BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Purdue University
Dr. Jennifer O’Neil joined the Rochester Institute of Technology faculty in August 2016 as an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Technology. She currently studies the spray formation of non-Newtonian liquids to increase the knowledge of flow physics processes and advance the fundamental understanding of fluid dynamics to improve analyses and designs utilizing these substances. Given the broad application of this work, she has completed numerous projects in the fields of aerospace, automotive, alternative energy, biomedical, and pharmaceutical. Dr. O’Neil's current focus is on pediatric nebulizers.
Dr. O’Neil’s current teaching interests include integrating problem- and project-based learning into core mechanical engineering courses to enhance student learning and motivation. Her primary focus being the entrepreneurial mindset. She has won awards for classroom teaching and has disseminated her results in international conferences and journals. She primarily teaches courses at the freshmen level and within the thermal-fluids sequence.
In the News
February 3, 2021
Podcast: A KEEN Eye for Engineering
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 43: The KEEN Engineering Unleashed network is driving change in engineering education. Patti Cyr, lecturer in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, and Jennifer O’Neill, assistant professor in the College of Engineering Technology, discuss what the entrepreneurial mindset is and how connections to the network are providing an edge for RIT students.
September 3, 2019
RIT joins KEEN network of universities leading advances in undergraduate engineering education
RIT is now a part of KEEN: Engineering Unleashed, a national partnership of approximately 50 universities that come together to advance engineering education. The group focuses on developing graduates who are technically prepared, understand societal changes and strategically seek opportunities to improve upon these changes.