Dr. Jinny Rhee is currently the Director of Assessment and Chair of the Program Planning Committee at San Jose State University. The administrative duties will be an exciting new challenge and a chance to learn more about all of the programs at SJSU.
Dr. Rhee recently completed a $150K grant from the National Science Foundation to pilot a co-instruction model for multidisciplinary senior projects in sustainability (1/30/10-6/30/2013). Her co-awardees include Dr. David Parent (Electrical Engineering), Dr. Anu Basu (Business), Dr. Leslie Speer (Industrial Design), and Dr. Larry Gerston (Political Science). The huge multidisciplinary student team, co-advised by the entire faculty team, designed, built, and showcased a Zero-Emissions house during the academic year of 2010-2011. For more information on this project, please refer to the official project website, Co-instruction Model for Multidisciplinary Senior Projects in Sustainability.
Dr. Rhee normally teaches courses in the thermal and fluid sciences area of mechanical engineering, as well as engineering mathematics and senior design project. Her interests include renewable energy, thermal management, and multidisciplinary education for engineers and all students. She is also the Director of the newly established Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Laboratory at SJSU, and the faculty advisor for the SJSU student chapter of IEEE-CPMT (Institute for Electrical Engineering and Electronics - Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies).
Dr. Rhee received her B.S. (1989), M.S. (1990), and Ph.D. (1995) degrees, all in mechanical engineering, from Stanford University. She joined SJSU in 2002.