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Alumni, Thomas Murray, 2013 New Faces of Engineering Finalist!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Thomas Murray MechE '10 chosen as 2013 New Faces of Engineering Finalist

In honor of National Engineers Week (February 17-23, 2013), Thomas Murray Mech'10 has been chosen by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) as a 2013 New Faces of Engineering Finalist. The New Faces of Engineering program highlights the interesting and unique work of young engineers and the resulting impact on society. Young engineers two to five years out of school are the focus of this recognition program. Engineers Week sponsoring societies nominated young working engineers from among their membership.

Thomas, E.I.T., is a senior consultant with Navigant, where he helps clients solve some of the energy industry’s most pressing challenges by providing rigorous engineering and financial analysis. His work enables clients to deploy renewable energy and energy efficient technology, reduce CO2 emissions and fossil fuel dependence, and establish policy objectives. Several of his projects focus on reducing CO2 emissions and fossil fuel dependence through thermal optimization. For a project with the U.S. Navy, Thomas played a key role in developing and applying complex thermal models and ultimately helped identify $11 million in potential cost savings while reducing CO2 emissions from the district heating system by 11 percent. In addition, he leads the analysis of operational improvement data collected by the Department of Energy’s Smart Grid investment grant program, the results of which will inform U.S. electric utilities about what technologies they should invest in to reduce both costs and pollutants.

Thomas graduated from the Sibley School with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.

To read his full bio, visit: http://www.eweek.org/Site/Engineers/newfaces2013/ASME.shtml

For more information about the 2013 New Faces of Engineering, visit: http://www.eweek.org/Site/Engineers/newfaces2013/index.shtml

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