Ana Comesana

Ana Comesana

Scientific Engineer Associate



Ana Comesaña is a Scientific Engineering Associate who uses data science and machine learning in the Building and Industrial Applications department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Ana thrives on discovering patterns in complex environments, and enjoys using data-driven science to make sense of chaos and find innovative solutions to complex problems. She is dedicated to bringing people together and fostering a multidisciplinary environment of collaboration and effective teamwork.

Ana uses her experience to support research in a variety of applications. Some examples include identifying viable bio-jet fuels and accelerating alternative jet fuel research, as well as developing a thorough understanding of water treatment processes to reduce system downtime and costs of a water treatment facility.



Applied Mathematics, B.A., University of California Berkeley, 2019


2023 R&D 100 Award: R&D 100 Professional Team of the Year -  August 29th 2023

The Energy Management Systems Team receives the R&D 100 Professional Team of the Year Award from R&D World for its ongoing international efforts to advance energy management business practices in the commercial, manufacturing, and institutional sectors. The team has collectively built on each other’s strengths to make a profound impact in their respective fields. By leveraging their diverse academic and personal backgrounds, the team has created a technical program that reaches people working in all sectors of the economy. The team has published international standards, conducted original research, delivered technical assistance to organizations globally, developed professional workforce certification programs, and partnered with private and public sector organizations to accelerate the deployment of energy management business practices. The team’s resources and practices have been adopted by tens of thousands of organizations worldwide, including large and small manufacturers, regional hospital groups, government agencies, schools and universities, and corporate and boutique hotel chains. To learn more about energy management system business practices, visit