David Vernon is Senior Development Engineer for the UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute, focusing on Zero Net Energy commercial buildings, energy efficiency and air quality in schools, tools supporting market transformation in building energy efficiency, and exergy analysis of energy systems. Past work includes research, development, and commercialization of fuel cells and hydrogen production technologies, waste heat recovery, and waste resources utilization through work as a professor in the Environmental Resources Engineering Department at Humboldt State University, the Schatz Energy Research Center, UC Davis Hydrogen Production and Utilization Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Polyfuel spinoff from SRI, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and W.L. Gore and Associates. He received an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from UC Davis and a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.