Anne Hampson, Program Manager
Anne Hampson is Program Manager for Technical Assistance and Workforce at the Industrial Efficiency & Decarbonization Office (IEDO).
This program supports the development and validation of technologies and practices to increase the productivity and competitiveness of American manufacturers and other large energy-using facilities. She previously served as the Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) Technical Partnership programs. The five core programs that Ms. Hampson oversees are the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Deployment Program, Better Plants, ISO 50001, Industrial Assessment Centers, and Technologist in Residence.
Before joining AMO, Ms. Hampson was a resilience fellow at the Federal Energy Management Program where she focused on tool development and stakeholder outreach related to energy and water resilience. Ms. Hampson also spent over 15 years at ICF focused on distributed generation and CHP, where she led a team focused on CHP technology assessment, market potential, and regulatory/policy considerations.
Meegan Kelly, Technology Manager
Meegan Kelly is a Senior Technology Manager in the Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) Technical Assistance and Workforce Development subprogram. In this role, Meegan manages technical assistance initiatives focused on deployment of onsite energy and combined heat and power. Prior to this, Meegan worked as an Energy Technical Project Specialist in DOE’s Federal Energy Management Program, where she led cross-cutting federal sustainability efforts related to workforce development, stakeholder engagement, and communications.
Before joining the Department of Energy (DOE), Meegan worked on clean energy research, policy analysis and program management through previous roles as a manager with the consulting firm ICF and as a senior researcher at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
She holds a Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Science in Communications with majors in journalism and philosophy from the University of Miami.
Ethan Rogers, Technology Manager
Ethan Rogers is a Technology Manager in the Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) Technical Assistance and Workforce Development team. He has over twenty years of experience in industrial energy efficiency. He has managed programs, developed projects, lead teams, and facilitated initiatives that change how energy savings are measured, managed, and valued.
He joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 2019 and leads a team focused on accelerating the adoption of energy management system (EnMS) standards, such as ISO 50001 and SEP 50001. The EnMS team engages industrial facilities and the administrators and implementers of regional and local energy management programs providing resources and technical assistance. The team also supports the Better Plants, Better Climate Challenge, and other DOE technical assistance programs with the 50001 Ready and SEP 50001 programs.
Prior to joining DOE, Ethan was responsible for managing industrial energy efficiency research, outreach, and conference program development at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
He has deep subject area expertise in industrial energy efficiency, combined heat and power (CHP), intelligent efficiency, and energy management systems policies, and programs. He has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Eastern Illinois University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Butler University.
John O’Neill, Technology Manager
John O’Neill works as a Technology Manager for the Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office. In this role, John is responsible for managing industrial technical assistance programs, including Better Plants and the Better Climate Challenge, as well as the Industrial Technology Validation pilot. His area of expertise is industrial decarbonization and energy efficiency.
Before joining IEDO, John worked as a research assistant at the University of Maryland’s Center for Global Sustainability where he researched economy-wide emissions pathways and building sector decarbonization policy. John interned at the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, providing clean energy technical assistance to cities. Previously, John worked as an engineer and manager at a biodiesel plant, providing him valuable experience in the industrial sector.
John has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in energy and environmental policy from the University of Maryland.
Kimmai Tran, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellow
Kimmai Tran, PhD, is an ORISE Science, Technology and Policy fellow for the Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office. In this role, Kimmai supports the Cross-Sector Technology subprogram on the Energy-Water nexus as well as the Technical Assistance and Workforce Development subprogram.
Her portfolio has expanded into executing Urban DIGs (Decarbonization in Greenhouses), where the vision is to better understand and modernize our current food supply chain by improving potentially sustainable approaches like Controlled Environment Agriculture that use manufacturing technologies to address food production in local communities.
Before joining IEDO, Kimmai worked as a Research Aide for Argonne National Lab in Lemont, IL. Her interests vary from sustainable technologies and their market dynamics to STEM education and communication, leading her to conduct research at various institutions in the U.S., Japan, and Australia.
Kimmai has a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Florida, a PhD in Materials Science and Nanoengineering from Rice University in fall 2020 and recently a certificate in Financing and Deploying Clean Energy from Yale’s School of Business and the Environment in spring 2023.
Kyle Niemeyer, American Assocation for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow
Kyle Niemeyer is a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow working with the Technical Assistance and Workforce Development (TAWD) program in the Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO). In this role, he contributes to the workforce development and onsite energy programs.
Kyle is on leave from his faculty position as an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University. His research group uses computational modeling to study phenomena involving fluid flows and chemical reactions, including combustion, and study related topics like numerical methods and parallel computing. He is also a strong advocate of open access, open-source software, and open science in general, and has contributed in the area of standardizing research software citation.
Kyle has a BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering and received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 2013.