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Program Directors

ARPA-E Program Director Dane Boysen

Dr. Dane Boysen currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes electrochemical energy conversion and storage, natural gas conversion and storage technology, and materials for energy storage and conversion. 

ARPA-E Program Director Howard Branz

Dr. Howard Branz currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes advanced solar energy, building efficiency, and industrial efficiency.

ARPA-E Program Director Jonathan Burbaum

Dr. Jonathan Burbaum’s currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes advanced biotechnology applications for biofuels and the production of biologically-based chemical feedstocks.

ARPA-E Program Director Joe Cornelius

Dr. Joe Cornelius currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes bioenergy production and conversion as a renewable and sustainable energy source, transportation fuel, and chemical feedstock—applying innovations in biotechnology, genomics, metabolic engineering, molecular breeding, computational analytics, remote sensing, and precision robotics to improve biomass energy density, production intensity, and environmental impact.

ARPA-E Program Director Sonja Glavaski

Dr. Sonja Glavaski currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Her focus at ARPA-E includes data analytics, and distributed control and optimization in complex, cyber-physical, and networked systems with applications to control, monitoring, and security of energy systems.

ARPA-E Program Director Ramon Gonzalez

Dr. Ramon Gonzalez currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes biological conversion of natural gas and other sources of methane to liquid fuels as well as direct synthesis of liquid fuels from carbon dioxide and energy sources (such as electricity and hydrogen).

ARPA-E Program Director Michael Haney

Dr. Michael Haney currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes the application of integrated optics and photonics technologies for energy-efficient computing, switching, signal processing, and power conversion.

ARPA-E Program Director Tim Heidel

Dr. Tim Heidel currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes new approaches for controlling and optimizing the transmission and delivery of electric power, particularly in the context of high renewables penetrations.

ARPA-E Program Director James Klausner

Dr. James Klausner currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes waste heat and solar driven, low temperature desalination, solar thermal energy driven synthetic fuel synthesis, heat exchangers for spacecraft, and high heat flux cooling.

ARPA-E Program Director John Lemmon

Dr. John Lemmon currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes energy conversion and storage systems.

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