Dr. Heather Dillon is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Portland. Prior to her time in academia she served for ten years as a senior research engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Dr. Dillon completed her PhD in mechanical engineering at the University of Washington with support from an NSF fellowship. She obtained an MS in applied mathematics at the University of Washington and both an MS and BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Idaho. Her research focus is renewable energy, energy efficiency, and chaotic heat transfer. She enjoys mentoring undergraduate student researchers and received the Provost’s Award for Mentoring in 2017 and the Department of Energy Office of Science Outstanding Mentoring Award in 2007. She was honored to serve as the University of Portland faculty representative at Collegium in 2014 and again in 2017 for the Pause event.