Scott Institute for Energy Innovation

NREL's Tony Markel on creating a more efficient and secure energy system

January 24, 2019

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

5201 Scott Hall


Tony Markel
Senior Engineer, Cyber-Physical Security Research Group
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Event description

Please join the Carnegie Mellon University Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation for a distinguished lecture by Tony Markel, senior engineer in the Energy Systems Cyber-Physical Security Research Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Markel will discuss energy, transportation and cybersecurity.

Lunch will be available at 11:45 a.m. Registration is free.


Our energy systems are transforming and NREL is conducting the critical research supporting integration of technologies to create a more efficient and secure system. In this talk, Markel will provide an introduction to the DOE national lab system and NREL’s roles in particular. Our ability to sense, communicate, control, and interact through connectivity with technologies across the energy landscape is both enabling and a new risk.

Markel will specifically dive into the electrification of the transportation sector to see how it is changing and discuss the enabling research underway. He’ll close by highlighting security and resilience challenges that may be revealed as the energy system continues to become more interconnected and intelligent.  

Speaker Biography

Tony Markel is a Senior Engineer in the Energy Systems Cyber-Physical Security Research Group at NREL supporting DOE’s research initiatives. He has over 20 years of research experience in vehicle technologies resulting in numerous publications.

He has been able to develop interconnections between buildings, electric vehicle, and renewables R&D efforts. Tony had the opportunity to share his grid modernization insights with Senate staff during a recent fellowship in Washington, D.C.

His current focus is on creating energy infrastructure solutions that enhance system security and resilience. Tony holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

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