Eric Hsieh is the Director for Grid Systems and Components at the U.S. Department of Energy. His group supports R&D for new grid hardware technologies, including energy storage, power electronics, transformers, conductors and robotics. Eric also co-leads the crosscutting Energy Storage Grand Challenge and Long Duration Storage Energy Earthshot. He previously held positions at Nexans, A123 Systems, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Eric received degrees in Public Policy from UC Berkeley and Computer Science from MIT.