National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

“What Moves People?” Drives NREL Mobility Behavioral Scientist To Find Answers

Born in Mexico City, Mexico, Patricia (Paty) Romero-Lankao arrived in Colorado in 2006 and found her way to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in 2018 to grow a new mobility behavioral science capability. “How people behave and make decisions are social science questions, not technical ones,” Romero-Lankao said. Understanding … [continued]

NREL Advances in Battery Research with Physics-Based Machine Learning Accelerates Characterization of Cell Performance, Lifetime,…

Energy storage scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are turning to cutting-edge machine-learning techniques to strengthen understanding of advanced battery materials, chemistries, and cell designs. These complex computer algorithms help accelerate the characterization of battery performance, lifetime, and safety by offering insights into potential patterns within datasets. Researchers can use … [continued]

Harnessing the Power of Battery RD&D to Battle Climate Change

Among our nation’s most powerful strategies for tackling climate change are electrifying transportation and accelerating clean power generation. Both these strategies have one essential thing in common: their success depends on advancements in battery technologies. Economical and fast-charging batteries are key to spurring adoption of all-electric and plugin-hybrid vehicles, while … [continued]