Faculty and Staff
Trained as a mechanical engineer, Arnaud started his career with Accenture’s strategy practice, out of Houston and then London. In 2003, he left management consulting for academia, where he has held various administrative positions. At the University of Monterrey, he was the dean for graduate studies for seven years. Since 2011, at Rice, he has been an associate vice provost with responsibilities in graduate and postdoctoral studies, academic affairs, and strategic partnerships.
Arnaud grew up in France before coming to the US for graduate school. He holds a BS and ME from the Université de Versailles and a MS and a PhD from Rice, all in mechanical engineering.
Jim Hennessy, MBA
Lecturer, Engineering Leadership
Mech Lab 104
Henk Mooiweer, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Invention and Innovation
Currently, as innovation consultant at Innovenate LLC, I help my clients to strongly enhance the value they obtain from their Innovation efforts. I offer pragmatic support to radically improve the way innovation resolves challenges and delivers new opportunities.
Henk thrives in a hectic environment where passionate people, highly unusual ideas, innovation challenges and uncertainty benefit from creative and pragmatic guidance. In his role as Adjunct Professor at Rice University he studies and teaches approaches to make individuals better inventors and innovators.
Tina Peterson, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Professional Communications
Abercrombie Lab A102