Professor of Civil/Environmental and Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering, UC Davis

Mark, who has been doing energy efficiency research since starting as a graduate student at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in 1978, is also the Director of the UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC), holds the Sempra Energy Chair in Energy Efficiency, and is a Fellow of the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers. Dr. Modera joined UC Davis after working at Carrier Corp., following a long career at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). While at LBNL, Mark developed an aerosol-based duct sealing process, and subsequently founded Aeroseal, Inc. to commercialize the technology. Aeroseal’s technical success and market promise was recognized by Carrier, who bought the business in 2001. The WCEC currently consists of roughly 20 people working to facilitate the implementation of efficient HVAC technologies through manufacturer/utility/customer partnerships, as well as to develop and test new energy-efficient and peak-demand-sensitive HVAC technologies.

Mark has a Bachelor’s degree from The Cooper Union, a Master’s degree from UC Berkeley, and a PhD from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, all in Mechanical Engineering.