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Staff Directory

ARPA-E Dr. Chris Fall

Dr. Chris Fall currently serves as the Principal Deputy Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). In this role, he is responsible for oversight of the agency and all technology issues relating to ARPA-E programs. 

ARPA-E Deputy Director for Operations Shane Kosinski

Shane Kosinski is the Deputy Director for Operations for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), responsible for oversight and operations of the mission of ARPA-E as well as all ARPA-E programs.

Dr. Patrick McGrath

Dr. Patrick McGrath currently serves as the Acting Deputy Director for Technology and a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).

Conner Prochaska

Conner Prochaska currently serves as Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) where he helps manage day-to-day operations and provides strategic input to the agency’s leadership team. 

Photo of Ryan Umstattd

Dr. Ryan Umstattd currently serves as the Acting Deputy Director for Commercialization at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) where he is responsible for oversight of all Technology-to-Market activities. 

Dr. Madhav Acharya

Dr. Madhav Acharya currently serves as a Technology-to-Market Advisor at the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). Acharya’s focus at ARPA-E includes conversion of renewable energy into carbon neutral liquid fuels through catalytic and electrochemical pathways.

ARPA-E Program Director Paul Albertus

Dr. Paul Albertus currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes energy storage for transportation and stationary applications, energy conversion, and energy materials.

ARPA-E Deputy Chief Counsel Kathryn Aleda

Kathryn Aleda is ARPA-E’s Deputy Chief Counsel. Before joining ARPA-E, Aleda served as an Attorney-Advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) 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.

ARPA-E Program Director Chris Atkinson

Dr. Chris Atkinson currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes improving the energy efficiency of advanced combustion devices, and energy conversion and storage systems.

ARPA-E Technology-to-Market Advisor Susan Babinec

Sue Babinec is a Senior Commercialization Advisor at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). She helps lead ARPA-E's Technology-to-Market effort, which focuses on preparing breakthrough energy technologies for the transition from lab to market. 

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