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Dr. David Tew

Acting Deputy Director for Technology

Dr. David Tew currently serves as the Acting Deputy Director for Technology at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes combined heat and power systems, industrial processes, and transportation energy efficiency.

Prior to joining ARPA-E, Tew spent 19 years working for United Technologies Corporation (UTC)—in roles at the Research Center, Pratt and Whitney, and UTC Power. His responsibilities included developing advanced power generation and aircraft and rocket propulsion system technologies as well as leading a number of solid oxide fuel cell system and stack development efforts at the Research Center. He also led a combustor technology group and portfolio at Pratt and Whitney and helped manage a microturbine-based combined heat and power product line at UTC Power. Tew also served as an Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Hartford campus for over ten years and worked as a Post-Doctoral Associate in the M.I.T. Gas Turbine Laboratory. 

Tew earned a MBA from Columbia Business School, a Ph.D. and S.M. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from M.I.T., and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan.