With a broad experimental and problem-solving background and experience working with a wide array of tools, Sylvia is focused on developing better ways to manage, use, and produce energy and energy systems. PARC projects include energy analytics, development of novel cooling technologies, thermoacoustics, transportation analytics.
Prior to joining PARC, Sylvia worked with small companies developing novel clean energy solutions such as high altitude wind-power, a hybrid Stirling-thermoacoustic engine, and an adsorption chiller. In this work, she specialized in experimental design, data analysis, systems analysis, and modeling.
Dr. Smullin earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in physics at Stanford University, where she measured the force of gravity at short distances. She also received a M.Phil. from Cambridge University as a Churchill Scholar and B.S. from Brown University.
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