Phillip Price

Phil Price

Sustainable Energy Systems Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R2002
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 90-2006
(510) 486-7875

Dr. Phillip Price has a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Kentucky, and has worked in the Indoor Environment Department since 1992. In the early 1990s he became one of the foremost authorities on the spatial and statistical distribution of indoor radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas. He then joined the Airflow and Pollutant Transport Group, where he co-developed state-of-the-art algorithms for mapping airborne pollutant concentrations using optical remote sensing data. His current research involves quantifying uncertainties in predictions of indoor pollutant transport, and designing experiments to reduce uncertainties as effectively as possible. He also leads the group's award-winning efforts to determine how building managers and operators can reduce risks from airborne chemical or biological weapons.

Areas of expertise:

  • Bayesian hierarchical modeling
  • Computed tomography based on sparse data
  • Time-series data analysis


  • Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • Head of a team that won the 2004 Federal Laboratory Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer
  • LBNL Outstanding Performance Award in 2000

This publications database is an ongoing project, and not all Division publications are represented here yet.




Price, Phillip N., Kristina Hamachi LaCommare, Jennifer A. McWilliams, and Michael D. Sohn. Anthrax Sampling and Decontamination: Technology Trade-Offs. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009. Download: PDF (670.02 KB)
Black, Douglas R., and Phillip N. Price. Contam airflow models of three large buildings: Model descriptions and validation. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009. Download: 
Granderson, Jessica, Mary Ann Piette, Girish Ghatikar, and Phillip N. Price. "Preliminary Findings from an Analysis of Building Energy Information System Technologies." In 2009 National Conference on Building Commissioning. Seattle, WA, 2009. Download: PDF (1.71 MB)


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