Dr. Kosanovic’s research interests include combined heat and power, distributed generation, unit commitment modeling for dispatch of power plants in the grid, gas turbine combustion, mixing, and steam cycle analysis.
In addition to his experience at CEERE, Dr. Kosanovic worked for seven years at an urban power plant/direct heating facility. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UMass Amherst and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Belgrade.
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Lauren's previous professional experience includes assisting commercial and industrial customers with identifying, analyzing and implementing energy efficiency projects at Efficiency Vermont; supporting ENERGY STAR specification development, creating marketing and technical training materials, and developing widely used energy savings calculators for more than 30 types of residential and commercial products as a consultant to the U.S. EPA; working on potential studies for energy efficiency, demand response and combined heat and power; and managing and contributing to program evaluations and technical reference manual development for demand-side management programs across North America.
Lauren holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UMass Amherst. She worked in the Industrial Assessment Center as a graduate student, and her master's thesis on the potential for combined heat and power in Massachusetts was used by utility companies and government agencies for policy analysis and program planning. She is a Certified Energy Manager through the Association of Energy Engineers.
Contact: 413-545-0651, email
Benjamin's research interests include thermal energy storage, modeling of thermal systems in TRNSYS, combined heat and power, district energy, distributed generation, geothermal systems and solid state energy conversion.
Benjamin's past professional experience includes operating a geothermal and solar PV consulting and installation company, where he assessed residential and light commercial installations as an IGSHPA Accredited geothermal heat pump installer. Additionally, he helped found the Connecticut Geothermal Association and served as the Chair of Community Outreach.
Contact: 413-545-4454, email
Contact: 413-545-2853, email