Meredith Schlabach graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. degree in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering from Kansas State University. She is currently a Research Associate at the Institute for Environmental Research. Meredith has experience using both standard test methods and special protocols to evaluate the thermal properties of textile products for companies, government agencies, and the military. Her experience includes:
- Measuring the insulation and evaporative resistance of clothing systems using a sweating manikin
- Measuring the insulation provided by sleeping bag systems and cold weather clothing systems with a thermal manikin and using models to predict the temperature for comfort
- Measuring the cooling effectiveness of personal cooling systems with a sweating manikin
- Evaluating clothing systems and personal cooling systems using human subjects in environmental chambers
- Managing the IER website
Meredith also enjoys spending time with her husband and children, reading and playing sand volleyball.