Leadership

Kelly Kissock
  • Faculty Director, Energy and Efficiency Institute
  • Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Chevron Endowed Chair in Energy Efficiency
Research Interests: Energy efficiency; renewable energy
530-752-4909
Alissa Kendall
  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Chair, Energy Graduate Group
Research Interests: Life cycle assessment; renewable energy; transportation energy
530-752-5722
Kurt Kornbluth
  • Assistant Adjunct Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Director, Program for International Energy Technologies & D-Lab
  • Associate Director, UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies
Research Interests: Climate neutrality, energy efficiency; consumer behavior; renewable energy technologies
Frank Loge
  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Director, Center for Water-Energy Efficiency
  • Krone Endowed Professor in Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: Information technology; water/energy nexus; water/health; conservation; sustainable systems & technologies
530-754-2297
Alan Meier
  • Adjunct Professor, Environmental Science and Policy
  • Faculty Researcher, Energy and Efficiency Institute
  • Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Energy Graduate Group - Grad Advisor for Admissions
Research Interests: Energy efficiency; energy demand; economics; behavior and energy use
510-486-4740
  • Director, Western Cooling Efficiency Center
  • Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Research Interests: Supercritical CO2; Novel heat-exchanger designs; Waste heat management
Michael Siminovitch
  • Professor, Design
  • Director, California Lighting Technology Center
  • Rosenfeld Chair in Energy Efficiency
Research Interests: Energy-efficient lighting technology and design
Dan Sperling
  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering & Environmental Science and Policy
  • Founding Director, Institute of Transportation Studies
  • Founding Chair, Policy Institute for Energy, Economics and the Economy
Research Interests: Transportation and energy systems; transportation and energy policy
530-752-7434
Gil Tal
  • Research Director, The Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle (PH&EV) Research Center
  • Transportation Research Director, The China Center for Energy and Transportation
  • Admission Graduate Advisor, Transportation Technology and Policy Graduate Group
Research Interests: Alternative fuel vehicles; travel behavior; travel demand modeling; transportation planning
530-754-9230

Prior Faculty Directors

Mark Modera
Faculty Director: 2017-2020

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