Heather E. Dillon, Ph.D.

Professor
Campus Box
358426
Degrees
Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering
University of Washington
M.S.
Applied Mathematics
University of Washington
M.S.
Mechanical Engineering
University of Idaho
B.S.
Mechanical Engineering
University of Idaho
Introduction

Dr. Heather Dillon is Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington Tacoma, where her research team is working on renewable energy systems, solid-state lighting, energy efficiency in buildings, fundamental heat transfer studies, and engineering education.

She is the Chair of the Council on Undergraduate Research Engineering Division and recently served as the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in STEM Education at the University of Calgary, Alberta. Before joining academia, Heather Dillon worked for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) as a senior research engineer working on both energy efficiency and renewable energy systems, where she received the US Department of Energy Office of Science Outstanding Mentor Award. During her time at the University of Portland she received the Provost’s Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research Faculty Member (2017) and the Outstanding Scholarship Award (2020) for research excellence.

Publication Date Bibliographic Citation
2020

Dillon HE. (2020) Development of a Mentoring Course Based Undergraduate Research Experience (M-CURE). Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research. Vol 3, no 4. Page 26.

2020

Dzombak R, Kasikaralar E, and Dillon HE. (2020) Exploring Light-as-a-Service and Optimal Technology Management Strategies in the Street Lighting Industry. Resources, Conservation and Recycling X. doi:10.1016/j.rcrx.2019.100022

2019

Beattie A, Dillon HE, Poor CJ, and Kenton RJ. (2019) Solar Water Disinfection with Flat and Parabolic Reflectors. Journal of Water and Health. doi:10.2166/wh.2019.174

2019

Dillon HE, Dzombak R, and Antonopoulos CA. (2019) Exergy Analysis of Heating Options for Buildings in the Pacific Northwest. International Journal of Exergy. Vol 30, no 3, Pages 275-293. doi:10.1504/IJEX.2019.103180

2019

Dillon HE, James C, Prestholdt T, Peterson V, Salomone S, and Anctil E. (2019) Development of a Formative Peer Observation Protocol for STEM Faculty Reflection. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. Pages 1-14. doi:10.1080/02602938.2019.1645091

2019

Dzombak R, Antonopoulos CA, and Dillon HE. (2019) Balancing Technological Innovation with Waste Burden Minimization: An Examination of the Global Lighting Industry. International Journal of Integrated Waste Management, Science and Technology. Vol 92, no 1, Pages 68-74. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2019.04.037

2019

Dillon HE, Ross CB, and Dzombak R. (2019) Environmental and Energy Improvements of LED Lamps over Time: A Comparative Life Cycle. LEUKOS The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society. doi:10.1080/15502724.2018.1541748

2019

Hampel C, Crowder HA, and Dillon HE. (2019) Laminar Natural Convection of an Isothermal Vertical Plate Using Schlieren Photography and Numerical Methods. Heat Transfer Research. Vol 50, no 6, Pages 565-580. doi:10.1615/HeatTransRes.2018025783