Farooq Shamsuzzaman

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Teaching Aspirations

A vibrant platform to debate on educational issues to help the community to introspect and the University to adopt appropriate policy measures that will encourage us to become better educators.

Biodata

Shamsuzzaman Farooq received his BSc and MSc degrees in Chemical Engineering from BUET (Bangladesh) and his PhD from the University of New Brunswick (Canada). A faculty member in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at the National University of Singapore since 1991, his research interest is in the area of adsorption science and technology related to gas separation. He is a co-author of the book Pressure Swing Adsorption (VCH, 1994).

Teaching Strengths

  • Equal importance to teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate modules,  and mentoring of research students.
  • Irrespective of the class size, I ask questions to stimulate the students to think and to show inter- and intra- modular 
    interconnectedness of knowledge and information.

Teaching Awards / Accolades

  • NUS Teaching Excellence Award – 2009/2010; 2004/2005; 2001/2002
  • Most Dedicated Lecturer Award, Chemical & Environmental Engineering Students’ Society – 2002
  • Several Faculty Level Awards

CDTL Publications

  • Farooq, S., Lakshminarayanan, S., Rangaiah, G. P., & Ray A. K. An integrated approach to teaching chemical engineering 
    by interactive process visualization. CDTLink, Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning, National University of 
    Singapore, 9 (1), 2005.
  • Farooq, S. Content reduction vs. independent learning. CDTL Brief, Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning, 
    National University of Singapore, 9 (3), 2006.
  • Farooq, S., & Neoh, K. G. Versatility in teaching. CDTLink, Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning, 
    National University of Singapore, 16 (2), 2012.
  • Khan, S. A., Lakshminarayanan, S., & Farooq, S. Tensions in graduate education. CDTL Brief, Centre for Development of 
    Teaching and Learning, National University of Singapore, 15 (3), 2012.
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