Susan Babinec | AIChE

Susan Babinec

Program Lead – Stationary Storage
Argonne National Lab

Sue Babinec is the Program Lead – Stationary Storage at Argonne National Lab where she leads efforts ranging from new tools and capabilities to enhance existing technologies and breakthrough research for new approaches to long duration energy storage goals. Babinec previously served six years in Washington DC as senior commercialization advisor at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) where she co-managed the energy storage portfolio for both transportation and grid. Prior to ARPA-E she led several research groups focused on design and scale-up of Li-ion technologies as a technical director for A123 Systems, Inc.. Babinec spent the first two decades of her career at The Dow Chemical Corp., where she was the Senior Electrochemist, a senior member of the Corporate VC group, was awarded the Inventor of the Year Award, and was the company’s first woman Corporate Fellow. She holds 50+ patents, and has authored or coauthored dozens of journal articles and book chapters.