Personal Profile

Jeff Munk is a senior research engineer for NREL’s Alaska Campus in Fairbanks and serves as the subprogram lead for the Appliance and Equipment Standards Program. His research is mainly focused on residential heat pumps, including cold climate heat pumps and laboratory and field performance measurements. His work with the Appliance and Equipment Standards Program focuses on developing and improving test procedures and efficiency metrics through investigative testing and analysis.

Prior to joining NREL in 2022, Jeff was a researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for 13 years where his research spanned many different areas, including residential heat pumps and heat pump water heaters, cold climate heat pumps, connected communities, model predictive control and reinforcement learning of HVAC and water heating equipment, and laboratory and field evaluations.

Professional Experience

Researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2009–2022)

Problem Resolution Engineer and Furnace Development Engineer, Carrier Corporation (2003–2008)

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University


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