Melinda Keller
Senior Technical Manager


An experienced consultant who has performed first-hand research in the field, Melinda Keller brings deep expertise in heat transfer and energy conservation to the consulting team here at Benningfield Group.

Driven by her passion to combating climate change, Melinda’s role will be to help train California’s energy professionals, educating them about the industry’s most pressing problems and innovative solutions. Melinda hopes they will be well-equipped to set new standards in the ongoing energy revolution.

When she’s not working with us at the Benningfield Group, Melinda works as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, where she received both a Bachelor and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Melinda also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management Engineering from Claremont McKenna College and has a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering pending from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Outside of the office, Melinda is committed to increasing inclusivity and diversity in engineering. Whether its working with the Girl Scouts to provide STEM opportunities for young women or recruiting culturally diverse students for Cal Poly, Melinda truly lives her passions.

When she’s not thinking about engineering, Melinda is an involved member of the gaming community at Cal Poly, where she runs several groups dedicated to developing and enjoying new games. Along with her daughter, Melinda is also a member of a Renaissance Folk Dance Group, which performs at several faires every year.