Tom Marsik is the Research Director at the Cold Climate Housing Research Center. He has a joint position with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he serves as an Associate Professor of Sustainable Energy for the UAF Bristol Bay Campus and Alaska Center for Energy and Power. He is passionate about research and education in the areas of energy and sustainability, and utilizes the synergies of his joint position to benefit people in Alaska and beyond. His passion is reflected in numerous honors, including Alaska’s Top Forty Under 40 award and a recognition from the World Record Academy for designing and constructing the world’s tightest residential building on record.

Tom has an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Czech Technical University in Prague, and a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He has numerous publications and has served on high profile committees, including Alaska’s Governor Bill Walker’s Transition Team and its Consumer Energy subcommittee. He has a loving wife and a very precious daughter whose face keeps reminding him to work hard on helping develop a sustainable future.