Assistant Professor

Office: 13-242

Phone Number: 805-756-7904

Curriculum Vitae (.pdf)

Research Interests

Specialization: Thermal-Fluids, HVAC&R

A proud graduate of Cal Poly Mechanical Engineering program, Dr. Mott returned to teach at Cal Poly in 2014. She earned a MS and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, then worked in Alaska before making her way back to California. Dr. Mott has a love for thermodynamics, especially in the area of sustainability and energy usage in buildings. She has a passion for working with students and supporting each student as they need to be supported. Her door is always open to discuss life, struggles, successes and class work.

Research Interests

  • Thermodynamics
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration
  • Thermal Comfort
  • Building Energy Usage 
  • Building Sustainability
  • Energy-Water Nexus
  • Engineering Education
  • Team-Based Learning

Learn more about Dr. Mott’s research: CPTC

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