Gabriel Freiman

Professor Gabriel Freiman
Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Physics and Computer Science
M.S. in Engineering, Engineering Institut National des Sciences Appliquees; M.S.in Applied Physics, University of Paris 6; Ph.D., Ecole Polytechnique
Appointed In: 
2016
Office: 
HSC 131
Hours: 

T/Th 11:30am-1:00pm

Gabriel Freiman's research deals with physico-chemistry of surfaces/interfaces. His research work focus towards fluids interaction with solid 2D materials (metals, oxides, carbon nanostructures) at the nanometer scale. He is also interested by its applications (microfluidic sensors, MEMS sensors, photovoltaic conversion, batteries).

Courses | Publications | Patents | Membership | Workshops | Students | Other

Dr. Freiman is originally from France where he has worked in different research institutions and companies (semiconductors, oil & gas industry) as a research and development engineer during 10 years before working in the US as an associate professor and lab instructor.

He has taught at UCLA in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering and he is currently teaching both in the physics and computer science departments.

Courses

Physics 110L-Introductory Mechanics (Fa16)

Covers classical mechanics, including kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, conservation laws, and examination of specific force laws.

Physics 115/115L-General Physics I (Fa16, Sp17, Fa18, Sp19)

The first of a two-course introduction to physics designed for life science and premedical students. Topics include Newton's laws of motion, gravitation, work and energy, conservation laws.

Physics 117 L - Waves and Thermal Physics (Sp17)

An introduction to the physics of waves with examples from optics, acoustics, and modern physics. Also an introduction to thermodynamics, including the first and second law of thermodynamics, kinetic theory, heat transport and phase transitions.

Physics 120 L - General Physics II (Sp17)

The second of a two-course introduction to physics designed for physics major students. Topics include electricity and magnetism, electronic circuits, electromagnetic induction and Maxwell's Equations.

Physics 125/125L-General Physics I (Fa16, Sp17, Fa18, Sp19)

The second of a two-course introduction to physics designed for life science and premedical students. Topics include electrostatics and electromagnetism electric circuits geometrical and physical optics

Physics 315/316 L-Advanced Laboratories I and II (Fa17, Sp18)

Selected experiments in modern physics designed for Senior students. Special emphasis on research techniques, including literature search, analysis of data, and preparation of written reports

Computer 146 – Statistics (Sp19)

Comprehensive study of measures of central tendency, variation, probability, the normal distribution, sampling, estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. Introduction to use of technology in statistics. Real-life problems are used to illustrate methods. Weekly lab.

Publications

Freiman, G., Gutierrez J., Oravec C., Effect of temperature on Photovoltaic conversion power efficiency of polysilicon solar cells – lab set-up, The Physics Teacher Journal (To be submitted).

Freiman G., Barboux P., Perrière J., Layer-by-layer deposition of Eu:LaPO4 films for luminescence applications, Thin Solid Films, (Submitted)

Korb J.-P., Freiman G., Nicot B., Ligneul P., Dynamical surface affinity of diphasic liquids as a probe of wettability of multimodal porous media, Physical Review E, 80, 061601-1 to 061601-12, (2009.)

Freiman G., Korb J.-P., Nicot B., Ligneul P., Microscopic wettability of carbonate rocks: a proton field cycling NMR approach. Diffusion Fundamentals, 25, 10, 25.1-25.3, (2009.)

Freiman G., Barboux P., Perriere J., Giannakopoulos K., Layer by layer deposition of zirconium oxide onto silicon Thin Solid Films, 517, 8, 2670-2674, (2008.)

Freiman G., Barboux P., Perriere J., Giannakopoulos K., Sequential grafting of dielectric phosphates onto silicon oxide, Chemistry of Materials, 19, 24, 5862-5867, (2007.)

Faucheux A., Freiman G., Barboux P., Chazalviel J.-N., Ozanam F., Perriere J., Dielectric layers through wet chemistry, Proceedings of  SFV, Autrans SFV editions, 55, (2005.)

Patents

Korb J.-P., Freiman G., Nicot B., Ligneul P., Determination of earth formation parameters from T1 NMR relaxation dispersion measurements.  US patent US20110181277 A1, (2011.)

Berthet G., Freiman, G., Danaie K., Bergonzo P., E.Scorsone, Polycrystalline diamond coated metal-based sensors (2014). Schlumberger Patent memo.

Membership

Materials Research Society

American Association of Physics Teacher

Workshops

Southern California American Association of Physics teacher meetings (SCAAPT):

Mira Costa College (Oct 27 2018), University of La Verne (March 23 2019), USC (August 10 2019)

UCLA « Faculty Teaching Faculty about Teaching » workshop (Fall 2018) - UCLA Office of Instructional Development.

Oxy Undergraduate Research Students and Their Projects

Addington, Olivia, "Optimizing the Cleaning of the Occidental Solar Array", 2017-2018

Gutierrez, Jacob, "Solar Demonstrator for Environmental Testing", 2016-2017 & 2017-2018

Prayaga, Gyan, "Carbon-Based Supercapacitors for Photovoltaic Applications", 2016-2017

Other Oxy activities

Participation in Technical Solar Cup Project workshops organized by Charles Oravec (2018, 2019) https://wmwd.com/239/Solar-Cup

Recitals of classical guitar at the Department of Music (2019)