2020 IMPEL Innovators

Golden, CO Workshop

Allison MahviPostdoctoral ResearcherNational Renewable Energy LabHardtech: Dispatchable Thermal Energy Storage
Blake DresselScience and Technology Policy FellowDOE-BTOSolution: E-Ag-As-a-Service, Energy Efficient Indoor Agriculture Facilities
Daniel GerberPostdoctoral ResearcherLawrence Berkeley National LabHardtech: PowerFly PV Monitor
Grant WheelerResearch Engineer,National Renewable Energy LabSoftware: Load Flexibility Simulator
Judith VidalBuilding Energy Science Group ManagerNational Renewable Energy LabHardtech: Thermal Energy Storage
Kara BrooksSustainability Program ManagerAmerican Society for Health Care EngineeringProgram: Energy to Care Program for Healthcare Facilities
Lindsey BrackettPresident and Co-FounderLegacy FMServices: Building Energy Efficiency Training for Engineers
Lucas PhillipsResearch EngineerNational Renewable Energy LabProgram: Building America Program
Michael DeruSenior EngineerNational Renewable Energy LabProgram: Circular Economy Framework
Namit SinghSr. Engineer, Co-FounderMicrogrid LabsSoftware: Controls for EV-PV Integration with Buildings
Rawad El KontarResearcherNational Renewable Energy LabSoftware: Hierarchical buildings and Grid Control Modeling
Rohit ChintalaPostdoctoral ResearcherNational Renewable Energy LabSoftware: Hierarchical buildings and Grid Control Modeling
Sarah TruittProject LeaderNational Renewable Energy LabProgram: Energy-efficiency Workforce Development
Shuang CuiPostdoctoral ResearcherNational Renewable Energy LabHardtech: Neo-functional Woods with Phase-Change Materials
Steve NorwoodPresidentNorwood Architecture, Inc.Hardtech: Drainage and Ventilation Integrated Cladding
Wale OdukomaiyaDirector's Fellow Postdoctoral ResearcherNational Renewable Energy LabHardtech: 3-D printed Thermal Storage
Yanfei LiResearcherNational Renewable Energy LabSoftware: Fault Models for HVAC Rooftop Units

Boston, MA Workshop

Ankur PodderMechanical EngineerNational Renewable Energy LabHardtech: Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Maker Pods
Moath KamliMasters Student Northeastern UniversityServices: Micrigrid Design and Engineering
Brian SimmonsChief ScientistOnboard DataSoftware: ML-Based Building Automation System Data Analytics
Bryan KeatingControl Systems EngineerDemandQSoftware: Temperature Forecasting for Improved HVAC Schedules
David BlumPrincipal Scientific Engineering AssociateBerkeley LabSoftware: Model Predictive HVAC Controller 
Eeshitw Kaushal SinghStudentNortheastern UniversitySoftware: Computational Methods to Improve Cooling Efficiency 
Elise StrobachCEOAeroShield Materials, Inc.Hardtech: High clarity silica aerogel sheets for energy efficient windows
Gregory La VarderaCTOByggHouseHardtech: WarmFörm Insulated Foundation Forms
Jungho KimProfessorUniversity of MarylandHardtech: Vacuum Insulated Windows
Mark IsaacsCEOGS Research LLCHardtech: WonderWindow
Mary HubbardTechnology to Market ManagerBTO-DOEProgram: DOE's Advanced Building Construction Collaborative
Matt DavisCTOGround Energy SupportHardtech: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Nicholas MattiseResearch Associate, University of MarylandCo-Founder, BuildSci Inc.Solution: Building Energy Data Monitoring
Ratnesh TiwariAssistant Research ProfessorUniversity of MarylandHardtech: Low cost Vacuum Insulated Windows
Scott HedgesCEOByggHouseHardtech: WarmFörm Insulated Foundation Forms
Shadi EmamStudentNortheastern UniversityHardtech: Environmental Gas Sensors for Disease Detection
Song DengCEO and Technical Advisor, Bee®Services: Nodal Retro-Commissioning
Yi BaoAssistant ProfessorStevens Institute of TechnologyHardtech: Resilient Wall Materials

Washington, DC Workshop

Adam HaszS&TP FellowDOE Building Technologies OfficeProgram: Advanced Building Construction (ABC) Collaborative 
Benjamin KnoppBuilding Science ConsultantBK Energy ConsultantsHardtech: Advanced Water Heater
Brian WalkerManager, Lighting R&DDOE Building Technologies OfficeHardtech: Platform for Personalized 3-D Display
Heather GoetschS&TP FellowDOE Building Technologies OfficeProgram: Embodied Energy in Buildings
Jelena SrebricProfessor of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MarylandOwner, BuildSciSoftware: BuildSci Energy Monitoring
Nehemiah EmaikwuGraduate ResearcherDOE Building Technologies OfficeHardtech: Thermoelastic Cooling
Nicholas RyanORISE FellowDOE Building Technologies OfficeProgram: Advanced Building Construction (ABC) Collaborative 
Nikitha RadhakrishnanM&O ContractorDOE Building Technologies OfficeHardtech: Advanced Building Automation Systems
Tao CaoFaculty Research AssociateCenter for Environmental Energy Engineering, University of MarylandSoftware: Building Energy System Design Tool
Terrence MosleyFellowDOE Building Technologies OfficeProgram: National IECC Code Upgrades
Wyatt MerrillS&TP FellowDOE Building Technologies OfficeSoftware: Spectral Database for New Lighting Applications

Berkeley, CA Workshop

Aditya KhandekarSenior Scientific Engineering AssociateLawrence Berkeley National LabHardtech: Wireless Sensors 
Anothai ThanachareonkitScientific Engineering AssociateLawrence Berkeley National LabSoftware: AR-VR-MR to Improve Visual Comfort & Acuity
Antoine GautierPrincipal Scientific Engineering AssociateLawrence Berkeley National LabSoftware Tool: New-Generation District Heating & Cooling Systems
Christoph GehbauerSenior Scientific EngineerLawrence Berkeley National LabHardtech-Facade: Dynamic Facades
Erik PagePresidentBlue Iris LabsHardtech: Smart, Human-needs Aware Lighting 
Han LiScientific Engineering AssociateLawrence Berkeley National LabSoftware: Building Energy Efficiency Enhancing Tool for Energy Retrofits (BETTER)
Handi Chandra-PutraPostdoctoral ResearcherLawrence Berkeley National LabSoftware: Power Grid Resilience
Huaping LiChief ScientistAtom Inc.Hardtech: Next-Gen Carbon Nanotube Thin Films
Luis FernandesScientific Engineering AssociateLawrence Berkeley National LabHardtech: Light-redirecting Window Blinds
Manmohan (Mohan) MahalFounder & CEOSIDCO Homes Inc.Hardtech: Smart Panels for Net Zero Home Construction
Nari YoonRosenfeld Fellow, Postdoctoral ResearcherLawrence Berkeley National LabSoftware: Effective Natural Ventilation 
Pranav GuptaAssociate Data ScientistLawrence Berkeley National LabSystem: Grid-integrated Building energy optimization
Ronnen LevinsonStaff Scientist LeaderLawrence Berkeley National LabProgram: Cool Roof Residential Retrofits
Sam BirenbaumChief DesignerSmarthouse Homes LLCHardtech: Smart Manufactured Homes
Shreya AgarwalResearch AffliateLawrence Berkeley National LabSoftware: City Energy Operations and Planning System
Spencer DuttonPrincipal Scientific Engineering AssociateLawrence Berkeley National LabHardtech: Hybrid HVAC with Thermal Energy Storage
Wangda ZuoAssociate Professor and Lewis-Worcester Faculty FellowDepartment of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado BoulderSoftware: Energy-Efficient Datacenter Cooling 
Yimin ChenSenior Scientific Engineering AssociateLawrence Berkeley National LabSoftware: Advanced building fault detection and diagnosis
Zhe WangPostdoctoral ResearcherLawrence Berkeley National LabSoftware Tool: Machine Learning-based controls for high-performance buildings