Summer Ferreira, Ph.D.


Summer Ferreira Ph.D.

Manager, Renewable Energy and Distributed Systems Integration

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Summer Ferreira / 505-844-4864


Dr. Summer Ferreira is the Manager for the Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration program, which promotes the research and development of technologies that enable grid modernization and resiliency, along with the large-scale deployment of renewable and distributed energy sources. Prior to her role at RDSI, beginning in 2011, Summer led the Energy Storage Analysis Laboratory at Sandia in support of the DOE Office of Electricity program, after spending the two previous years here at a postdoctoral researcher in hybrid organic/inorganic photovoltaics.


  • Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor Science, Materials Engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

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