Sandia Energy > Programs > Electric Grid > Renewable Energy and Distributed Systems Integration > Key Personnel > Matthew Lave Ph.D. Matthew Lave Ph.D. Principal Member of Technical Staff Contact InformationMatthew Lave / 925-294-4676BiographyMatthew Lave is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff in the Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration Group. His work includes monitoring, analysis, and modeling of solar photovoltaics (PV), electric vehicles (EVs), and other renewable energy systems for both performance assessment and grid integration studies. Matthew has authored many peer-reviewed journal articles on topics such as solar resource assessment, PV performance modeling, solar variability analysis, optimal tilt angles for PV modules, and the impact of solar variability to electric grid operations. Recent work has focused on energy resilience in island and remote communities under the DOE Energy Transitions Initiative (ETI) and on modeling the impacts of EVs on distribution system operations for the DOE Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO). Education Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San DiegoBachelors of Art, Physics, Occidental College Google Scholar:Mathew LaveKey Publications2020 C Birk Jones, Matthew Lave, Matthew J Reno, Rachid Darbali-Zamora, Adam Summers, Shamina Hossain-McKenzie, “Volt-Var Curve Reactive Power Control Requirements and Risks for Feeders with Distributed Roof-Top Photovoltaic Systems,”Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2020.2019 MS Lave, CB Jones, “Smart Electric Vehicle Charging for a Reliable and Resilient Grid (Sandia National Laboratories).,” Sandia National Lab.(SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States); Sandia National Lab.(SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States), 2019.