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Siva Gunda
Director of Research
Phone: (530) 574-2988


Siva Gunda is a PhD candidate in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering with a focus on alternate energy systems. His research focus is on the effect of sound and vibration on mass transfer through porous media, with applications towards enhancing the performance of PEM fuel cells. Prior to joining EEC, Siva has worked at several private and public institutions including General Electric – Power Systems, California Fuel Cell Partnership and the California Air Resources Board. Since joining the EEC, he received the Edison International Energy Efficiency fellowship for 2 years between 2007 and 2009. He also received the Business Development Fellowship from the UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship in 2007. Over his time at the EEC, Siva was involved in the business development of a number of startups in the efficiency space and won the Little Bang business plan completion and was a finalist at the California Clean Tech Open in 2008. He also presented at ACEEE on efficiency of cars and principal agent problems in campus computing usage. In the summer of 2008, he worked at PG&E as an intern in emerging technologies and in summer 2009 he worked with the Program for International Energy Technologies “Lighting the Way” team building a business in small-scale solar/LED technology for developing countries, including Zambia. Currently, as a program manager, Siva oversees all the student projects at the center and runs the Market Assessment Assistance Program (MAAP).