Sam is a program manager in the Buildings Technology and Urban Systems Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
He has a diverse set of experiences in the buildings and energy fields both from a research and industry perspective. He has previously been in a clean tech start-up that was part of IgnitionLabs, Australia's first clean technology start-up accelerator, has worked as a project engineer on projects relating to HVAC and data center energy efficiency, and also worked in an energy and environmental consulting firm. At LBNL, he has successfully helped commercialize an early stage technology, the Retro-commissioning sensor suitcase that won the Lab Director's Award. In his free time, Sam has been involved in small scale solar energy project development and implementation in Australia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Nigeria.
Sam has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Engineering and is currently a PhD student in the Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate Science Program in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at UC Berkeley. He also has a project management certification. His research interests include using energy management information systems to improve building energy performance, developing low-cost highly-accurate measurement and verification techniques and leveraging advances in remote sensing, machine learning and data-driven approaches to contribute to understanding of resiliency during extreme events like wildfires to the built environment.