Nichole Hanus

Nichole Hanus

Energy/Environmental Policy Research Scientist/Engineer


Nichole Hanus is a Research Scientist in the Energy Markets & Policy Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Hanus conducts research aimed at improving electricity grid resiliency and reliability, energy equity, and data center energy efficiency. Her work is informed by her background in mechanical engineering, behavioral decision sciences, and public policy. 

Prior to joining the Lab, Hanus worked as an energy engineer at Sieben Energy Associates performing energy efficiency assessments of large commercial and industrial buildings in Chicago. She also gained experience as a consultant at E3 in San Francisco, where she applied engineering and economics to study the implications of electrification and consumer adoption of distributed energy resources.

Hanus holds a Ph.D. and M.S. degree in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton.