Team

The Lab brings together a diverse set of talents who work in collaboration to engineer solutions to development issues. From designers who understand user needs and talented software engineers to development practitioners and researchers, the expertise at the lab is both broad and deep.
Vijay Modi
Director
Edwin Adkins
Research Coordinator
Shaky Sherpa
Senior GIS Research Analyst
Chris Natali
Senior Software Engineer
Mike Waite
Postdoctoral Researcher
Chris Tan
Scientific Technician
Gordon Shaw
Project Manager
Viktor Roytman
Software Engineer
Naichen Zhao
Energy Planning Engineer
Hernan Figueroa
Associate Research Scientist
Jack Bott
Systems Engineer
Roy Han
Senior Software Engineer
Akhilesh Ramakrishnan
Graduate Student (MS Track)
Shengxi “Max” Yuan
Graduate Student Researcher (PhD Track)
Noah Rauschkolb
Graduate Student Researcher (PhD Track)
Sally Simone Fobi Nsutezo
Graduate Student Researcher (PhD Track)
Terence Michael Conlon
Graduate Student Researcher (PhD Track)
Meredith Coulis
Software Engineer

Alumni

Belinda Archibong
Barnard
Brandon Ogle
Brett Gleitsmann
Joe Woo
John Humphrey
Myf Ma
Pamela Sanchez
Zaiming Yao
Matthew Basinger
Consulting
Arindam Bhattacharjee
Olivebooks
Hayri Cabuk
Veterans Health Administration
Qian Chen
Mingyong Chen
Caterpillar
Dulyachot Cholaseuk
Faculty of Engineering
Roxana Cosmaciuc
UNICEF
Olivier Eiff
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Justin Elszasz
Consultant
Hisham Faoud
Egypt
Bethany Fisher
NREL
Chris Gnafakis
Credit Suisse
Roy Han
CrossCompute 
Drew Pitney Higginson
UCSD PhD Program 
Songbae Hong
LBL
Jianchun Huan
CFD Analysis
Hildigunnur Jónsdóttir
DONG Energy 
Selin Kocaman
Bilikent University
Malcolm Knapp
The Engineer Accelerator
Panagiotis Kotsidas
Singapore 
Mitchell Lee
First Solar
Carlos Abad Lopez
Stanford
Dean Madroukas
Liz Martin
Live @ 365
Matthew McCarthy
Lehigh
Edmundo Nunez
Saunders Trade and Technical
Andrew O’Grady
Lily Parshall
Edeniq
Dana Pillai
Delos Labs
Richard Quadracci
Quad Graphics
Aly Sanoh
World Bank
Ahmet Shehata
Consulting
Jeff Shrader
UCSD PhD student
Nathan Stodola
International WELL Building Institute
Jonathan Thompson
Jian-Hong Zhang
Jiang Zhe
U of Akron
Alex Zvoleff
Conservation International
Carlos Abad
Postdoc Stanford
Samina Akbari
Film 
Arnaud Algrin
BNP Paribas
Matt Basinger
AE Consulting
Matt Berg
ONA
Reuben Bushnell
PennState PhD student and Lunar Lion team
Salah Chafik
CRED Staff
Jiehua Chen
QED
Elliot Cohen
Rocky Mountain Institute
Jonathan Demierre
Ukanga Dickson
ONA
Susan Doll
Appalachian State University
Alex Dory
Harvard 
Sandy Eapen 
Kate Freeman
WB 
Candice Heberer
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Alex Hoffman
Americal Pubic Power Corporation
Rahul Kitchlu
WB
Susan Kum
SUNY Buffalo 
Peter Lubell-Doughtie
ONA
Andrew Marder
Princeton 
Rajesh Menon
Harbinger 
Dean Modroukas
Innoveering Oil Services
Shashank Mohan
Rhodium Group 
Norbert Mueller
Michigan Tech
Gautam Nair
Yale ISPS 
Andrew O'Grady
Bronx Early College Academy
Kristine Oppelstrup
Management Consultant 
Denis Papathanasiou
Dana Pillai
Consulting 
Prabhas Pokharel
ONA
Stephen Pothier
George Washington University
Francisco Sebastian Rodriguez-Sanchez
SES
Aly Sanoh
World Bank
Ahmed Shehata
WorleyParsons Resources and Energy
Daniel Soto
Sonoma State University
Jonathan Thompson
AECOM
Jessika Trancik
MIT
Martijn van de Rijdt
Enketo
Tamer Wasfy
Indiana-Purdue University
Larry Weya
ONA
Ivan Willig
Clubhouse Software
Jacob Winiecki
CGAP
Roger Wong
ONA
Jonathan Carbajal
Jon Wohl
Bianca Howard
Imperial College
Abdi Dahir
Matt Zebiak
Grad Student UC Berkeley

Partners

We work with diverse partners, ranging from small non-profit organizations to large government bodies, mainly working in the developing world.