The 2020s are poised to be transformative for the US power system. 2019 capped a decade characterized by the decline of coal and the rise of natural gas and renewables, reducing emissions and dramatically reshaping the generation mix that powers an increasingly digital economy. The first 14 months of…
Chaz Teplin is a Principal in RMI’s Carbon-Free Electricity Practice. Chaz studies resilient, clean, and cost-effective solutions that can modernize how the United States generates and delivers electricity. His work includes quantitative modeling and stakeholder facilitation.
Dr. Teplin brings experience from throughout the energy technology chain. At NREL, Chaz worked on materials, devices and economics for solar photovoltaic energy. With Chaz helped lead a collaboration between the lab and Ampulse, a photovoltaics startup based on laboratory patents (including his own). At Terralux, an LED lighting startup, Chaz architected and led development of LEDSENSE, an Internet of Things building controls platform.
Ph.D. in Physics – University of Colorado at Boulder
B.A. in Physics – Swarthmore College
2012 “Research Rockstar” for technology transfer from Colorado Cleantech Industry Association
Why I Love Working At RMI
“I am proud a part of RMI’s outsized contributions to creating a better, more sustainable world.”