William Bierbower is ARPA-E’s Chief Counsel. Before joining ARPA-E, Bierbower served as Chief Counsel at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Bierbower also served as Lead Counsel for NASA’s Directorates for Exploration Systems and Science Missions at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and as senior attorney at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Dr. Paul Albertus is an ARPA-E Fellow who is interested in energy storage, renewable electricity generation, and energy efficiency. Dr. Albertus completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, under the guidance of Professor John Newman. Following the completion of his Ph.D. Dr. Albertus spent over four years at the Bosch Research and Technology Center in Palo Alto, California, working on electrochemical energy storage systems.
Kathryn Aleda is ARPA-E’s Deputy Chief Counsel. Before joining ARPA-E, Ms. Aleda served as an Attorney-Advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Golden, Colorado. Prior to her work at DOE, she served as Vice-President and General Counsel for a business and data consulting firm which she co-founded. She also previously worked as an attorney at DC-area law firms, where she specialized in commercial and environmental law and litigation.
TJ Augustine is a Technology-to-Market Advisor at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) where he helps prepare breakthrough energy technologies for transition from the lab to the market. He is responsible for leading the commercialization strategy for the Reducing Emissions through Methanotrophic Organisms for Transportation Energy (REMOTE), Plants Engineered to Replace Oil (PETRO), and other ARPA-E programs in the area of liquid transportation fuels.
Mary Barnes currently serves as a Contracting Officer at the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E). As a Contracting Officer, Barnes is responsible for awarding and administering financial assistance awards and contracts in accordance with federal laws and regulations. Prior to ARPA-E, Barnes served as a Contracting Officer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Headquarters Procurement Services.