Rebecca Zarin Pass

Rebecca Zarin Pass
Guest Faculty
(510) 486-4759

Rebecca Zarin Pass is a postdoctoral fellow in the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division. Her research focuses on optimizing the thermodynamic performance of energy-intensive infrastructure. She is currently examining efficiency opportunities associated with networking buildings at the urban scale. This is largely centered on analysis, design, and implementation of novel district thermal systems. She is also involved in work on urban water management and innovative desalination technologies.
Dr. Zarin Pass received her Ph.D. from the Advanced Energy Systems Laboratory in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. Her work there focused on developing maximum-efficiency architectures for steady-flow chemical engines. She simultaneously earned a PhD minor in Computational Mathematics in Engineering. Prior to her PhD, she received a B.S. in Earth Systems and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.