One rewarding and exciting aspect of an academic position is the opportunity to teach and mentor students. My teaching experience started in my native country, Albania; although the two countries and systems are different, my interaction with the students is very much the same. I want to teach my students how to use physics in analyzing facts. The emphasis is on the understanding of the underlying ideas and concepts rather than the memorization and usage of formulas. At WPI, I have also been actively involved in research. Practically, I have been working on experimental investigation of liquid crystal phase transition using AC and relaxation calorimetry technique, dielectric spectroscopy, and polarizing microscopy. I am also interested in studying interaction between particles in solutions by light scattering.