SEMINAR: A Virtual Energy Audit for Commercial Building Energy Savings
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.
Milton and Tamar Maltz Professor of Energy Innovation in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
Alexis Abramson is the Milton and Tamar Maltz Professor of Energy Innovation in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Case Western Reserve University where she has been since 2003. Additionally, she is Co-Director of the Great Lakes Energy Institute. As Co-Director and previously as Director, Alexis has helped implement a strategy for the institute focused on cutting edge areas of alternative energy. Alexis’ research has focused on thermal energy transport from the nano- to macroscale with an emphasis on building energy efficiency, thermal insulation, thermoelectrics, and thermal management of electronics and solar panels. From 2011 – 2013, Alexis was “on loan” to the federal government where she served as Chief Scientist to the Building Technologies Office at the U. S. Department of Energy. There, she led the management of a $90 million/year portfolio focused on research, development and commercialization of building technologies. Alexis received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tufts University in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley.