Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Sempra Chair in Energy Efficiency
Heat transfer, fluid mechanics, aerosols, energy efficiency, HVAC, indoor air quality, energy use management
Professor Modera is the Director of the Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC) and the Energy and Efficiency Institute (EEI) at UC Davis. He develops and directs multi-investigator, mission-oriented research programs that work to improve the energy use and costs associated with the built environment. His personal research interests include using aerosols to seal leaks remotely, using evolving sensors to diagnose building performance and evolving HVAC technologies, including evaporative cooling. WCEC students work on laboratory and field testing, as well as modelling, of evolving building technologies.