“Our planet is facing one of its greatest challenges – an energy crisis and associated climate change. I am motivated to tackle this challenge by the fact that humans are both responsible for this situation and capable of rectifying it.”
A skilled specialist in research support, Laura Mehrmanesh is the technical anchor of a team focused on innovations for the electric grid. Laura came to BECI in early 2015 from California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE).
Laura has broad experience as an engineer, science communicator and cultivator of research partnerships, working with firms focused on smart-grid technology deployment, nanotechnology, and defense systems. She brings this experience coordinating diverse research teams to BECI, along with her versatility, fresh perspective and enthusiasm.
Laura earned her bachelor’s degree in physics from Bryn Mawr College, and her Ph.D. in electrical sciences and computer engineering from Brown University, where her dissertation focused on nanotechnology.
Away from work, Laura has equally diverse accomplishments. She is a math and science tutor, and has hosted seven foreign exchange students (she was one herself in Russia). She does Irish dancing, snowboards and makes jewelry. Laura also “twirls fire” manipulating flaming objects in an art that originated in Samoa and is practiced in many places around the world.
More about Laura Mehrmanesh:
Ph.D., Electrical Sciences and Computer Engineering, Brown University
Bachelor of Science, Physics, Bryn Mawr College