Vasilios Manousiouthakis

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CH ENGR 10
Introduction to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Full Profile > 3.3 Overall 2.4 Easiness 2.6 Workload 3.7 Clarity 3.7 Helpfulness
There were about 3 homework assignments and those homework even though at first seemed intimidating but it's actually not that bad. Those homework actua... (Feb. 23, 2012)
CH ENGR 10
Introduction to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering See Full Profile

Overall 3.3 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.6 Clarity 3.7 Helpfulness 3.7

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There were about 3 homework assignments and those homework even though at first seemed intimidating but it's actually not that bad. Those homework actually helps prepare freshmen engineers to know what's coming in future upper div engineer course. I mean he took one of the generation process of Chem E 100 and do pretty much all the messy stuff and then give it to us. Once you get the homework and the point, it's not that bad.
Final Grade: A- --> this is because I did not spend so much time on the homework. All my friends got A and A+ so you should be fine if you do the first and second homework well.
The final is kinda confusing because it was the process generation worksheet without all the excel file but then I don't think it really matters so yeah.

(Feb. 23, 2012)
CH ENGR 99
Student Research Program Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
CH ENGR 99
Student Research Program See Full Profile

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CH ENGR 100
Fundamentals of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
CH ENGR 100
Fundamentals of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering See Full Profile

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CH ENGR 102A
Thermodynamics I Full Profile > 3.6 Overall 1.8 Easiness 1.6 Workload 3.1 Clarity 3.6 Helpfulness
I'll try to split my review into an objective part and subjective part. Objectively, Vasili does not have the time for this course. He's a pretty pro... (Winter Quarter 2017)
CH ENGR 102A
Thermodynamics I See Full Profile

Overall 3.6 Easiness 1.8 Workload 1.6 Clarity 3.1 Helpfulness 3.6

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I'll try to split my review into an objective part and subjective part.

Objectively, Vasili does not have the time for this course. He's a pretty prominent UCLA figure, so I can imagine that trying to teach such a demanding course is next to impossible without the time to do it. 90% of the course material is recycled from past years, some stuff is over a decade old. The other 10% is half completely new stuff, half old-stuff with a small revision or twist. Objectively, the homework is brutal. Even if you truly understand most of it, it is very tedious. One problem, as mentioned, was literally about 10 pages of equations. The tests are a bit strange themselves. The layout has been mentioned (the gimme problem, the tedious, the thinking)... to go into more depth--the gimme is a rehash of something done in class, typically a homework problem. Bring the right pages (you can use any piece of info on the tests, except for the internet) and it is a freebie. The tedious it just that--tedious. The thinking problem has some trick to it--some manipulation of old equations in the course.

Subjectively, this is leaps and bounds the worst class I have taken in my life. I have had professors with heavy accents, professors who put minimal effort, professors who make things unnecessarily hard. Vasili's class is a sick beast of its own. The man CANNOT teach. He showed up about 15 minutes late the first lecture. Not punctual. He simply told us to google how to perform a Laplace Transformation when it came up in the course. Not patient (LT is actually something you possibly haven't seen before this course due to the lack of course requirements for it). His mind is scattered, and he will not devote any time into the course outside of the 4 hours per week for the lectures. It truly is a skeleton of a demanding and tough class. You can see I have pretty strong feelings about the course-- mainly because I passed with a grade I didn't deserve because I didn't learn ANYTHING in the class. I answered a *piece* of 1/3 questions of the final exam, and get by with my grade? That's bull. Vasili is a smart veteran engineer with raw experience, but teaching what you know is a different beast than knowing it. He will not walk you through his thought process for a problem, more like just do the problem while narrating what he's doing. "Take this, perform Laplace Transform. Google if you don't know how to do it. Use Axiom 56 from my handout. This cancels. *writes on part of the board no one can see*. And there is your answer. *scrolls to next problem* Start with Axiom 34..."

Obviously, others had a better time in this class than I did. Maybe he was funny during lectures, but I stopped going after the first 5 or so. Those 4 hours are a precious resource for completing the homework. If you're an absolute genius, maybe you'll learn a lot from this course--you could impress people by deriving some fundamental equations using math alone (which, by the way, is the focus of the class. I felt that seldom we would actually show how the stuff we're learning applied in the real world--we would just derive an equation graph it, and be done). Me, as an average joe, did not gain anything from this class, save for some coding experience in Excel. If possible, do not take this course.

(Winter Quarter 2017)
CH ENGR 104A
Chemical Engineering Laboratory I Full Profile > 3.3 Overall 2.7 Easiness 2.5 Workload 3.3 Clarity 3.7 Helpfulness
Study his handouts, that is what the test is based off of and he is a brilliant guy. (Feb. 20, 2013)
CH ENGR 104A
Chemical Engineering Laboratory I See Full Profile

Overall 3.3 Easiness 2.7 Workload 2.5 Clarity 3.3 Helpfulness 3.7

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Study his handouts, that is what the test is based off of and he is a brilliant guy.

(Feb. 20, 2013)
CH ENGR 108B
Chemical Process Computer-Aided Design and Analysis Full Profile > 3.9 Overall 2.6 Easiness 2.4 Workload 3.3 Clarity 3.1 Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
CH ENGR 108B
Chemical Process Computer-Aided Design and Analysis See Full Profile

Overall 3.9 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.4 Clarity 3.3 Helpfulness 3.1

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CH ENGR C119
Pollution Prevention for Chemical Processes Full Profile > 3.8 Overall 2.5 Easiness 2.0 Workload 3.5 Clarity 3.5 Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
CH ENGR C119
Pollution Prevention for Chemical Processes See Full Profile

Overall 3.8 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.0 Clarity 3.5 Helpfulness 3.5

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CH ENGR C128
Hydrogen Full Profile > 5.0 Overall 5.0 Easiness 2.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
CH ENGR C128
Hydrogen See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 5.0 Workload 2.0 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness 3.0

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CH ENGR 188
Special Courses in Chemical Engineering Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
CH ENGR 188
Special Courses in Chemical Engineering See Full Profile

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CH ENGR 194
Research Group Seminars: Chemical Engineering Full Profile > 3.4 Overall 2.6 Easiness 2.3 Workload 4.0 Clarity 3.6 Helpfulness
Vasilios is the best! He's a cool professor who knows his stuff. Mercedes gave him a free Merc Fuel Cell car for something he did for them. He's really ... (Dec. 13, 2008)
CH ENGR 194
Research Group Seminars: Chemical Engineering See Full Profile

Overall 3.4 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.3 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 3.6

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Vasilios is the best! He's a cool professor who knows his stuff. Mercedes gave him a free Merc Fuel Cell car for something he did for them. He's really chill and there's an 80% chance you'll end up with an A.

(Dec. 13, 2008)
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