Sam Calisch

Hi there, I'm Sam. I'm an engineer and scientist focused on electrification and decarbonization. I co-founded Channing Copper and lead technology development there. I also helped start Rewiring America, a nonprofit focused on electrification, where I am currently Head of Special Projects. I sometimes dress as a heat pump to talk to people about electrification.

Previously, I founded Elmworks and was a research fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab through Activate. Before that, I completed my PhD at MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms. You can read my thesis here. I also taught at MIT and in Fab Labs around the world. Before MIT, I worked at Otherlab, developing analytical and computational tools for advanced manufacturing and energy technologies.

When not in the lab or workshop, I enjoy spending time on trails or in the kitchen.

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SEC, 2022