Sam is a program manager in the Buildings Technology and Urban Systems Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has a diverse set of experiences in the buildings and energy fields over the past 5 years. He has previously been in a clean tech start-up that was part of IgnitionLabs, Australia's first clean technology start-up accelerator and has also worked as a project engineer on projects relating to HVAC and data center energy efficiency. Sam has been involved in solar energy project development and implementation in Australia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Nigeria.
Sam has completed his Bachelors degree from the University of Mumbai and Masters degree from the Australian National University in engineering and has a project management certification. He is currently a PhD student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at UC Berkeley. His research interests include using energy management information systems to improve building energy performance, developing low-cost highly-accurate measurement and verification techniques, building energy and water efficiency, blockchains for energy applications and using clean energy for water access, efficiency and purification.