Timothy Levering

Timothy Levering holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State University Sacramento, specializing in thermal and fluid systems. He also received a Certificate in Scientific Computing and Simulation from California State University Sacramento. Timothy previously worked as a project manager with the California Independent System Operator (California ISO) for California’s electric grid. […]

Jonathan Hollist

Jonathan Hollist a Research and Development Engineer with 16 years of innovative product development experience. Jonathan has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in fluid dynamics, from Utah State University. He is currently working on testing, and modeling efficient heating and cooling solutions. Jonathan previously developed a customizable program simulating large ceiling […]

Aref Aboud

Aref Aboud is a Research and Development Engineer with a bachelor’s degree in both Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis. Aref initially joined the WCEC as an undergraduate student researcher in July 2019. As a student, Aref contributed to research at the Center’s solar heat exchanger testing site. Additionally, Aref aided […]

Mazen Daher

Mazen is a research and development engineer at the WCEC with a Master’s degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His primary research interest lies in exploring the viability of novel energy efficiency technologies. Mazen is currently working on identifying economically viable energy conservation measures in new commercial buildings. Mazen was a Graduate Student Researcher at […]

Elizabeth Chen

Elizabeth Chen’s work at WCEC focuses on engineering modelling and computer programming in areas such as heat and mass transfer processes, building construction, and HVAC systems and equipment. Major projects include development of a transient drying process model based on fundamental heat and mass transfer theory and computer programs to facilitate automatic processing, analysis, and […]

Robert McMurry

Robert McMurry is an R&D Engineer with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University. Roberts’s professional career began as a research assistant at the Mechanical Engineering Department at NMSU. His research included simulating damage cases of structural components, modeling them, and verifying the models through modal analysis experiments. Robert used his experience […]

Subhrajit Chakraborty

Subhrajit is a R&D Engineer with six years of applied experience in the field of thermal energy systems. His work at WCEC focuses on modeling, optimizing and testing of hybrid heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) components. In the past, Subhrajit has worked on radiation heat transfer from impinging flames, waste heat recovery using absorption […]

Fred Meyers

Frederick Meyers is a Mechanical Engineer (M.S. UC Davis 2014) specializing in control theory, system integration, materials science, and smart sensors. At the WCEC, Fred is currently researching methods and applications for increasing building efficiency and indoor air quality. Previous research projects include active fatigue monitoring, ink-jet printed solar panels, and high-efficiency UV water sterilizers. […]

Erfan Rasouli

Erfan received his Ph.D. from Oregon State University in Mechanical Engineering- Thermal and Fluid Mechanics. He continued his research on microscale flow and heat transfer enhancement for energy efficient applications while holding a Postdoctoral Scholar position at UC Davis. Erfan led the construction of the Solar/Supercritical CO2 Thermal Energy Enhancement Laboratory (STEEL), a facility which […]

Caton Mande

Caton focuses on developing advanced control systems and characterizing the performance of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. He also has expertise in high accuracy airflow measurements using carbon-dioxide as a tracer. Caton has completed studies on a number of energy saving technologies which include: switched reluctance motors, condenser-air pre-cooling, indirect evaporative cooling, retrofit radiant […]