Dr. Brian Walker is the technology manager for the Lighting R&D subprogram, as part of the Emerging Technologies program in EERE’s Building Technologies Office.
Prior to this role Brian managed a portfolio of analysis projects in EERE’s Office of Strategic Programs. He and his partners examined industrial energy use, global supply chains, and factors driving asset valuation and competitiveness. He was an author of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, and he served as the U.S. representative to the Energy Efficiency Working Party at the International Energy Agency.
Before the Department of Energy, Brian studied the fundamental properties of materials, as well as their use in devices. His graduate research explored quantum dots and organic dyes in LEDs, photodetectors, and other applications. As Herchel Smith Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, he and his team studied the mechanism and design implications of singlet exciton fission. Brian has won research funding in the United States and United Kingdom, served as a reviewer for six U.S. federal agencies, and authored more than 20 papers in Nature Chemistry, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and other technical publications. He has a Ph.D. from MIT and a B.A. from Cornell University.