Thermal Energy Group

We are a science-to-systems lab conducting research in manipulating matter at nanoscale dimensions for novel applications in a multitude of thermal, solar, and electrochemical energy devices and systems. We combine theoretical, computational, and experimental techniques to understand energy conversion, storage, and transport.

Congratulations to Thermal Energy Group graduate students Paige Beck and Logan Vawter on recently passing their Preliminary Exams!
We congratulate Thermal Energy Group postdoc Malavika Bagepalli for being selected as one of 12 finalists for Berkeley Lab's 2023 Research SLAM! The Berkeley Lab Research SLAM is a competition where early-career and postdoc scientists at the lab are challenged to present three-minute presentations of their research in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Malavika had this to say about her selection: "I am thrilled to have been chosen as one of the top 12 SLAM finalists! This is a fantastic learning opportunity for me to have discussions with a diverse group of people and… more
We would like to congratulate our recent graduates Dr. Drew Lilley, Dr. Divya Chalise, and Dr. Nate Weger! As members of the first PhD cohort of this group, we are incredibly proud of them and cannot wait to see what they will achieve! Dr. Lilley is an Activate Fellow at Berkeley Lab's Cyclotron Road program and co-founder of Calion Technologies, a start-up company focusing on ionocaloric heating and cooling for next-generation refrigeration. Dr. Chalise is a postdoctoral researcher Stanford University, where he is working under Professors Arun Majumdar and Yi Cui to study thermal science… more