2021 IMPEL Innovators

March 12 Workshop

AJ Rossman

Managing DirectorSmart Resource Labs
Project: SRLink Independent DataLayer Services 

Anna Dai

CEO and Co-FounderVarea
Project: Holistic Utility Management Solution (HUMS)

Bilal Sher

Masters StudentNYU
Project: Automated Building Envelope Defect Detector

Christian Warren

President and CEOMidflare Corp.
Project: HBCU / Small University Sustainability

Daniel Fenter

System IntegratorMatheson
Project: Cryopower Energy Storage

James Grieve

Co-Founder and CTOMicroEra Power, Inc.
Project: Smart Thermal Energy Storage for Efficient, Flexible, Decarbonized Buildings (THERMAplus)

Jerry Roane

CEORoane Inventions Inc.
Project: 3D Printed Homes, TriTracker

Josh Cable

Project: Revolutionary MettleWood as a Structural Steel Replacement

Jonathan Bean

Assistant Professor, University of Arizona Joint Appointee, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Project: SunBlock

Mark Randall

Chief Operating OfficerMidflare Corp.
Project: Solar-Generating Facility Development

Reshma Singh

Program DirectorLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Project: I-SPACE for intelligent workplaces

Robert Baxter

Founder and Chief Technology OfficerCBC Wind Energy
Project: Building Mounted Storm Resilient High Production Wind Energy Structure 

Ryan Tinsley

Research TechnicianCold Climate Housing Research Center - National Renewable Energy Lab
Project: New Iglu: Building Opportunities

Smita Chandra Thomas

Founder and PrincipalEnergy Shrink, LLC
Project: Efficient together/neighbors saving together/Bundld/GreenZip

Som Shrestha

Building ScientistOak Ridge National Laboratory
Project: Anisotropic Thermal Management for Building Envelopes

February 5 Workshop

Abinesh Selvacanabady

Project ManagerSage Energy Consulting
Project: Intelligent Algorithm to Optimally Match Donor and Recipient EV Agents

Boker Agili

CEOGolden Dimension LLC
Project: Intelligent Solid State Devices for Home Energy Applications

Carolyn Szum

Program ManagerLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Project: Building Efficiency Targeting Tool for Energy Retrofits (BETTER)

David Lovelady

Founder and OwnerLovEnergy
Project: LovEnergy Building to Grid SaaS Market Launch

Dhaval J. Brahmbhatt

President and CEOPhychip Corporation
Project: Nanotech Batteries

Inderdeep Dhir

Chief Software ArchitectXeroHome
Project: XeroHome - A Cloud Platform for Scaling Residential Deep Energy Retrofits

Jake Rabinowitz

Energy AnalystCOI Energy Services
Project: Energy Management Software for a Smart, Decentralized, Two-Way Grid

Joseph Kucic

Project: Scalable Thermal (Ice) Energy Storage

Kyoung Hee Kim

Project: Microalgae Window Retrofitting for Indoor Air Quality

Levon Atoyan

CEOActive Energy Systems
Project: High-Impact Chillers for Thermal Storage in Commercial Building Air Conditioning

Mudit Saxena

CEO and Co-FounderXeroHome
Project: XeroHome - A Cloud Platform for Scaling Residential Deep Energy Retrofits

Natalia Mykhaylova

Project: WeavAir Sensor Modules to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency of HVAC Systems

Nemanja Danilovic

Research ScientistLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Project: Nanosegregated Bimetallic Oxide Anode Catalyst for Proton Exchange Membrane Electrolyzer

Omid Hajishirmohammadi

Founder4 OMID
Project: 4 Circular Biomimicry Brick Hardware

Philip Boudreaux

ResearcherOak Ridge National Laboratory
Project: Building Air Leakage Detector

December 2 Workshop

Aaron Baskerville-Bridges

VP OperationsAeroShield Materials Inc.
Project: Super-insulating, Transparent Inserts for Windows

Adam Landsman

PresidentPulseIQ LLC
Project: Building Performance with the Power of Data Analytics

Ayyoub Momen

CEOUltrasonic Technology Solutions
Project: Direct Contact Ultrasonic Drying 

Brenda Hu

President and OwnerBEE
Project: VisionBee® EEAAS

Chris Westmoreland

CEORenu Energy Services Inc.
Project: Waste-to-Energy Converter

Daniel Farb

CEO and IP DirectorFlower Turbines
Project: Building-integrated Wind Turbines 

Derek Stein

Founder and CEOTechstyle Materials, Inc.
Project: Multifunctional Materials for Building Envelopes

Donna Childs

Founder and CEO Prisere LLC
Project: Reinsurance Capital for Clean Energy and Efficiency

Gregor Henze

Professor University of Colorado, Boulder

Project: RFID Sensor Network for Human Presence Sensing

Iman Najjar

Senior Shelter Officer NUSANED NGO

Project: Construction-grade Recycled Building Materials

Joseph Rendall

Postdoctoral ResearcherOak Ridge National Laboratory

Project: Hot-water Saving Insert for Residential Hot-water Tanks

Laurent Canneva


Project: Data-driven Waste Reduction for Building Owners

Tanya Barham

CEO & FounderCommunity Energy Labs

Project: Scalable AI-powered Clean Building Control System

Tommy Gibbons


Project: U.S. Production of Hemp-Based Building Insulation