I am very pleased to inform you that Ravi Prasher has been named Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Technologies, effective July 1, 2018. Ravi’s strong background in engineering research and his broad experience in government and industry make him perfectly suited to lead ETA.
Ravi is an internationally renowned scientist in the field of thermal energy science and technologies. Since 2015 he has been director of the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources (ESDR) Division, where he leads the Lab’s research on batteries, fuel cells, and grid modernization, and he will continue to serve in that position. He is also an adjunct professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at UC Berkeley. Read the full announcement here.
As was announced in January, Ramesh decided to step down from the ALD position to focus more on his research. He will be leading a major Lab initiative in advanced microelectronics.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Deputy Lab Director for Research Horst Simon for serving as chair of the search committee.
Please join me in congratulating Ravi on this exciting opportunity, and thanking Ramesh for his service.