Staff

Ronnen Levinson - Leader

Dr. Ronnen Levinson is a Staff Scientist and Leader of the Heat Island Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in Berkeley, California. Within his research portfolio he develops cool roof, wall, and pavement materials; improves methods for the measurement of solar reflectance; and quantifies the energy and environmental benefits of cool surfaces. He serves on the boards and...

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Nancy Brown

Sharon Chen

Hugo Destaillats

Hugo Destaillats is a Staff Scientist at the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, and Deputy Leader of the Indoor Environment Group. He has been a scientist at LBNL since 2003. Hugo obtained a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), and has been a postdoctoral researcher at the California Institute of Technology and UC Davis.

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Chiara Ferrari

Marc Fischer

Dr. Marc Fischer is staff scientist in the Sustainable Energy Systems group and Environmental Energy Technology Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and is an adjunct associate research scientists at the Air Quality Research Center at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Fischer has co-authored more than 50 refereed journal publications. Fischer's current work...

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Jing Ge

Haley Gilbert

Haley is a Principal Research Associate in the Heat Island Group, leading our Cool Communities efforts to promote the use of cool roofs and cool pavements. She also is the primary contact for the group's industrial partners and assists with outreach efforts.

Benjamin Mandel

Ben is a Graduate Student Assistant providing research and technical support for Dr. Arthur Rosenfeld and the Heat Island Group while pursuing a Masters in Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley.

Mel Pomerantz

Melvin Pomerantz has been with the Heat Island project since 1994. His main focus is on pavements, as well as some involvement in studies of roofs. His latest activity is the critical analysis of the costs and benefits of cooler surfaces. Before LBNL, he did research on solid-state physics at the IBM Research Laboratories in Yorktown Heights, NY and Almaden, CA. Dr. Pomerantz was a Fulbright...

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Pablo Rosado

Pablo is a Graduate Student Research Assistant from the University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.

Mohamad Sleiman

Mohamad Sleiman is an Environmental Chemist and a Research Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He leads the experimental effort for the development of accelerated aging protocols to mimic the loss of solar reflectance of roofing materials caused by long-term natural exposure. His research also focuses on self-cleaning technologies and understanding the fate and chemistry of...

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Katerina Tsou