Rachel Koh

Visiting Assistant Professor of Engineering

Rachel Koh

Contact & Office Hours

Education

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst

Biography

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Koh’s graduate work on wind turbine materials and design was part of an interdisciplinary program that examined the engineering, environmental, wildlife and political aspects of wind energy development. In their dissertation, they used a combined experimental and computational approach to describe best practices for modeling laminated wood and flax, with the goal of expanding the use of renewable materials in the composites industry.

Koh is fascinated by the ways social and political factors drive technologies. In their teaching, they strive to illuminate those connections where they see them and encourage students to seek connections between what they are learning in the engineering classroom and what they know from elsewhere.