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Assistant Professor, University of Portland
Microtechnology-Based Energy and Chemical Systems
Before joining the University of Portland in 2012, Heather Dillon worked for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) as a senior research engineer. Dr. Dillon’s research at PNNL supported the US Department of Energy and included both energy efficiency and renewable energy systems. Her projects included energy efficient lighting, buildings, and vehicles. She worked with the PNNL emissions team that received The DuBose-Crouse Award for Unique, Unusual, and New Techniques in Microscopy in 2007. Heather’s research in these fields is focused on improving heat transfer and thermodynamics in complex systems.
Dr. Dillon received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington with a research focus on experimental fluids, heat transfer, and modeling chaotic behavior in energy systems with support from a NSF Fellowship. She has expertise in thermodynamic system analysis and exergy (second law) assessment of technologies.