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Theresa Pistochini

PhD Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis, University of California, Davis

Theresa Pistochini is a Ph.D. candidate in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Davis and Co-Director of Engineering at the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Institute and Western Cooling Efficiency Center with 12 years of experience in applied research in energy efficiency and building operation, primarily in the areas of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.

She led the development and construction of an HVAC testing laboratory in 2013 and has served as co-PI or project manager on several large projects, including the California Energy Commission funded project to develop a Product Evaluation Hub. Theresa provides technical management for the engineering staff, reviewing project progress including experimental plans, analyses, results, and publications. She earned her M.S. degree from UC Davis and is a registered professional engineer in California.


  • –present
    Engineering Manager, Western Cooling Efficiency Center, University of California, Davis