Principal Investigator

Prof. Andrea Pickel

Office: 219 Hopeman Engineering Building
Phone: (585) 275-9142


Andrea Pickel joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rochester as an Assistant Professor in July 2019.¬†Professor Pickel received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2019, where she was supported by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship and a UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Fellowship. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with University and College Honors from Carnegie Mellon University in May 2014. Her undergraduate research at Carnegie Mellon focused on developing lead-free solder/magnetic nanoparticle composites for electronic packaging applications. As an undergraduate, she also spent two summers as an analog packaging intern at Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX. Her current research interests include harnessing the unique properties of luminescent materials to develop nanothermometry techniques with outstanding spatial and temporal resolution, developing thermal metrology for use at high temperatures and in harsh chemical environments, and exploring fluorescence-based thermal measurements in a biological context.

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