Mr. Christian Jones is a Research Assistant in Clean Energy where he provides in-depth analysis and technical research support for various clean energy and engineering initiatives. He plays a key role in the management of the energy program for HARC’s Living Lab, the organization’s headquarters, which is certified LEED Platinum, certified LEED Zero Energy, and Energy Star rated 99/100. He is also part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)’s Southcentral Onsite Energy Generation Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) where he assists the team in advancing clean energy technologies.
Prior to joining HARC, Mr. Jones worked for a prominent temperature components company as a Quality Engineer. In this role, he ensured quality standards and excelled in managing day-to-day production operations. While simultaneously managing several projects, he implemented effective plans and strategies to enhance processes within the facility.
Mr. Jones earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University. As part of his studies, Mr. Jones conducted groundbreaking research on enhancing the quality and yield of biofuel, which involved utilizing a fixed bed batch reactor for pyrolysis processes with switchgrass as the biomass. His work on the topic fueled his passion for pursuing a career in clean and renewable energy. He was also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
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HARC hosts the U.S. Department of Energy's Southcentral Onsite Energy Technical Assistance Partnership, providing technical assistance and hosting webinars and workshops for industrial facilities and other large energy users (across Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico) to increase the adoption of onsite clean energy technologies.