January 13, 2022

Time Topic, Speaker, and Organization

10:00 – 10:10 AM

Welcome Message

Jennifer Gerbi, Deputy Director for Technology, ARPA-E

10:10 – 10:25 AM

REPAIR Program Update & Outlook

Jack Lewnard, Program Director, ARPA-E

10:25 – 10:40 AM

PHMSA R&D Perspective

Bob Smith, Dept. of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)

10:40 – 11:10 AM

Testing & Technology Update

Brad Wham, University of Colorado, Boulder

11:10 – 11:15 AM


11:15 – 12:00 PM

Confined Space Mapping Module for In-Pipe Repair Robots

Carnegie Mellon University

New and innovative 3D mapping technology to enable rehabilitation of natural gas pipe infrastructure

White River Technology

12:00 – 12:15 PM

Robotic Utility Mapping and Inspection System (RUMI) Update

Morgan Kessler, Federal Highway Administration

Yoichiro Endo, Intelligent Automation, A BlueHalo Company

12:15 – 12:35 PM


12:35 -1:00 PM

Market Analysis

Mike Slusarz, American Gas Association

1:00 – 2:30 PM

Autonomous Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Natural Gas Pipes

Autonomic Materials, Inc.

Structural Materials-aided Advanced Renewal Technology for REPAIR (SMART REPAIR)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

PipeLine Underground Trenchless Overhaul (PLUTO)

GE Research

TuFF internal WRAP for Rapid Pipeline Repair (iWRAP)

University of Delaware

2:30 – 2:40 PM


2:40 – 3:30 PM

Water Panel Discussion: Learning from an Adjacent Market

John Matthews, Trenchless Technology Center, Louisiana Tech University

Alison Bruce, PPG

Joe Royer, GeoTree Solutions

Kent Weisenberg, BrainDrip, LLC

3:30 – 4:45 PM

Pipe-in-Pipe by Rapid, Continuous, Smart Alloy Coating

University of Maryland


Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing for New Pipeline Fabrication in Live, Natural Gas Distribution Mains

ULC Technologies, LLC

“Innervated” Pipelines: A New Technology Platform for In-Situ Repair and Embedded Intelligence

University of Pittsburgh

4:45 – 5:00 PM

Open Forum/Closing Remarks

ARPA-E Program Director

5:00 PM