The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning
Amanda Smith

Amanda D. Smith is an Energy Systems Engineer in the Buildings & Connected Systems Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She was previously an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah, where she led the Site-Specific Energy Systems research group, creating data-driven and physics-based energy models for buildings and facilities. Her work involves operational optimization, occupant comfort, climate resilience, multiscale and multisector modeling, district energy and microgrids, and the integration of distributed energy resources. She received her B.S. from the University of Memphis and her Ph.D. from Mississippi State University in Mechanical Engineering, where she focused on energy, economic, and environmental analysis of combined heat and power systems.