Chris R Price

R&D Associate Staff Member

Christopher R. Price is an R&D associate staff member in the Manufacturing Energy Efficiency Research and Analysis (MEERA) Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Chris received his Bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University and PhD from Texas A&M University in mechanical engineering with a focus on advanced control systems, building HVAC systems, and energy efficiency. He has also worked at the Texas A&M Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) preforming energy audits at small to medium sized manufacturing plants in throughout Southeast Texas.

As part of the MEERA group, Chris is a Technical Account Manager for the DOE’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Program Partners where he supports companies in baselining and tracking their energy consumption and implementing energy management programs by finding cost-effective opportunities for facilities. He also supports the development of numerous software tools and technical resources for industry including energy baseline tracking, renewable energy, and utility bill analysis. Chris is also involved in strategic analysis of new technologies, assessing their potential to save energy and improve productivity including in the geothermal energy sector and smart manufacturing. Chris is also involved in coordinating international energy efficiency outreach initiatives that help developing countries adopt energy efficient practices and technologies.