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Dean Scott’s research interests are focused on characterizing complex thermal systems, including inverse, parameter estimation, and optimization problems related to bio-systems, power electronics, and aerospace systems. Her work related to bio-systems spans from modeling of quality loss in frozen foods to the estimation of blood perfusion, while her work in power electronics focuses on cooling of power electronics systems, and her work on aerospace systems focuses on parameter estimation of complex materials and estimation methods for high unsteady heat fluxes. She is also interested in research in engineering education and in enabling women and minority students to pursue careers in engineering. She has published over 100 refereed technical journal papers and conference proceedings, and has been involved with numerous government and industry sponsored projects in the areas of characterizing complex thermal systems and engineering education.

Dean of the School of Engineering