All Ratings and Reviews for Panagiotis D Christofides


Overall 3.5
Easiness of class 2.2
Workload 2.0
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 3.6
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 3.0
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CH ENGR 109, taken Fall 2016 Submitted Feb. 19, 2017 Grade Received: A

Christofides is the best professor I've come across thus far in the ChemE department. In fact, he's one of the best professors I've come across at UCLA, in general. He is crisp clear with what he is teaching and is very thorough with his material. Course organization is very thorough.
The midterm was similar to previous midterms. The midterm and final are quite fair, and for the most part, easy.
Some homeworks may be a little time consuming. It is, however, quite enjoyable.
Christofides appears quite unapproachable, but is, in fact, quite helpful in person.
I am quite glad that I have to take another class with him (107).

CH ENGR 109, taken Fall 2016 Submitted Jan. 5, 2017 Grade Received: B

I like this guy's lectures a lot. His homeworks take forever but there only 4 of them. The matlab coding takes forever. The midterm exam was fair. Exactly what I expected. The final exam was a COMPLETE mess and the TAs admitted it was far more difficult that it should have been. So I feel a heavy curve was applied this year.

Everyone said he is a very good teacher, but I was pretty disappointed in this class. The project at the end takes forever, and is very stressful trying to finish it on time with finals. He doesn't seem approachable, but when I did he was very accomdating.

The TAs don't really care about you as usual.

CH ENGR 109 Submitted Feb. 20, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

Best Chemical Engineering Professor I have had in terms of clarity of materials, expectations, and what will be on tests. He is concerned about the students and has a very good system that is helpful to the students.

CH ENGR 109 Submitted Dec. 19, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

If your exposure to Christofides is limited to lectures, he comes off as intimidating and not easy to approach. Much to my surprise, he was friendly and helpful in office hours. Once, when I got TA office hours confused, he walked me personally to his lab and got the TAs to help me.

His lecture style is straightforward and clear, but not of epic merit like Corbin. He engages the class with questions. The homework is straightforward, doable, but a little time-consuming. If you do the homework studiously, you will do well on the exams. He outlines what will be on the tests, and the average reflects that. The final project is incredibly time-consuming, but it saved my A from an otherwise not-so-stellar final exam.

Overall, 109 will be your "easy" class once you hit Junior-year upper divs.

CH ENGR 109 Submitted Jan. 2, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

pretty funny guy. he's actually really nice. he sometimes appears mean or apathetic but i just think his personality makes him seem that way. i wouldn't be scared to go to OH if i were you. recommended.

Course not listed Submitted Dec. 5, 2003 Grade Received: N/A

his lectures and homework and the tests are ok, just remember dont ever go to his office hour. He is NOT a nice guy to talk to.

Course not listed Submitted Feb. 25, 2003 Grade Received: N/A

In both the classes that I've taken with this guy, his lectures have been exceptionally understandable and enjoyable. He frequently asks the class for ideas and comments in hopes of trying to increase the understanding of the class. He is definitely one of the better Chemical Engineering professors that you will encounter at the school. I've never been to an office hours with him, but thats mostly because I walk away from lecture knowing 90% of what he talked about. His exams are straight from homework, and his homeworks come straight from lecture. Not hard.

Course not listed Submitted Jan. 7, 2003 Grade Received: N/A

if you go to lectures.. you'll do fine in the class. the homework and exams are based on lectures and he won't test you on anything that isn't in your notes. the material isn't that difficult and even if you don't understand it all, you get pages of cheat sheets for the test.

Course not listed Submitted Jan. 5, 2003 Grade Received: N/A

It's very important to go to class. His tests are based only on his lecture notes not the book. Make sure you sit in front of the class so you won't miss anything important and that you actually understand the material he's talking about. Do the homework and pay careful attention to the lecture and you will earn your A.

Course not listed Submitted Feb. 27, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

I don't know why so many students feel his lectures are too difficult to understand. When I took his class, he spent most of the time pausing and asking us to think about what we had just learned before moving on. His main focus was our understanding of the material. Very nice guy. Highly recommend him.

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