Nichole Hanus

Nichole Hanus

Assistant Leader
Energy/Environmental Policy Project Scientist/Engineer
(510) 486-4352


Nichole Hanus is a Project Scientist in the Electricity Markets and Policy Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Nichole conducts research aimed at improving electricity grid resiliency and reliability, long-term resource planning, and ESCO business models. Her work is informed by her background in mechanical engineering, behavioral decision sciences, and public policy. 

Prior to joining the lab, Nichole 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.

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