Born and raised in the Philippines, Lancelot C. Yupingkun has been exposed to the challenges around energy access and effects of climate change early on. Hoping to solve these two issues remains to be at the core of his professional and academic endeavors. For two years, he did business development at Meralco to serve rural communities and build hydroelectric power plants.
He spent last summer as a Schneider Fellow on Rocky Mountain Institute’s SEED team, researching microgrids to electrify the fringes of Sub-Saharan Africa. Currently at Tesla, he works on large-scale batteries called the Powerpack – key to enabling microgrid deployment and renewable integration. He holds an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering with a concentration on Energy and the Environment at Stanford University and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines.