Faculty In Review

Engineering & Technology Department

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Golnar Afshar

Engineering & Technology Department

Biotechnology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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John A Alphonso-Gibbs

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Thomas Angeloff

Engineering & Technology Department

B.S., Kent State University; M.A., M.S. , University of Akron

Mr. Angeloff has taught at CCSF for the past twenty years.

His educational philosophy is to be as prepared and motivated for his class as possible. This helps him impart the information that is necessary for the student to successfully complete the course. However, this is only fifty percent of the learning process. The other fifty percent is the student's motivational level to do the best that he or she can in the academic environment.


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Abdollah Ataie Novghab

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Vishal D Bakshi

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Can S Celik

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Charisa L Cottonham

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Manuel Antonio Covarrubias

Engineering & Technology Department

A.A. City College of San Francisco; BSEE San Jose State University;
MSEE California State University, Northridge


Prof. Covarrubias has been teaching at CCSF since 2010

Manuel Covarrubias is a native of San Francisco who grew up in Hunter’s Point/Bayview district. He received an Associates of Art from City College of San Francisco, a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University and a Master's of Science in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Northridge. He has worked at Boeing and Intel where his work has been in the realm of developing RF/Microwave test systems for testing components on various products ranging from satellite transmitters to fiber optic communication systems to wireless LAN. Most recently at Rose Electronics, he worked in the energy storage arena particularly in the development and design of smart Battery Pack Systems for Medical, GPS/Handheld, Instrumentation, Enterprise Servers and Military applications.

He is very passionate about helping students achieve academic excellence and thus voluntaries at several non-profits like INROADS which is aimed at helping youth excel in academia and Corporate America. In his spare time he enjoys traveling to new exotic places and learning about the culture and history of the area.


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Lillian M Crist

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Christopher James Decker

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Robert L Del Vecchio

Engineering & Technology Department

Ph. D., Boston University - Biochemistry
B. A., University of California Santa Barbara - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Prof. Del Vecchio has been teaching at CCSF since 2007


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Daniel B Eisengart

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Dorothy B Eppler

Engineering & Technology Department

Biotechnology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Jo-Anne S. Hongo

Engineering & Technology Department

Biotechnology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Mera F Horne

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Darvin Huang

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Wendy S Kaufmyn

Engineering & Technology Department

B.S.M.E, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; M.S.M.E, University of California, Berkeley

Ms. Kaufmyn has been teaching at CCSF since 1983.

She believes that engineering is fun, however, it is also hard work. It is the most difficult undergraduate major and that is why it is so satisfying.

She tries to explain the material as clearly as possible during the class lectures and encourages students to ask questions. Ms. Kaufmyn puts a lot of effort into preparing for her lectures and, in turn, expects students to work hard by reading the material several times, contemplating and pondering it, showing up for each scheduled class and doing all the assigned homework. If a student does this, she or he will be assured of learning a lot and passing the course with a good grade.


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Charles M Kimball

Engineering & Technology Department

Don't worry 'bout your (pe)degree, I certainly don't worry 'bout mine...It's just a form of alphabet soup.
That said - you MUST Get one - it is paramount to your economic health!


Prof. Kimball started teaching at CCSF since 1999

...and says the Credo of the millennium is:
Learn more by doing
Do more by learning
Demonstrate to Teach
Teach by example

I do all this, to some varying degrees of competence:
Low-budget endurance car racing: www.24hoursoflemons.com Team "ing with bad ideas"
~we run a 1964 Mini Cooper, frequently decorated as a California Raisin
and a 1964 VW Beetle that looks like your average everyday Scrubbing Bubble~
R/C aircraft - I've had my AMA member since forever - I favor sailplanes and gliders
At one time a proud a member of Rendezvous Charters as Senior Deckhand - mostly retired
Scuba Diving - Rescue Diver/Dive Master Candidate (PADI) - I dive once in a while a year- minimum
Guru of Motorcycle Seat upholstery - still working, but in reclusion
I do have a second "job" as an aerial fire apparatus inspector. I kick the tires on fire trucks to certify their safety.

This is my Pub'd and genuinely professional work:
Seven Enterprises parts catalog, 1984
Electric Vehicle Conversion and Design - 1991, Advisor.


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Irina Krylova

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Gregory T Langland

Engineering & Technology Department

Ph.D. University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine Dept. of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology

Prof. Langland has been teaching at CCSF since 2011


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Alonzo C Laws

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Michael Chon-Fai Lei

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Karen Leung

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Raymond D Lew

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Ying-Tsu Loh

Engineering & Technology Department

Biotechnology


B.S., University of California, San Diego; PhD., Purdue University


Professor Loh has been teaching at CCSF since 2004.


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Keith J Mueller

Engineering & Technology Department

Biotechnology


A.S., City College of San Francisco; B.S., M.S., M.B.A., University of California, Davis



Professor Mueller has been teaching at CCSF since 2002.


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Robert W Reed

Engineering & Technology Department

Biotechnology


B.A., Sonoma State University

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Fariborz F Saniee

Engineering & Technology Department

B.S., M.S., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Mechanical Engineering and Energy processes
Dr. Engr., University of Florida
Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Saniee has been teaching full time at CCSF since 1985
and has served as the department chair 1991-2012.


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Hitesh M Soneji

Chair, Engineering & Technology Department

BS and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (1997)
M.Sc. in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Sciences, Lund University, Sweden (2009)

Hitesh has been teaching at CCSF since 2005


For More Details Biography and Current / Research Interests, Please Go To:
https://sites.google.com/a/mail.ccsf.edu/hsoneji/home/biography-and-interests

(Also available at my homepage linked above)


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Selvarajah Sri-Tharan

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Roderick Tang

Engineering & Technology Department

BS in Chemistry with a minor in Biology from The College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

PhD in Biophysical Chemistry from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Post-doctoral studies in RNA virus replication and genetics at University of Colorado, Boulder and Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, California





Prof. Tang has been teaching at CCSF since 2015

CCSF Biosymposium, CCPT grant, Youth Job Fair

A novel respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) F subunit vaccine adjuvanted with GLA-SE elicits robust protective TH1-type humoral and cellular immunity in rodent models.Lambert SL, Aslam S, Stillman E, MacPhail M, Nelson C, Ro B, Sweetwood R, Lei YM, Woo JC, Tang RS.PLoS One. Mar 2015.

Palivizumab epitope-displaying virus-like particles protect rodents from RSV challenge.Schickli JH, Whitacre DC, Tang RS, Kaur J, Lawlor H, Peters CJ, Jones JE, Peterson DL, McCarthy MP, Van Nest G, Milich DR.J Clin Invest. Apr 2015.

Dr. Tang is currently a co-founder of Meissa Vaccines Inc where he is heading the non-clinical development of two vaccine projects. Meissa Vaccines Inc is a QB3 early stage biotech startup located at JLABS@SSF - a Johnson and Johnson Innovation Center in South San Francisco. Details of his past professional experiences can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tangroderick


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David Charles Vetrano

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Rachael H Webster

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Kristen A Wolslegel

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Melvin F Wong

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Gordon H. Ye

Engineering & Technology Department

B.S. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; M.A., University of California, Berkeley

Prof. Ye has been teaching at CCSF since 1998


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Robert S Yung

Engineering & Technology Department

B.A. History, San Diego State University, M.A. English with a concentration in ESL, and Writing Certificate, San Francisco State University.

Prof. Yung has been teaching at CCSF since 2000

Rob Yung is an Instructor in the Bridge to Biotechnology program at City College of San Francisco, where he has helped pioneer Contextualized Teaching and Learning, fusing basic skills English instruction with science content for under-prepared students destined for the local biotech industry. Currently he is scaling up the proven practices of CCSF’s biotech programs to community colleges nationwide through a National Science Foundation grant. Rob has almost 20 years of experience in all aspects of native and non-native speaker language instruction ranging from low-level immigrant literacy and survival English, to vocational ESL, to advanced composition for native speakers. He has a keen interest in teaching students how to learn and in helping adults return to college. Most
Bay Area universities have utilized his skills, including the University of San Francisco, Cañada College, and the American Language Institute and the English Department at SFSU. In a previous life, Rob was an EFL teacher, teacher trainer and humanitarian development worker for the U.S. Peace Corps in Pak Eesan, Thailand. Rob has an MA in English with a Concentration in ESL, and a Certificate in Teaching Composition from SFSU. He also has a Cambridge/Royal Society of the Arts Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA).


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Carin C Zimmerman

Engineering & Technology Department

Biotechnology

Biography is unavailable at this time.



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