Short & long duration storage and multi-sector integration for a resilient grid.
Division Director, Chemical Sciences
Catalytic transformations of energy carriers; N2, CO2, renewable oxygenates
Harnessing, guiding, and galvanizing the expertise, capabilities, and innovation across Berkeley Lab to accelerate real-world energy storage solutions.
Rechargeable solid-state batteries.
Group Leader, Energy Storage
Understanding the effect of material properties and process conditions with regard to the fabrication and functionality of composite electrodes.
Characterization of nanoscale chemistry at interfaces with infrared spectroscopy.
Associate Lab Director, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Subsurface energy storage, such as thermal, hydrogen and natural gas storage.
Group Leader, Grid Integration
Design and demonstration of controls for renewable and resilient microgrids.
Data-driven simulation of complex reaction cascades.
Process modeling and techno-economic analysis to identify the key material and system properties to meet cost and performance targets.
Project Lead, GMLC Technical Assistance
Regulatory and policy options for promoting and leveraging storage as a grid asset.
Associate Laboratory Director, Computing Sciences
Simulations to understand the properties of new materials.
Development of novel materials for energy storage.
Developing functional materials based on rational design.
Development of low-cost energy storage systems for the grid
Understanding/Revealing echem storage and conversion interfacial chemistry
Lead, Geothermal Systems Program
Seasonal thermal energy storage of water in geologic formations.
Deputy Division Director, Energy Storage & Distributed Resources
Materials for beyond lithium ion batteries (solid-state, sodium-ion).
Building hybrid HVAC with integrated phase change material based thermal storage
Distributed batteries' market and policy drivers, grid value, and adoption.
Division Director, Accelerator Technology & Applied Physics
Precision processing and probing via ultrafast lasers, unlocking new properties.
Modeling distributed storage for demand-side management and resiliency
Broad interests in use of geologic systems for energy storage.
Operando soft x-ray spectroscopy for electrochemical interfacial phenomena.
Electrified approaches to produce materials needed for energy storage.
Solid state lithium batteries: failure and safety.
Storage valuation models for electricity markets and grid resilience planning.
Physics-based modeling of thermal equipment to enable innovative design and optimal operation of integrated energy systems for buildings and districts.
Digital design and discovery of new materials for electrochemical energy storage devices.
Life-cycle assessment to analyze greenhouse gas and energy consumption implications of emerging energy storage technologies.
Eric M.V. Hoek
Synthesis of novel electrode materials for green hydrogen production via seawater and waste acid electrolysis.
District energy systems with waste heat recovery, thermal storage, and aquifers.
Deputy Director, Liquid Sunlight Alliance
Photoelectrochemical conversion air to chemicals using only sunlight as an energy source.
Co-Lead, Energy Storage Across Time & Length Scales Strategic Initiative
Computational design of novel energy storage materials.
Catalytic plasma-assisted conversion of CO2 and plastic waste to fuel.
Critical raw material demand and supply.
Leader, Thermal Energy Group
Design and development of optimal materials and systems for thermal storage.
Fundamental understanding of synthesis process-structure-performance relation via operando and in situ characterization.
James Hyungkwan Kim
Value and costs of energy storage technologies and related market policy in response to deep decarbonized grid needs.
Division Director, Energy Analysis & Environmental Impact
Role of energy storage in integrated energy systems.
Fundamental phenomena that determine performance of electrochemical materials.
Mechanochemistry, solid-polymer electrolytes & interfaces, hydrogen technologies.
Head, Center for Sustainable Materials and Innovation at UCB
Driven quantum materials for enhanced properties and multi-functionality.
Dielectric film capacitors for high temperature applications.
Leader, Applied Energy Materials Group
Design and synthesis of new materials and system engineering for energy storage.
Developing new materials for high temperature (>1000 C) thermal energy storage, and noninvasive sensors for property mapping in batteries.
Bryan D. McCloskey
Characterization of interfacial and transport processes in Li-ion batteries.
Program Manager, Electricity Markets and Policy
Program design, economics, and implementation for grid-connected systems.
Program Manager, Sustainable Transportation Initiative
Program Manager for the Energy Technologies Area Sustainable Transportation Initiative
Integration of energy storage, wind, and solar, into electricity markets.
Associate Lab Director, Energy Sciences
Theory and computation of novel phases and phenomena for solar energy conversion.
Division Director, Energy Geosciences
Uses of the subsurface for energy storage.
Methods for autonomous discovery of materials for energy storage.
System architectures and communication technologies for managing storage in buildings for maximum customer and grid benefit.
Mechanistic simulation of subsurface/geologic energy storage.
Research on how storage can help integrate large share of renewables in grid.
Synchrotron X-ray microCT (3D imaging) of batteries, fuel cells, and materials.
Cybersecurity for energy delivery systems, including storage.
Hydrogen and thermal energy storage: process and techno-economic analysis.
Division Director, Molecular Foundry & Director, Materials Project
Computational, data-driven approaches to understand and design novel electrolytes, electrode materials, and cathode coatings.
Storage for heavy duty transport: trucks, rail, and ships.
Division Director, Building Technology & Urban Systems Division
Mary Ann Piette
Integration of storage building buildings to enable lowering bills, GHG, and integration with grid, includes sizing and control.
Cross-sector energy storage applications to rail and marine modes and the grid.
Associate Laboratory Director, Energy Technologies
Controls for thermal and electrical storage in buildings and DER.
Energy storage needs and opportunities for industrial processes.
Technology development, validation, commercialization.
Executive Director, FLEXLAB®
Associate Laboratory Director, Physical Sciences
Applications of plasma and accelerator physics; engineering expertise.
Characterization of the atomic scale structure and dynamics of solid-electrolyte interfaces under operating conditions.
Deputy Leader, Electricity Markets and Policy Department
Alignment of regulation and policy with energy storage systems.
Program Head, Fusion Science & Ion Beam Technology
Development of applied physics techniques to advance energy storage R&D.
Deputy Division Director for Science, Advanced Light Source
X-ray instrumentation for ALS users with nanoscale chemical sensitivity.
Electricity system planning and demand flexibility.
Characterization of battery materials and devices.
Deputy Division Director for Research, Energy Analysis & Environmental Impacts
Life-cycle assessment and technoeconomic analysis of battery storage applications.
LCA/TEA and energy/material flow analysis of energy storage technologies.
PCM-enabled thermal storage; repurposing coal facilities for energy storage.
Co-Lead, DOE Energy Storage Grand Challenge sub-group
Techno-economic analysis and domestic manufacturing opportunities and impacts.
C. Anna Spurlock
Transportation behavior, transportation system modeling, decarbonization, equity.
Simulating battery electrode manufacturing, and structure-property correlations.
William T. Stringfellow
Technological and environmental analysis of critical material supply chains.
Development of highly efficient and reversible liquid organic hydrogen carrier system.
Characterization of the nanostructure of energy materials with x-rays.
Jeroen van Tilborg
Applying lasers to advanced manufacturing and in-situ diagnostics.
Material design, synthesis, and processing for Li-ion batteries and beyond.
Life cycle simulation of electrode microstructure; slurry manufacturing process.
Scalable processing, diagnostics, and optimization of Solid State Battery and Solid Oxide Cell devices, components, and materials.
Facility Director, Inorganic Nanostructures
Molecular, thermal, and ionic storage in multicomponent media.
Analysis based on machine learning for quality control of lithium metal battery.
Electric vehicle charging infrastructure assessment and vehicle-grid integration.
Leader, Energy Conversion Group & Deputy Director of HydroGEN Consortium
Optimizing electrochemical and chemical storage including flow batteries and H2.
Hydrogen energy storage cost analysis (reversible fuel cells, MW-scale PEM FC).
Dilni Kaveendi Koggala Wellalage
High energy density electrode development.
Computational tools for design and operation of building energy systems, including their storage and control strategies.
Director of the Lithium Resource Research and Innovation Center (LiRRIC)
Sustainable mineral resource use.
Market analysis and valuation of hybrid power plants that pair wind or solar with storage.
Soft X-ray spectroscopy characterizations of reaction mechanism in batteries.
Division Director, Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division
Mechanistic understanding of solar energy conversion to create fuels.
Crystalline porous materials for electrochemical energy storage application
Analysis to reduce cost, improve manufacturing, and enhance equity.
In situ TEM study of Li dendrite formation, SEI, low temperature electrolyte.
Group Leader, Laser Technologies
Next-generation laser technologies in energy storage applications.