John F. Busch, Jr. is Staff Scientist and Leader of the End-Use Forecasting and Market Assessment Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he has worked since 1983. Prior to that he held positions in Princeton Energy Group/Harrison Fraker Architects and the U.S. Peace Corps in Thailand. He has served as consultant to numerous governments and private companies on energy matters. He holds a Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from the University of California at Berkeley (UCB), a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UCB, and a B.S.E.
Ashok Gadgil has the following research interests: Transport processes affecting indoor air and airborne pollutants. Modeling of population exposures to airborne pollutants. Disinfection of, and arsenic removal from, drinking water for developing countries. Economic analyses of energy efficiency opportunities in developing countries.
Dr. Koomey will be a visiting professor at Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in Autumn 2009. He held the MAP/Ming visiting professorship in energy and environment at Stanford University for the 2003-2004 school year and the Shimizu visiting professorship at Stanford for Autumn 2008. He is now a Consulting Professor at Stanford.
Levine is Division Director of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from UC Berkeley. He was a Fulbright scholar in Germany. Before joining LBNL in 1978, he was a staff scientist at the Ford Foundation Energy Project in Washington, D.C., and a senior energy policy analyst at SRI, International in Menlo Park.
Professor Arun Majumdar received a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) in 1985, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989, for research conducted in the laboratory of Professor Chang-Lin Tien. After being on the faculty of Arizona State University (1989-92) and University of California, Santa Barbara (1992-96), he began his faculty appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley on January 1, 1997.
Chris Marnay has worked for 24 years at Berkeley Lab, where he leads the Forecasting group within the Environmental Energy Technologies Division. He models restructured electricity markets, especially related to problems concerning likely future adoption patterns of small-scale distributed energy resources (DER). He was a member of the Consortium of Electric Reliability Solutions (CERTS) that proposed the CERTS Microgrid concept. His team has since developed methods for the economic evaluation of microgrids.
Dr. James E. ("Jim") McMahon received a B.S. in Chemistry from Providence College and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics from Florida State University. He is Head of the Energy Analysis Department, Co-chair of the Water Energy Technology Team and Leader of the Energy Efficiency Standards Group in the Environmental Energy Technology Division at the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) at the University of California in Berkeley.
Alan Meier is a senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research topics include energy use of consumer electronics, energy test procedures, and international policies to promote energy efficiency. Alan is also co-Director of the Energy Efficiency Center at the University of California, Davis, where he teaches courses on energy efficiency. Alan is editor of the journal, Energy and Buildings, and the magazine, Home Energy. This article was adapted from an editorial published in Home Energy.
Evan Mills a member of the international body of scientists known as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which collectively shared in the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 with former U.S. Vice President Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change."