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Staff Directory

Dr. Zara L’Heureux currently serves as an ARPA-E Fellow. Her interests include automation and systems scaling, robotics, carbon capture and utilization, and internal combustion engines.

Dr. Robert Ledoux currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy. His areas of interest include the intersection of nuclear physics and non-proliferation, energy production, and transportation. 

Dr. Jack Lewnard currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA‑E). His focus at ARPA-E is on methane production, distribution, and use.

Dr. Scott Litzelman currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes carbon capture and storage (CCS), energy storage, integration of renewables with the grid, fuel cells, and energy efficiency.

ARPA-E Assistant Director for External Coordination Peder Maarbjerg

Peder Maarbjerg currently serves as the Assistant Director for External Coordination at ARPA-E and is responsible for legislative and public policy outreach.

Dr. Richard O'Neill currently serves as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E). 

Dr. Michael Ohadi currently serves as a Program Director at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). His focus includes heat/mass transfer enhancement and process intensification utilizing innovative designs, materials, and manufacturing techniques.

Michael Olsen

Mike Olsen 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 and deepen ARPA-E's private sector engagement.

Lisa Persson - Contract Specialist at ARPA-E

Lisa Persson currently serves as a Contract Specialist at the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) where she is responsible for full life-cycle management of contracts and financial assistance awards. Prior to ARPA-E, Ms. Persson served as a Contract Specialist within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Headquarters Procurement Services providing procurement support to the DOE Loan Programs Office.

Dr. Rakesh Radhakrishnan currently serves as a Technology-to-Market Advisor at the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) where he supports technology commercialization efforts for the distributed generation, additive manufacturing, electrified aviation and artificial intelligence programs.

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