Program Manager and Technical Advisor, U.S. DOE
Prior to joining the DOE, he served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science Technology and Policy Fellow (2010-2012) and as an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellow (2012-2013) working with OE in the Office of the Assistant Secretary. In this capacity, he contributed to the development of the Department’s first QTR released in 2011, served as a key member of the Grid Tech Team tasked with developing strategies and coordinating activities for grid modernization, and detailed to the Office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) where he supported the Senator in Energy and Natural Resources Committee assignments and developed original legislation (S.1652 and S.2989) introduced in the 113th Congress. Kerry holds a B.S. in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Director, Ernst & Young
He is internationally known as a leading expert on all aspects of power networks and their interaction with wholesale markets and other power sector stakeholders. This includes deployment of “smart grids”, “microgrids” and associated “smart energy” technologies such as energy storage and demand side management (DSM).
For example, Mike was an invited member of international panel of experts advising the International Energy Association (IEA) on development of their “2050 Technology Roadmap for Energy Storage” published in 2014. He was also a founding member of the European Smart Energy Demand Coalition (SEDC) promoting DSM development in Europe.
Over the last 5 years he has been at the forefront of analysing and understanding the transformational change and ”smart” implications of the targeted decarbonisation of the European power sector; advising clients encompassing the European Commission, national governments and regulators, network companies, smart energy technology providers and financial investors.
Mike is regularly asked to chair and present thought leadership on power networks and smart energy issues at major international power sector conferences and expert forums.
Analyst, Energy Smart Technology
New Energy Finance , Bloomberg L.P.
Reji Kumar Pillai
President, India Smart Grid Forum
As an entrepreneur, Reji has built successful enterprises in India and overseas and exited them. Presently, he is the Founder and Managing Director of Magnetar Venture, an India focused cleantech fund to foster innovation in clean technologies with a vision to build globally successful enterprises out of India in the emerging cleantech revolution.
Reji has studied Engineering, Finance, Management and Law; worked with NTPC and IBM and been a senior consultant with ADB, World Bank and USAID. A recognized thought leader in smart grid technologies, Reji is a popular key-note speaker at international symposiums and conferences on smart grids and smart cities. He has also contributed to several articles and books.
Access to Energy Expert (Consultant), Asian Development Bank
The initiative is expected to upscale and can be linked up to ADB’s operations departments. She is also tasked primarily to manage the Energy for All partnership secretariat by assisting working group chairs in all aspects of working group formation and management, attracting members and sponsors, establishing priorities and targets, preparing and implementing work plans, bringing new partners to the Energy for All network, preparing annual reports for donors, among others. The Energy for All partnership aims to increase energy access to 100 million people in Asia and the Pacific region by 2015.
Ms. Arriola has an extensive experience on renewable energy development being in the Department of Energy for more than 15 years. She also joined some private sector companies engaged in renewable energy development prior to joining ADB.
Ms. Arriola is a Filipino national, has a Masters of Science degree in Renewable Energy Development and a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics.
Energy Specialist , Energy Specialist
Before ADB, Mr. Lee worked as an Energy Advisor/Climate Change Expert at Lahmeyer International GmbH in Germany, where he was responsible for providing financial and climate change advisory service for various renewable energy projects and conducting techno-economic analysis to assess project viability for private equity investors and lenders as well as other multilateral institutions
Mr. Lee holds a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Systems and Management from the University of Flensburg, Germany, and a Bachelors in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University in Victoria, Canada.
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, CA(1997)
Growing Energy Labs, Inc. (Geli), Feb 2010 - Current (CSO July 2013 - Aug 2014)
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder; GELI organizes the world’s energy through information technology and networked energy storage. GELI’s core technology is in long-lived energy storage and local energy networks with it’s patented energy networking methods. GELI’s flagship product is the Energy Operating System (Geli EOS) software for economic optimization and automation of energy storage systems and microgrids and Global Energy Network Interface (GENI) web-application for energy-economic awareness and visualization.
Consulting Practice, Dec 2005 - Dec 2010
Providing due diligence services for VCs (General Catalyst, Maniv Capital) for energy storage technology and business. Consulting and battery testing services for Panasonic Energy (Japan), electrical engineering firms, and electrical contracting companies.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, July 2004 - Nov 2007
Postdoctoral Scientist, Department of Material Science and Engineering with Yet-Ming Chiang funded by the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) Postdoctoral Program
Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, Oct 2001 - 2003
Postdoctoral Scientist, Chemistry Division, Surface Chemistry Branch, Advanced Electrochemical Materials Section Research: Small, Distributed Energy Systems and Applications
Senior Manager, Hyosung Corporation
Mar.2015 - Present
Corporate Strategy Office, Hyosung Corporation(Seoul, Korea)
|Mar.2000 - Feb.2002
Mar.1996 - Feb.2000
|Graduate School of Korea University(Seoul, Korea)
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Korea University(Seoul, Korea)
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
|Awards and Certificates|
Mar.2002 – Feb.2004
|Commendation from Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
Frost and Sullivan
2nd Infantry Division, 8th United States Arm
|Feb.2004 - Present||44 patents are granted and more than 100 overseas|
International Development Manager, Ernst&Young Advisory