Duncan Callaway received his PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University in 2001 and subsequently held an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California, Davis. He then spent 4 years working in the energy industry in senior engineering positions, first at Davis Energy Group and later at PowerLight Corporation. He was a member of the research faculty of the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan from 2006-2009. He joined ERG as an assistant professor in the Fall of 2009, and he also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley.
Dr. Callaway’s teaching focuses on power systems and energy efficiency. His research can be categorized in three areas: modeling and control of aggregated storage devices; power management; and system analysis of energy technologies and their impact. His research involves the use of a variety of methods, including stochastic modeling, system identification, dynamics and control, and spatial analysis. In general, his work focuses on improving energy efficiency and renewable resource utilization through novel energy system configuration and control strategies. Some of the specific application areas he works on include wind energy, demand response and load control, and plug-in electric vehicles.