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Welcome new faculty

February 16, 2024

Join us in welcoming John Palmore Jr. and Renee Desing as new faculty to the ME department this school year.

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Renee Desing, Assistant Teaching Professor

Renee Desing joined ME this fall as an Assistant Teaching Professor focused on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Her teaching and research focus on advancing DEI in engineering education for both students and faculty, working closely with the College of Engineering's Office of Inclusive Excellence. Desing earned a Ph.D. in engineering education from The Ohio State University and has worked in industry, consulting and as a postdoctoral researcher at Ohio State and Oregon State University. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Pennsylvania State University, respectively.

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John Palmore Jr., Assistant Professor

In January, John Palmore Jr. joined ME as an Assistant Professor. He researches computational strategies to simulate droplet-laden and particle-laden fluid flows. This research addresses a variety of engineering problems in aviation, energy, the environment and biomedicine. Previously he was an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech, a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University and a graduate researcher at Cornell University. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. aerospace engineering degrees from Cornell University, and a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Alabama.