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DOE’s Sunita Satyapal Gives Talk on Career Perspectives, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Programs on May 15

Slide1Dr. Sunita Satyapal, Director of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), will give a labwide talk on “Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Overview and Career Perspectives” on Friday, May 15th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the B50 Auditorium.

Dr. Satyapal will provide career perspectives and examples of strategies that may be valuable to Berkeley Lab researchers, including women in the STEM fields.  She will discuss her career from industry to DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Program Manager where she is currently the Director of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office.  In addition to discussing her career perspectives, she will also provide an overview of DOE’s hydrogen and fuel cell activities, as well as global status, key targets and progress towards meeting those targets through the applied research within EERE.  Dr. Satyapal is responsible for the Office’s overall strategy and execution, including oversight and coordination of approximately $100 million in research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities related to hydrogen and fuel cells.  Key R&D areas and future research plan in hydrogen, production, delivery, storage and fuel cells will also be presented.

After joining DOE in 2003, Dr. Satyapal served primarily as the Hydrogen Storage Team Lead until 2008. She then served as the Hydrogen Office’s Chief Engineer and Deputy Director. For several years she has coordinated hydrogen and fuel cell activities across DOE, with other agencies, and with international stakeholders, including with seventeen countries and the European Commission, through the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy.  In addition to her time at DOE, she has more than 20 years of experience in academia, industry, and government.  To view Dr. Satyapal’s full biography, please visit DOE’s website.

The event is sponsored by Berkeley Lab’s Energy Technologies Area and the Women Scientists and Engineers Council.  If you have any questions, please contact the Diversity and Inclusion Office at  Live streaming will be available at:

*Note: A video of this recorded talk has been posted online.  Click here to view.