Paul K. Wright

A. Martin Berlin Chair in Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

5133 Etcheverry Hall, Mailstop 1740
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1740

(510) 207-6573



Biography and CV

Paul Wright is the A. Martin Berlin Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute. HIs research takes place in the Advanced Manufacturing for Energy (AME) laboratory. Funds from industry, foundations, the federal government, and the California Energy Commission (CEC), support an integrated research program on the resilience & analytics of energy systems. Individual PhD projects cover a broad spectrum: Communicating MEMS-sensors for advanced electrical-grids and gas distribution systems; Energy harvesting; 3D printing of storage systems; Demand Response, and Condition Based Monitoring (CbM) of energy systems. These projects are the catalysts for start-ups such as Imprint Energy and Wireless Industrial Technologies. 


To view Professor Wright's CV, please click here; for Professor Wright's NSF bio, please click here.


Energy scavenging and storage; Smart materials; Design and manufacturing for micro-integration of 'intelligent objects'; Design of wireless sensor systems. Application areas include: Energy efficiency and demand response; First responder applications; Medical products. Previous research on Internet-based manufacturing & open-architecture control.


To learn more about Professor Wright's research, please visit the Advanced Manufacturing for Energy website.


To view a list of Professor Wright's publications, which are included in his CV, please click here.


To view a list of Professor Wright's students, please visit the Advanced Manufacturing for Energy website.