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Dr. Scott Litzelman

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.

Prior to joining ARPA-E, Dr. Litzelman served as a Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow for the Materials Research Society and The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society. During his time on Capitol Hill, he drafted legislation for the 2018 Farm Bill to increase soil organic carbon levels for crop resiliency and carbon sequestration. He also researched potential legislation related to electric buses, electric vehicle charging stations, and floating offshore wind turbines. Before working on public policy, Dr. Litzelman supported ARPA-E as a Senior Lead Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton. In that role, he advised the agency’s program directors, researched potential program areas, facilitated technical workshops, and helped manage 40 projects over 8 programs.

Dr. Litzelman earned a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.