Sue Babinec is the Program Lead for Stationary Storage at Argonne National Laboratory, in Illinois, USA. Her work covers the development of the US Department of Energy’s vision for a future electric grid that includes a range of optimized energy storage capabilities.
Her previous work appointment was as senior commercialization advisor for both transportation and grid energy storage at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). Prior to ARPA-E, she led several research groups as a technical director for A123 Systems, Inc. following work at Dow Chemical Corp., where she was awarded the Inventor of the Year Award, was senior advisor to the Venture Capital group, and was the company’s first woman Corporate Fellow. She was co-inventor of a low-cost display technology that was spun out as the venture-funded start-up, holds more than 45 patents, and has authored or co-authored dozens of journal articles and book chapters.