Dr. Prakash Rao is a Principal Scientific Engineering Associate within the High Tech and Industrial Systems Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Rao‘s research interests are to improve industrial energy and water efficiency across the US manufacturing sector through conducting analysis of sector and company specific energy efficiency improvement potential, assisting in the establishment of voluntary programs to reduce industrial energy and water consumption, assessing the energy efficiency improvement potential of the US industrial and commercial motor system base, developing energy management strategies for small to midsized manufacturers, and developing software tools and publications to promote energy efficiency opportunities. Prior to coming to LBNL, Dr. Rao received his doctorate in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Rutgers University where he assisted in the field management duties of the US DOE Industrial Assessment Centers. Dr. Rao received his bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
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