Our projects focus on evaluating the costs and environmental impacts of energy technologies to accelerate their improvement. Through data analysis and modeling, we study expected changes to technology performance over time, due to innovation and evolving operational contexts. By relating performance to design and manufacturing decisions, our research informs technology development in the laboratory and technology policy. We work on a variety of energy conversion and storage technologies for electricity and transportation.
Value of storage technologies
Stationary and mobile energy storage technologies can synchronize energy demand and supply, but need to be evaluated against energy consumption patterns.
Dynamic environmental impacts of technologies
Risks and scalability of new technologies
Energy efficiency through personalized incentives
Coordinated small changes in individual travel behavior (such as route choice, departure time, and travel mode) have the potential to produce significant reductions in regional transportation energy use.