Bobby Jeffers joined NREL as the Energy Security and Resilience Center's senior resilience advisor. He works closely with collaborators across NREL who lead resilience research to help shape and manage the lab's rapidly growing energy resilience portfolio.
Jeffers comes to NREL from Sandia National Laboratories, where he was a principal member of the research staff since 2013, focused on distributed systems integration, power systems R&D, grid modernization, and developing a body of resilience research. His work spanned community-level resilience, grid restoration following intentionally-caused outages, and consequences of defense critical infrastructure disruptions. He began his career at Idaho National Laboratories, where his research focused on the energy-water nexus, critical material supply chain economics, and novel concepts for grid integration of renewable energy.
He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech, with a thesis exploring techniques for multi-area state estimation in a power system context. His Ph.D. dissertation at Washington State University focused on dynamic simulation for integrated water and energy resource planning.