Eric Verploegen

Off-Grid Energy Specialist


Contact: ericv@mit.edu | 617.947.9762

Eric joined D-Lab in 2014 to expand D-Lab's research efforts in the area of off-grid energy and leads the D-Lab Off-Grid Energy Group. He has a background in materials science and received his PhD in Polymer Science and Technology from MIT in 2008. Prior to D-Lab, Eric worked on developing materials for solar cells and waste remediation systems for the oil and gas industry. He is passionate about helping organizations based in off-grid regions identify technologies, products, and distribution strategies to increase energy access in their communities. He also enjoys playing pick-up basketball and frisbee.

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