Bailey Spickler is a 2016-2020 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at the University of Kansas. She received a B.S. (2015) in mechanical engineering, with a minor in German studies from the University of Kansas. In her third year as a Self Fellow, Spickler received her M.S. (2019) in mechanical engineering under Dr. Chris Depcik on the validation of waste heat recovery from diesel engine exhaust using a novel combined diesel particulate filter heat exchanger. For her Ph.D., Spickler is continuing the research from her M.S. thesis under Dr. Depcik, now focusing on optimizing the design and manufacturing of the heat exchanger utilized for the waste heat recovery process. Beyond research and academics, Spickler is involved in efforts both on the KU campus and within her department to empower and motivate women and minorities to succeed in STEMM fields.
Mentor: Chris Depcik, Professor, Mechanical Engineering