For our first event of the spring semester, PUEA hosted a dinner discussion with three experts in the field of batteries and energy… Darren Hammell ’01, CEO and President of Princeton Power Systems, Michael Oster, CEO of Eos Energy Storage, and Dan Steingart, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering professor here at Princeton with expertise in battery research. Read more about the speakers below and check out our Facebook page for pictures from the event!

Darren Hammell is President and CEO of Princeton Power Systems, a leading global designer and manufacturer of technology and software for energy storage, microgrid operations and electric vehicle charging. Darren graduated Cum Laude from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Computer Science. Darren took home top honors in the Princeton University Business Plan Contest and co-founded Princeton Power Systems in 2001.

Michael Oster is CEO of Eos Energy Storage. Michael’s experience includes real estate, emerging markets, technology and renewable energy. Prior to Eos, Michael launched Clean Energy Holdings as a vehicle to develop solar power and invest in energy technologies. He had developed several of the larger commercial solar power systems in New Jersey in partnership with a major European utility. Michael co-founded Eos with Steve Amendola and was the first investor in the company.

Dan Steingart is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University. His group, the Princeton Lab for Electrochemical Engineering Systems Research, studies the interactions between materials and systems in electrochemical reactors with a focus on energy storage systems. His efforts in this area over the last decade have been adopted by various industries and have led directly or indirectly to five startup companies.