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


Mark Modera is Interim Faculty Director of the Energy and Efficiency Institute, Director of the UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC), Professor in the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and is the Sempra Energy Chair in Energy Efficiency. Prior to joining WCEC, he worked at Carrier Corp., where he was Vice-President, and at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). While at LBNL, Modera developed an aerosol-based duct sealing process, and subsequently established Aeroseal, Inc. to commercialize the technology. He has a diverse set of research interests, including energy efficiency, ventilation, and indoor air quality. Modera received a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.