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Dr. William Acker

Executive Director
New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology (NY-BEST™) Consortium

Dr. William Acker is a well known and highly regarded scientist and entrepreneur in the field of Energy. He currently serves as the first Executive Director of NY-BEST, the New York Battery and Energy Storage Consortium. Under his leadership, NY-BEST has grown to more than 150 member companies, created the BEST Test and Commercialization Center and new battery prototyping capabilities, and performed pioneering work in advancing markets, policy, technology and product development.  Dr. Acker’s more than 25-year career in energy includes management and leadership roles with Optiwind, MTI and MTI MicroFuel Cells, Plug Power, and Texaco. He received a B.S in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Yale University

Breakout Session:
Hold My Beer: States Leading the Way, Monday, August 24, 12:45pm-01:45pm