Mr. Christian Jones graduated from Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical engineering. While attending Prairie View, he performed research to improve the quality and yield of biofuel using a fixed bed batch reactor to perform the process of pyrolysis using switchgrass as the biomass. During his senior design project, his work on this research topic fueled his passion for pursuing a career in clean and renewable energy.
Mr. Jones has always shown an interest in helping people and engineering. The energy industry allows him to combine these two interests with utility work from an energy engineering standpoint. While attending PVAMU, he maintained a committee seat for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
After obtaining his degree, Mr. Jones joined a temperature components company where he supplied engineering support from a Quality Engineer perspective. In addition, he also provided production management of day-to-day operations. With this position, he managed several projects simultaneously and created plans and strategies to improve current processes used in the facility.
At HARC, his duties entail providing analysis and technical research support for clean energy and engineering projects, specifically promoting the Department of Energy’s Southcentral CHP TAP. He also helps manage the energy program for HARC’s Living Lab, the organization’s headquarters, which has LEED Platinum, Zero Energy certified, and maintains an Energy Star Rating of 100. Mr. Jones also serves as a committee seat holder for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee at HARC.