ETHAN PICKERINGI am a Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology studying thermal and fluid sciences. I completed my B.S. at Case Western Reserve University in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Summa Cum Laude), as well as a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering studying building energy efficiency data analytics.  I have work experience with Philips Healthcare, NASA, and the Great Lakes Energy Institute.  In these roles I spent time working as a prototype engineer, a thermodynamic system modeler, and a building energy data analyst. Currently,  I am pursuing research at the intersection of computational fluid dynamics and data science.

Outside of the lab I am a very active individual. At CWRU I played three years of varsity baseball and athletics/fitness remain a large part of my life. I fully believe that my success professionally and mentally is maintained and refreshed through physical activity. I also enjoy watching and rooting for Cleveland sports teams… Finally, I had the fortunate opportunity to be involved immensely in Greek Life at CWRU and I am a proud brother of Sigma Chi – I am always up for a chat on Greek Life, Sigma Chi, and personal development.

I am currently constructing this website and will be publishing many more pages shortly regarding my research and interests.