Dre Helmns

Dre Helmns

Mechanical Project Scientist/Engineer
(510) 502-0388

Bio

Dre Helmns (they/them) is a project scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, working to develop decarbonized space conditioning and water heating systems that incorporate heat pumps, thermal energy storage, evaporative cooling, and waste heat recovery components. Specifically, they use physics-based modeling of thermal equipment to enable innovative design and optimal operation of integrated energy systems for buildings and districts. As a queer and trans scholar and educator, Dre aspires to transform the culture of engineering by cultivating inclusive learning environments and making space for new leaders, while contributing to sustainable solutions for our climate crisis.

Curriculum Vitae

helmns_cv_2022_3pg.pdf

Education

Mechanical Engineering, BS, Loyola Marymount University, 2015
Mechanical Engineering, MS, University of California, Berkeley, 2016
Mechanical Engineering, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2019