About Us

About Us

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Energy Technologies Area staff

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (Berkeley Lab's) Sustainable Transportation Initiative brings together a rich team of scientists and staff from its Energy Technologies and Computational Science Areas as well as UC Berkeley’s Transportation Studies Institute and College of Environmental Design. Our research teams have access to world-class user facilities at Berkeley Lab, including the Advanced Light Source, the Molecular Foundry and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center.

Together we provide the scientific foundation to partner with private industry and develop results-driven improvements in the transportation sector. Our areas of expertise cover everything from machine learning for autonomy, to mobility decision science and mobility systems, to emerging battery technologies.

We work closely with industry, cities, national laboratories, and universities and other research institutions to develop robust solutions to critical transportation issues. We exist in a team-building, collaborative space where we bring partners together to innovate scientific discovery in the field of mobility. Working with industry partners is a priority.

Team Science

Berkeley Lab, founded in 1931 on the belief that the biggest scientific challenges are best addressed by teams, is one of the nation's 17 national laboratories. The Lab has been recognized with 13 Nobel Prizes. Today, Berkeley Lab researchers develop sustainable energy and environmental solutions, create useful new materials, advance the frontiers of computing, and probe the mysteries of life, matter, and the universe. Scientists from around the world rely on the Lab’s facilities for their own discovery science. Berkeley Lab is a multiprogram national laboratory, managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit energy.gov/science.

Interested in working with us?

Please get in touch:

Tom KirchstetterThomas Kirchstetter
Leader, Sustainable Transportation Initiative
Director, Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
UC Berkeley
(510) 486-7071


Mike Mills
Program Manager, Sustainable Transportation Initiative
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
(510) 486-7202