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As NREL's chief engineer for electric vehicle charging and grid integration, Andrew Meintz provides strategic oversight for the lab’s EV grid integration research, with a focus on developing and evaluating integrated systems connecting EVs, charging infrastructure, power grids, buildings, and renewable energy sources. Related activities include examining opportunities and impacts associated with a full range of charging technologies—from home-based Level 1 charging to extreme fast charging. This body of work aims to enable a more adaptive, renewable, and resilient electric grid. Before joining NREL, he served as a battery systems engineer at General Motors, where he analyzed and designed lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. 

Research Interests

Electric vehicle grid integration

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Energy storage

Extreme fast charging

Sustainable mobility

Wireless charging

Professional Experience

Research Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2014–Present)

Technical Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technology Office (2018–2019)

Battery Systems Engineer, General Motors (2011–2014)

Intern, Sandia National Laboratories (2008–2009)

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Electrical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Bachelor, Electrical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology


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