Jibo Sanyal

Jibo Sanyal

Group Manager III-Systems Engineering

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Jibonananda “Jibo” Sanyal leads a select group of applied researchers to provide their vision and leadership aligned with the mission and vision of the organization and our science goals. He brings a unique blend of data and computing expertise, and applied R&D and business development experience, with a commitment to diversity to drive NREL’s research and innovation in energy, sustainability, and resiliency. The Hybrid Energy Systems group focuses on the development and demonstration of different combinations of renewable energy generation sources, energy storage at various timescales, and end use applications in mobility, electric grid, and building. A key component of the R&D is developing deep competence in the scaling up of energy technologies to 10s of MWs, wide geographic areas, and at high spatio-temporal fidelity, and across a breadth of physical facilities and emulation infrastructure to de-risk these technologies for real-world deployments.

Research Interests

Hybrid Energy Systems

Computational and Data Science

Transportation and mobility research

Building energy modeling

Resilient energy systems


Ph.D., Computer Science, Mississippi State University

M.S., Computer Science, Mississippi State University

B.S., Computer Science, St. Edmund’s College

Professional Experience

Hybrid Energy Systems Engineering Group Manager, NREL (2022–present)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory:

Group Leader, Computational Urban Sciences (2018–2022)

Technical Leader, Scalable and High Performance Geocomputing, Geographic Information Science and Technology (2016–2018)

R&D Staff Scientist, Building Technologies Research, and Integration (2013-2016)

Research Associate, Building Technologies Research, and Integration (2011 – 2013)

Associations and Memberships

Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Member, Association for Computing Machinery

Member, American Geophysical Union

Member, International Building Performance Simulation Association

Featured Work

Visualizing Vehicle Acceleration and Braking Energy at Intersections along a Major Traffic Corridor, Proceedings of the Twelfth ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (2021)

Continuous Emulation and Multiscale Visualization of Traffic Flow Using Stationary Roadside Sensor Data, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (2021)

Explorative Visualization for Traffic Safety Using Adaptive Study Areas, Transportation Research Record (2021)

Multiscale and Multivariate Transportation System Visualization for Shopping District Traffic and Regional Traffic, Transportation Research Record (2021)

Reanalysis of Water Withdrawal for Irrigation, Electric Power, and Public Supply Sectors in the Conterminous United States, 1950–2016, Water Resources Research (2021)

Awards and Honors

“Developing a Chattanooga Digital Twin,” Oak Ridge National Laboratory Significant Event Award (2020)

“Seamless Transition of EAGLE-I from DOE HQ to ORNL,”Oak Ridge National Laboratory Significant Event Award, (2017)

North American Energy Resilience Model Mission Support Division Award (2019)

Association for Computing Machinery Distinguished Speaker (2018)

Knoxville Business Journal’s 40 under 40 (2018)