Janie Brennan

Janie Brennan

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Senior Lecturer

Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

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PhD, Purdue University, 2015
BS, Purdue University, 2010


Utilizes evidence-based teaching methods in engineering education


Janie Brennan joined the faculty of the Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at WashU in 2015. From 2010 to 2015, she earned her PhD studying protein-based adhesives under Dr. Julie C. Liu at Purdue University. Her current research focuses on the use of evidence-based teaching methods to provide rigorous and engaging learning experiences for her students, with an emphasis on hands-on activities, process safety and laboratory courses. She is an active member of both ASEE and AIChE professional societies.

In addition to teaching courses and advising students in EECE, Janie serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies. She also helps coordinate summer research programs for undergraduates, including the Washington University Summer Engineering Fellowship program, and serves as the faculty adviser to the WashU International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team.