Ronnen Levinson

Ronnen Levinson

Leader: Heat Island
Energy/Environmental Policy Staff Scientist/Engineer
(510) 486-7494

Bio

Dr. Ronnen Levinson is a Staff Scientist and Leader of the Heat Island Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in Berkeley, California. Within his research portfolio he develops cool roof, wall, and pavement materials; improves methods for the measurement of solar reflectance; and quantifies the energy and environmental benefits of cool surfaces. He serves on the boards and technical committees of the Cool Roof Rating Council and the Global Cool Cities Alliance, and advises policymakers, code officials, utilities, and building rating programs about cool surfaces. He holds a B.S. in engineering physics from Cornell University and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He has authored or co-authored over 100 publications, and serves on the editorial boards of Energy & Buildings, Solar Energy, Solar Energy Advances, and Scientific Reports. He received the 2016 Marty Hastings Award for outstanding contributions to the Cool Roof Rating Council, and a 2016 R&D 100 Award for invention of the Cool Roof Time Machine.

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Education

Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1997
Mechanical Engineering, M.S., University of California at Berkeley, 1992
Applied & Engineering Physics, B.S., Cornell University, 1990

Awards

Flex Your Power
May 24th 2007

Journal and Editorial Board Memberships

Energy and Buildings, Editorial Board Member
Solar Energy, Editorial Board Member
Solar Energy Advances, Editorial Board Member
Scientific Reports, Editorial Board Member

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