Ben Kaun manages the Energy Storage research program at EPRI, a public benefit research organization. He has over 10 years of experience related to battery and energy storage technology. His responsibilities cover the evaluation of new technology, techno-economic modeling, and the integration of energy storage projects into planning and operations. He served 2 terms as board member of the Energy Storage Association, the national energy storage industry trade association, from 2013-2017. Prior to EPRI, Ben worked with multiple early stage companies to engineer and commercialize Li-ion battery technology, with focus on vehicle electrification. Ben earned a BS in Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MS in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University.