Duncan Callaway is an Associate Professor of Energy and Resources with an affiliate (i.e. "below the line") appointment in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is also a Faculty Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He received his PhD from Cornell University and subsequently worked in the energy industry, first at Davis Energy Group and later at PowerLight Corporation. He was a member of the research faculty of the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan before joining UC Berkeley. Dr. Callaway’s teaching covers energy systems with a focus on the electrical grid and energy efficiency. His research group focuses on emerging energy technologies by quantifying their impacts on power system operations and developing control, optimization and data analysis tools to facilitate their integration into power systems.


  • 2001, Ph.D., Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Cornell University
  • 1995, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester

Selected Publications

  • Z. Liao, R. Pilawa-Podgurski, S. R. Sanders, D. Callaway, and M. Chen, "Circuits and Control for High-Performance Grid-tied Ac-Dc Conversion Systems," EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley, Tech. Rep. UCB/EECS-2022-22, May 2022.
  • D. Arnold, M. Sankur, R. Dobbe, K. Brady, D. Callaway, and A. von Meier, "Optimal Dispatch of Reactive Power for Voltage Regulation and Balancing in Unbalanced Distribution Systems," in IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, 2016.

Awards, Memberships and Fellowships