Dr. Babu Chalamala is Head of the Energy Storage Technology and Systems Department and Laboratory Program Manager for Grid Energy Storage at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM. Prior to joining Sandia in 2015, he spent twenty years in industrial R&D, mostly recently as a Corporate Fellow at MEMC Electronic Materials/SunEdison where he led R&D and product development in grid scale energy storage. Before that, he was involved in two startup companies for eight years. He spent early part of his research career at Motorola and Texas Instruments where he made contributions to electronic materials and display technologies. He has a B.Tech. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University and a PhD in Physics from the University of North Texas. An IEEE Fellow, he served on the editorial boards of Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE Access and IEEE Journal of Display Technology. He currently serves on the as Vice Chair of IEEE PES Energy Storage and Stationary Battery Committee. He has also been active in the Materials Research Society, where he served as a General Chair of the 2006 MRS Fall meeting and continues to serves MRS in a number of leadership positions. He authored 120 papers, edited volumes, and was awarded 10 US patents.