Dr. Tequila A. L. Harris



Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2006

M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2003

B.S., Lane College, 2000


E-mail: tequila.harris@me.gatech.edu

Phone: 404.385.6335

Fax: 404.894.9342

Office: GTMI 436


Dr. Tequila A. L. Harris is an Associate Professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering.  In October 2006, she joined the faculty after earning her doctorate in Mechanical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Her research focuses on investigating the fundamental science associated with manufacture of polymer thin films from relatively high viscosity non-Newtonian fluids.  She analyzes the wetting phenomena and fluid flow through/onto/around permeable and impermeable media, by synergistically coupling material processing, fluid transport, and design.  Target applications for her work are integrated in a variety of industries including energy, electronic, and environmental systems.   In conjunction with her research activities, she is committed to the education, mentoring, and advisement of students towards scholarly achievements.  In addition to her graduate students, she has worked with undergraduates and helps foster the academic preparedness of the future faculty of tomorrow. To date, she has published forty-nine peer-reviewed articles, in journals and conferences.  Dr. Harris has several awards including the National Science Foundation’s young investigator CAREER Award and the Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty Award.

Honors and Awards:

  • Keynote Speaker, ASME 7th Int. Conference on Energy Sustainability and 11th Fuel Cell Science and Technology Conference, 2013
  • Participant on the White House in collaboration with the National Science Foundation Career Life Balance Initiative, 2011
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2010
  • Lockheed Martin – Inspirational Young Faculty Award, 2010
  • The Life Award – G.W.W School of M.E., 2008
  • 1969 Teaching Fellow at Georgia Tech, 2007-2008
  • National Science Foundation/Integrated Graduate Education and Research Trainee, 2005-2006
  • Forging Ahead: Women on the Rise, feature in NSBE Magazine, 2005
  • Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Fellow, 2003-2004
  • The Henry Luce Foundation Clare Boothe Luce Fellow, 2002-2003
  • General Electric Faculty of the Future Fellow, 2000-2001

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