PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2015 MS, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2013 BS, Mechanical Engineering, minor in Business Administration, Iowa State University, 2000
At Oregon State since 2015.
Nordica MacCarty’s research interests lie in understanding the relationships between energy, society and the environment through integrated complex systems modeling, thermal fluid sciences, and engineering design. Much of her work focuses on the application of these and other interdisciplinary tools to the design and implementation of energy systems for households in developing countries, based in part on her extensive background in design of biomass cookstoves prior to graduate school.
In addition to numerous technical and journal publications, Dr. MacCarty has been an invited speaker around the globe to present her research. She received her PhD in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University in 2015, where she studied under a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation.