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Senthil Sundaramoorthy

R&D Associate Staff Member

Senthil Kumar is an Associate R&D Staff Member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) Manufacturing Energy Efficiency Research & Analysis Group. He has more than 12 years of experience in energy management of industrial and commercial energy systems and applying BestPractices. Senthil provides support to DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office’s (AMO’s) Better Plants and Better Climate Challenge partners through technical activities such as energy and carbon reduction roadmap development, baselining analyses, energy assessments and trainings. Senthil holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University where he was involved with the University’s Industrial Assessment Center (IAC). While at IAC, Senthil assisted in performing energy audits for small and medium sized manufacturing plants and developed a comprehensive energy analysis tool for the Galvanizing industry. Prior to ORNL, he worked at Hudson Technologies providing energy assessments, technical assistance and leading custom engineering projects. In his product lead role at Hudson, he managed Hudson’s Monitoring Based Commissioning (MBCx) and Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) platform to help customers monitor their energy intensive systems and to identify and implement energy efficiency projects. Senthil is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and a certified Qualified Specialist in the areas of process heating and steam.


  • MS, Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, West Virginia (2007 - 2010)
  • BE, Mechanical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (2002 - 2006)

Technical Skills

  • Energy management, performance monitoring and product management.
  • Industrial energy efficiency and decarbonization. 
  • Industrial process cooling, process heating and steam system. 
  • Refrigerant separation, recovery and reclamation. 
  • Custom models for engineering and energy efficiency projects. 

Publication - Journal Articles & Technical Proceedings

  • Sundaramoorthy, S., Gopalakrishnan, B., Latif, H., "Heat Balance Analysis of Annealing & Galv-anneal Furnace", Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Energy Engineering Journal, Volume 113, Issue 2, 2016.
  • Gopalakrishnan, B., Koonammodi, V., Sundaramoorthy, S., Chaudhari, S., "Multivariable Efficiency Evaluation of Boilers" Proceedings of the International Conference on Thermal Energy and Environment, Kalasalingam University, India, 2011.
  • Kumar, S., Chaudhari,S., "Automatic Entering Condenser Water Temperature Reset Strategy" Chiller & Cooling Best Practices Magazine, October 2019.
  • Ferland, K., Kumar, S., Papar, R., Quinn, J., "Technologies to Recover Low Temperature Waste Energy in Chemical Plants & Refineries" 35th Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC), New Orleans, LA, 2013.
  • Kumar, S., Shoemake, D., Papar, R., Chiller System Optimization Platform Saves Energy at “The University of Tulsa” Chiller & Cooling Best Practices Magazine, March 2020.