BS, University of Rochester; 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 has advised over 25 undergraduate researchers.
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.