Sunita Satyapal is the Director for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. She is responsible for the overall strategy, program execution and staff in the area of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, including oversight and coordination of approximately $100 million per year in research, development, demonstration and deployment activities. Dr. Satyapal has more than 20 years of experience in academia, industry and government. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University and did her postdoctoral work in Applied and Engineering Physics and Physical Chemistry at Cornell University. She has served as a visiting professor, managed programs at United Technologies and conducted research at Hokkaido University during her graduate studies.