Corporate Fellow & Engineering Director
Ken Boyce is a Corporate Fellow in the William Henry Merrill Society at UL LLC, reserved for the highest level of technical achievement, external recognition, and contributions to UL’s Safety Mission. He also serves as global Principal Engineer Director, Energy & Power Technologies, overseeing standards development and technical operations for renewable energy technologies, batteries and energy storage systems, advanced technology grid and Smart City infrastructure, electric vehicle and e-mobility systems, commercial drones, autonomous vehicles, fuel cells, power distribution, factory automation, hazardous locations, and related equipment. Ken is very active in the standards and code development community, and serves as the Chairman of National Electrical Code Panel 1 and the Solar Energy Industries Association Codes & Standards Working Group. He represents UL in global energy initiatives, and serves as the Chairman of UL’s Energy Council. He works closely with the U.S. Department of Energy, National Laboratories and academic institutions to advance scientific knowledge in the energy sector, including leading a number of significant renewable energy research projects and serving on the DuraMAT Consortium Industry Advisory Board. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer on energy, safety and risk management and technology at global symposia, government events and universities. Ken has decades of leadership experience in safety engineering across many sectors, and is an active advocate for consumer safety and STEM education. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Illinois.