Joseph J. Rencis

Tennessee Technological University, USA


Dr. Joseph J. Rencis received a B.S. from Milwaukee School of Engineering, M.S. from Northwestern University, and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. From 1985 to 2004 he was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). At WPI he was Director of Engineering Mechanics from 1995 to 2004. Dr. Rencis is currently a tenured Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas. From 2004 to 2010 he was Department Head and the inaugural holder of the Twenty-first Century Leadership Chair in Mechanical Engineering from 2007 to 2010 at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Rencis’ principal research interests have been in boundary elements, finite elements, mechanics of materials, multiscale modeling, and engineering education. He has published over thirty five journal articles and over one hundred conference articles. Dr. Rencis is an associate editor of the International Series on Advances in Boundary Elements, Journal of Online Engineering Education, and The Open Numerical Methods Journal. Dr. Rencis serves on the editorial board of Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, The Open Mechanics Journal, and ISRN Applied Mathematics. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), and Wessex Institute of Great Britain. Dr. Rencis received the ASEE New England Section Outstanding Teaching Award. He was the Chair of the ASME Mechanical Engineering Department Heads Committee and is currently Chair of the ASEE Midwest Section and an ABET program evaluator. Currently he serves on the advisory boards of United Arab Emirates University, John Brown University (President), and Springdale High School Engineering/Architecture Academy. He received the ASEE New England Section Outstanding Leader Award, ASEE Mechanics Division James L. Meriam Service Award, and ASEE Midwest Section Outstanding Service Award.

Biography Updated on 27 December 2010

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