Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
School of Education and Professional Licensure
M.S. Education (MSEd)
This is my eleventh year teaching at Walden. My educational background is in Chemical Engineering, including my Doctorate, and I have had a variety of experience in related (and not so related) fields such as teaching. I currently spend most of my work day doing software development for BBN Technologies in Cambridge, MA. I am an avid year-round cyclist, and am also interested in different languages. I grew up in the Great Lakes area and after getting my Bachelor's degree I settled into a Scientist job in the paper industry. We had an active program in working with the local (Erie, PA) schools doing science presentations and helping with tutoring. I relocated to the Boston area for my graduate studies several years later (with all of the difficulties of balancing family and research and a dramatic drop in income!) and have been here ever since. During my graduate studies I had the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant and as an instructor, which led to my interest in working with Walden.
SCIE 6661 - Exploring the Physical World
BS, Pennsylvania State University - State College, PA United States
MS, Carnegie-Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA United States
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, MA United States
Horizons for Homeless Children, Volunteer - Roxbury, MA United States
Red Cross, Volunteer - Boston, MA United States
Bernardin, F., Bernardin, F. (2008). Estimation of Macromolecular Configurational Properties from Atomistic Simulations of Oligomers under Nonequilibrium Conditions. Macromolecular Theory and Simulations.
Bernardin, F., Bernardin, F. (2007). Monte Carlo simulation in the semi-grand canonical ensemble as a ‘thermodynamic’ reverse Monte Carlo technique, with application to a polymer melt. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter.
Bernardin, F., Bernardin, F. Pressure-induced disordering of sodium potassium sulfates and chromates. Physical Review B.
Bernardin, F., Bernardin, F. (2007). Semi-Grand Canonical Monte Carlo (SGMC) Simulations to Interpret Experimental Data on Processed Polymer Melts and Glasses. Macromolecules.
Bernardin, F., Bernardin, F. (2007). Simulation of mechanical properties of oriented glassy polystyrene. Polymer.
Bernardin, F., Bernardin, F., Bernardin, F. (1993). Ternary phase equilibria of tetrahydrofuran-polystyrene-polytetrahydrofuran. Journal of Applied Polymer Science.