NREL's Energy Systems Integration directorate includes the Power Systems Engineering Center, Computational Science Center, Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Resilience Center, and Energy Systems Integration Facility operations staff.
Associate Lab Director, Energy Systems Integration
Dr. Bryan Hannegan leads the lab's global initiative to optimize links among electricity, fuel, thermal, water, and communication networks to enable a more sustainable society. Prior to joining NREL, Dr. Hannegan held several research leadership positions in fossil fuel-based, renewable energy, and environmental science and technology at the Electric Power Research Institute, the nonprofit research and development arm of the electric power industry.
Laboratory Program Manager, Grid Integration
Art Anderson manages the lab’s programmatic contributions to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Grid Modernization Initiative. His prior experience includes 9 years at Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), where he led the design and construction of PG&E’s Smart Meter Communications Laboratory, supporting one of the world’s largest smart meter deployment initiatives.
Energy Systems Integration Research Operations Director
Chad Blake provides strategic vision and leads the execution of science and technology research operations for the Energy Systems Inetgration Facility (ESIF), ensuring the safe, efficient, and effective conduct of research in grid modernization and energy systems integration. Since joining NREL in 2007, Blake has worked as a senior research project leader and served as ESIF operations manager for five years, providing technical and operational expertise to manage the daily operations of the ESIF's state-of-the-art research laboratories.
Center Director, Computational Science
Steve Hammond develops and leads laboratory-wide efforts in high-performance computing and energy-efficient data centers. He initiates and oversees innovative research programs in computational science, mathematics, and scientific computing in support of NREL's DOE-based mission. This includes utilizing modeling and simulation to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and leading NREL's efforts in energy-efficient data centers.
Center Director, Cyber-physical Systems Security And Resilience
Dr. Erfan Ibrahim works with the public and private sector to identify security requirements; evaluate cybersecurity standards; test cybersecurity controls; and determine residual risk in smart networks in the electric, water, oil, and gas sectors. He also serves on the cybersecurity and resilience team within the Grid Modernization Lab Consortium for DOE.
Center Director, Power Systems Engineering
Dr. Ben Kroposki leads strategic research in the design, planning, and operations of electrical power systems. His expertise is in the design, testing, and integration of renewable and distributed power systems, and he has authored more than 100 publications in these areas.