42: Energy Storage Engineer (Electrical Engineer) – Neil Pineda

Neil Pineda earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Minor in Math from the University of Illinois and works as an Energy Storage Engineer at E.ON focused on Lithium Ion batteries for energy storage on the power grid. He notes that if really interested in battery design, a degree in Material Science would be valuable and possibly a PHD.

While looking for an internship during college, it took a lot of resiliency, but once you get that first internships, the follow on ones get a bit easier since you already have experience. What helps is to get involved with clubs at school.

His best advice was to fail fast and fail early and there is no such thing as too much math!

The book that Neil recommends is “Cosmos” by Carl Sagan.

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