The mission of Berkeley Lab's Energy Technologies Area (ETA) is to perform analysis, research, and development leading to better energy technologies and the reduction of adverse energy-related environmental impacts. We build on a strong foundation of energy-efficiency to perform research and analysis in a wide range of topics, from buildings to batteries to indoor air quality, the electricity grid, transportation, and environmental impacts.
ETA carries out its work through the support of the U.S. Department of Energy (ETA's primary sponsor), other federal entities, state governments, and the private sector. Our staff of 500 represents a diverse cross section of fields and skills, ranging from architecture, physics and mechanical engineering, to economics and public policy.
Many staff members have joint appointments at the University of California Berkeley, and we draw on students and recent graduates from University of California and other academic institutions for research assistants and postdoctoral appointments.
Ravi Prasher is ETA's associate laboratory director (find out more at eta.lbl.gov/people/ravi-prasher).