Dr. Sunita Satyapal

Dr. Sunita Satyapal

Director of Fuel Cell Technologies Program
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Sunita Satyapal is the Director for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Program within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.  She is responsible for the Program’s overall strategy and execution covering both hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, including oversight and coordination of approximately $100 million in research, development, demonstration and deployment activities.

Dr. Satyapal has more than 20 years of experience in academia, industry and government, including eight years at United Technologies.  At DOE, she has served as Hydrogen Storage Team Leader followed by Chief Engineer and Deputy Program Manager, and has coordinated hydrogen and fuel cell activities with other agencies and international stakeholders.  She has also been a visiting assistant professor at Vassar College and a visiting scientist at Hokkaido University in Japan. She has authored or co-authored numerous publications, including in Scientific American, and has 10 patents issued.  Dr. Satyapal received her Ph.D. from Columbia University and did her postdoctoral work in Applied and Engineering Physics and Physical Chemistry at Cornell University.