Eli Leland is a postdoctoral researcher at the Energy Institute of the City University of New York, working on printed composite metacapacitors for power conversion (funded by ARPA-E, NYSERDA, and ConEd). Eli received his PhD in Mechanical engineering with a Designated Emphasis in Energy Science and Technology and a certificate in Engineering and Business for Sustainability from UC Berkeley in December 2009. As a graduate student at UC Berkeley, Eli developed a new MEMS sensor for AC electric current. He also studied alternative energy technologies, as well as energy and environmental policy, and served as liaison to the College of Engineering for the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative. Eli was a 2004 recipient of the ASEE/NDSEG fellowship, and is a member of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society. Prior to graduate school, Eli spent five years working as a business strategy consultant and an enterprise software systems architect. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Princeton University, and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley.