Babu Chalamala


Babu Chalamala

Program Manager, Grid Energy Storage

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Babu Chalamala / (505) 206-8161


Dr. Babu Chalamala is Manager of the Energy Storage Technology and Systems Department and Program Manager for Grid Energy Storage at Sandia National Laboratories. Prior to joining Sandia in 2015, he spent twenty years in industry R&D, most recently as a Corporate Fellow at MEMC Electronic Materials where he led R&D and product development in grid scale energy storage. Before that, he was involved in two startup companies for eight years. He spent the early part of his research career at Motorola and Texas Instruments where he made contributions to electronic materials and display technologies. An electrical engineer by training, Dr, Chalamala has a B.Tech. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of North Texas. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, Academy of Sciences – St. Louis, a member of the Materials Research Society, and a life member of the Electrochemical Society. He served on the editorial boards of Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE Access, IEEE Journal of Display Technology, and Energy Storage journal. Babu currently serves on the as Chair of IEEE PES Energy Storage and Stationary Battery Committee and as a member of the PES Industry Technical Leadership Committee. Babu served as a General Chair of the 2006 MRS Fall meeting and continues play an active leadership role in the Materials Research Society, where he serves on several society operating committees. Dr. Chalamala has authored 120 papers, edited journal special issues, and was awarded 10 US patents.

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