Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer


Nathan Phillips is a mechanical engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in the Experimental and Computational Engineering Group within the Energy and Environment Directorate. He is an integral part of the Rapid Prototyping Lab. In this role, he utilizes his engineering expertise to integrate mechanical, electrical, chemical, and control systems to make prototypes to meet client objectives. This helps to accomplish the lab’s mission to provide engineering support by utilizing modern tools and rapid processes to provide client solutions quicker and cheaper than common conventional methods.

Phillips also has experience working on projects ranging from evaluating a geotechnical compaction model for the estimation of sediment deformation to a grid-adaptive harmonic absorption recuperative power and cooling system.



  • Fritz B.G., D.P. McFarland, and N. Phillips. 2020. "Evaluation of a Geotechnical Compaction Model to Estimate Sediment Deformation." Archaeological Prospection 27, no. 1:55-62. PNNL-SA-139906. doi:10.1002/arp.1757


  • Jenks J., B.P. McGrail, R.K. Motkuri, N. Phillips, and P. Porter. 2019. "Grid Adaptive Harmonic Adsorption Recuperative Power and Cooling System." In PROCEEDINGS, 44th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 11-13, 2019, SGP-TR-214. PNNL-SA-141112.


  • Fritz B.G., and N.R. Phillips. 2013. "Use of CAP88 PC to infer differences in the chemical form of I-129 emitted from a fuel reprocessing facility." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 120. PNNL-SA-92940. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2013.01.015