Alex Woolf and Jesse Tootell
Jason Marden
Henley Hall Auditorium 1010
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Former UCSB undergraduates Alex Woolf and Jesse Tootell (class of 2009) will discuss the current state of the global food supply chain and pathways to decarbonization. Topics include microgrids, refrigeration controls, energy trading, electric & hydrogen vehicles, thermal energy storage, and novel cooling technology.

Lineage is the world's largest cold storage food warehouser with 481 warehouses globally. Lineage has received a number of awards including #1 Most Innovative Data Science Team by Fast Company in 2019. #31 Fortune Change the World list in 2021. #17, #3, #9 on the CNBC Disruptor list in 2021, 2022 and 2023, respectively. As well as 4 consecutive U.S. DOE Better Proiect awards between 2019-2022.


Alex graduated from UCSB with distinction in physics in 2009. He earned a PhD in Applied Physics from Harvard University in 2014, specializing in quantum optics under Professors Evelyn Hu and Federico Capasso. Afterward, he co-founded Lineage's Data Science team and now serves as VP of Research & Development, focusing on industrial decarbonization. Lineage is committed to achieving zero emissions by 2040 as a Climate Pledge signatory.

Jesse earned a B.S. in Aquatic Biology from UCSB (2009) and an M.S. in Biology with distinction from Cal State Northridge, specializing in community ecology and coral reef resilience. Transitioning from relevant positions at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and NOAA, he joined Lineage Logistics as the 5th member of their Data Science team. With an additional M.S. in Data Science from Northwestern University, he serves as Director of Research & Development at Lineage, concentrating on industrial microgrid development, energy markets, and decarbonization/efficiency technologies.