Isaac Chan, Program Manager

Isaac Chan

Isaac Chan is the Program Manager for Cross-Sector Technologies in DOE’s Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO).  Since joining DOE in 2001, Isaac has led a broad portfolio of industry-specific and crosscutting 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, metalcasting, 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 BS and MS 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 the Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (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 the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO).

Before joining AMO, 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 of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware and a M.S. in Industrial Administration from Purdue University.

Emmeline Kao, Technology Manager

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Emmeline is a Technology Manager in the Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) at the U.S. Department of Energy (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 the 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 PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. 

Dr. Mark Philbrick, Technology Manager

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Dr. Mark Philbrick is a technology manager for the Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office 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.

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 the U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (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 the Department of Energy, Zach was an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 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.