Headshot of ARPA-E Fellow Dr. Gregory Thiel

Dr. Gregory Thiel


Dr. Gregory Thiel currently serves as an ARPA-E Fellow. His interests include carbon capture and utilization, industrial electrification, and waste-to-resource technologies.

Thiel received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) under the direction of Prof. John Lienhard. His dissertation focused on desalination systems for the treatment of hypersaline produced water from unconventional oil and gas processes. Prior to joining ARPA-E, Thiel worked as an Engineer for BMW. There, he worked on the simulative design of systems for climate control and battery thermal management.

Thiel also earned an S.M. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.