Amanda Myers

I grew up in Little Rock, AR. I graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at MS State University in 2012 after working at Argonne National Laboratory. I received a non-thesis M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2014 at NCSU. I’m continuing on for a PhD at NCSU. Outside of academics, I spend my time singing in the NCSU State Chorale, running, triathlon-ing, rock climbing, doing yoga, and trying to keep up with my 2 dogs.

Research Interests:

Heat transfer, wearable technology, smart textiles, nano-enabled substrates, thermodynamic systems, on-body energy harvesting

Current Research:

My research is studies on-body energy harvesting to determine the transient effects of everyday life on the amount of power one can harvest from the body. In doing this, I look at the thermal and fluid interactions in the body – textiles – environment microclimate with different human activity and varying textiles to correlate exertion with energy harvested. Using this information, I will study how to increase the amount of energy harvested by manipulating the microclimate textiles for thermal and fluid management.

Education:

B.S. from Mississippi State University in Mechanical Engineering

M.S. from North Carolina State University in Mechanical Engineering

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