Professional Engineers. Having been a successful executive in industry,
he knows what kind of skill level is required to succeed in the workplace
and has hence generated inter-disciplinary and multi-perspective programs
to lead his students towards successful career paths.
This project, entitled "Value of Web-Enhanced Teaching within a Practice
Oriented Education Environment", focuses on how we better prepare
students for the lifelong-learning required for a career in a rapidly
changing environment. For one of the core Chemical Engineering courses,
this project will provide (1) a complete set of web-based self assessment
quizzes keyed to course reading assignments and (2) two or three interactive
problem exercises where the students are interactively guided sequentially
through the reasoning processes to address and learn from problems of
the nature found in industrial practice (e.g. all necessary data not initially
given, approximate calculations leading to a change in problem solving
approach or design, new constraints arising after work on the problem
has been underway, etc.).
The Web-based self-assessment material will be developed based on his
knowledge of the subject matter and his previous experiences with the
course and the associated textbook and course schedule. The standard features
of the BlackBoard System and a third-party tool, RespondusBB, will be
used to implement the self-assessment quizzes into the web-based format.
The interactive problem exercises will be developed based on his industrial
experience and a consideration of the departmental learning objectives.
These interactive problem exercises will require students to integrate
knowledge/skills from other courses as well as the specific course being