Isaac Chan, Program Manager

Isaac Chan

Isaac Chan is the program manager for Cross-Sector Technologies subprogram in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO). Since joining DOE in 2001, Isaac has led a broad portfolio of industry-specific and cross-cutting technology development programs addressing the top improvement opportunities in the most energy-intensive industrial sectors including chemicals, iron and steel, paper and forest products, aluminum, glass, metal casting, and mining.

Prior to joining DOE, Isaac was managing director of Gas Research Institute’s Industrial Technology Center where he managed a R&D portfolio of industrial technologies and technical service ventures. Isaac began his career on the engineering staff at Cleveland-Cliffs’ Indiana Harbor Works (formerly Inland Steel). He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Kellogg Management Institute executive program.

Keith Jamison, Technology Manager

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Keith Jamison works as a technology manager for IEDO. In this role, Keith is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of research activities within the Cross-sector Technologies subprogram related to process heating and drying. Prior to this, Keith was a technology manager in DOE's former Advanced Manufacturing Office.

Before joining the Advanced Manufacturing Office, Keith worked most recently as a program director at Energetics Incorporated, where he provided technical and analytical support for various DOE programs. He participated in strategic planning, portfolio analysis, and program evaluation activities; conducted energy and environmental analysis of manufacturing process technology; and collaborated with stakeholders in numerous manufacturing industries.

Keith holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Delaware and a M.S. in Industrial Administration from Purdue University.

Emmeline Kao, Technology Manager

Emmeline is a technology manager in the IEDO at DOE where she manages the low-carbon fuels, feedstocks, & energy sources portfolio, as well as the emerging efficiency and decarbonization technologies portfolio. She brings over 10 years of experience in energy and decarbonization research and development. Prior to joining the office as a technology manager, Emmeline was a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in DOE's former Advanced Manufacturing Office. 

Before joining the DOE, Emmeline was an assistant professor at McGill University where she led a research group on nanofabrication and characterization of energy storage and conversion materials. Emmeline was also a German Chancellor’s Fellow for Prospective Leaders. She holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. 

Mark Philbrick, Technology Manager

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Mark Philbrick is a technology manager for IEDO where he helps to oversee the water and energy portfolio, targeting the provision of water fit for a variety of purposes as well as recovering resources from organic wastewaters. He was the lead technology author of the DOE’s 2014 Water-Energy Nexus report and led the development of a 2017 DOE publication on Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams.  

Mark received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of California Berkeley in environmental science, policy, and management in 2010.

Joe Baker, Technical Analyst (Contractor)

Contractor: Nexight

Joe Baker

Joe Baker is a Technical Analyst at Nexight Group, where he supports the DOE's manufacturing offices, with a specific focus on the IEDO's Decarbonization of Process Heating subprogram. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and brings expertise in HVAC&R and engineering thermodynamics. Joe's research in electrochemical ammonia compression and electrochemical dehumidification has resulted in several publications and one patent. He is also an EPA-certified Universal refrigerant technician and was awarded the Engie Chuck Edwards Memorial Fellowship.

Aleksandr Kozlov, Principal Technical Consultant (Contractor)

Contractor: Nexight

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Dr. Aleksandr Kozlov is a Principal Technical Consultant with Nexight Group, supporting IEDO’s work to advance energy efficiency and decarbonization in industrial processes. Previously, he worked as a Senior R&D Staff at GTI Energy, a non-profit organization, from 2000 to 2023, researching and developing thermal processes, devices and systems for process heating, cooling, drying, HVAC, combustion, power generation, etc. for various residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Aleksandr earned his Ph.D. and Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He has developed various technologies, novel power generation cycles, advanced cooling and heating systems, waste heat recovery systems, etc.  He has over 200 publications including 5 books and over 20 patents. Aleksandr is a winner of The NATO Science Partnership Prize (2002), a winner of The National Prize for Outstanding Russian Scientists (1997, 2000) and a Fellow of the Royal Society (1998).

Zachary Pritchard, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow

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Zach Pritchard is a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow with IEDO, where he supports activities related to RD&D for cross-sector technologies, strategic analysis, and technical assistance. His portfolio in the Cross-Sector Technologies subprogram focuses on decarbonization of thermal processes and systems. Prior to his fellowship at DOE, Zach was an American Society of Mechanical Engineers Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow serving the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, where he led efforts in the industrial sector portfolio.

Zach is a chemical engineer with a background in additive manufacturing, semiconductor fabrication, and clean energy policy. He received his B.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, where he developed theoretical and computational models to investigate light propagation, resin flow, and reaction kinetics in continuous vat photopolymerization. He also studied in the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, where he researched state-level renewable energy policies including renewable portfolio standards and wind farm taxation.

Bria Jamison, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow

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Bria Jamison is a 2023-24 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow, placed in the Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) as Water Decarbonization Fellow. Her portfolio includes decarbonization of wastewater treatment facilities and collaboration with the National Alliance of Water Innovation (NAWI).

Before joining IEDO, Bria worked in environmental consulting, focusing on contaminated sites and emerging contaminants (i.e., per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances [PFAS]). She also has experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives through both her time in consulting and in university recruitment and admission.

Bria earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Green Technologies both from the University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering.

Marissa Tousley, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow

Marissa Tousley

Marissa Tousley is a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO). She currently supports activities related to cross-sector technologies. Marissa is on leave from her role as an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, where she teaches courses across the undergraduate curriculum and engages in research related to polymer thin films, membrane separation processes, and STEM education. Marissa earned a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from Alfred University in 2011 and a Ph.D. in Chemical & Environmental Engineering from Yale University in 2016.