Welcome to my website

I have included a brief description of my educational background, my research interests, and my teaching interests. Please feel free to contact me for further information.

Teaching & Advising


At Francis Marion University

  • ENGR101        Introduction to Industrial Engineering (Fall 2016)
  • ENGR350        Manufacturing Processes (Fall 2016, Fall 2017)
  • ENGR350L     Manufacturing Processes Lab (Fall 2016, Fall 2017)
  • ENGR201        Engineering Graphics (Spring 2017, Spring 2018)
  • ENGR220        Materials Engineering (Spring 2017, Spring 2018)
  • PSCI101L        Physical Science Lab (Spring 2017, Spring 2018)
  • ENGR301        Engineering Mechanics (Fall 2017)
  • ENGR397        Undergraduate Research in Industrial Engineering (Spring 2018)
  • ENGR480        Senior Design (Spring 2018)

At Clemson University

  • ENGR2080      Engineering Graphics (Spring 2016)
  • ME3120            Manufacturing Processes - Online (Summer 2014 and 2015)
  • ME4020            Senior Design - Teaching Assistant (Spring 2014)


  • Senior Design - Clemson University (Spring 2013 - Fall 2015, 45 students)
  • Creative Inquiry - Clemson University (Spring 2015, 2 students)

Industry Experience

Faurecia Interior Systems
Process Engineering Intern

Developed a scrap management system by designing a scrap area and also developing a scrap management software system. This resulted in scrap reduction of 30%.


I have been a research assistant on several industry-sponsored projects while a graduate student at Clemson University. I have worked with BMW, ZF Transmissions, and Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI)

My research interests are:

  • Impact of manufacturing knowledge on engineering creativity

  • Use of data (learning) analytics to assess and improve engineering education

  • Standardization of manufacturing processes using data- and knowledge-intensive methods

  • Application of data mining and machine learning approaches to improve efficiency of manufacturing processes

  • A list of my publications can be found here

    Contact Information

    If you have any questions regarding the Industrial Engineering program at FMU, or are interested in collaboration opportunities, please feel free to contact me.

    • rrenu@fmarion.edu
    • 843.661.1274
    • Office location:
      101 McNair Science Building, Francis Marion University, Florence SC
    • Mailing Address:
      Francis Marion University
      PO Box 100547 Florence SC, 29502-0547