EPIC Faculty/Staff

Jim Gafford
Assistant Director, Special Projects
David Biela
Operations and Technical Lab Associate
Ali Bonakdar
Associate Professor of Design and Manufacturing
Lori Brown
Research Business Officer, CRA
Marion Cantor
Executive Assistant
Valentina Cecchi
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director
Youxing Chen
Assistant Professor
Badrul Chowdhury
Assistant Director – Strategic Development & Faculty Liaison, Professor
Daniel Evans
Research Engineer
Benjamin Futrell
Research Engineer – Building Sciences
John Hall
Assistant Professor
Tao Hong
Associate Professor Graduate Director
EPIC
Shannon Jenkins
Business Services Coordinator/CAPER Administrator
Sukumar Kamalasadan
Duke Distinguished Professor
Timothy Kernicky
Assistant Research Professor for Structures
Saffeer M. Khan
Professor of Practice and Flexible Energy Lab Manager
Milind Khire
Assistant Director – Environment & Construction, Professor
Andrew LeClair
Research Engineer – Electro-Mechanical Systems Design and Integration Specialist
Madhav Manjrekar
Assistant Director for Corporate Engagement
Surabhi Manjrekar
Travel and Procurement Coordinator
Robin Moose
Business Officer
Youngjin Park
Assistant Director – Infrastructure, Interim HighBay Director
Babak Parkhideh
Associate Professor
Jamie Ruchser
Economic and Workforce Development Associate – Affiliates Program Manager
Nenad Sarunac
Research Professor
Ehab Shoubaki
Lab Manager, Duke Energy Smart Grid Laboratory
Nataly Tapper
Senior Award Management Specialist
Miao Wang
Research Engineer – Energy Storage Systems and AI
Matthew Whelan
Associate Professor
Tiefu Zhao
Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering