Dana Levy

Dana Levy, PhD, is the program manager for industrial research at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), where he directs a six-member team managing more than $65 million of NYSERDA funding in active contracts, and leveraging an additional $175 million of project partner funds.

Established more than 30 years ago, NYSERDA creates effective programs to improve New York State’s economic competitiveness and energy efficiency in an environmentally sound manner; typical programs provide grant funds. The industrial research program focuses on industrial process and productivity improvements, new product development, emerging technologies, advanced agricultural techniques, such as controlled environment agriculture and indoor aquaculture, and end-use customer acquisition of distributed generation-combined heat and power (DG-CHP) electric generating systems, such as reciprocating engines, microturbines, combustion gas and steam turbines, and fuel cells.

Prior to joining NYSERDA in 1999, Levy served as environmental coordinator at the Army’s Watervliet Arsenal, and as an environmental engineering consultant to industry and government.