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Timothy Pennington

Senior Research Engineer in the Energy Storage & Advanced Transportation

Research Areas:
Infrastructure and Energy Storage


Timothy Pennington is a Senior Research Engineer in the Energy Storage & Advanced Transportation department of Idaho National Lab.  Tim serves as the Principle Investigator for Department of Energy – Vehicle Technology Office funded projects and leads a team developing research tools to investigate Electric Vehicles’ (EV) interactions with the electric grid and charging infrastructure.  He also conducts research on charging hardware to enable future EV charging capabilities including extreme fast charging, high power wireless charging, and heavy duty vehicle charging.  Tim holds a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a MSc from the University of Southampton (UK), and previously led Department of Defense research and technology demonstration projects.

Digital Profiles:

​M.S., Maritime Engineering, University of Southampton
B.S., Ocean Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


​Balasuriya A., Pennington T., Scudere A., McCann M., Thayer R., and Wronski R. (2017)“Development of an autonomous mobile marine meteorological station — SWIMS.” Proceedings of OCEANS
Conference, IEEE.

Cooney L., Stanway M.J., Augenbergs P., Brundage H., Downey B., Pennington T., Stefanov-Wagner T., and Tobias D. (2006) “Design of an Acoustic-Homing Autonomous Surface Vessel.” Proceedings of OCEANS
Conference, MTS/IEEE.

Yandell A., Austin-Breneman J., Brett B., Brundage H., Downey J., Fantone S., Pennington T., Sheppard S., Stanway M.J., and Stefanov-Wagner T. (2003) “Design of a Roller-Collector Remotely Operated Vehicle.”
Proceedings of OCEANS Conference (pp. 2784-2790) MTS/IEEE.


​MATE ROV National Competition Awards – First in Mission & Special Recognition.

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers – Special Recognition.

M.I.T. Frederick Gardiner Fassett Jr. Award.

Eagle Scout Award and Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition

Research Interests:

​Electric Vehicles
EV and Grid Integration
National Defense Systems
Autonomy & Robotics

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