Sean manages the Energy Systems group in the Hardware Systems Laboratory, which seeks to impact the way energy is produced, managed, and utilized through a diverse set of projects. These include: intermediate-temperature fuel cells; advanced metallization for silicon solar cells; novel cooling technologies for next-generation refrigeration; home energy analytics; and harsh-environment sensors to improve the efficiency of fossil fuel utilization. Work in Sean's group is funded by DOE, ARPA-E, NETL, and DARPA, in addition to commercial partners.
Sean is also PARC's Energy Technologies Program manager, overseeing PARC's portfolio of energy projects in the areas of high-performance batteries, advanced control of energy systems and others.
Trained as an experimental physicist, Sean has experience in a broad array of areas including optics, electronics, micromechanical systems, microfabrication, vacuum, and cryogenics.
Dr. Sean Garner received his Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell University, and B.A. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Physics from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He was also postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.
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