Energy Bites Seminar May 18, 2023

Thursday, May 18, 2023  |  12PM-1PM

Bite 1: Jet Fuels from Biomass
Mark Mascal, EGG/CHE

Bite 2: Optimized Controls for Cooling Dairy Cows
Jonathan Hollist, WCEC

Energy Bites Seminar May 4, 2023

Thursday, May 4, 2023  |  12PM-1PM

Bite 1: Optimization of Ventilation and Filtration System Operation in Classrooms
Theresa Pistochini, WCEC

Bite 2: Aref Aboud, WCEC


Energy Bites Seminar April 27, 2023

Thursday, April 27, 2023  |  12PM-1PM

Bite 1: Fossil-Free UC/UCD
Stephen Wheeler, EGG/CDGG/Human Ecology

Bite 2: Greenhouse Gas Emission Impacts from Heat Pump Installation over Furnaces in Residential and Office Buildings
Subhrajit Chakraborty, EGG/WCEC

Energy Bites Seminar April 20, 2023

April 20, 2023  |  12PM-1PM

Bite 1: Enabling Decarbonization of Buildings through Optimized Control of Electrified Loads
Armando Casillas, LBNL

Bite 2: Digitization and Interoperability for Building Controls and Analytics
Marco Pritoni, LBNL

Energy Bites Seminar April 13, 2023

April 13, 2023  |  12PM-1PM

Bite 1: Lighting and Cooking Energy Transitions from Fuels to Grid Based Electricity in Rural Gambia
Brianna Dooley & Aditya Ramji, EGG/PIET

Bite 2: TBD

Hydrogen Transportation Systems in California: Prospects and the State of Play

Friday, November 4, 2022
Lewis M. Fulton
Director, STEPS (Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways)

Lewis Fulton has worked internationally in the field of transportation, energy, and environment analysis and policy development for over 25 years. He is Director of the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways Program (STEPS+) within the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis. There he leads a range of research activities around new vehicle technologies and new fuels, and how these can gain rapid acceptance in the market. He also coordinates research across five STEPS+ Centers: Energy Futures Center, the Sustainable Freight Center, the Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center, the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program, and the China Center for Energy and Transportation.

From 2007-2012 he was a Senior Transport Specialist with the International Energy Agency, Paris, as well as Division Head for Energy Technology Policy during 2011-2012. He returned to the IEA in 2007 after working there originally from 1999-2005. During 2006-2007 he worked in Kenya with the UN Environment Program, developing and implementing GEF-funded sustainable transport projects around the world. During the 1990s he also worked at the US Department of Energy for 4 years, and taught at the Independent University of Bangladesh and the University of Maryland.

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Alumni Panel

Friday, December 2, 2022
Alumni Panel: Kristen Bush, Rhys Davis

Kristen Bush:

Kristen Bush is an Engineer/Scientist I on the Electric Transportation team at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). She currently assists with various projects with research topics including transportation equity, infrastructure design, and inventories related to medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles.

Prior to joining EPRI, Bush completed her M.S. in Energy Systems and conducted research through the Energy Graduate Group. There she completed her thesis titled, “Examining Perceptions and Priorities of Heavy-Duty Transportation Electrification Projects: How Considerations of Justice Can Improve Project Implementation in Environmental Justice Communities.” Bush also interned at the California ISO as a Market and Infrastructure Policy Intern where she developed code and used programming to understand the liquidity of bilateral transactions within the region of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC).

Having participated in projects related to energy access, clean transportation, equity, and energy justice, she hopes to contribute to similar efforts throughout her career.

Rhys Davis: 

Rhys Davis is a technical consultant specializing in codes and standards with Resource Refocus, a small energy and building science consulting firm. He is currently developing climate-aligned building codes as well as researching low carbon building design in New York state. As an EGG student at UC Davis, he worked with SMUD to model the grid, carbon, and occupant impacts of multifamily building electrification retrofits. He also worked with the UCD Energy & Engineering team on small building HVAC control and retrocomissioning. As an undergraduate, he studied mechanical engineering at the Ohio State University with a focus on water consumption for power production. Prior to graduate school, he worked in energy efficiency consulting for Go Sustainable Energy in Columbus, and also worked on a farm in central Virginia growing produce and raising chickens. He now lives in Berkeley and still does farm work, now with the UC Gill Tract Farm.

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