Speaker Bio

Dr. Sreekanth Pannala

Dr. Sreekanth Pannala is a Research Fellow at SABIC from 2015. Sreekanth is a multidisciplinary technologist and computational scientist using advanced modeling to accelerate development of novel energy storage devices and chemical reactors. He is currently leading the competencies as part of the BLUEHERO™ vehicle electrification platform at SABIC and working on radically new concepts on improving the safety of batteries.

Prior to this, he was a distinguished research staff member in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received his B. Tech (1993) from IIT Kharagpur and M.S. (1994) and Ph.D. (2000) from Georgia Tech in Aerospace Engineering.

He received Federal Laboratory Technology Transfer award in 2006 and R&D 100 award in 2007. He was also awarded Secretary of Energy’s Achievement Award – highest non-monetary award from Department of Energy. At ORNL, he has served as a principal investigator on various DOE computational science projects and has over 100 journal and conference publications in various areas of computational science and engineering and led the development of battery simulation software environment (http://vibe.ornl.gov) and DOE/NHTSA battery related projects.