Erik Limpaecher leads the Energy Systems Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, a Department of Defense Federally Funded R&D Center. His team develops integrated systems, controls, and testbeds to improve the energy security of U.S. communities, the bulk electric power system, Department of Defense installations, and forward operating bases. Erik holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Finance from Princeton University. Prior to Lincoln Laboratory, Erik co-founded two profitable power electronic companies based on his novel power conversion technology. Erik was principal investigator on dozens of advanced power electronics research projects, developed several commercial and U.S. Navy products, and built a Nationally Recognized Test Lab for certification of distributed generation products. In 2011, he and his team were awarded the R&D 100 Award. Erik is a Senior Member of the IEEE, an avid cyclist, and father of two boys.