ME welcomes three new faculty

August 26, 2016


Dr. Yiqiang Han, Lecturer, Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Yiqiang Han joined the Mechanical Engineering Department as a Lecturer in 2016. Dr. Han finished his PhD program from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University in 2015. Before transitioning to Clemson University, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence at Penn State. His research topic is fundamental physics of aircraft ice accretion phenomenon, which is funded through an Army National Rotorcraft Technology Center grant pertaining to advanced concepts in helicopter flight safety program. Dr. Han teaches courses in Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics and is an active member of AIAA and AHS.

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Dr. Marisa Orr, Joint Appointment (Engineering and Science Education) Assistant Professor, Louisiana Tech University

Marisa K. Orr joined the department in 2016 following appointments as Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University and postdoctoral researcher in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. Dr. Orr teaches integrated Dynamics and Statics. Her research focuses on student progress, persistence, and pathways using longitudinal student data from the Multi-Institution Database For Investigating Engineering Longitudinal Development (MIDFIELD). Dr. Orr recently received an NSF Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to support her research in student decision-making.

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Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, Lecturer, Clemson University (Bioengineering)

Jorge I. Rodriguez joined the department in 2016. Dr. Rodriguez teaches courses in dynamics and statics, creative inquiry, and senior design. He is an active member of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) and serves as the President for the Sigma Xi- Clemson University Chapter. Dr. Rodriguez research interests are in the biofabrication of cancer model for a more personalized high-throughput screening among medical device design and development.

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