Jeffrey Rhoads
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Jeffrey Rhoads


  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • M.S.M.E., Michigan State University
  • B.S.M.E., Michigan State University

Research and Experience Highlights:

  • Dr. Rhoads's current research interests include the predictive design, analysis, and implementation of resonant micro/nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) for use in chemical and biological sensing, electromechanical signal processing, and computing; the dynamics of parametrically-excited systems and coupled oscillators; and the behavior of electromechanical systems operating in rich, multi-physics environments.
  • Dr. Rhoads is a 2009 recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, a 2011 recipient of the ASEE Mechanics Division’s Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russell Johnston, Jr. Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award, and a two-time recipient of the Purdue University School Mechanical Engineering’s Harry L. Solberg Best Teacher Award.