Josh Quinnell, PhD
Senior Research Engineer

As a senior research engineer at the CEE, Josh works on grid modernization efforts including strategic electrification, solar energy deployment optimization, and using efficiency and other DERs to manage distribution system capacity. His recent work includes HVAC duct leakage and retrofit sealing, condensing boiler efficiency, energy recovery ventilation systems, garage contaminant transport, and residential furnace efficiency retrofits.

Josh has thirteen years research experience in solar energy, heat and mass transfer, and energy efficiency. Prior to CEE, Josh spent time researching thermochemical storage cycles at ZAE Bayern outside Munich Germany and the Solar Energy Lab at the University of Minnesota. Josh obtained his master’s degree (2008) and PhD (2012) in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Josh Quinnell, PhD