Energy Graduate Group Faculty

The EEI has over 50 affiliated faculty from departments across UC Davis. These faculty are affiliated with the Energy Graduate Group (EGG).

  • Name
  • Title
  • Department
  • Research
  • Amenta, Nina

    Nina Amenta

    • Professor
    • Department Chair
    • Computer Science
    • Visualization
    • User interfaces
    • Smart grid
  • Arnold, Gwen

    Gwen Arnold

    • Assistant Professor
    • Co-Director, Center for Environmental Behavior
    • Environmental Science and Policy
    • Hydraulic fracturing
    • Regulation and policymaking
  • Atsumi, Shota

    Shota Atsumi

    • Associate Professor
    • Chemistry
    • Biofuels
  • Berben, Louise

    Louise Berben

    • Associate Professor
    • Chemistry
    • Solar fuels
    • CO2 conversion
    • Hydrogen production
  • Brinkley, Catherine

    Catherine Brinkley

    • Assistant Professor
    • Human Ecology
    • City and regional planning
    • Place-based policies and interventions
    • Food-energy-water nexus
    • Integrating agricultural ecosystems with urban areas
    • District heating
  • Bunch, David

    David Bunch

    • Professor
    • Graduate School of Management
    • Consumer choice behavior and modeling
    • Decision and management sciences
  • Bushnell, James

    James Bushnell

    • Professor
    • Economics
    • Energy markets
    • Utility regulation
    • Climate change
    • Environmental regulation
  • Carter, Colin

    Colin Carter

    • Distinguished Professor
    • Director, Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics
    • Agricultural and Resource Economics
    • Commodity markets
    • International trade
    • China’s rural economy
  • Delplanque, J.P.

    J.P. Delplanque

    • Professor
    • Director, California Small Hydro Collaborative
    • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    • Combustion
    • Hydropower
    • Modeling and simulation
  • Drakakaki, Georgia

    Georgia Drakakaki

    • Assistant Professor
    • Plant Sciences
    • Biofuels
    • Cell wall
    • Algae
    • Biomass
  • Fan, Zhiliang (Julia)

    Zhiliang (Julia) Fan

    • Associate Professor
    • Energy Graduate Group Graduate Advisor
    • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
    • Biofuels
    • Metabolic engineering
    • Fermentation
    • Process modeling
  • Franz, Annaliese

    Annaliese Franz

    • Associate Professor
    • Chemistry
    • Biofuels
    • Catalysis
    • Chemical transformations to produce biofuels
  • Hargadon, Andrew

    Andrew Hargadon

    • Faculty Director 2006-2007
    • Professor of Technology Management
    • Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship
    • Graduate School of Management
    • Energy efficiency design and management

    530-752-2277
    abhargadon@ucdavis.edu

    Andrew Hargadon is the Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship and Professor of Technology Management at the UC ...

  • Hernandez, Rebecca R.

    Rebecca R. Hernandez

    • Assistant Professor
    • Assistant Earth System Scientist, Agricultural Experiment Station
    • Land, Air, Water Resources
    • Energy geography & energy knowledge systems
    • Environmental impacts, trade-offs & synergies of energy development
    • Land-use, land sparing & energy infrastructure planning
    • Food-energy-water nexus
    • Sustainable solar energy development & wildlife interactions
  • Jenkins, Bryan

    Bryan Jenkins

    • Professor
    • Chair / Director, California Renewable Energy Center
    • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
    • Energy systems
    • Optimization
    • Thermochemical conversion
  • Jeoh, Tina

    Tina Jeoh

    • Assistant Professor
    • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
    • Cellulosic biofuels
    • Bioconversion
  • Jessoe, Katrina

    Katrina Jessoe

    • Associate Professor
    • Energy Graduate Group Advisor
    • Agricultural and Resource Economics
    • Environmental and energy economics
    • Consumer and firm behavior
  • Kendall, Alissa

    Alissa Kendall

    • Professor
    • Chair, Energy Graduate Group
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Life cycle assessment
    • Renewable energy
    • Transportation energy
  • Kim, Sangtae

    Sangtae Kim

    • Professor
    • Materials Science of Engineering
    • Nanomaterials
    • Energy storage
    • Fuel cells
  • Kornbluth, Kurt

    Kurt Kornbluth

    • Assistant Adjunct Professor
    • Director, Program for International Energy Technologies & D-Lab
    • Associate Director, UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies
    • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
    • Climate neutrality
    • Energy efficiency
    • Consumer behavior
    • Renewable energy technologies

    530-752-7606
    kkorn@ucdavis.edu

    Kurt Kornbluth is founding Director of the UC Davis Program for ...

  • Lieth, Heiner

    Heiner Lieth

    • Professor
    • Extension Specialist
    • Plant Sciences
    • Greenhouse and nursery production
    • Soilless culture
    • Photovoltaic energy production in agriculture
  • Loge, Frank

    Frank Loge

    • Professor
    • Director, Center for Water-Energy Efficiency
    • Krone Endowed Professor in Environmental Engineering
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Information technology
    • Water/Energy nexus
    • Water/Health
    • Conservation
    • Sustainable systems & technologies

    530-754-2297
    fjloge@ucdavis.edu

    Frank Loge is Director of the Center for Water-Energy Efficiency, a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental ...

  • Mascal, Mark

    Mark Mascal

    • Professor
    • Chemistry
    • Integrated biorefinery
    • Renewable fuels and materials
    • Biomass valorization
    • Biomass-derived platform chemicals
  • Meier, Alan

    Alan Meier

    • Adjunct Professor
    • Faculty Researcher, Energy and Efficiency Institute
    • Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    • Environmental Science and Policy
    • Energy efficiency
    • Energy demand
    • Economics
    • Behavior and energy use

    510-486-4740
    akmeier@ucdavis.edu

    Alan Meier is a senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Adjunct Professor at UC Davis in ...

  • Miller, Sabbie

    Sabbie Miller

    • Assistant Professor
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Life cycle assessment
    • Alternative materials development
    • Sustainability and structural design
  • Modera, Mark

    Mark Modera

    • Professor
    • Interim Faculty Director, Energy and Efficiency Institute
    • Director, Western Cooling Efficiency Center
    • Sempra Chair in Energy Efficiency
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    • End-use energy efficiency
    • Energy distribution systems
    • Building energy management
    • Ventilation and indoor air quality

    530-754-7671
    mpmodera@ucdavis.edu

    Mark Modera is Interim Faculty ...

  • Moore, Frances

    Frances Moore

    • Assistant Professor
    • Environmental Science and Policy
    • Economic and social impacts of climate change
    • Energy-water-food nexus
  • Moule, Adam

    Adam Moule

    • Associate Professor
    • Energy Graduate Group Advisor
    • Chemical Engineering and Material Sciences
    • Solar materials
  • Muehlegger, Erich

    Erich Muehlegger

    • Associate Professor
    • Economics
    • Regulation and taxation of energy markets
    • Industrial organization
    • Public finance
    • Environmental policy
  • Narayanan, Vinod

    Vinod Narayanan

    • Professor
    • Associate Director, Western Cooling Efficiency Center
    • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    • Energy efficiency
    • Heat and mass transfer enhancement in devices and systems
    • Phase change heat transfer
    • Microtechnology
  • Novan, Kevin

    Kevin Novan

    • Assistant Professor
    • Agricultural and Resource Economics
    • Environmental economics
    • Applied econometrics
  • Ogden, Joan

    Joan Ogden

    • Professor
    • Environmental Science and Policy
    • Alternative fuels
    • Energy transitions
    • Hydrogen and fuel cells
    • Energy infrastructure
  • Osterloh, Frank

    Frank Osterloh

    • Professor
    • Chemistry
    • Solar energy
    • Photovoltaics
    • Photocatalytic water splitting
    • Hydrogen
    • Nanomaterials
  • Park, Jae Wan

    Jae Wan Park

    • Associate Professor
    • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    • Efficiency energy systems
    • Fuel cells
    • Batteries
    • Electric grid
  • Rapson, David

    David Rapson

    • Assistant Professor
    • Economics
    • Energy economics
    • Energy markets
    • Energy policy
  • Ronald, Pamela

    Pamela Ronald

    • Professor
    • Professor, Genome Center
    • Director, Grass Genetics, The Joint Bioenergy Institute
    • Faculty Director, Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy
    • Plant Pathology
    • Biofuels
    • Grass genetics
    • Cell wall biosynthesis
  • Simmons, Chris

    Chris Simmons

    • Assistant Professor
    • Food Science and Technology
    • Biofuels
    • Waste-to-energy
    • Water/Energy nexus
  • Smith, Aaron

    Aaron Smith

    • Professor
    • Agricultural and Resource Economics
    • Biofuels
    • Residential energy efficiency
    • Energy price dynamics
  • Spang, Edward (Ned)

    Edward (Ned) Spang

    • Assistant Professor
    • Associate Director, Center for Water-Energy Efficiency
    • Food Science and Technology
    • Water, energy, and food resource systems
  • Sperling, Daniel

    Daniel Sperling

    • Faculty Director 2008-2009
    • Professor
    • Founding Director, Institute of Transportation Studies
    • Founding Chair, Policy Institute for Energy, Economics and the Economy
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering & Environmental Science and Policy
    • Transportation and energy systems
    • Transportation and energy policy

    530-752-7434
    dsperling@ucdavis.edu

    Daniel Sperling is Professor of ...

  • Tal, Gil

    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, Graduate Groups in Transportation Technology, and Policy (TTP)
    • Alternative fuel vehicles
    • Travel behavior
    • Travel demand modeling
    • Transportation planning
  • van Dam, Case

    Case van Dam

    • Professor
    • Department Chair
    • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    • Wind energy
  • VanderGheynst, Jean

    Jean VanderGheynst

    • Professor
    • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
    • Biofuels
    • Algae
    • Bioconversion
  • Velázquez, Jesús M.

    Jesús M. Velázquez

    • Assistant Professor
    • Chemistry
    • Rational design of well-defined dimensionally reduced materials
    • Nanoelectronics, energy conversion devices, and environmental remediation
  • Wheeler, Stephen M.

    Stephen M. Wheeler

    • Professor
    • Human Ecology
    • Urban and regional planning
    • Sustainability
    • Climate action planning
  • Yu, Dong

    Dong Yu

    • Associate Professor
    • Physics
    • Solar energy
    • Nanostructure solar cells
  • Zhang, Ruihong

    Ruihong Zhang

    • Professor
    • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
    • Bioenergy
    • Biofuels
    • Waste-to-energy conversion