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


Philip Marcus (510) 486-6327
Dalia Martinez Escobar (510) 486-4772
Salman Mashayekh (510) 486-6779
Kiran Mathew (510) 486-7218
Bryan McCloskey (510) 642-2295
Kyle McEntush (925) 948-5121
Eric Mcshane (510) 642-2295
Maya Minamihara (510) 486-4636
Joey Montoya (510) 495-2809
David Mrdjenovich (858) 805-1789
Alice Muller (510) 486-6682
Jessica Nichols (510) 664-7219
Dayana Oropeza (510) 495-2899
Joseph Palakapilly (510) 486-7218
Lalit Pant (510) 486-5254


Publications by Organization


Vaughey, Jack T., Gao Liu, and Ji-Guang Zhang. "Stabilizing the surface of lithium metal." MRS Bulletin 39, no. 05 (2014): 429-435.
Weber, Adam Z.. "Thermal Effects in Electrochemical Systems." Encyclopedia of Applied Electrochemistry (2014): 2069-2073.
Doeff, Marca M., Jordi Cabana, and Mona Shirpour. "Titanate Anodes for Sodium Ion Batteries." Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials 24, no. 1 (2014): 5-14.
Kueck, John D., Dmitry Kosterev, John Undrill, and Joseph H. Eto. "Voltage sag and recovery influence for modeling motor loads." In 2014 IEEE/PES Transmission & Distribution Conference & Exposition (T&D)2014 IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition, 1-5. Chicago, IL, USA: IEEE, 2014.