Neal Elliott is the Associate Director for Research of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), coordinating ACEEE's overall research efforts. Elliott has been with ACEEE since 1993, founding the Industrial and Agricultural Programs. Elliott is an internationally recognized expert and author on energy efficiency, energy efficiency programs and policies, electric motor systems, combined heat and power and clean distributed energy, analysis of energy efficiency and energy markets, and a frequent speaker at domestic and international conferences.
Prior to joining ACEEE, Elliott was an adjunct associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University and Senior Engineering Project Manager at the N. C. Alternative Energy Corp. (now Advanced Energy) where he was the founding director of the Industrial Energy Laboratory. Prior to AEC he worked as N.C. Wood Assistance Team Leader for the Industrial Extension Service and Department of Wood and Paper Science at North Carolina State University.
Elliott received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University, and was a Dean's Fellow and received a Ph.D. from Duke University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina and has six patents in the area of thermal storage and produce processing.