Josh Eichman National Renewable Energy LaboratoryJosh Eichman, PhD, has more than a decade of research experience in the energy system modeling and analytics area. His interests focus on optimizing the use of current and emerging energy technologies to support renewable electricity and gas grids. In his current role at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, he is exploring planning and operation of grid systems, technoeconomic valuation and integration of renewable generation, energy storage, demand response, and electric transportation into the electricity and natural gas networks. Prior to his position at NREL, he participated in the Dept. of Energy’s EERE Postdoctoral Fellowship program. Eichman received his BS from Clemson Univ. in mechanical engineering and his MS and PhD from the Univ. of California, Irvine, in mechanical engineering, where his research focused on electric grid planning and operations.