BiographyDr. Brock (Ms. Jennifer McFerran prior to 2009) has been as assistant and then an associate professor of mechanical engineering at UAA since receiving her PhD in 2009. Her area of specialization is fluid/thermal systems. Courses taught include ENGR A151 Introduction to Engineering, ES A346 Introduction to Thermodynamics, ME A313 Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics, ME A441 Heat and Mass Transfer, ME A441L Heat and Mass Transfer Lab, and ME A442/A642 Advanced Fluid Mechanics. She is currently involved in research investigating the biomechanics of head trauma with Dr. Anthony Paris and Dr. John Lund (Western Washington University), and research investigating a more efficient system for residential wood heating in rural Alaska with Drs. Jeff Hoffman and Jifeng Peng.
Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, August 2009, Dissertation in experimental and numerical investigation into electromagnetic measurements for detecting cancer.
Master of Science in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2005, (GPA: 3.87/4.00)
Thesis: Behavior of Particulates Suspended in a DC Glow Discharge
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2003Summa Cum Laude and With Distinction (GPA: 3.96/4.00). Minor in Astronomy
Honors and Awards
• Women in Engineering Distinguished Graduate Student Award, 2007
• National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 2003
• Dean’s Distinguished University Fellowship, The Ohio State University, 2003