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 and a Ph.D. in 2017 at NC State University. Outside of academics, I spend my time singing, 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

Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in Mechanical Engineering

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