Jesse
French, Ph.D.

Phone: 903.233.3933
Email: JesseFrench@letu.edu

  • Director of Engineering Outreach

  • Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering


"The reason the physical building of projects is so important, is that we find new students are fairly adept at virtual manipulation but require additional opportunities in tactile interfaces. Their ability to engineer is tangibly improved as they get better with the touches, smells and sounds of machines and the materials that make machines. Success in making even simple machines provides an immediate boost in confidence for tackling large, real-world problems." 

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., The University of Tulsa, 2010
  • MSME, The University of Tulsa, 2007
  • BSME, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1995

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Natural Fiber Composite Materials
  • Non-Rotational Energy Extraction Devices
  • Flow Visualization within the Built Environment

PREVIOUS RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Non-Metallic Repair of Transmission Pipeline (Carbon Fiber Composites)
  • Vertical Axis Wind Energy Capture
  • Appropriate Technology for Energy Sustainability

GLOBAL SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS

  • Vortical Energy Recovery Turbine - VERT Project
    Locations: Mongolia, Haiti, Israel
  • Sustainable Energy for North East Asia (The SENEA Project)
    Locations: China, Korea

COURSES TAUGHT

  • ENGR 1812 - Fundamentals of Engineering Design
  • ENGR 1043 - Introduction to Engineering
  • ENGR 4142 - Experiment Design
  • ENGR 4951 - Junior Design Project
  • ENGR 4813 - Senior Design (Capstone Project Advisor)
  • MEGR 4993 - Wind Energy Engineering

PREVIOUSLY TAUGHT

  • ME 4863 - Sustainable Energy Engineering
  • ES 2013 - Statics

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