Erik J. Pihl is a Research Specialist at the EERC, where he works with an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers involved in advanced technology and power systems research. In this capacity, he works with project managers to develop financial project plans for proposal preparation; assists with the financial management of projects by tracking project costs and projecting future expenditures to ensure that project milestones, reports, and deliverables are met; and coordinates project-related activities with other groups at the EERC. He also assists with the planning and design of technical and managerial databases. Prior to his current position, he served as an Administrative Clerk and Lead in charge of Shipping and Receiving at the EERC. He holds Junior Accountancy and Business Administration diplomas from Aaker's Business College. Mr. Pihl’s principal areas of interest and expertise include developing financial project plans for proposal preparation, coordination of project activities, financial management of projects, and planning and design of technical and managerial databases.