Eric joined NREL in 2002 and is a member of the Commercial Buildings Research Group. Eric researches new methods and technologies for energy-efficient air conditioning systems. He has tested more than 25 HVAC components and systems, including direct expansion, evaporative, and desiccant technologies. He improves manufacturers' products by providing detailed performance, analysis, and design recommendations. He uses tools such as CAD, Matlab, Engineer Equation Solver, Excel, and statistical software to design new HVAC systems, such as the desiccant enhanced evaporative cooling concept. He has also worked to optimize hybrid air- and water-cooled geothermal binary power cycles.
Before joining NREL, Eric developed new flow control products for Emerson Process Management and was a test and manufacturing engineer for a hard disc drive component manufacturer (Now Western Digital Corporation). He is an active member of ASHRAE's technical committees for desiccant and evaporative cooling and has co-authored test standards in these areas.
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara