Jennifer Lather, PhD

Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering
Academic Degrees
  • PhD in Architectural Engineering, Graduate Minor in Computational Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University
  • MS in Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
  • BS in Conservation and Resource Studies, Regenerative Design, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA in Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
Seeking New PhD Students

Seeking motivated individuals for research and development in the areas of interest listed below. Individuals are expected to be willing to work on a diverse set of projects and tasks ranging from start to finish in the scientific inquiry process. Technical, research, and communication skills are needed to make the PhD process successful, and I support my students by helping them to build off the skills they come with and work towards becoming a well rounded and accomplished academic. I provide guidance to students to develop their core talents in their area of specialization and support their engagement with additional service experience with teaching and industry. The Lather Lab is a dynamic research environment. Current projects include (1) Layout Optimization and Discrete Event Simulation for Robust and Resilient Healthcare Design and (2) Interactive Workspaces for Convergent Tasks in Engineering Teams. 

Interested prospective students should email a letter of interest, your resume/cv, GRE, and (if applicable) TOEFL .


Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Interactive Workspaces to support Integrative Project Delivery and Collaborative Teams
  • Quantitative Layout Planning and Optimization
  • Stochastic Simulation for Healthcare Operations and Design
  • Data-Driven Design Decision Making
  • Human-Computer Interaction and Computer-Mediated Communication in Engineering Education and the AEC Industry
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