Martha Symko-Davies

Laboratory Program Manager, Energy Systems Integration

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Dr. Martha Symko-Davies is the Laboratory Program Manager, Partnerships for Energy Systems Integration (ESI) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden.  Dr. Symko-Davies has developed over 100 partnerships both internationally and domestically, over $12M Funds-in with key stakeholders in the area of Energy Systems Integration (ESI) to address the challenges of systems integration at all scales from residential to utility.  Enabling this integration is the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) which is the nation’s first research facility able to conduct integrated megawatt-scale research, development, and testing of the components and strategies needed to safely integrate clean energy technologies seamlessly. This integration includes electricity, therma, water and fuels pathways. Prior to this role she was the architect and integrator for the PV Technology Incubator, funded in part by the Department of Energy, resulting in over $1.4 billion in private investments. Dr. Symko-Davies was recognized by DOE as one of the top innovators in the area of photovoltaics, and recently received four R&D 100 Awards and recognition by the Denver Business Journal as a “Top Women in Energy.”