Dr. Patrick Phelan

Program Manager for Emerging Technologies

US Department of Energy

Patrick Phelan received his BS degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, his MS degree from MIT, and his PhD from UC Berkeley, all in mechanical engineering. Following a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, he started his academic career as an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii in 1992. In 1996 he moved to Arizona State University (ASU), where he is a Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, and a Senior Sustainability Scientist. While on leave from ASU he served as the Director of the NSF Thermal Transport Processes Program from 2006 to 2008. He is again on leave from ASU, and through July 2016 is the Program Manager for Emerging Technologies in the Building Technologies Office, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, US Department of Energy.