B.S. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Ph.D. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Ferreira spent two years at Sandia National Laboratories as a postdoctoral researcher in hybrid organic/inorganic photovoltaics before moving to stationary energy storage in 2011 in support of the DOE Office of Electricity program. Summer leads the Energy Storage Analysis Laboratory, which is dedicated to advancing energy storage through: involvement in energy storage standards; the development and understanding of testing profiles on the life of energy storage technologies; the relationship between energy storage device life under laboratory profiles to that in real world applications; and the third party characterization and life cycle testing of devices for academic, government laboratory, and commercial developers. Summer received her Ph.D. In Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with Prof. Jennifer Lewis.