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Margaret Mann

Group Manager III-Supply Chain Analytics

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Margaret (Maggie) Mann leads NREL’s Mobility Infrastructure and Impacts Analysis group, which works to develop and integrate analysis with research in electric vehicles (EVs), hydrogen systems, battery recycling, and stationary electricity storage. With a background in chemical engineering, she has expertise in process modeling, economic feasibility analysis, and supply chain modeling. She currently leads research projects on the supply chain availability of materials and manufacturing infrastructure for batteries and explores how research and global policies can affect future EV deployment. She also investigates using batteries and thermal storage to reduce the cost and grid impacts of fast EV charging in behind-the-meter-storage systems.

During her tenure at NREL, she has contributed to the development of systematic methods for credible and objective technology analysis. She has conducted technoeconomic analyses of more than fifty energy technologies, including power generation from renewables, distributed generation, battery storage, and transportation. Additionally, she has performed numerous environmental life cycle assessments and supply chain analyses to determine the big-picture impacts of renewable and energy-efficient systems and has developed resource use characterization methodologies for analyzing the various and competing uses of limited resources such as water, land, materials, and installed infrastructure.

Research Interests

Technical and economic feasibility analysis

Environmental life cycle assessment of renewable energy and conventional technologies

Transportation infrastructure analysis

Behind-the-meter battery storage analysis for electric vehicle charging

Global supply chain analysis

Strategic planning for market development

Featured Work

Impact of Electric Vehicle Charging on the Power Demand of Retail Buildings, Advances in Applied Energy (2021)

Energy Storage Grand Challenge: Energy Storage Market Report, U.S. Department of Energy Technical Report (2020)

Manufacturing Competitiveness Analysis for Hydrogen Refueling Stations, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2019)

The Case for Recycling: Overview and Challenges in the Material Supply Chain for Automotive Li-ion Batteries, Sustainable Materials and Technologies (2019)

Cost Modelling for Energy Efficient Window Replacements, NREL Technical Report (2019)

Global Value Chain and Manufacturing Analysis on Geothermal Power Plant TurbinesNREL Technical Report (2018)

Regional Manufacturing Cost Structures and Supply Chain Considerations for SiC Power Electronics in Medium Voltage Motor Drives, Materials Science Forum (2018)

Benchmarks of Global Clean Energy ManufacturingNREL Technical Report (2017)

Ensuring Benefits from North American Shale Gas Development: Towards a Research Agenda, Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources (2014)

Multi-Metric Sustainability AnalysisNREL Technical Report (2014)

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Member of Research Staff, NREL (2021)

Accreditation Advisor, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Colorado, Boulder (2017–2019)

Award for H2A Model, U.S. Department of Energy (2015)

Staff Award, NREL (2010)  

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Power and Energy (2007–2011)

Executive Board Member, American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (2004–2016)