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Dr. Bryan Hannegan — Associate Laboratory Director, Energy Systems Integration

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In this role, Bryan Hannegan leads NREL's global initiative to optimize links between electricity, fuel, thermal, water, and communication networks in order to enable a more sustainable society.

Prior to joining NREL, Hannegan held several research leadership positions in fossil energy, renewable energy, and environmental science and technology at the Electric Power Research Institute, the non-profit R&D arm of the electric power industry. Earlier in his career, Hannegan served as a senior energy advisor to President George W. Bush in staff positions for the Council on Environmental Quality and the National Economic Council, and he has also served as a staff scientist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Hannegan is a former elected Director of the Coastside County Water District, and he serves on numerous professional societies and commissions, including the California Council on Science and Technology, the American Meteorological Society's Board on Global Strategies, and the International Energy Agency's Renewable Energy Industry Advisory Board.

He holds a doctorate in earth system science and a master's in engineering, both from the University of California, Irvine, and a bachelor's in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.