Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division

Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division

ETA researchers in the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division conduct R&D and develop technologies that provide the electricity grid with significant storage capability for:

  • energy generated from renewable sources
  • real-time monitoring and response technologies for the “smart grid” to optimize energy use and communication between electricity providers and consumers
  • technologies for improved electricity distribution reliability

Their goal is to identify and develop technologies, policies and strategies to enable a shift to renewable energy sources at $1 per watt for a low-cost, low-carbon, reliable electric grid.

Researchers develop, demonstrate and deploy:

  • Advanced battery and fuel cell technologies for both transportation and stationary applications
  • Microgrid technologies that allow enterprises and communities to supply their own clean energy
  • Real-time smart grid/demand response technologies to allow energy users, suppliers and grid operators to run efficiently
  • Software and hardware technologies to improve the reliability of the grid
  • Very low-emissions combustion technologies
  • Advanced physical and chemical sensors for developing new energy materials and detecting hazardous waste


Shreya Agarwal (510) 610-6248
Adrian Albert (510) 213-1220
Judith Alvarado (510) 486-4501
Marie-Louise Arlt (510) 486-4929
Daniel Arnold (858) 344-3759
Pedro Arrechea (510) 642-2295
Andreas Backhaus (510) 486-4720
Sangjae Bae (510) 590-8798
Aditya Balasubramanian (412) 996-6215
Carmen Bas
Vince Battaglia (510) 486-7172
Maxime Baudette (510) 486-5855
Sarah Berlinger (510) 486-6575
Yitian Bie (510) 486-7207
Doug Black (510) 486-7904


Publications by Organization


Prasher, R. S., Acoustic Mismatch Model for Thermal Contact Conductance of Van Der Waals Contacts Under Static Force, Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 1 - 5, 2018.
Pant, L. M., Z. Yang, M. L. Perry, and A. Z. Weber, Development of a Simple and Rapid Diagnostic Method for Polymer-Electrolyte Fuel Cells, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, vol. 165, no. 6, pp. F3007 - F3014, 2018.
Tucker, M. C., Dynamic-temperature operation of metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources, vol. 395, pp. 314 - 317, 2018.
Weber, A. Z. and T. E. Lipman, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Production: Introduction, in Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Meyers, R. A., Ed. New York, NY: Springer New York, 2018, pp. 1 - 8.
Hai, R., X. Mao, G. C. Y. Chan, R. E. Russo, H. Ding, and V. Zorba, Internal mixing dynamics of Cu/Sn-Pb plasmas produced by femtosecond laser ablation, Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, vol. 148, pp. 92 - 98, 2018.
Kusoglu, A., Ionomer Thin Films in PEM Fuel Cells, in Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Meyers, R. A., Ed. New York, NY: Springer New York, 2018, pp. 1 - 23.
Tucker, M. C., Personal power using metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells operated in a camping stove flame, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 43, no. 18, pp. 8991 - 8998, 2018.
Roberts, C., Review of International Grid Codes, 2018.


Pant, L. M. and A. Z. Weber, Communication—Modeling Polymer-Electrolyte Fuel-Cell Agglomerates with Double-Trap Kinetics, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, vol. 164, no. 11, pp. E3102 - E3104, 2017.
Chalise, D., K. Shah, R. S. Prasher, and A. Jain, Conjugate Heat Transfer Analysis of Thermal Management of a Li-Ion Battery Pack, Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 011008-011008-8, 2017.